Curricula Vitae

Profile
Innovative designer with over 12 years of applied teaching experience combined with 25+ years of professional industry experience.
Leads community college classes, workshops, independent studies and supports students in their learning goals.
Collaborates with community organizations to help foster relations between local professionals and students. Excellent development,
project managing and presentation skills.
In-depth knowledge of coordinating curriculum with academic standards and incorporating real-world advice.
Experienced in SLO development and evaluating student performance. Expert level of knowledge in the areas of content and app development,
digital graphic design, interaction design, user experience design, web design, digital illustration, fine art, traditional wet lab and digital photography,
digital imaging, history of design and photography, as well as experience with curation and gallery exhibition. Operational and developing skills
in creative coding languages, game design and theory, motion graphics, animation, environmental and transportation design.

 

Expertise
Academic
Curriculum Development Design
Student Assessments/Advisement
Workshop/Independent Study
Diversity and DSPS sensitivity
History of Design & Photography

Professional
Studio Owner
Art Gallery Co-Director
UI/UX design consultant
Exhibited Photographer
Multi-Media Artist

Technology
Adobe CC creative software
Editing/Production/Asset management
Experience with HTML/CSS/C#
Trends in Design/Photo/Art
App development

 

Work Experience
ART CENTER, COLLEGE OF DESIGN Pasadena, CA
Assistant Professor (Adjunct) August 2018 – Present
Classes taught: Introductory course that covers: fine art/Illustration, graphic design, UI/UX & web design, product and advertising design, film,
photography, environmental design and transportation design. 

PASADENA CITY COLLEGE Pasadena, CA
Assistant Professor (Adjunct) August 2007 – Present
Classes taught: Foundation and intermediate graphic design, advertising & branding design, digital illustration, game design,
project management & portfolio, history of photography

GLENDALE COLLEGE Glendale, CA
Adjunct Assistant Professor January 2013 – Present
Classes taught: Foundation graphic design, publication design, UI/UX & web interface design, branding and advertising design,
digital Illustration, as well as series of workshops in beginning photography, intermediate photographic expression, studio lighting. 

AQUENT, INC. Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Graphic Designer, June 2007 – June 2010, 2015
Primary assignment: Kaiser Permanente—Brand Creative division

KUSTOM CREATIVE Los Angeles, CA
Graphic Designer: Theatrical One Sheets, DVD Packaging and related collateral, June 2003 – June 2007
Clients include: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment  / MGM / Sony Classics / Columbia Pictures /
LionsGate Films / Strand Releasing / World of Wonder, Netflix / Magnolia Pictures Home Entertainment

FLUXION (Design, Photography, Publishing, Curation) Los Angeles, CA
Founder/Creative/Editorial Director, March 1997 – Present

LPI MEDIA Los Angeles, CA
Art Director The Advocate August 2001 – May 2003, Associate Art Director 1996 – 1999;
Supervising Art Director / Creative Director: Special Products 1999 – 2000
October 1995 – March 2000 / April 2001 – May 2003

 

Achievements & awards
Exhibited photographer with works in permanent collections:
Center for Photography Woodstock, New York, UCLA: zine and independent publication archive.
Curation, design, editing and published 2 Artist Monographs
Co-Director Keystone Gallery (voted Best of Year 2014, LA Weekly); experience in art installation & administration
Graduate Scholarship MFA Photography Program, Maryland Institute: College of Art, (MICA)
Recipient of Individual Graduate Artist Grant, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Mentoring students on curation, exhibition art business and goals
Ongoing fund–raising and volunteer work with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (LGBTQIA activist and support org)
Self-published, edit and design original art journal: Fluxion, 1998–2008

 

Achievements & awards
Registered researcher: Getty Research Institute
Board Member / Advisor: Pasadena Photography Arts – 2013-2017
Member: AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts)
C-ID Curriculum Development Committee, 2012-13
Advisor/volunteer, Create LA (youth arts education organization), 2012–2016
Member: CAA (College Arts Association)
Member: Society for Photographic Education (SPE)
Art Advisory Council, ONE institute (LGBTQIA archives at USC), 1999-2005

 

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

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

 

References
Available upon request