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Kelly King-Green

Kelly King-Green
kellykg@txstate.edu
Creative Director

Kelly grew up in the Texas Hill Country and came to Texas State by way of Long Beach, Calif., where she worked as a graphic designer and creative director. She has worked with clients in higher education, travel, nonprofits, healthcare and logistics and enjoys managing a team of talented people. When she’s not guiding the University Marketing creative staff, Kelly enjoys modern art, architecture, watercolor painting and live music.

Loretta Alcala

Loretta Reyes Alcala
loretta@txstate.edu
Administrative Assistant

Loretta’s positive attitude keeps everything running smoothly in University Marketing. This San Marcos native has more than 20 years of experience as an administrative assistant and office manager — five of them with Texas State — and persistence is her trademark: If she doesn’t know the answer to a question, she makes it her job to find the answer. She’s always ready to help out, and always ready with a smile.

Becky Lockhart

Becky Lockhart
rl09@txstate.edu
Program Specialist

Becky is the go-to person of University Marketing. Drawing on her 15 years at Texas State, chances are good that if you have a question, she can answer it. Her knowledge of the university, ever-present calm and ability to make things happen by plying people with chocolate and Lockhart barbecue made her the perfect choice to be the department’s program specialist — the person you should contact first when you need University Marketing to assist with your project.

Merry Bateman

Merry Bateman
merryb@txstate.edu
Writer/Editor

At age 9, Merry declared her intention to become a Madison Avenue copywriter. She proved it by filling a scrapbook with clippings of her favorite ads. Her early passion for headlines, jingles and stories inspired her to create her living with words — in the Big Apple and beyond. Merry has worked as a writer, creative director and marketing director with leading ad agencies and corporations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. When not crafting a sentence, she can be found on the tennis court as a player and a USTA official.

Audrey Webb

Audrey Webb
adw3@txstate.edu
Writer/Editor

Audrey's writing expertise ranges from magazine editing to journalism to corporate communications. She's also a published mystery author and a graduate of the Austin Police Department's Citizen's Police Academy. Born in Canada, Audrey is a self-appointed ambassador for her native land, always willing to educate non-Canadians on the finer aspects of Nanaimo bars, long underwear and hockey. She is the proud mother of a former Bobcat.

Harrison Albrecht

Harrison Albrecht
harrison@txstate.edu
Graphic Designer

Harrison made his way to Texas State from the city of Canyon in the windy panhandle of Texas. He is a proud Texas State alumnus, graduating with a B.F.A. in Communication Design. After three years of experience at Cinemark Theatres and another three years at Alkek Library, Harrison made his way to University Marketing. A few fun facts about Harrison: He has a twin sister and a dog named Eugene, and once drove from Texas to New York to watch the British indie band Bloc Party perform in a three-night concert.

Justin Dietert

Justin Dietert
jdietert@txstate.edu
Graphic Designer

Justin was drawn to graphic design through his interest in art, photography and film. “I’m a problem solver by nature and I’m also very visual, so it was a natural progression for me,” he says. A Central Texas native, he earned his B.F.A. in new media at UTSA and has worked as a designer and marketing manager for the past seven years. Our favorite trivia about Justin: he has a twin brother in Austin and a friendly chocolate lab named Karli.

Michael Edelstone

Michael Edelstone
edelstone@txstate.edu
Web Designer

You can expect big things from Michael, because he specializes in epic-scale adventures. He cycled solo from Austin to his hometown, Pittsburgh (2,400 miles in 39 days), spent six weeks in India, two years in Jerusalem – imagination and daring fuel his creativity. He has lent his considerable skill in web design to the bicycle industry and to other higher education institutions, which shall remain unnamed. Michael enjoys being outdoors with his trusty dog, Chloe, who shares his passion for movies, ‘80s music and unicorns.

Blain Hefner

Blain Hefner
bhefner@txstate.edu
Graphic Designer

Blain grew up in Iowa Park, TX, on a steady diet of classic TV, movies and soft pretzels. At 18 months, his dad showed him how to draw a smiley face and he has been drawing ever since. While Blain's style is unique, "it didn’t come instantly," he says. It was honed during the 13 years he provided illustrations and design assistance to several newspapers, and through the inspiration he finds in such artists as designer Chip Kidd, comic book artist Darwyn Cooke and movie poster artist Drew Struzan.

Cesar Limon

César Limón
cl16@txstate.edu
Graphic Designer

César has a thirst for knowledge and an appetite for design. He’s quenching the first by pursuing his M.F.A. in communication design from Texas State (he holds a B.F.A. in the field). He’s satisfying the latter by continuing his 26-year career in graphic design. He creates posters, brochures and other publications as well as illustrations for Texas State, where he has worked for nine years. César’s hunger for creative outlets doesn’t end at 5 o’clock. When he’s not designing, he’s refinishing furniture, “throwing pots,” and of course, cooking. 

Roxanne Sides

Roxanne Sides
rsides@txstate.edu
Graphic Designer

Roxanne brings homegrown talent to our team. After owning the successful Austin café Star Seeds, she found a new creative path, earning her B.F.A. in communication design from Texas State in 2007. Her environmental designs from her tenure at the Austin firm fd2s stand out across the country, from the Livestrong headquarters in Austin to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Besides applying her skills to Photoshop canvases, she paints and loves to travel — “I’m addicted to Costa Rica,” she says.

Chandler Prude

Chandler Prude
cp35@txstate.edu
Photographer

Chandler joined University Marketing in 2008, bringing with him 10 years of photography experience. At Texas State, Chandler captures images that support the university’s marketing and advertising efforts, including portraits and candid photographs of special events and everyday life on campus. You will also find him on the sidelines of Texas State athletic events capturing the Bobcats in action. When you see him on campus, camera and gear in tow, be sure to tell this West Texas native “hello,” and don’t forget to say “cheese.”

Joshua David Matthews

Joshua David Matthews
joshdmatt@txstate.edu
Digital Video Specialist

Joshua was accepted into the Peace Corps, but decided to follow his passion for documentary films. With an M.F.A. in film and television from Savannah College of Art and Design and six years as a freelancer in video and editing, Joshua learned the skills he needed to start his own documentary film company with a fellow SCAD graduate. He recently completed his first feature film. When he isn’t at the movies, collecting books or playing with his dog Zoe, he’s working up his courage to someday swim with sharks.

Isaac Seeland

Isaac Seeland
iseeland@txstate.edu
Digital Video Specialist

If you should see Isaac on campus, ask to see the soles of his shoes – he came all the way from Boston just to join our team! This rambling man, originally from North Carolina, has also lived in California and Illinois. Isaac finds inspiration in the music of Brahms and Beethoven, the art of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, and the films of Terrence Malick and Andrei Tarkovsky. In his spare time, Isaac enjoys coastal beaches and spending time with his family, which includes his gray cat, Ash.