Summary

Highly creative and collaborative graphic designer and educator. 20+ years experience as designer and art director for major multinational organization. University instructor on graphic design faculty, with reputation for providing knowledgeable, attentive, and supportive guidance to students. Talented letterpress craftsman and printing instructor for community-based arts center. Exceptional communicator, disciplined leader, and flexible teammate. Passionate advocate for good design.

Education

Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design 2009

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

Thesis: “Is the American printed propaganda poster still relevant?”


Master of Arts in International Policy Studies 1992

Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish • 1989

Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Teaching Experience

At George Mason University:

  • Taught Corporate Design and Branding (AVT414001) and Brand Identity Design (AVT614001) (Fall 2016)
  • Taught Corporate Design and Branding (AVT414-002) (Fall 2016)
  • Taught Writing for Artists (Graphic Design focus) (AVT395-004, 005, and 002) (Spring andFall 2017)
  • Taught Typography (AVT215-A02) (Summer 2017)
  • Taught Typography (AVT215-001 and 002) (Fall 2017)

While basic curriculum for each course was received from department chair or incumbent, all lectures were self-developed. Summer hybrid curriculum required special adaptation to meet the requirements of a compressed schedule. Currently developing special topics course.

At Pyramid Atlantic Art Center:

  • Teach letterpress printing on both cylinder and platen presses in group and individual settings. Classes cover basics of press operation and safety, studio procedures, nomenclature, typesetting, registration, makeready, printing, and cleanup. (Ongoing since 2013)
  • Designed curriculum for and taught Art and Business, a multi-week pilot class for underserved middle and high school students. (2016)

At The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (The World Bank):

  • Taught seminar for World Bank Institute staff on understanding new branding guidelines, corporate identity, and use in print and online documents and platforms. (2013)
  • Provided ongoing client education on visual communications issues and design requirements to divisional staff for World Bank Institute publications. (2000–2015)

Software/Skills

  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Acrobat
  • AfterEffects (some)
  • HTML/CSS (some)
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Professional Experience

Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design, George Mason University  •  2016–present

  • Motivate a diverse population of students through lectures, discussions, and studio work critiques.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations.

Owner/Founder, Model Citizen Press LLC  •  2013–present

  • Design, produce, and print letterpress greeting cards and small posters for a sophisticated and somewhat subversive audience.
  • Sell handcrafted work to customers worldwide via Etsy store online (http://modcitpress.com/retail) and at juried craft shows in the Mid-Atlantic region (including Crafty Bastards, Corcoran Community Days, and URBNMarket Bethesda).
  • Collaborate with local and international artists to create pieces for exhibition and sale.
  • Create custom letterpress work and commissioned pieces for both domestic and international clients.
  • Proficient with Vandercook 4T and Universal I proof presses, along with motorized C&P 8×12 jobbing press and C&P Pilot 7×10 press.

Art Director/Graphic Designer, WBIEL/OP, World Bank Institute  •  2009–2015

Key Responsibilities

  • Provided in-house art direction and graphic design for a wide range of WBI capacity development projects.
  • Worked with WBI Communications group to contribute to WBI’s communication strategy/approach.
  • Acted as “Keeper of the Brand” for WBI and ensure adherence to and compliance with WBI branding standards.
  • Led on vendor procurement and provide leadership to selected project vendors.

Notable Accomplishments

  • Art directed and designed “The Science of Delivery Demystified” installation for Forum 2014
  • Conceptualized, wrote, and designed inaugural branding and corporate identity guidelines for the World Bank Institute.
  • In collaboration with the WBI Communications group, developed series of nine brochures outlining WBI’s primary focus areas, along with a 24-page overview of WBI.
  • Art directed and designed WBI Onboarding package, including presentation folder and all enclosed materials.

Publications Analyst/Graphic Designer, WBIFP, World Bank Institute  •  1999–2009

  • Provided art direction and graphic design for Finance and Private Sector Development division.
  • Designed and built individual, distinctive HTML-based websites for all WBIFP sub-groups and division events
  • Prepared divisional communications/publications strategy.
  • Advised and led on publications issues; developed divisional and public awareness materials and initiatives.

Consultant, World Bank Institute  •  1996–1999

  • Managed preparation of divisional publications, including design, layout, and final production.
  • Participated in on-site mission activities in Tanzania, Macedonia, and El Salvador. Led mission to El Salvador to conduct interviews for WBI documentary film.

Research/Editorial Assistant, World Bank Institute  •  1993–1996

  • Revised, edited, and laid out manuscripts for World Bank publications.
  • Prepared publications and course materials for global dissemination.

Service

  • Served on Executive Director Search Committee, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center (2016)
  • Rebranded and created identity system for Bethesda Cares, a local homeless outreach organization (2007)
  • Rebranded and created identity system for Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc., a Virginia-based aid organization supporting vulnerable populations (2009)
  • Acted as Building Coordinator for World Bank “Friends of Washington DC Shoebox Project” charity collection project (2000–2008)

Languages

  • English (native)
  • Spanish (proficient)
  • Norwegian (semi-proficient)

Certifications, Internships, and Memberships

  • Certificate, User Experience Design (2015) | General Assembly, Washington, D.C.
  • Certificate, Front-End Web Development (2015) | General Assembly, Washington, D.C.
  • Graphic Design Internship (2008) | Studio Hinge, Reston, Virginia
  • Politics Internship (1988) | House of Commons, London, England | Boston University London Internship Programme
  • Member, AIGA
  • Member, American Printing History Association, Chesapeake Chapter