About

Adria Rosenthal Willenson, resident of Grafton Wisconsin has worked in graphic/web design for over 15 years specializing in Web Design/Development and E-mail Marketing.

Philosopy:

My approach to design and working with my clients is a collaborative, team approach. I welcome any suggestions they have throughout every phase of each project. It is my experience, when working with clients, that the best designs comes from a partnership and respect for everyone’s point of view.

Education Background:

Adria Rosenthal Willenson is a Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree with an emphasis in Graphic Design in 1998. At Wisconsin she won a campus wide “Design for Diversity” competition to design a mural for the school of Human Ecology where her mural is on permanent display. She completed her Master’s Degree of Visual Studies at Cardinal Stritch University in 2004.

Teaching/Volunteer Experience:

Adria has taught Beginning Watercolor at The Art Escapes Gallery in Thiensville and The UWM-Craft Centre. She served on the Board at Congregation Shalom where she served as co-chair for the Art Auction Committee and Young Adult Events. She volunteers her services to several non-profit organizations such as Hometown Heroes and La Causa Crisis Nursery.

Inspiration:

Adria draws on her inspiration from nature and life experiences which include travels to Chile and Israel. Carlos Hermosilla Alvarez, her uncle and accomplished Chilean printmaker’s artwork, has also been an inspiration since childhood. She grew up in a home filled with his prints and artwork. The early Mexican artists and muralists, with their use of rich texture, strong colors, and expressive style and subject matter, have also influenced her work.

Adria and her husband Neil Willenson currently reside in Grafton, Wisconsin with their beautiful daughter, Alanna Rose and son, Joshua Ryan in a home adjacent to the Milwaukee River, where she is surrounded by her 2 greatest inspiration – nature & family.