Education

2013-2014
Master of Arts in Educational Technology
Michigan State University | East Lansing, MI
Graduated with a 4.0 GPA in program

2002-2009
Master of Fine Arts: Studio Art/Graphic Design
Michigan State University | East Lansing, MI
43 credits completed

1996-1999
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Studio Art/Graphic Design
Wayne State University | Detroit, MI
Graduated Cum Laude


Teaching Experience

2005-PRESENT
Mott Community College | Flint, MI
Adjunct Faculty, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division and Advisor
Courses Taught: Intro to Graphic Design Theory and Practice (online and in person), Graphic Design Survey(online and in person), Intro to Computer Based Art, Typography and Type Design, Publication Design forWeb I, Publication Design for Web II, Intro to 3D Modeling and Digital Art, Two Dimensional Design, Studio 205, and various independent studies.

WINTER 2015
Mott Community College | Flint, MI
Temporary Full Time (One semester appointment)
Courses Taught: Intro to Graphic Design Theory and Practice, Typography and Type Design, Publication Design for Web I, Two Dimensional Design, and Studio 205.

2008-2014
ITT Technical Institute: Swartz Creek
Instructor
Courses Taught: Rapid Visualization Techniques, Sustainable Graphic Design, Modeling in 3D, Animation I, Animation II, Design Project, Graphic Communications and Design Capstone Project, Graphic Design for the Web, Instructional Design, Visual Design Theory, Interactive Communication Design, Interactive Design with Flash, Broadcast Graphics, Video Production Techniques, Audio/Video Techniques, Graphic Design Production Processes and Digital Prepress.

FALL 2011
University of Michigan: Flint, MI
LEO Lecturer
Courses Taught: Visual Communications Theory and Process (Online)

FALL 2007
College for Creative Studies: Detroit, MI
Instructor (Part-time), Continuing Education
Courses Taught: Advanced Web Design and Actionscripting


Work Experience

2003 – PRESENT
Freelance Designer/Art Director | Fenton, MI
Responsibilities included art direction, initial concept development, layout, and production on a variety of print materials including brochures, posters, flyers, newsletters and advertisements as well as development and production of websites.

Clients: Fox Run, MQHA, Stoops Freightliner, Greater Flint Arts Council, Electro-Matic Products, Inc., Northville and Novi Garden Club, Michigan State University Department of Pediatrics, Kresge Art Museum, Weight Watchers of Western Michigan, and Atlantis Campus Communities

2014 – 2015
Michigan Education Association | East Lansing, MI
Graphic Design and Multi-Media Specialist
Responsibilities included logo design, development of yearly calendar, development of conference and training materials, video taping and editing, basic web updating, tweeting, development of materials for elections, and other various print and multi-media projects.

2005 - 2009
Electro-Matic Products, Inc. | Farmington Hills, MI
Contract Graphic Designer/Art Director
Responsibilities included art direction, initial concept development, layout, and production on a variety of print materials including brochures, mailers, and advertisements as well as development of their four websites.

2002 – 2004
Weight Watchers of Western Michigan, Inc. | East Lansing, MI
Website and Graphic Design Specialist
Responsibilities included all print design and production and all website design, functionality development and content management for the Western Michigan and Northern Indiana franchise, the Italian franchise and the Greek franchise.

1999 – 2002
Octane Design | Detroit, MI
Graphic Designer
Responsibilities included account management along with print design and production for John Deere Landscapes (formerly Century Rain Aid), website management and content update for Singh and National Birchwood, assisting with print production for a variety of clients, and assisting with website design for a variety of clients.


Workshops, Professional Development, and Conference Presentations

Letterpress Printing: Old-School Meets New Age Expression
Mott Community College, Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Presentation

Establishing High Expectations without Freaking Out Your Students: It’s More Art Than Science
Mott Community College, Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Presentation

How to Create a More Accessible, Less Intimidating and Super Good-Looking Syllabus
Mott Community College, Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Presentation

Storyboarding: The Key to Creating Engaging Videos for Leaners
2014 The Teaching Professor Technology Conference in Denver, CO

Process/Print: Letterpress Basics
Mott Community College, Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Presentation

Rethinking the Syllabus: Setting the Stage for Success
2014 LAND Conference in Bay City, MI

Blackboard & Google Fair: Blackboard Rubrics
Mott Community College, Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Presentation

Using Blackboard Rubric Function
Mott Community College, Peer to Peer Workshop 2013