Cal Ag art director retires
Davis Krauter, California Agriculture's art director since 2001, retired on Feb. 26 with 26 years of service to the University. He presided over more than 40 issues of the journal, including several award-winners, with his characteristically strong sense of design and color; attention to detail and the “big picture;” and plenty of wit and humor. During his tenure, California Agriculture's look became more stylized, vibrant and modern, with clear and appealing figures and tables and exacting color calibration. Davis played a major role in the overhaul of the California Agriculture Web site to a dynamic, database-driven model. From 1984 to 2001, Krauter worked as artist and senior artist with University and External Relations in the UC Office of the President. Krauter earned a bachelor of science degree in environmental education from UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources. Davis plans to freelance, travel, work on his Berkeley house and spend more time with his wife Kristine.