CURRICULA Vitae

Current Status: Adjunct Assistant Professor
Visual Communication: Digital design, UI/UX, Web development, Imaging

 

Profile

Innovative Designer with over 8 years of applied teaching experience combined with 20+ years of industry experience.
Leads community college classes, workshops, independent study and supports students in their learning goals.
Collaborates with community organizations to help foster relations between local professionals and students.
Exceptionally adroit in developing and managing syllabus materials. In-depth knowledge of coordinating curriculum with
academic standards and incorporating real-world advice. Experienced in facilitating class instruction and evaluating student performance.
Operational knowledge of training in design, development, implementation and management of all kinds of design, photography and illustration projects.

 

Key Areas of Impact

— Academic Professional with emphasis in technology
— 8+ Years Classroom Instructor
— Design Studio Owner
— Highly skilled Student Assessments/Advisement
— Art Gallery Director Software/Editing/Production
— Workshop/Independent Study Leader UI/UX design consultant Print and Digital Photography
— Curriculum Development
— Professional, exhibited photographer
— Current trends in Design / Photo / Art
— Incorporates critical historical perspectives, media theory, semiotics
— Multi-Media Artist trained in Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (DPS)
— Web Development

 

Career Achievements & Awards

— Exhibited photographer with works in permanent collection: Center for Photography Woodstock, New York.
— The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence 1979–2014 Exhibit named one of the “Best of the year in 2014” by The Advocate Magazine
— Design, edited and published 2 Artist Monographs
— Co-Director for Keystone Galley (voted Best of Year 2014, LA Weekly); experience in art installation,
— Post-production techniques and multi-media development
— Recipient of Individual Graduate Artist Grant, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
— Scored the highest rating allowed (5.0) by students on ratemyprofessor.com

 

Professional Associations

— Advisor: Pasadena Photography Arts – present
— Member: AIGA (The Professional Assoc. for Design)
— C-ID Curriculum Development Committee, 2012-13
— Advisor/volunteer, Create LA (youth arts education organization), 2012–present
— Member: CAA (College Arts Association)
— Art Advisory Council, ONE institute, 1999-2005
— Member: Society for Photographic Education (SPE)

 

Technology

— Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (DPS)
— UI/UX/User Experience/Material Design
— HTML /  CSS / Bootstrap
— SEO optimization, Analytics  
— Digital Asset Management
— Digital compositing and retouching
— Macintosh-based computer skills including Adobe Creative Cloud and QuarkXpress
— Photographic skills include all formats, traditional, digital, Studio lighting, wet-lab

 

Relevant Academic Experience

Pasadena City College
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pasadena, California, August 2007-Present
— Taught 16 semesters in visual communications, design, independent study (photography) and brought in successful industry professionals
     including Creative and Art Directors, Animators, and more.
— Experienced in developing basic outlines into successful course content.
— Member of the official C–ID committee curriculum development process, 2012-13, PCC.
— Volunteered for college governance activities through committee service 2012-13, PCC.
— Meet and collaborate with full-time faculty outside of the classroom to discuss how to best update courses.
— Offers original materials to other full-time faculty members to critique, comment, and use or collaborate.
— Actively contributing to student assessment process by helping develop SLOs and accessing student performance each semester.
— Provide students with weekly office hours in excess of minimum requirements to advise on courses, transfers and career paths, 
    helped place students in professional internships, provide letters of recommendation.

Glendale College
Adjunct Assistant Professor (Main Campus & Community Services Education)
Glendale, California, January 2013– Present (on hiatus)
— Teaching Interactive design and digital publishing, foundation graphic and illustration
— Experienced in developing basic outlines into successful course content.
— Developing content for workshop series at Glendale College (Community Services Education Department).
— Brought in guest lecturers to present fine art work to students, including a former assistant to Ansel Adams and a director on The Simpsons television show.
— Offers original materials to other full-time faculty members to critique, comment, and use or collaborate.
— Provide students with weekly office hours in excess of minimum requirements to advise on courses, transfers and
    career paths, helped place students in professional internships, provide letters of recommendation.

Photography Workshops + Independent Study Courses
— Basic, intermediate, person expression photo workshops, and individual independent study courses, 2013-14
 

 

Relevant Professional Design Experience

Fluxion Media | Design, Digital Publishing, Imaging
Founder & Creative Director
Los Angeles, California, 1997-present
— Create original artwork; determine editorial direction; edit content; oversee print production; UI/UX/App development, web design, and digital publishing.
— Business Development and Client Management including networking, presentations, and excellent customer service.
— Freelance Graphic Designer, consulting

Kaiser Permanente
Burbank, California, June 2015 – December 2015, June 2007 – June 2010
— UI/UX App development (2015)
— Branding development and B2B materials (2007–2010)

Keystone Art Space
Co-Director, Keystone Gallery, 2012-Present
Los Angeles, California
— Direct and manage space, some curation, scheduling, and installation of exhibits and installations. Build relationships
    with artists, community leaders, media and press, and patrons. Oversee administration functions including budgeting,
    strategic business planning, marketing and public relations.

Kustom Creative
Freelance Graphic Designer
Los Angeles, California, 2003-07
— Managed multiple traditional and digital artwork projects, assembled presentations, and implemented standards across
    all media in this “hands-on” position. Conceptualized and designed to completion hundreds of one sheets, DVD
    packaging, and related collateral for the TV and Motion Picture Industry. Created original designs and adapted existing
    designs for collateral packaging and advertising materials.Researched images; oversaw print, color and digital
    production managing multiple projects on tight deadlines.

 

Education

Graduate Photography Program, MFA, 1995, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

Communication Arts and Design Program, BFA, 1987, Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia