Experienced art instructor with several years of teaching experience in diverse educational settings, from university art departments and community colleges, to city art centers and secondary schools. Strong communication and presentation skills in a variety of media, while working with students from diverse backgrounds and abilities. Nationally exhibiting fine artist. Broad skill set in curriculum planning, student advising and professional development, and ten years of experience as an art director, illustrator and graphic designer.
Adjunct Professor of Art, Southern Oregon University; Ashland, OR — 2015
Graphic Design and Digital Images professor teaching Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and skill sets including typography, digital images andprofessional development. Responsible for full graphic design curriculum development and syllabus creation. Ongoing mentoring for junior designers and students through 2018.
Art Director, Learning.com & InFocus Corporation; Portland, OR — 2016 - 19
Employed as an art director, graphic designer and illustrator for all digital and print media for an online digital literacy and tech companies.
Visiting Art Instructor, St. Mary’s School; Medford, OR — 2009
Art teacher and demonstration instructor for figurative expressionist painting classes for middle and high school students.
Art Instructor and Docent Presenter, The Junior Center of Art & Science; Oakland, CA — 2003-2004
Art instructor introducing K-8th grade classes to the life and work of modern artists such as Van Gogh, O’Keefe and Matisse, through demonstration, anecdote and art lessons. Docent and instructor for class presentations exploring the culture, craft and arts of the California Native Americans for K-6th grade school groups.
Art Instructor, Rogue Community College; Grants Pass, OR — 2002
Substitute studio art teacher for sculpture and painting classes.
Art Director, Illustrator and Graphic Designer, California and Oregon — 1996-2019
Clients have included the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Learning.com, InFocus Corporation, Fractal Design Studio (Adobe), C-Wave (Philadelphia Museum of Art, Audubon Society), EcoTeas, San Francisco State University, Frankel & Company, Anderson & Lembke Inc., Clif Bar, FCB Healthcare, Spiritual Classics on Cassette, CRS Interactive (Charles Schwab), Saatchi & Saatchi, Academic Solutions and Bridge Interactive (Arthur Anderson).
Teaching Assistant, San Francisco State University, MMSP; San Francisco, CA — 1997
Teaching assistant for diverse courses in multimedia design. Individual instruction given to students with significantly different skill levels and experience.
Art Instructor, Rochester Art Center; Rochester, MN — 1995
Planned and facilitated innovative mixed media art programs at the city art center.
Graduate Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University; Las Cruces, NM — 1994
Employed as a graduate assistant Professor of Art teaching art history and appreciation to college students. Responsibilities included curriculum planning, creating assignments and facilitating discussions on the formal qualities and history of art. Led gallery tours and conducted slide presentations. Individual tutoring and group preparation of students for mid-term and final exams, and the grading of examinations.
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM — Graduate Studies, MFA Program (Painting)
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA — BFA, Magna Cum Laude
San Francisco State University, MultiMedia Studies Program, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA — Undergraduate Studies
Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA — Undergraduate Studies
Rochester Community College, Rochester, MN — Prerequisite Studies, Art Therapy
Kibbutz Yavne, Israel — Independent Art Studies
Fine Art instruction in painting, drawing and figure drawing. Innovative curriculum planning, student advising and professional mentoring. Thorough, in-depth preparation of students for art history exams and exhibition projects. Professional representation of the department and enthusiastic team member. Exceptional organizational skills and record keeping.
Software instruction in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Instruction in Graphic Design, Art Direction, Illustration and Professional Development.