Resume

Education & Work

— Master of Fine Arts \ Fontbonne University \ St. Louis, MO
— Master of Arts \ Fontbonne University \ St. Louis, MO
— Bachelor of Fine Arts \ Kansas City Art Institute \ Kansas City, MO
— Art K-12 Initial Professional Teaching Certificate \ UMSL \ St. Louis, MO

Professional History


Design, art, and experience must be intellectually controlled and emotionally expressive. Each is useful on its own, but success occurs when both converge.

Adjunct Professor – Graphic Design | 2012 – Present

Classes

  • St. Charles Community College: Web Design, Digital Art Studio, Digital Imaging & Illustration, Motion Graphics
    • Co-Chaired the Graphic Design Department for Fall 2016
  • East Central College: Web Design I and II, Digital Imaging: Photoshop I
  • Lindenwood University: Introduction to Graphic Design, Digital Imaging, Fundamentals of the Internet

Duties

  • Engage, educate & evaluate student body in best practices, history, & techniques of graphic design & image manipulation; design for current & future proof web standards of html5 & css3, including responsive design.
  • Effectively educate students on judicious production of their designs into viable, & meaningful layouts & sites.
  • Fully involve students in design processes from conception to completion: project scopes, site maps, wire-framing, design, & implementation.

Freelance Designer | dpstudiolab; O’Fallon, MO | 2007 – Present

  • Conceive & complete engaging, effective, & deliberate material (physical, digital, interactive) based on clients’ identity standards & voice. ­
  • Establish legible and relatable style guides for design implementation across multiple platforms and venues
  • Research & evidence drive design for consistent user experience, identity presence, & message.
  • Create and implement compelling web experiences for client user base via brochure style websites using latest standards

Web Designer | Network Solutions; Belleville, IL | 2005 – 2007

  • Conceive, create, & implement custom design process for higher end clients
  • Design & implement chosen designs via Photoshop & Dreamweaver
  • Educate customers on Image Cafe content management system & capabilities
  • Consult with customers to design & implement custom websites
  • Educate & assist other designers in implementing their designs

Metalsmith/Graphic Designer | Eureka Forge, House Springs, MO | 2004 – 2005

  • Author & maintain website via HTML & CSS using Dreamweaver, Photoshop
  • Create patterns via Illustrator for laser cutting
  • Redesign company website for load time, better aesthetic, & increased usability
  • Assist in design & fabrication of architecture elements: balustrades, fences, gates, spiral stairs, & balconies

Achievements

  • Graphic Design Board member for East Central College & St. Charles Community College
  • Rebuilt East Central & St. Charles web design curricula for future-proof & responsive design
  • Redefined digital imagery classes at each school to emphasize non-destructive editing

Memberships

  • AIGA | 2017
  • Graphic Design Board  |  St. Charles Community College  |  2015
  • Graphic Design Board  |  East Central College  |  2015
  • College Art Association  |  2005
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