EDUCATION

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
MFA Graphic Design, June 2011

Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
BFA Graphic Design, Communications Minor, May 2007

GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Lamar University
Beaumont, TX August 2012–Present
Currently teach a full graphic design course load at Lamar University. I work with a range of beginning to advanced graphic design students, I co-advise two student organizations, serve on departmental committees and I network within the local design community to provide exposure and opportunities to our students.

Graphic Designer, Discovery Communications
Silver Spring, MD August 2011–June 2012
Worked collaboratively with a team of creative professionals to provide print, web and digital media solutions for Discovery Communication brands such as Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Science Channel and TLC.

Graphic Designer, Boston Redevelopment Authority
Boston, MA October 2007–August 2009
Worked with clients in collaboration with a graphics team to concept and design print and web pieces for the City of Boston. Assisted in coordinating and designing collateral for city events such as the Downtown Crossing Holiday Village.

AIGA Youth Design Volunteer
Boston, MA Summer 2007
Conducted various administrative duties such as recruiting studios for participation. Worked with staff to create a highlight video of the student experiences in the program.

Graphic Design Intern, Cone Inc.
Boston, MA September 2006–May 2007
Assisted Graphic Designer for public relations agency. Worked on projects such as a benefits packet for Cone employees, video highlighting promotional work for Nestle Waters, holiday postcard for Contrex Water, product fact sheet for Lindt.

Slide Intern, Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center
Canton, MA March 2005–June 2005
Worked for non-profit organization in digitizing their slide collection. Duties included scanning slides, editing in Photoshop, and adding images to a specified database.

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Presenter, Southeastern College Art Conference
Greensboro, NC October 2013

Discussion Topic: Examining the Resurgence of Hand Lettering in Contemporary Poster Design

Presenter, AIGA National Conference, Educator Conference
Minneapolis, MN October 2013

Discussion Topic: Coding as Craft?

Panelist, Beaumont Art League Artist Symposium
Beaumont, TX May 2013
Topic: Art Criticism

Attendee, BLUNT: AIGA Design Educator Conference
Norfolk, VA April 2013

Presenter, Texas Association of Museums Conference
Beaumont, TX April 2013

Discussion Topic: Branding and How to Create a Web Presence and Utilize Social Media

Presenter, College Art Association Conference
New York City, NY February 2013

Paper Topic: Perceptions of Gender in the Graphic Design Workplace

Judge, SkillsUSA Competition
Beaumont, TX February 2013

Graduate Student Poster Session Chair, Southeastern College Art Conference
Durham, NC October 2012

Graduate Student Poster Session Chair & Participant, Southeastern College Art Conference
Savannah, GA November 2011

Poster Topic: Ambiguity and Indeterminacy in Graphic Design

Mentee, Young Photographers Alliance Mentor Program
Boston, MA June 2011–August 2011

Teaching Assistant, History of Graphic Design, SCAD
Savannah, GA January 2011–March 2011

Vice President, Graduate Graphic Design Club, SCAD
Savannah, GA January 2010–June 2011

Graduate Mentor, SCAD Mentor Program
Savannah, GA January 2010–June 2011

Presenter, Southeastern College Art Conference
Richmond, VA October 2010

Paper title: The Role of Identity in Graphic Design: An Examination of April Greiman’s Design Quarterly #133

Assistant Teacher, Summer Seminar for High School Students
Savannah, GA July 2010

Attendee, Design Ethos Conference
Savannah, GA October 2010

Attendee, NC State College of Design Biennial Graduate Symposium
Raleigh, NC January 2010

Attendee, Geekend 2009 Conference
Savannah, GA, November 2009

Attendee, AIGA Boston’s Professional Development Typography Workshop
Boston, MA June 2008

Attendee, Photoshop World Tour
Boston, MA April 2007

AWARDS AND HONORS

Merit Award in Textiles Category, 3×3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration June 2013

First Place in Poster Category, Press Club of Southeast Texas Awards June 2013

Third Place in Special Events Materials Category, Press Club of Southeast Texas Awards June 2013

Bronze ADDY Award, Advertising for the Arts and Sciences District 10 April 2013

Gold ADDY Award, Advertising for the Arts and Sciences Lake Charles, LA February 2013

SECAC Members Exhibition Merit Award (juried by Dan Cameron) Savannah, GA November 2011

SECAC Gulnar Bosch Travel Award Savannah, GA November 2011

Student Gold Addy Award, Non-Traditional Advertising Savannah, GA March 2011

SCADDY Gold Award, Non-Traditional Advertising Savannah, GA January 2011

Design Ethos Poster Session, Bronze Award Savannah, GA October 2010

SECAC Gulnar Bosch Travel Award Richmond, VA October 2010

SCAD Honors Graduate Scholarship Savannah, GA September 2009­–June 2011

AIGA Best of New England Award Boston, MA July 2009

Photoshop World Tour Scholarship Boston, MA April 2007

Emmanuel College Presidential Scholarship (full tuition) Boston, MA 2003–2007

 

EXHIBITIONS

SECAC Members Show Greensboro, NC October 2013

Lamar University Art Department Faculty Show, Dishman Art Museum Beaumont, TX August 2013

Lamar University Le Grande Bal, Dishman Art Museum Beaumont, TX March 2013

Lamar State College Port Arthur Silent Auction Port Arthur, TX November 2012

Otherwise Discarded, Desotorow Gallery Savannah, GA September 2012

Lamar University Art Department Faculty Show, Dishman Art Museum Beaumont, TX August 2012

Young Photographers Alliance Mentor Program Exhibition, Calumet Gallery New York City, NY January 2012

SECAC Members Show, Gustein Gallery Savannah GA November 2011—Merit Award Recipient

Against Interpretation Thesis Show, Oglethorpe Gallery Savannah, GA June 2011

Graphic Design MFA Group Thesis Show, Gallery 210 Savannah, GA June 2011

Cultivating Savannah Arts, Fahm Hall Gallery Savannah, GA March 2011

Beyond the Fold, Desotorow Gallery Savannah, GA February 2011

Dislocate, Indigo Sky Gallery Savannah, GA January 2011

Design Ethos Conference Poster Session Savannah, GA October 2010

Planet Home Exhibition, Gustein Galley Savannah, GA July 2010–September 2010

Writing on the Walls Exhibition, Desotorow Gallery Savannah, GA July 2010–August 2010

Opening Soon Exhibition, Pei Ling Chan Gallery Savannah, GA May 2010–July 2010

 

DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS

The Art Founders Project, Interview With Artist Judith Kruger theafproject.com May 2013

The Art Founders Project, Interview With Grant Hamilton, Director of Time Zero theafproject.com July 2012

The Art Founders Project, Film Review: Time Zero theafproject.com July 2012

The Art Founders Project, The Art of Video Games @ Smithsonian American Art Museum theafproject.com June 2012

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE AND COMMITTEES

Lamar University Student/Faculty Relations Committee Meeting for the College of Fine Arts and Communication Fall 2013–Present

Lamar University Curriculum Committee Fall 2013–Present

Lamar University, SACS Representative Spring 2013–Present

Lamar University, NASAD Committee Spring 2013–Present

Lamar University, Scholarship Committee Fall 2012–Present

Lamar University, Website Content Manager for Fine Art Department Fall 2012–Present

Lamar University Design Studio, Co-adviser for student group Fall 2012–Present

Lamar University AAF, Co-adviser for student group Fall 2012–Present

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

AIGA, The Professional Association for Design

SECAC, Southeastern College Art Association

CAA, College Art Association

Press Club of Southeast Texas

AAF, American Advertising Federation

AD2 Beaumont, Secretary

Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Publications Committee Member