Graphic Design Greatness  

Scott Hermanson joins the BAPA team. 

You may notice a few changes in this issue of The Villager. In addition to gaining a new editor, Olivia, BAPA also gained a graphic designer. Scott Hermanson joined this summer and this is the first issue of The Villager he’s designing solo.  

While Hermanson says he wasn’t actively looking for a graphic design position, once he learned of BAPA’s opening, he immediately applied. His wife, Katie Haggerty grew up in the neighborhood and along with her family at Mike Haggerty GMC have been supporters of BAPA for a long time. Hermanson and Haggerty have lived in the Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood for more than ten years and have two children who attend Sutherland Elementary.  

“I have been reading the Villager and attending BAPA events for years,” Hermanson said. “It is a great organization, and I am excited to join the team.”   

Hermanson grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and attended Columbia College Chicago, where he completed a degree in photography. After positions ranging from gallery manager to graphic design to manager of a cigar shop, Hermanson worked for The Beverly Art Center, creating posters and course catalogs. “Not long after having children, I became primarily a stay-at-home dad,” Hermanson said. “On a freelance basis, I have worked on everything from billboards to match books.”  

This is Hermanson’s first foray into a monthly publication, but he said he looks forward to the unique challenges that it presents. “The Villager along with BAPA are a long-standing institution in this neighborhood and I am happy to be a part of that legacy,” he said.  

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