Local graphic designer, artist, and musician Ralph Roether III will provide a free lecture for Parkland College's MEET THE PROS series on Wednesday, Nov. 20. His talk will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room C118 at the campus and is open to the public.
Currently creative coach and senior lead designer at Horizon Hobby, Roether has been a working professional graphic designer for more than 18 years. An award-winning artist whose work ranges from cartoon doodles to graffiti style to illustrative portraits, he also occasionally performs locally as lead singer for the rock band, The Keylocks.
Roether has studied and created art since his talents were discovered in grade school. At the University of Illinois, he was one of two students named as "Outstanding Senior in Graphic Design" the year he graduated with his BFA. The MEET THE PROS lecture series features heroes from the Champaign-Urbana creative community, sponsored by Parkland College's Graphic Design program, 40North/88West and CUDO. Find more information at gds.parkland.edu/pros.