Monique van Gent Sidy
Exhibitions of Etchings
* Gemeente Museum in Arnhem, The Netherlands
* D'Art Maria Louisa Gallery in Genoa, Italy
* Oslo Kunstforening in Norway
* Galleries in the USA
Book Design & Publications
* Saraydarian Institute
* SNS Press
* Yavapai College
Freelance Graphic Design
* Annual Reports
* Business Cards
* Logos & Identity
* Multi Media Presentations
* Web Sites
* Motion Graphics
* Art Direction
* Interactive DVD
* Multi Media Presentations
* Yavapai College - 2/D Design, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
* Northern Arizona University - Graphic Design VC 331
Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Sint Joost in Breda, The Netherlands
Printmaking and Graphic Design
under the mentorship of Jan Sleper, who designed paper money bills that were used in The Netherlands
Typography & Book Design
under the mentorship of Chris Brand, who designed several fonts, of which the most widely used is Albertina. All offical EEC publications are printed in this type.
I graduated Cum Laude with the equivalent of a Master of Fine Arts Degree with a major in Etching and minor in Book Design & Production
Sedona Center for Arts & Technology - Yavapai College
* Multi Media
* Digital Videography & Film Editing
* Movie Production
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe GoLive, Adobe InDesign, Macromedia Flash, Fireworks and Dreamweaver, QuarkXpress,Adobe Fireworks, Wordpress, Adobe Animate
My Passion: To help create so much beauty that it overpowers all that is not.
Being passionate about the creative power of media, the expansive experience of travel and communications with other cultures, it is my desire to create alternative approaches to aid the alleviation of suffering.
Raised and educated in the Netherlands, I grew up in a family active in the post-war reconstruction of Holland. Since my father was the mayor of a town destroyed in the war, I participated in international exchanges with other European cities and with students from newly independent developing nations to heal the war's wounds and traumas. My family promoted cultural events for artists, writers and poets, and I accompanied my family to many events and on many travels.
My development as an artist was shaped by my education at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Sint Joost in Breda, The Netherlands, where I specialized in printmaking and book design. After I graduated, I moved to the United States and continued the art of printmaking.
After marriage and raising a family, I worked in publishing for the Saraydarian Institute, and then studied at the Sedona Center for Arts and Technology to learn the newest applications in digital media arts.
I taught Graphic Design and Technology at Yavapai College and Northern Arizona University. I started my web design studio, Graphics 360, in 2001, where I help creative people tell their inspiring stories and showcase creative and philanthropic endeavors in which they are engaged.