Master of Fine Arts – Graphic Design
Rochester Institute of Technology, 2007
Bachelor of Arts – Graphic Design & Painting
University of Northern Iowa, 2004
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Southern Connecticut State University, 2016 – Present
Lead specialized program in Graphic Design within a multi-dimensional Art Department at a comprehensive state university. Teach courses, develop curriculum, coordinate internships, supervise adjunct faculty, manage lab facilities, and participate in departmental recruiting and governance.
Courses Taught: Principles of Graphic Design, Typography, Advanced Problems in Design, Professional Practice of Graphic Design, and Design Practicum.
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
Courses Taught: Graphic Design I, Graphic Design II, Graphic Design III – Product & Packaging, Typography I, and Design Technology II.
Other Responsibilities: Department Assessment & Reporting, Concrete Canoe (Engineering & Graphic Design Partnership) Faculty Advisor, and the Technology Committee.
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Community College of Aurora, 2014 – 2015
Provide organizational leadership and support for the School of Professional Studies & Sciences at the Community College of Aurora. The Community College of Aurora serves an exceptionally diverse and culturally rich community in the Denver metro area. The School of Professional Studies & Sciences is comprised of the Business Department, Colorado Film School, Computer Science, Diesel Mechanics, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Public Service & Legal Studies, and Science.
Freelance & Consulting
2004 – Present
Saint John's University (Queens, NY), Hangar Theatre (Ithaca, NY), The Department of English (Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY), The Shape of Voice (Santa Barbara, CA), John Givens Farm (Santa Barbara, CA), The HIV Story Project (San Francisco, CA), Wordsy for Android (San Francisco, CA), Anything is Possible Productions (San Francisco, CA), Aurora Police (Aurora, CO), Arthur L. Davis Publishing (Cedar Falls, IA), National Association of Social Workers - Colorado (Denver, CO), National Council for Marketing & Public Relations - District 6 (Bakersfield, CA), Zenith City Contemporary Ensemble (Duluth, MN)
Santa Barbara City College, 2008 – 2011
Responsibilities: strategic marketing, brand management, print design (including: soliciting, evaluating and selecting printer bids, prepress and production), web design, photography and multimedia design.
Other responsibilities: project manager, intern supervisor, copyright officer and social networking strategist.
Gallery r, 2006 – 2007
Responsibilities: coordinate and develop a full range of media promotions for gallery events.
Senior Graphic Designer
T8Design, 2004 – 2005
Responsibilities: web design, identity design, client liaison and development of marketing materials for agency and clients.
Composing Team Member
Arthur L. Davis Publishing, 2004
Responsibilities: multipage layout out of annual nursing journals as well as proofing and editing journals. Ad design and placement. Preparing journals for production and prepress.
Faculty & Lead for Graphic Design & Web Design
Community College of Aurora, 2011 – 2014
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.
Art & Design Department Responsibilities: Donna Moravec Gallery Faculty Advisor, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, Curriculum Design Team, Foundation Studies Curriculum Designer, Intern Supervisor, Computer Lab Coordinator and Community Partnership Liaison.
College Service & Responsibilities: Apprentice Project Coordinator, Faculty Handbook Co-Author & Designer, New Faculty Orientation Coordinator, Website Steering Committee Faculty Liaison, and New Student Orientation Faculty Advisor.