Boston Art Directors Show:
1 Distinguished Merit, 2 Merit awards for brochure and logo designs
Adobe Certified Expert in InDesign CS2 and CS3, Adobe Photoshop 7

Logo Designs
Maine Hysterical Society, Kieve Ocean Term, Full Spectrum Health Center, Scarborough Downs, Unionmutual’s Term Life, Midcoast Wellbeing Center, Natural Maine Lawns, Saltbox Pottery, Wild Construction, Fine Blade Construction, Fox Creek Landscaping, Maine Youth Suicide Prevention, etc.

Design Clients

Camp Kieve, The Macula Foundation, Maine College of Art, Maine Audubon Society, Unionmutual, Maine Hysterical Society, State of Maine Department of Human Services, Camp Wohelo, Maine Hospital Association, etc.
Portfolio available upon request


1985-2012 Freelance Graphic Designer
Deb Merrill Design and Deb Hewson Design
Brunswick, Maine (formerly in Boston and Portland Maine
Graphic Design and Art Direction

2009-2011 Part-time Lecturer of Digital Art at University of Southern Maine, Gorham
Taught full semester class, required curriculum for art majors, using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator

1997-2010 Instructor of Continuing Studies at Maine College of Art
Taught Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Graphic Design, Brochure Design

2009-2012 Instructor of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator at VTEC Education
Corporate training classes on PC computers; Clients include LL Bean and Sappi Paper.

1986-87 ImageSet Design, Portland, Maine
Computer Design Art Director

1983-85 Parker Brothers Company, Beverly, Mass.
Art Director for game company

1981-82 Sabre Yachts, Casco, Maine
Yacht manufacturing company Art Director for in-house advertising and design company

1981 Nordstrom Department Store, Seattle, Washington
Production Artist for department store catalogs

1980 Castoff Magazine, Seattle, Washington
Designer and production artist for sailing magazine

1980 Portland School of Art: four year BFA in Graphic Design
2010 Academy of Art University: Typography II, semester graduate class in MFA graphic design degree program
1974-76 Skidmore College: two year study in Studio Art and Art History
1985 Parsons School of Design: one month post-graduate study in Japanese Design, Tokyo, Japan
1983 Westbrook College: semester classes in Marketing; Management