Craig J. Weiland is Art Director in the Communications department of MFA Incorporated, where he is responsible for the design of Today’s Farmer magazine as well as advertising and brand design for the cooperative.
He has spent over twenty years as a professional print and Web designer in mid-Missouri, including five years as lead designer of the award-winning Illumination Magazine Web site for the University of Missouri Office of Research. For four years he was a regularly featured columnist in the Columbia Business Times and the Jefferson City Business Times, and has contributed creative work for Boone Electric Cooperative, the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Missouri State Orthopaedic Association, Columbia Public Schools, the Columbia Regional Airport and numerous other Missouri businesses, organizations and government.
Craig’s designs have earned nine ADDY Awards, including three Best of Show ADDYs and a District Gold ADDY. He has been recognized with Gold and Bronze Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Awards for his work on the Illumination Web site. In 2013 he earned a Silver Award of Distinction from the International Academy of Visual Arts, and a Gold MarCom Award for his design work for the Missouri Symphony Society. He earned First Place and Third Place awards in the advertising category at the 2016 CCA Institute for his designs for MFA seed.
He has served as judge in numerous regional and national design competitions, for the Cooperative Communicators Association, the American Advertising Federation, and others. In 2013 he was invited to serve as a jurist for the prestigious George W. Haggard Memorial Journalism Award.
Craig has been active at Quora.com since 2011, and has been selected as a Top Writer four consecutive years (2012-2016). One of his answers was selected for inclusion in the Quora Anthology 2014, which he considers a distinct honor.
Some of his answers on Quora have been republished on The Huffington Post, Slate and Mashable.
Craig has a masters degree in Journalism and a bachelors in English, both from the University of Missouri.
Profile, Communiqué, September 2014
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