FORT WORTH, TexasThe American Paint Horse Association
(APHA), one of the fastest-growing horse breed organizations in the world, recently announced that four employeesBob Steach, Kelvin Ostra, Paul Zinn
and Jerry Circellihave been promoted to new positions.
Paul Zinn, has been promoted to the position of director of creative services for APHA.
Zinn, who has served as the association's art director and graphics systems administrator the past nine years was primarily responsible for visual and design aspects of APHA's Paint Horse Journal.
duties have been expanded to encompass production and design elements for the entire association, including its member publication, the APHA
Connection and the racing enthusiast publication, the Paint Racing News
After graduating in 1994 from the University of Texas, in Austin, Texas, with a degree in graphic design, Zinn consulted at companies like Adobe Systems, Inc., and Texas Graphics, Inc.
He also supervised the in-house design department for textbook publisher Harcourt Inc. before joining APHA.
time with the APHA
helped to bring the Paint Horse Journal pre-press work in-house.
This earned it distinction of being one of the first subscription-based magazines in the state to use the computer-to-plate process, which is a digital method to create printing plates from computer concept to finished product without film.
, will incorporate similar innovations into other APHA
publications, resulting in greater visual cohesion for all of the association's printed materials.
"We will continue to be an award winning department and look forward to winning more this year with innovative designs for the new Paint Racing News
," said Zinn