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A media designer who applies a journalistic impulse to visual media.
Educator who embraces questions, uncertainty, and mindfulness.

Go to…
Teaching philosophy
Statement on practice & scholarship

Education

2019
MFA Graphic Design

University of Houston, graduand
Degree to be conferred May 2019.

2016
BS Graphic Design

Mansfield University, 4.0 GPA

2011
BS Mass Communication

Mansfield University, cum laude

Teaching Experience

2017 – 19
Graphic Design Software

Instructor of record

FY2017 – 18, Summer 2018, FY2018 – 19

School of Art, University of Houston

2019
Fundamentals of Graphic Design

Instructor of record

Spring 2019, School of Art, University of Houston

2018
BFA Junior Studio I, Print Production

Instructor of record

Fall 2018, School of Art, University of Houston

2018
BFA Junior Studio II, Motion Graphics

Teaching assistant to Beckham Dossett

Spring 2018, School of Art, University of Houston

var.
A/V Studio Assistant, Multimedia Services

Classroom and extra-curricular support for audio, video, and live broadcast productions. Dept. of Communication, Mansfield University. (2009-11, 2014-16)

Core Competencies

Communication and media design

Gulf Coast journal, Hamilton-Gibson Productions, Mountain Home magazine, Wellsboro Gazette, Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival Guide, Wellsboro Happenings, Enjoy!, Dollar Saver, Crossroads, various small publications

Commercial printmaking and prepress

Tioga Publishing Company

Writing and editing

Mountain Home, Wellsboro Gazette, Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Technical expertise

Digital imaging and illustration techniques
Television and digital video production
Chicago and Associated Press writing styles

Graphic Design Experience

2017 – 18
Gulf Coast journal, design fellow

June 2017 – June 2018

2014 – 19
Self-Employed, freelance designer

August 2014 – Present

2014
Tioga Publishing Co, Advertising Designer

February 2014 – August 2014

2013 – 14
Tioga Publishing Co, Printing Director

September 2013 – August 2014

2012 – 13
Mountain Home magazine, Associate Publisher

March 2012 – September 2013

Service

2019
Chair, Academic Honesty Panel

KGM College of the Arts, Univ. of Houston.

2017
Curriculum development

Developed refreshed curriculum for Graphic Design Software.

Developed a live-action motion graphics project and supporting lectures and lessons for Junior II.

2016-19
BFA Juried Portfolio Review

Portfolio juror for admission into the competitive BFA degree track of the UH School of Art’s Graphic Design program.

2016
Young Entrepreneur Academy branding mentor

Mentoring, consulting, and coaching for a high-school student’s business proposal as part of “YEA!” in Corning, NY.

2014-19
Design for community theater

Supporter of Hamilton-Gibson Productions through volunteering and donation-rate graphic design and consulting.

2004-11
Public media

Producing and assisting in production for various public broadcast programming in NC and PA, television and radio.

Professional affiliations

2019–

Letterform Archive

2016–

AIGA Houston

2017–

DiverseWorks

2010 – 15

Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association

2012 – 14

International Regional Magazine Association

Exhibitions

2019

Mass Media” installation, 9x15 ft. Otis Art Book Fair. Otis College of Art and Design.

2019

Mass Media” installation, 9x35 ft. 41st MFA Thesis Exhibition. Blaffer Art Museum.

2018

Influence map, A1. North York pattern, 10x48; North York essay, 10x48. School of Art Student Exhibition. Juried exhibit. Blaffer Art Museum.

2018

It was those over and over again. Three 20x15 prints. GDMFA Exhibit. Third Space, University of Houston.

2018

Gulf Coast journal Art Car. Vinyl wrap on Tacoma truck. Houston Art Car Parade. Houston, TX.

2018

Meeting Points on the Bayou. Event exhibit. Match, Houston, TX.

2017

North York pattern, 10x48; North York essay, 10x48. Bayou Encounter exhibit. Sunset Coffee Building, Houston, TX.

2017

Arboretum: the inner loop trail. Interpretive sound map. 22x17.5. School of Art Student Exhibition. Juried exhibit. Blaffer Art Museum.

2017

Butterfly Garden. Collaborative design installation. 26x9 feet. University of Houston.

2017

Manipulated Thought: A History of Diagrammatic Visualization. Collaborative exhibition. Third Space. University of Houston.

2016

Onashi: The Persisting Downpour. Woodcut. Showcase of Student Scholarship. Juried exhibit. Mansfield University.

2016

Series: No New Messages, 18x26. Documented, 14x18. Digital Anywhere, 14x18. Digital 3D. Senior Exhibition. Loomis Gallery. Mansfield University.

2015

Wire Cat. Sculpture. Juried Student Art Exhibit. Loomis Gallery. Mansfield University.

Honors & Awards

2016 – 19
Graduate Tuition Fellowship

U. of Houston School of Art

2017
UH GAP, Graduate Scholarship

For juried graphic design entries

U. of Houston, Graphics Alumni Partnership

2015
Third place, 3D Design

For juried sculpture entry, Wire Cat,

Juried Student Art Exhibit, Mansfield U.

2014
Second place, Niche Publication

Art and editorial direction, 2013 issues

Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association

2014
First place, Town Newsletter

Graphic Designer, 2012 issues

Pennsylvania Association of Boroughs

2013
First place, Niche Publication

Art and editorial direction, 2012 issues

Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association

2010
First place, Northern Appalachian Storyteller’s Scholarship

For juried creative non-fiction entry

Mansfield University

2005
Second place, Video Production

SkillsUSA-NC State Competition

Presentations

2019

“Let’s talk about true things.” Artist talk for 41st MFA Exhibit.

2018

Speaker. “Over and Over.” Artist talk for GDMFA Exhibit. Third Space, U. of Houston.

2017

Speaker. “Creative Typography in the Editorial Process.” College Media Assoc. Conference. Dallas, TX.

2017

Presenter. “Marking and Meaning.” Graduate Research and Scholarship Presentations. U. of Houston. Houston, TX.

2016

Presenter. “Design for Community Theater.” Graphic Design Practicum presentation series. Mansfield U. Mansfield, PA.

2013

Alumni panelist. “Communication.” What Can I Do in the Field of…? series. Mansfield University. Mansfield, PA.

2010

Student panelist. Hoy, Charles et al. “Challenges of media on a small campus.” College Media Association Conference. Louisville, KY.

Selected Published Works

2018

Visual essay. Design. Bienvenido: You Have Been Transported, Canal Street Press, U. of Houston.

2018

Dark futures: I complete you.” Open Donut, Nov 2018.

2018

Phototype studies. Open Donut, Apr 2018.

2018

Editorial artwork for “Paper” and “Parachutes.” Gulf Coast journal, 30.2, Houston, TX, 2018.

2017

Editorial artwork for “On Chickens,” “Horse Latitudes,” and “Steal this Bull.” Gulf Coast journal, 30.1, Houston, TX, 2017.

2012

The Icing on the Cake.” Mountain Home, Dec 2012.

2012

Raising and Grazing Amazing.” Mountain Home, June 2012.

2012

Craving Crawfish.” Mountain Home, May 2012.

2010

MU faculty vote: No confidence.” Wellsboro Gazette. Dec 15, 2010.

2010

University athletic directors file suit for unpaid OT.” Wellsboro Gazette, Sept 9, 2010.

2010

Save Our School movement gains support.” Williamsport Sun-Gazette, April 26, 2010.