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Russell J Merzdorf

Agricultural Communication Service 

  • Senior Graphic Designer
AGAD Room 202

Russell J. Merzdorf earned a B.S. in Graphic Design in 1982 from Illinois State University, and his Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design/Education, in 1987 from the University of Illinois. He is a former Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design, Purdue University and former Adjunct Faculty, Illinois State University. As senior graphic designer with the Purdue AgComm Publishing Group (1990 to present) he works with editors and other specialists to design and produce educational, informational, and promotional materials in various media. Merzdorf’s primary support is to the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, and to the departments within the Purdue College of Agriculture. He has taught numerous workshops and seminars for various professional organizations and earned many national and international professional awards and recognitions for his work in print, Web, CD, and DVD media.