The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation interviewed former scholarship recipients to see what they are doing now that they are out in the workforce. These profiles feature some of the more than 6000 former scholarship recipients who have benefited over the past 60 years. This series gives you an up close and personal insight into the thoughts and motivations of the former students who are a part of our industry today. We think that you will be pleasantly surprised at the wide range of job functions and types of companies that these people are now involved with.

As the industry’s current employees reach retirement and leave, replacing them becomes an increasingly important factor for many companies. Here are the stories of who is replacing them…

Click the photos to read each individual’s interview.

Jeff Baker Mike Barry
Justin Bass
Shapco Printing Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
Fujifilm North America
Chicago, IL
DiscPro Printing & Graphics
Houston, TX

 

Patrick Blend
John Bratt
James Bretl
Michaletz Zwief Ltd.
Mequon, WI
Gannett Publishing Services
McLean, WV
Innerworkings, Inc.
Chicago, IL

 

Hannah Brown
Jaclyn Brunkhorst
Brian Diefenbach
Schattdecor, Inc.
St. Louis, MO
Grimco
Fenton, MO
Phototype
Columbus, OH

 

Melissa DiVietri
Lee Dylan Elmore
Adair Hall
DI DESIGN STUDIOS
Detroit, MI
Arkansas Graphics
Little Rock, AR
Bennett Graphics
Tucker, GA

 

Rich Hartz
Josh Jensen
Colby Kibbe
Minuteman Press Intl. Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
State Farm Insurance
Bloomington, IL
Pageflex
Houston, TX

 

Michelle Kruszewski
Alexander Mahan
Heather Ashe Malone
X-Rite/Pantone
Grand Rapids, MI
Instrument
Portland, OR
Indexx, Inc.
Greenville, SC

 

Shawn McDougall
Chris Olberding
Laura Lee Olson
Heidelberg USA Inc.
Kennesaw, GA
Gravity
Cincinnati, OH
Marks Design
Minneapolis, MN

 

John Pettus
Megan Phelan
Patrice Resch
Wikoff Color Corporation
Fort Mill, SC
The Kellogg Company
Battle Creek, MI
Ann Inc.
New York, NY

 

Amber Lucassen Sparks
Seth Stokes
Julia Willsie
PureAir
Greenwood, MS
Launch Graphics, LLC
Houston, TX
RR Donnelley
Sacramento, CA

 

Dan Worley
Bag Craft
Chicago, IL

 

PGSF works to inform young people about the opportunities that are available in the graphic arts industry and then support them during their educational phase. To learn more about PGSF, or how you can support its work, visit www.pgsf.org or contact John Berthelsen at jberthelsen@printing.org. PGSF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.