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Department of Journalism
Art and Journalism Building (AJ), room 300
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
MFA Drawing, University of Notre Dame, 1984
BFA Painting, Wayne State University, 1978
Marin-Carle has worked as an instructor of graphics and media at Indiana
Vocational Technical College, as advertising manager at TrussWall Corporation
and as advertising designer at Desmond & Associates. His fields of
professional specialization include fine arts, information design, journalism
graphics, interactive media/web design and advertising design. He also served
as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. His time in the army included a Vietnam tour.
began his employment at Ball State University in August 1985 as an assistant
professor in the School of Art and in 1989 he moved to the Department of
Journalism. He was promoted to associate professor of journalism in 1999. His
primary role in the department is teaching journalism graphics. He worked as
coordinator for the journalism graphics sequence until 1997.
New media and interactive media as it relates to visual communication.
Professor Marin-Carle has received 93.5 percent positive student evaluations
since his promotion in 1999. Students have commented that he is very helpful,
creative and relatable. Student evaluations also included comments that
Marin-Carle’s classes were fun, interesting, challenging and provided valuable
has implemented instructional innovation through developing and implementing
interactive media for use in the classroom including Color Primer Interactive,
Design Principles Interactive, ColorTutor, VisTutor and others. Marin-Carle (along
with Professor Marilyn Weaver) developed and implemented the Journalism
Graphics Sequence (1992-present) at Ball State University. He developed and
implemented these courses: New Journalism Media (2003), Advertising Creative
Seminar (1996) and Journalistic Visual Reporting (1994), Media Art Direction
and Creative Processes (2010-11).
has artwork published in Arts Indiana magazine (February 1994) and on the cover
of Arts Indiana magazine (December 1992). He has participated in numerous
collective art shows and competitions winning him many awards including Best of
Shows, etc. Three of his art works have been purchased by the Art Gallery of
Sudbury (museum) in northern Ontario Canada as part of their permanent
collection. His work in advertising and graphics has resulted in many awards
from AAF including more than 30 Addys and 20 Addy Citations of Excellence.
He is a member of the
Society of Newspaper Design and the Association for Education in Journalism and
Mass Communication. He was a presenter at several AEJMC conferences, a Society
for News Design conference, and multiple BSU teaching presentations.
Marin-Carle’s work was the focus of a feature article in the June 5, 1994
edition of The Muncie Star. His fine art has been exhibited in New York City,
Ontario, Canada, and San Juan, Puerto Rico
Project Experience and Philosophy:
Professor Marin-Carle has served as a thesis adviser (1999), creative project
adviser (1995) and faculty adviser (1991-1992). He was a committee member for a
thesis/dissertation in 1991 and a doctoral committee member in 2001. He has
also worked as the faculty adviser to journalism students in the American
Advertising Federation competition. Alfredo’s areas of specialty are Visual
Communication, Web design, the creative process and advertising design.
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