Advertising

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TAI is one of the nation's few endowed advertising institutes.

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Curriculum and practicum prepare students for work in agencies, corporations and design studios.

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Ethics in advertising is a key component of the TAI curriculum. "Better Halves" is a food-for-the-homeless campaign created by Monika Hoang ('13) and Christy Parrott ('12).

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TAI students produce award-winning work and are frequent winners of industry competitions.

Cheryl Mendenhall

Senior Lecturer and Program Director for Graphic Design Minor

Cheryl Mendenhall is an art director and graphic designer with over 20 years professional experience and a passion for creatively solving problems and communicating ideas. She has worked with a variety of clients including Philips, GranitiFiandre, DENSO Manufacturing, Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee Valley Authority and United Way.

Mendenhall has received teaching and design awards including the HOPE (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award, Gold Addy Awards, Silver Addy Awards, Communicator Awards of Excellence, Communicator Award of Distinction, IABC Quill Award, and First Place in a first grade conservation poster contest (her love of design started early).

Education

B.F.A Communication Design, University of North Texas
M.F.A Computer Enhanced Graphic Design, University of Tennessee

Teaching

Creative Production, Intro to Graphic Design, Typography

Areas of Study

Advertising

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