Cal Poly Alumnus, Paul Cousineau, Received Prestigious TAGA Michael H. Bruno Award
Paul Cousineau is the first Cal Poly alumnus
to win the prestigious printing industry award
Paul Cousineau (Graphic Communication, ’85) was in the first student chapter of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) while an undergraduate at Cal Poly in 1985. This year he won the association’s highest honor, the Michael H. Bruno Award. Given to individuals that have made unprecedented and outstanding technical contributions to the graphic communication field, the award is one of the most prestigious in the graphic communication industry.
Cousineau is vice president of prepress operations for Dow Jones and Company. Among his accomplishments, he is responsible for technical advances made in the production of The Wall Street Journal, making it one of the most viable and profitable daily newspapers in the world. Cousineau helped introduce color to the publication and advance its distribution through satellite transmission and other electronic delivery means.
Cousineau is chair of the Graphic Communication Department Advisory Board and is a member of the Journalism Department Advisory Board. He is the first Cal Poly alumnus to receive Michael H. Bruno Award. Gary Field and Harvey Levenson, Cal Poly graphic communication emeritus professors received, the award in 1996 and 2004, respectively.
TAGA is an international research organization of printing industry professionals and students in accredited graphic arts programs. It was established in 1948 as a forum for reporting on new research and technology in the graphic arts. It has a long history of distinguished annual conferences. Cal Poly professors and students have presented papers over the years at TAGA conferences held throughout North America.