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About Blatman Design

Resa Blatman has been practicing graphic design since 1995, when she graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Resa started Blatman Design in 1997, and continued to freelance for local design studios while building her own client list. Over the years, she has continued to maintain a small but thriving design studio, focusing on personal attention and detail to design for her clients. With the changes in technology, the studio spends most of its time working on web-based projects, where Resa's husband, Stefan Cooke, does the majority of design and coding. Print-based projects remain a continued passion for the studio, however.

Resa is an instructor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she's been teaching Final Portfolio in graphic design since 1997. In 2006, Resa graduated with an MFA in Painting from Boston University; please visit resablatman.com to see her artwork.

We pride ourselves on being a small studio, where the service is personal and the end result distinctive and functional. For more information and pricing on a project, please use the contact page to send us an email. Thanks very much!

 

Web design and support

Stefan uses Adobe Dreamweaver to incorporate XHTML, javascript/jquery, and CSS into valid, affordable, standards-compliant websites. He also uses Wordpress as a framework for blogging and as a powerful content management system.

Stefan, who has been coding websites since 1996, works with clients to update their current site or to create a new one from scratch. He can build a site using a template designed by Resa or one designed by the client, or he can work with the client to choose a third-party template, saving time and money.

If needed, Blatman Design offers their clients web hosting for a small
annual fee.

Resa's condensed résumé

education
Boston University
Boston, MA
MFA in Painting, 2006

Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
Post-Baccalaureate degree in Painting, 2004

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, MA
BFA in Graphic Design, 1995

design awards and publications
Massachusetts Interactive Media Council (MIMC), 2001
Resa's work has appeared in these publications:
Designers' Stationery; Wired Magazine; Typographics 2: Cybertype; Typographics 3: Global Vision; Sight for Sound; Communication Arts Magazine; Graphic Design USA; Print Magazine; Festive: The Art and Design of Promotional Material.

visiting artist and design exhibitions
2008, Massachusetts College of Art: student critiques
2008, Mount Ida College, Newton, MA, Wildlife exhibit
2007, Watermark Residences, Cambridge, MA: artist lecture
2006, cable television interview for Somerville Art Matters
2006, Foxboro Art Association, MA: artist lecture and slide show
2000, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY: graphic design and fine art lecture and slide show

Resa has also lectured and shown her design work in the fourth annual Women in Design exhibition at San Francisco State University, and she was guest lecturer at Viant, in Boston for DigitalEve, an organization
created for women who work in web design and internet-related fields.

teaching experience, 1997 - present
Resa currently teaches Final Portfolio for Graphic Design at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has also taught Introduction to Graphic Design, Graphic Design II and III, 2D Design, and Intermediate Portfolio.