By Scott Carlson
A change of our graphic guard
With the April issue of The Bugle, we’ll be welcoming Eddie Hofmeister as our new graphic designer and page designer.
Eddie, from New Ulm, succeeds Wendy Holdman, who leaves to pursue other projects.
During her two-and-a-half-year stint with the Bugle, Wendy did a yeoman’s job designing the pages for each month of the newspaper.
Now, starting with our April edition, Eddie will be taking over the design of the Bugle pages, and will certainly leave his mark on our journal as well.
Eddie, a graphic design graduate from Minnesota State University-Moorhead, is the owner of Minneapolis-based Hofmeister Design.
“I’ve basically been running my ‘own gig’ since I left college,” Eddie said. “My first job openings were long-term freelance gigs from design studios and ad agencies here in Minneapolis.
“These jobs allowed me to see how different studios/agencies operated, and allowed me to learn and gain experience,” she continued. “I also supported myself by doing long-term freelance projects for a year-long move to San Francisco.
“When I moved back to Minneapolis, I was able to find enough freelance work to support myself, so I started Hofmeister Design,” Eddie said. “What I love about working ‘independently’ is that it really means working collaboratively. »
When asked what she likes about graphic design, Eddie replied:
”I like the know-how of being a designer. . . typography, color grids, use of space etc. I’m a typography geek!
“Also, I think designers are natural problem solvers. Every project is a problem, or a challenge, helping others figure something out. I love solving those problems.
When not working, Eddie said her life is centered around her family. She also likes to read and travel.