EDUCATION

2008: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

MA in Visual and Critical Studies

Student Leadership Award recipient, 2007 & 2008.

2005 Middlesex University, London UK

BA Honors in Fine Art

 

SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite, Wordpress, Corel Painter, SEO, HTML, social media, IOS, Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks Pro, copywriting and editing, layout design and mixed media illustration.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2016: Our Animal Nature, lille aeske, Boulder Creek, CA

Solo Exhibition

2016: Animalia, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, Santa Cruz, CA

Solo Exhibition

2014: The Stuff of Legend, Ristorante Casa Nostra, Ben Lomond, CA

Solo Exhibition

2014: Mix Tape Happy Hour, Smooth Body Lounge, Santa Cruz, CA

Solo Exhibition 

2013-2014: Journey Forth, The MAH (Museum of Art & History), Santa Cruz, CA

Indoor Mural

2013: Beach Houses, Miss Mae’s House of Beauty, Santa Cruz, CA

Solo Exhibition

2012: ABC’s, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Boulder Creek, CA

Solo Exhibition

2009: Elements of Design: Six Degree Family, ArtWorx Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

Group Exhibition

2008: Discipline Problems,  Alagon Gallery, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibition curated by 2014 Whitney Biennial Artist Joseph Grigely.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE                 

2009-Present: Lead Designer and Marketing Representative, California Zephyr Design

Developed and created comprehensive branding campaigns, educational and community outreach materials, promotional websites, logos and other materials for a variety of clients, with an emphasis on providing intelligent and media-savvy design for local non-profits and organizations in the public-health sector.

Solicited and cultivated new clients, managed multiple projects and timelines simultaneously, maintained business financial records and client information files.

Clients include Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency, Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz Women’s Health Center, Aptos Community Foundation, Community Bridges, Discretion Brewing, Ipnosi Cellars and EL Achieve.

 

2013-Present: Discretion Brewing

In-house designer and artist-in-residence for a beloved brewery of organic craft beers located in Soquel, CA.

Responsible for designing and producing printed materials and other assets relating to the sales and promotion of Discretion's product and brand: bottle labels, fliers, advertisements, branded merchandise, taproom signage, etc. 

Working alongside owners to develop and refine Discretion's brand image while increasing brand recognition as business continues to expand into new and untapped markets. 

 

2013-2014: Boulder Creek Business Association

As secretary to the board of directors was responsible for all member and affiliate communications; including recording and submitting minutes of all meetings, organizing and implementing community and fundraising events, and acting as liaison with the 5th District County Supervisor’s office on the development of Boulder Creek’s Strategic Town Plan and ongoing public works projects.

Designed and maintained bcba.net and all associated email lists.

 

2009-2013: Santa Cruz Women’s Health Center

Board member, Strategic Planning and Fund Development committees.

During board tenure, helped guide and direct the SCWHC through the hiring and evaluation of two new Executive Directors, multiple budget and financial reviews, electronic medical record implementation and, most recently, the acquisition of a new site location following the SCWHC's designation as a Federally Qualified Health Care Provider.

Additionally responsible for managing e-newsletter layout and the design of annual gift requests and event invites.

 

2012-2013: Sweet Child O’ Mine

Founder, owner and manager.

Developed and implemented original business plan for children's retail store located in Boulder Creek, CA.

Designed and re-modeled store interior, created all media and advertising materials, implemented marketing plan and trade policies. Staffed store, organized events and classes, bought and sold merchandise, participated in community events. Sole bookkeeper and accountant.

 

2010: Cabrillo College Extension, Aptos CA

Instructor, DIY Screen printing for T-Shirts

Created and implemented lesson plan for a class designed to teach students aged 11-15 the process of silk-screening using limited resources.

 

2008-2009: Cobra Lounge, Chicago IL

Bartender and server at a busy, popular and very loud late-night restaurant/bar/music venue on Chicago’s West Side.

 

2007-2008: Wellness Center, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Created and produced media materials and planned events designed to inform students of important health issues and concerns and to inspire them towards a more active participation in their physical and mental health and welfare.

 

2007: Liberal Arts Department, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Instructor for the undergrad seminar course Artist in Society.

Lesson planning, lecturing and facilitation of seminars regarding the role of the artist in contemporary society and recent history.

Maintained office hours and mentored students.

 

2005-2006: KindArt, Zurich Switzerland

 English language and creative arts instructor for children ages 3-10.     

 

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