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Artist, Graphic Designer and Organizer
2003-2007 Author, Organizer and Public Speaker, Food Not Bombs

He manages the Food Not Bombs office which is responsible for starting new groups and supporting existing chapters. He coordinated the food relief effort after Katrina organizing the collection and distribution of food and cooking equipment to communities destroyed by the hurricane. He organized the kitches at Camp Casey in Crawford Texas and at a number of anti-globalization protests. He also helped organized and participate with several book tours visiting over 100 cities in the United State, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Keith arranged the publicity, travel, fundraising and logistics of the tours, visiting Food Not Bombs groups and speaking to audiences at universities, cafes, book stores, and community centers. He is writing a book and articles on the Food Not Bombs movement. We also works with his partner Jill Rounds at Ojala Studios making tiles, soapdishes and art. They also help people pay down their mortgages in half the time.
2002-2003 Bookstore Manager, General Manager and Buyer, Western National Park Association, Oro Valley, Arizona

Managed the flagship store of the Western National Park Association in Oro Valley, Arizona. researched and bought over 500 titles related to the national parks, the southwest and the environment. Organized weekly lectures and events as the main part of the marketing plan. Supervised staff of seven. Bought Native American art and crafts. Ran the register and was responsible for the store's bookkeeping. Designed all signs, educational literature and direct mail. Increased the stores gross sales from $ 6,000 per month to over $30,000 in just the first six months of operation. Gave presentations to community groups and introduced over 30 events at the store. Opened and closed the building. Filled orders from for webstore.
2001-2002 Marketing and Communication Associate, United Way, Tucson, Arizona

Design the publications and website for all departments and campaigns for United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona.
2000-2001 Advertising and Media Coordinator, Piano Technicians Guild, Kansas City, Missouri

Manage advertising and public relations for an international trade association technicians based in Kansas City. Responsible for sales and design of advertising for a full color monthly magazine, annual directory, convention program, and web site. Writing the narration and directing the editing for two promotional videos. Created a web version of the PTG catalog and Journal advertising rate card. In 2000 I increased advertising revenue for the Journal by $38,000. Supervised the development of a CD-ROM containing searchable indexed pdfs of 240 issues of our magazine, which generated another $28,000 in advertising revenue. Have kept the PTG in the news developing good relations with the media. Gained international media attention through exstensive CNN coverage of our annual convention. Promoted the career of piano technician in on line and print media. Assisted in the promotion, organization and coordination of the PTG annual trade show and the PTG booth at other trade shows. Plan and implement projects to promote the piano industry and piano technicians.
1998-2000 Digital Finisher, Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, Missouri.

Finished four to six color greeting cards in Photoshop and QuarkExpress. Cards were printed in editions of 100,000-several million with embossing, flocking, foil and other special effects. Worked with large team of designers and production artists.
1989-1998 Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer, San Francisco, California.

Organized promotional campaigns including determining the frequency and choice of media buying for local clients. Illustrated and designed posters, business cards and brochures for local clients including:
  • San Francisco Ballet
  • ODC Dance Company
  • Theater On The Square
  • Vorpal Gallery
1987-1989 Graphic Design, Illustration and Paste-Up Artist, San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Francisco, California.

Designed display ads, illustrated the editorial sections and laid out a weekly tabloid of more than 100 pages in length.
1980-1998 Co-Founder, Food Not Bombs, Boston, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California.

Co-founded Food Not Bombs, an organization that collects surplus food from groceries, bakeries and manufacturers and distributes it to the poor and homeless. Also co-authored the book Food Not Bombs: How to Feed the Hungry and Build Community which has sold more than 10,000 copies in four languages. Food Not Bombs now has hundreds of chapters worldwide.
My work with Food Not Bombs appeared in Amnesty International's Human Rights Report in 1995, Interviews With Icons by Lias Law and in Howard Zinn's A People'History of the United States. I was the recipiant the 1999 Local Hero Award by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. I continue to maintain the Food Not Bombs web site and revise its publications.
1979-1986 Art Director and Illustrator, Brushfire Graphics, Boston, Massachusetts.

Managed a graphic design team of 10 to 12 employees. Created the concepts and planned and directed the advertising campaigns and corporate identities of numerous small- and medium-sized businesses. Designed display ads, folders books and magazines for stores and organizations in New England. From 1980 to 1986, I designed full-color team calendars and year books for the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots and the Boston Celtics.
I designed logos for Bruggles Bagels, Harvest Market, the New England Food Cooperative, the Committee in Solidarity With the People of El Salvador, the Boston Flat Company theater group and numerous election campaigns. I designed the "US Out of El Salvador" button whose sales helped raise over a million dollars for community work in Central America.
My illustrations and articles appeared in Subway News, Science for the People, Stuff Magazine, the Brookline Tab, Whole Life Times, New Age Magazine, Z Magazine, Boston Magazine, Boston National Historic Park, and Gateway National Seashore. I taught the Graphic Design Workshop in Boston for six years and taught a mural painting course at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My display ads for John Dellaria Salons won the Clio Awards in 1985 and 1986 in the Print Media Category.
1975-1981 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.
Skills: Extensive experience with Photoshop, QuarkXpress, Pagemaker, Freehand, FileMaker, and webdesign. Over 30 years' experience working with commercial printers and media. as well as organizing effective marketing campaigns. Very experienced public speaker.
Profile: Accomplished freehand illustrator and competent production artist who is able to work under pressure and consistently meet stringent deadlines. Experienced public speaker, event and tour organizer. Published author and world recognized human rights activist. Self motivated and creative idea person.
Portfolio: Available upon request.
Keith McHenry
P.O. Box 424, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 USA