Hello! 

I enjoy working with good people and good causes. I really do love design and believe it is a powerful tool that can create change.

I am from the great state of Minnesota and treat everyone with a good dose of Minnesota Nice. I enjoy spending time in mother nature whether it be  biking or hiking, and I am always down for a road trip. I aim to protect the environment, be caring and respectful to all beings.




I would love to hear about your project and how we can collaborate.
hello@codybartz.com

Capabilities
Graphic Design
Art Direction
Logos & Branding
Identity Systems
Posters
Book Design
Packaging
Campaigns
Illustration
Animation
Print Production
Typography





EDUCATION

2006 - 2010
Bemidji State University - Bemidji, Minnesota
B.F.A. in Visual Arts (printmaking emphasis)
B.S. in Design Technology (digital design: print emphasis)
Graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors.

2005 - 2006
North Dakota State University - Fargo, North Dakota
Studied Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Art.




WORK EXPERIENCE
2011 - Present Cody Bartz Design
Freelance graphic design and printmaking


2017 - 2018
Fairway - La Crosse, Wisconsin
Graphic Designer, Art Director

2014 - 2017

Metre - La Crosse, Wisconsin
Graphic Designer, Art Director

2013 - 2014
Smith's Cycling & Fitness - La Crosse, Wisconsin
Bicycle mechanic

2014
Xerox - La Crosse, Wisconsin
Print Production and Assembly

2012 - 2013

Occupational Development Center - Bemidji, Minnesota
Job coach for individuals with disabilities

2010
Gartner Studios - Stillwater, Minnesota
Internship study in graphic design

2009 - 2010
Screenprint Studio - Bemidji State University
Studio supervisor. Gave demonstrations, taught techniques, restocked supplies, kept tidy. Taught college screenprinting course for six weeks.

2009
Ceramic Studio - Bemidji State University
Teaching Associate for a ceramics studio course. Gave demonstrations, taught techniques, assisted in upkeep of studio and supplies.

2008 - 2009
Bemidji Community Art Center - Bemidji, Minnesota
Gallery attendant, helped install exhibitions

2006 - 2008

Communications and Marketing - Bemidji State University
Graphic designer of campus publications

2006 - 2008
Talley Gallery - Bemidji State University
Graphic designer of gallery publications


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
Process
Gallery M, La Crescent, Minnesota
(solo exhibition and project of a grant award)

2017
Political Propaganda, Pet Peeves, and People Pollution
Pump House Arts Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
(solo exhibition)

2016
Connecting Species
Viva Gallery, Viroqua, Wisconsin
(solo exhibition)

2015
One Layer at a Time
Root Note, La Crosse, Wisconsin
(solo exhibition)

2014
Ink & Mud
Grounded, La Crosse, Wisconsin
(solo exhibition)

2013
Prints & Paints
Headwaters Unitarian, Bemidji, Minnesota
(two person exhibition)

2011
Connecting Species
Rourke Gallery, Moorhead, Minnesota
(solo exhibition)

People & Places

Wild Hare Bistro, Bemidji, Minnesota 
(solo exhibition and project of a grant award)

2010
Connecting Species
Talley Gallery, Bemidji State University
(B.F.A. exhibition)

2009
It’s Only Clay
Bemidji Community Art Center, Bemidji, Minnesota
(group exhibition juried by Richard Bresnahan)

Poster Power
Bridgeman Gallery, Bemidji State University
(solo exhibition)

College Bowl
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(juried group exhibition)

Two Ready. One Made
Gallery X, Bemidji State University
(two person collaboration)

2008
Smash
Gallery X, Bemidji State University
(solo exhibition)

2007
I’m Telling You, There is Clay from Three Artists in This Room
Gallery X, Bemidji State University
(group exhibition)


AWARDS, GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS

2018
Obie Award Finalist
Out of Home Advertising

2017
Individual Artist Grant
Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council

2017
Best of Show
Artspire Art Fair, La Crosse, Wisconsin

2013
Individual Artist Grant
Minnesota Region Two

2012

Best in Category
Grand Cities Art Fest

2011
Emerging Artist
Grand Cities Art Fest

2010

Individual Artist Grant - Minnesota Dalzotto Art Purchase Gold Award
French Paper Sample Room
Alliss Scholarship

2006 - 2010
Dean’s List
Bemidji State University

2009

Westy James Scholarship
Margaret Harlow Ceramic Scholarship
Kraus Anderson Scholarship
Lillie M. Kleven Print Scholarship
Alliss Scholarship

2008
Lillie M. Kleven Print Scholarship
Alliss Scholarship



OTHER EXPERIENCE


2012 - 2013
League of American Bicyclists

League Cycling Instructor

2010 - 2013
Peacemaker Resources
Bemidji, Minnesota
STAR (Students Teaching Attitudes of Respect) Youth Advisor

2011 - 2012
Shifting Gears
Bemidji, Minnesota
Volunteer work teaching bicycle traffic skills

2011
4th Annual Bemidji First City of Art Studio Cruise
Bemidji, Minnesota
Juror

2006 - 2010
Art Association
Bemidji State University
Member

2006 - 2010
Ceramics Club
Bemidji State University
President (2008)

2009
Community College Fine Art Conference
Bemidji State University
Presented workshops on screenprinting

2006 - 2008
Design Guild
Bemidji State University

Member

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