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Pentagram-Summerlin Visiting Artist Series

Kerrville, TX – Schreiner University presents the Summerlin Visiting Artist Series featuring artists DJ Stout and Michaela Lehman of Pentagram. This event will take place on Thursday, Apr 21, starting at 6:00 p.m. with a reception in the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center (CCAC) ballrooms at Schreiner University. During the reception, you will have a chance to view some of their designs, artwork and DJ Stout’s book, Variations on a Rectangle – Thirty Years of Graphic Design from Texas Monthly to Pentagram, which will be available for purchase. Immediately following the reception, Stout and Lehman will give an insightful look into the world of graphic design, their creative process, and owning a branch of an internationally acclaimed design company – Pentagram.

This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is also provided.

DJ Stout of Pentagram

DJ Stout of Pentagram

DJ Stout is a fifth-generation Texan born in the small west Texas town of Alpine. He received a BFA in Design Communication with a minor in Illustration from Texas Tech University where he has been honored as a distinguished alumnus.

He began his career in 1981, working for Robert A. Wilson Associates in Dallas. In 1987, he moved to Austin, where he was the art director of Texas Monthly magazine for thirteen years. In 2000, Stout joined Pentagram as a partner in the Austin office. Pentagram, founded in London in 1972, currently has four offices around the world. In a special 1998 issue, American Photo selected Stout as one of the “100 most important people in photography.” In 2004 I.D. magazine selected Stout for “The I.D. Fifty.” Stout is now one of 24 principals of the acclaimed international design consultancy Pentagram.

In 2010, Stout was recognized as an AIGA Fellow Award recipient for his exceptional contributions to the field of graphic design. Also in 2010, The Society of Illustrators honored Stout with the national Richard Gangel Art Director Award.

At Pentagram, Stout specializes in the creation of brand identity and strategy, publication design, packaging and interactive solutions. He’s done work for high-profile companies and institutions like Microsoft Windows, Popeye’s, Walgreens, Lands’ End, Southwest Airlines, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Contemporary Austin, World Wildlife Fund, the University of Colorado and the University of Southern California.

Michaela Lehman of Pentagram

Michaela Lehman of Pentagram

Michaela Lehman grew up on a farm in Kyle, Texas with her father, a 4th generation farmer, her mom and her younger sister. She attended Lehman High School, which was named after her family and graduated top of her class in May of 2014.

She attended Schreiner University where she was involved in numerous extracurricular activities and held multiple leadership positions including President of the Student Activities Board, President of her local graphic design chapter of the nationally acclaimed AIGA organization, Freshman Orientation Coordinator, Mountaineer Mentor, Student Ambassador and member of the Ancient and Honorable Order of the Campus. She graduated from Schreiner in the Spring of 2018 earning a BFA in Communication Design with a minor in Photography.

Post-graduation, Lehman was hired as an intern for Austin’s Pentagram office in August 2018. She began her official career as a graphic designer and was hired as a full-time Pentagram employee in January 2019.

At Pentagram Lehman has worked on a variety of projects including corporate identity, branding systems, publication design, and packaging. Her list of past and current clients includes the World Wildlife Foundation, The Contemporary Austin, The American Montessori Society, The University of Colorado Boulder, USA Triathlon, Texas Architect and The University of Southern California among several others.

The Summerlin Visiting Artist Series is funded by the Summerlin Visiting Artist Chair which honors former Schreiner University President, Dr. Tim Summerlin, and the memory of his nephews Reuben and Daniel Summerlin.

For more information on Schreiner University’s Summerlin Artist Series contact Deborah Wartko-Conner, Professor of Visual Art and Photography, at or 830-792-7397.

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