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Towson University Creative Services


Towson University's award-winning creative staff has over 100 combined years of experience in graphic design, web design, communications, photography and printing. Let us put it to work on your project.

Rick Pallansch Rick S. Pallansch, Director
Rick joined Towson's staff as a Graphic Designer in 1996. Now as the director of Creative Services, Rick campaigns for quality design across the campus while striving to expand and strengthen Towson University's graphic identity. Rick has won numerous awards for his work, including a national CASE award.

David CalkinsDavid Calkins, Graphic Designer
David is a TU alumni with a degree in English and Theater Arts. He is an illustration, Nutella and Murder She Wrote junky.



Tasha LLoydTasha Lloyd, Production Coordinator
Tasha came to Towson with a diverse printing background. She enjoys learning about the new trends and techniques in the printing and paper industries. She earned her Associate of Arts degree from CCBC and is now taking classes at TU. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Eddie. She has four wonderful pets, a chocolate lab, a boxer and two neat kitties. She enjoys her home, dancing, various arts and crafts and shopping for antiques.


Chris KomisarChris Komisar, Senior Graphic Designer
Chris earned a B.A. In advertising design from the University of Maryland at College Park. His past experience includes working as an art director at The George Washington University as well as an art director for a graphic design studio which specialized in magazine design and redesign.



Lori MarchettiLori Marchetti, Senior Graphic Designer
Lori has been part of Towson's design staff since 2000. She has won many awards which include Graphic Design USA, Admissions Advertising, and Printing Industries of Maryland for her creative designs of alumni invitations, multiple brochures and the Towson alumni magazine. She is a 1999 graduate of Kutztown University where she earned her B.F.A. in Graphic Design. Lori lives in Bel Air with her husband Rob and daughter Gianna.



Kathy MalanowskiKathy Malanowski, Graphic Designer
Kathy earned a B.F.A. in Visual Communication/Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1983. She began with the Design Center, in 1988 and her work has been nationally recognized by various design organizations. In addition to her skills as a designer, she is creative in fine arts. She is married with two daughters, the youngest is a student at TU.



Michelle StidhamMichelle Stidham, Web / Graphic Designer
Michelle came over to the "dark side" (Creative Services) during the 2012 reorganization of the Division of Marketing and Communications. She brings with her not only keen design instincts earned at the Maryland Insitute College of Art, but also solid Web design skills earned while working as the university's sole Web Designer for two years.



Daryana RudenkoDaryana Rudenko, Graphic Designer
Daryana originally wanted to be an interior designer, but coming from computer-savvy family she’s changed her mind and in 2011 earned a BA in Graphic Design from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has received numerous awards, including Graphic Design USA and MarCom, for logos and business stationery designs. Daryana is currently pursuing her MS degree in AIT from Towson University. She enjoys arts and crafts, traveling and hiking with her husband and her dog, the best Golden Retriever in the world.


Creative Services is proud to provide opportunitites to several Towson Students each year -- they gain valuable experience and skills while working hard on TU design projects.

Kendall Kiernan
Major: Art, concentration in Graphic Design
Expected Graduation: December 2016


Ali Requa
Major: Art, concentration in Graphic Design
Minor: Marketing
Expected Graduation: May 2017


Jaime Smith
Major: Art, concentration in Graphic Design
Expected Graduation: May 2017


Khamar Hopkins
Major: Art, concentration in Graphic Design
Expected Graduation: May 2017


University Marketing & Communications
Administration Building, Room 412
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2229 
Fax: 410-704-5975
E-mail: rpallansch@towson.edu

Kanji Takeno, Director of Photographic Services

Kanji Takeno of University Photo Services works closely with us to create amazing photos for your pieces.



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