ROSLYN M. STENDAHL (BA English, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia; MA English, Univ. of Minnesota) is a graphic designer, illustrator, and writer who has worked in publishing for over 20 years. Initially her work involved copyediting and production management in college textbooks. In 1987 Roz started her own design and full-service production company, Dapper Design. She has designed over 300 college textbooks, as well as created illustrations for textbooks and magazines.
Roz has taught adult and children’s classes in a variety of subjects including writing, literature, journaling, book arts, and digital art, for 20 years.
In 1998 she was one of 10 artists selected by Intermedia Arts for the inaugural year of their Artists in the Schools Program. Roz has provided workshops in Minnesota public schools in book arts, digital arts, and journaling.
Roz was one of the founders of the Minnesota Journal Project 2000. This group of 46 artists, writers, and creative thinkers documented their lives in handmade journals throughout 2000. The project received major publicity in the Star Tribune, MPR’s Word of Mouth, KFAI’s Write on Radio, and other local and regional newspapers. The completed journals were on exhibit at Open Book and the Talley Galley at Bemidji State University in 2001. The collection was accepted into the archives of the Minnesota Historical Society in June, 2001. After cataloging has been completed the journals will be available for on-site reading at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, MN.
Roz has kept written and visual journals since she was a child. In 2000 Roz’s journal work appeared in Making Journals by Hand, © 2000, by Jason Thompson. Her artwork also appears in Claybord Techniques,© 2001, by Charles Ewing, and Great T-Shirt Graphics Three,© 1997, Rockport Publishers. Her digital collage work has been included in two collaborative art decks from No Monet Full Court Press: The Artist’s Inner Vision Tarot© 2000 and Colors of the Four Seasons Playing Card Art Deck © 2001. Her artwork has been included in a number of shows.
Roz has written numerous articles for a variety of national and trade magazines on topics as diverse as colon cancer, training dogs to track, and how to use colored pencils. She studied scriptwriting at Film in the Cities and is a member of Minnesota Screenwriters’ Workshop.
[…] mess. It’s okay. Another day, another drawing, a fresh sheet of paper tomorrow. Our teacher Roz Stendhal says that if she doesn’t have a really messy page every few pages she’s not trying hard […]