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Towson University Creative Services

Staff

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
rpallansch@towson.edu
410-704-2468
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
dcalkins@towson.edu
410-704-4529
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
llloyd@towson.edu
410-704-4337
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
ckomisar@towson.edu
410-704-3314
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
lmarchetti@towson.edu
410-704-4314
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
kmalanowski@towson.edu
410-704-4261
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
mstidham@towson.edu
410-704-3763
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
drudenko@towson.edu
410-704-4225
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.

 

Peggy WalkerPeggy Walker, Administrative Assistant
mwalker@towson.edu
410-704-4156
Peggy comes to Towson University after “retiring” from the private sector. Her last job was with a Washington, DC consulting firm. She has worked on Capitol Hill and has extensive experience as an executive assistant and secretary. Originally from New Jersey, Peggy has a daughter, two grandchildren, and a great grandson. She now lives in Baltimore with her husband Keith Shorte.



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.

Megan Mancuso Larua Walter
Major: Art, concentration in Graphic Design
Expected Graduation: Spring 2014

After coming to Towson and discovering the endless boundries of design, Laura quickly fell in love with the idea of becoming a graphic designer. Laura also loves to travel, she has been to China, England, France and Italy.

Kelsey ReinboldtKelsey Reinboldt
Major: Art, concentration in Graphic Design
Expected Graduation: Spring 2014

Kelsey is a senior at Towson University studying graphic design. She loves brussels sprouts, dogs, and creating art. In exactly, precisely that order.

 

Kathy WycheKathy Wyche
Major: Art, concentration in Graphic Design
Expected Graduation: Spring 2014

 

 

Mikko Dumadag Mikko Dumadag
Major: Art, concentration in Graphic Design
Expected Graduation: Spring 2015

 

 

Emalee GillEmalee Gill
Major: Art, concentration in Graphic Design
Expected Graduation: Spring 2015

 

 

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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