Resumé

Summary of Qualifications

  • Ability to manage and arrange multiple projects from concept through production
  • Excellent communication skills in both the written and spoken word
  • Knowledge and creativity of computer design, production, and a variety of print methodology
  • 15+ years experience representing and promoting fine artist exhibitions
  • A vast interest and knowledge of contemporary art, design discourse, typography, 
and design history
  • 12+ Years design and consulting a wide assortment of retail, restaurant, corporate, governmental,
    and non-profit organizations
  • Ability to direct and educate students from Senior High School through College levels
  • Producing events, i.e.; planning, promotion, execution, direction, and maintenance

Education

  • 20122012 Open Book Workshop, Lake Anne, MI. Sponsored and programed by Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI summer 2012.
  • 2008 — MFA, Graphic Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • 1999 — The Loft Literary Center, Poetry journal, Grace Willow Morgan
  • 1995 — Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Woodcarving, Bob Trotman
  • 1994 — BFA, Typography, Minneapolis College of Art + Design, Minneapolis, MN

Selected Experience

PRINT + PUBLICATION

  • Delveloped Ten Chances No Hustle residency/exhibition book concept with Ten Chances founder/director Patricia Healy McMeans.
  • Produced, directed, and designed Violet Jo: A Divine Spark, a photography book featuring the photography of Daniel Peet.
  • Provided digital photo production and rendering of photographic material (132 photos) for Japanese Cloisonné Enamels The Stephen W. Fisher Collection exhibition catalogue.
  • Compiled and designed 5000 ARTISTS RETURN TO ARTISTS SPACE: 25 YEARS, with staff and editors at Design / Writing / Research, directed by Abbott Miller, New York
  • Volunteered design services for the Youth Farm and Market Project, organizing and creating a biannual newsletter for future patrons, parents, and involved farmers
  • Designed and coordinated large quarterly publication for the Health Care Financing Administration, incorporating multiple commentators, tables of financial data and pictographs
  • Provided critical print production knowledge for completion of pocket folders and promotional material for Land Rover International and Thompson IntraActive

 ART DIRECTION + CURATION

  • Established Central Air :: Nomadic Art Space, curated the Mayor of Uptown, installation of 18 artists work, maintained gallery hours, and organized sale of work
  • Co-founder, Curator and Director of Radiator Art Exhibition Company, providing support for emerging contemporary artists

 SIGNAGE

  • Worked with area general contractor, Michlitsch Builders, to concept and implement large scale site signage
  • Developed exhibition graphic and production for large scale vinyl banner promoting Beyond the Compass Beyond the Square at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD.
  • Organized and implemented in-store and building graphics as well as advertising collateral for Bob’s Java Hut, Minneapolis, MN
  • Designed and implemented signage and menu graphics system for Byerly’s Minnesota Grille
  • Designed and coordinated production of restaurant signage system for Della Notte in Baltimore, MD

IDENTITY

  • Designed and developed Ten Chances Expiremental Urban Artists Residency name, logo, and typographic lockup used to represent and promote the residency program and collection of residency alumni.
  • Established logo and identity system for Cr(eat)e Catering and the Dining Studio for Chef Philip Dorwart
  • Created logo and design system for Dale Tremain and Tremain Architects + Planners including full stationary and marketing collateral.
  • Assisted with design and production of typographic mark, and contemporary milk system packaging, for Schroeder Milk Co., simplyright product line.
  • Presented new logo and identity system for Temple Israel

 MARKETING

  • Produce seasonal marketing propaganda and publication specific advertising material for Create Catering and The Dining Studio.
  • Created seasonal and monthly advertising and promotional packages for retail furniture space, Europine; consisting of Newspaper Ads, seasonal promotions work, and signage
  • Developed event graphics and support media for World Bank Awards Ceremony
  • Created marketing and promotional material for Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis

DESIGN + TYPOGRAPHY

  • Managed creative relationships with several not-for-profit art galleries and arts exhibition spaces  through the creation and production of promotional materials for both private artists and art organizations.
  • Developed ongoing marketing and promotional collateral for the Ivy Fashion Boutique and annual Collage Fashion Show, including; in-store graphics, marketing postcards, t-shirt and fashion graphics.
  • Provide in-house design services for Lucia Watson, Lucia’s Restaurant and Wine Bar, i.e. Menu design, signage, and anniversary T-shirt promotions
  • Designed international event graphics for Land Rover Mongolia Expedition
  • Creation of multiple typefaces for personal and single client project use

EDUCATIONAL

  • Adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin – Stout, Scool ofArt and Design. Teaching multiple sections of Graphic Design I, II; 2D Digital Design, Publications, and Digital Type Design.
  • Provided professional practices assessment providing interview skills for Arts Institutes (AI) as mock interviews, invited by instructor Desireé Dorwart, October 2009, March 2010, August 2010.
  • Participated as Mentor/Sounding Board, MCA+D Senior Project (Design) under instructor Pam Arnold, Spring 2002
  • Interim Art teacher at Minnesota Business Academy
  • Provided critical dialogue as guest speaker and educator: Minneapolis College of Art and Design; University of Minnesota; Dwight Englewood School, Englewood, NJ; and Minnesota Business Academy, St Paul, MN

 WEB DESIGN

  • Develope and publish on-line content and material for personal web blogs and social media.
  • Maitain multiple web logs featuring personal design work, photography, and graphic design educational material.
  • Compiled and designed websites for Audi USA, Digex, DirectPC, Eckerd Drugs, MCI, and World Bank.

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