Alan Studt
Illustration Sports Art Design Internet


As a brief introduction to this page, I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1978 with an Associates Degree in Visual Communication.  I studied drawing, painting, & graphic design. After graduating,  I worked at an ad agency and then a sign shop over the next three years. In 1981 was hired as an artist at WUAB-TV.  I worked at WUAB for ten years, five of which I was the art director.  In July of 1991 I left this position at WUAB-TV to freelance on a full-time basis.
March of 2000 I became the Art Director at, an Internet Development & Marketing company in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.  I left Ameriserv in January of 2001 to work for as a graphic designer in their web development department. closed their Cleveland & Indianapolis offices & was absorbed by Enthusian, a division of Spherion Corp. In Atlanta, Georgia.  At that point I went back to freelancing until August of 2006 when I went to work for as their Web Designer. I ended up working at AmeriMark for 16 years, 6 1/2 months. My time there ended when they filed for bankruptcy on April 11, 2023. I plan on retiring October 1, 2023.

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= Clients have included =

* Barnes and Noble  > Sample

* American Greetings  > Sample

* Beckett Publications - Dallas, Texas
My paintings have also appeared in various Beckett Publications over 40 times. Beckett publishes five different sports card magazines each month
- Baseball - Basketball - Football - Hockey - Future Stars.
Beckett also occassionally publishes Tribute magazines focusing on superstars such as Michael Jordan, Dan Marino, and Joe Montana.
> More about Beckett        > Checklist of Beckett Artwork        > Samples

* The Upper Deck Company - Carlsbad, California
Upper Deck commissioned me to produce artwork used on basketball trading cards & commemorative sheets for Heroes of Baseball, NBA All-Star Weekend & various other events. I've done over 100 illustrations for Upper Deck.
> More about Upper Deck       > Checklist of Upper Deck Artwork      > Samples 1      > Samples 2

I've also done a fair amount of sports art that has been published by:

* Gateway Stamp - St. Louis > Samples
* Kelly Russell Studios - Minnesota > Samples
* Action Images - Illinois > Samples

= A Partial List of Local Clients =

* Ad Art Studios in Cleveland, Ohio  > Sample
* The Cleveland Indians
> Samples
* The Cleveland Cavaliers > Samples
* EDR Media in Beachwood, Ohio > Samples
* Liggett-Stashower in Cleveland, Ohio > Samples
* Allmon Container Corp. in Broadview Hts, Ohio > Samples
* DLM Studio in Cleveland, Ohio > Samples


* Digital photography, Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML - Dreamweaver - Excel, Word

* Art Direction, Graphic Design, Illustration - Traditional & Digital,
Print Design, Web Design

* Intuitive, Self Starter

April 2023 - present
Looking to the future... Exited to see what develops!

August 2006 - April 2023
Web Designer - 6864 Engle Rd., Middleburg Hts, Ohio
Main duties involved designing and implementing email campaigns for the companies various catalogs and designing and updating images for the various web sites. Worked with the Web Development Team making mock-ups for changes and updates to the sites. I was also the supervisor of 3 graphic designers.

September 2001 - August 2006
Freelance artist - Graphic Design, newspaper ads, web design, illustration, internet print sales.

January 15, 2001 - September 19th, 2001
Graphic Designer
-, 1228 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio
HTML, graphic design, Photoshop 6, Image Ready 3.0, Illustrator 9, QuarkExpress, Web development, also created designs for marketing & promotional materials and advertising pieces
I worked as a graphic designer in both print and online mediums.
Provided design support for a number of departments including IS, Marketing, and Business Development.
Accomplished tasks in-house that in the past were sent to ad agencies and external design firms. closed their Cleveland & Indianapolis offices & was absorbed by Enthusian, a division of Spherion Corp. In Atlanta, Georgia.

March 2000 - January 2001
Art Director
-, 812 Huron Road, Cleveland, Ohio
Web design and project coordination using Photoshop 5.5 & Image Ready, Illustrator 7 & 8, Flash 4.0, Dreamweaver 2.0, Fireworks 2.0, Homesite 4.0

Worked with clients to develop/design their site needs & budget. Supervised 2 employees. Developed in-house forms & procedures.

1991 - March 2000
Freelance artist
- Skilled in digital and traditional methods of illustration & design.

One of my main areas of expertise is in capturing someone's likeness. I have a lot of experience creating portraits of professional athletes, mostly basketball, baseball, football, and hockey. Much of my work has involved a sports theme which has led to me being thought of strictly as a Sports Artist. In reality my expertise is in faces and figures of any kind. So I'd say I'm a Portrait Artist whether the subject is an athlete or a ballet dancer. I mainly use oil on canvas or illustration board for my paintings. Pencil is nice to work with too.

Among the highlights of my career was being commissioned by The Cleveland Indians to paint Sandy Alomar (1990 American League Rookie of the Year). The painting was reproduced as a poster and given away at the Cleveland Stadium at one of the games in the 1991 season. I was also commissioned by the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 1994-95 Inaugural Season at Gund Arena and the 1999-2000 30th Anniversary Season to produce the artwork used that appeared on the season tickets as well as many other uses.

1986 - 1991
Art Director - WUAB-TV 43, Parma, Ohio
Responsibilities included: managing the department and overseeing the work load, attending staff meetings, organizing and overseeing special projects, networking with other department heads. Continued my involvement in the graphic design and production aspect of the day to day workload.

1981 - 1986
Graphic Designer - WUAB-TV 43, Parma, Ohio
Experience included: computer graphics (painting and simple animation), typography and set designs for use on-air, ad lay-outs and illustrations used in TV Guide and other print material, taking 35mm and 2 1/4" color and B&W photographs for use in sales and promotional literature, developing and printing B&W photos and shooting and processing color slides.

1980 - 1981
Sign Painter - Duke's Custom Signs, Canton, Ohio
Duties included: brush lettering, drawing patterns for neon lightning,
transferring patterns to billboard sized signage, cutting masks for airbrushed signage, cutting letters to use as molds for plastic formed signs.

1978 - 1980
Graphic Artist - Ray Crowl Advertising, Canton, Ohio
Design & paste-up of newspaper ads & brochures, illustration.

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