Education
Master of Fine Arts – Graphic Design

Rochester Institute of Technology, 2007

Bachelor of Arts – Graphic Design & Painting

University of Northern Iowa, 2004

Academic Experience
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Southern Connecticut State University, 2016 – Present

 

Leads specialized program in Graphic Design within a multi-dimensional art department at a comprehensive state university. Coordinates internship program, develops curriculum, supervises adjunct faculty, manages lab facilities, and participates in departmental recruiting and governance while teaching all levels of Graphic Design curriculum.

Director of Peer Review

Design Incubation, 2017 – Present

 

Direct the peer review process and ensure academic integrity and standards within the organization.

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

University of Minnesota – Duluth, 2015 – 2016

 

Taught a range of Graphic Design courses within a multi-dimensional department of art and design at a comprehensive state university that supported a BA in Studio Art, a BFA in Graphic Design, and a BFA in Graphic Design and Marketing.

Courses Taught: Graphic Design I, Graphic Design II, Graphic Design III – Product & Packaging, Typography I, and Design Technology II.

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Community College of Aurora, 2014 – 2015

 

Provided organizational leadership and support to the School of Professional Studies and Sciences at the Community College of Aurora. The School of Professional Studies and Sciences comprises the departments of Business, Film, Computer Science, Diesel Mechanics, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Public Service & Legal Studies, and Science. The Community College of Aurora serves an exceptionally diverse and culturally rich community in the Denver metro area.

 

Primary areas of oversight included:

  • Concurrent Enrollment

  • Marketing

  • Academic Advising

  • STEM Grants & Initiatives

Freelance & Consulting

2004 – Present

 

Provides freelance and consulting Graphic Design services to a nationwide client-base. Graphic Design services include:

  • Logo and identity design

  • Print and publication design

  • Marketing and advertising design

  • Website and screen-based media design

  • Infographics design

Graphic Designer

Santa Barbara City College, 2008 – 2011

 

Primary responsibilities included strategic marketing, brand, and social media management, print design (including soliciting, evaluating, and selecting printer bids, prepress and production), website design, photography, and multimedia design.

Design Director

Gallery r, 2006 – 2007

 

Primary responsibilities included the development of promotional materials, photography, serving as the liaison between gallery managers, artists, and printers, overseeing the production of websites, and maintaining an established identity system.

Senior Graphic Designer

T8Design, 2004 – 2005

 

Primary responsibilities included website design, logo and identity design, collateral design, and serving as a client liaison.

Composing Team Member

Arthur L. Davis Publishing, 2004

 

Primary responsibilities included layout and production of journals, prepress and file preparation, ad design, and placement while updating software usage for the Composing Team.

Design Experience
Faculty & Lead for Graphic Design & Web Design

Community College of Aurora, 2011 – 2014

 

Led specialized, Career Technical Education (CTE) program in Graphic Design and Web Design within the Art and Design Department at the Community College of Aurora. Developed curriculum and transfer pathways to 4-year institutions, supervised adjunct faculty, managed lab facilities, and participated in departmental recruiting and governance while teaching all levels of available Graphic Design curriculum.

Courses Taught: Graphic Design I, Graphic Design II, Design & Concept, Graphic Design Production, Portfolio Development, Typography, Typography & Layout, Business for Creatives, History of Design, 2D Design, Introduction to Multimedia, Photoshop I, and Painting I.