Chronology of Employment

1/02 – present           

The University of Arizona, School of Art, Tucson, AZ                

Associate Professor of Visual Communication

 

8/00 – 12/01             

Texas Tech University, School of Art, Lubbock, TX

Assistant Professor of Design Communication

 

8/98 – 7/00      

University of Hartford, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

 

8/95 – 7/98      

University of Arizona, School of Art, Tucson, AZ

Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design

 

8/96 – 8/97      

Treistman Center for New Media, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Graphic Designer   

                  

2/95 – 8/95      

Criterion Communications, King of Prussia, PA

Senior Graphic Designer               

 

9/88 – 12/94     

Karp Graphic Design, Philadelphia, PA

Graphic Designer | Art Director

 

Chronology of Education

8/95 – 7/97     

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ                     

MFA, Visual Communications    

 

9/85 – 6/88      

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA                     

BFA, Graphic Design

 

Honors and Awards

2018   Graphis Silver Award, Political Poster

Appears in the 2018 Graphic Poster Annual.

2013   UCDA Gold Award in Book Design, Ground|Water: The Art, Design, and Science of a Dry River

For production and design in collaboration with Ellen McMahon and Jonathan Black.


2008   Fellowship, Women’s Studio Workshop

This 4 week residency was awarded for the production of a Letterpress artist book. 

   
2007   Qualifier Award, Shanghai International Poster Competition

This monetary award was one out of 145 selected from over 2,200 international submissions of posters for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai China.      

    
2006    Southwest Regional Addy Award, Bronze, Studio A

For art direction and design of UA College of Fine Arts Campaign.


2006    Tucson Addy Award, Silver, Studio A

For art direction of UA College of Fine Arts Website.


2006    Tucson Addy Award, Gold, Studio A

For art direction of UA College of Fine Arts Catalog.

 

2005    UCDA Award of Excellence,  Studio A    

University and College Designer’s Association award for art direction of  UA School of Art MFA catalog.

 

2004    Undergraduate Mentoring Award, College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona    

 

2003    Beyond the Call of Duty Award, College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona  

 

2002    Digital Arts Grant, College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona

 

2000    Connecticut Art Directors Club Award    

For design of the University of Hartford Annual Report.

 

Creative Activity: Original Creation

2013    An Unfolding Legacy, UAMA, Tucson, AZ

 

2012–2013   Book Cover Design,The Editorial Department, Tucson, AZ

 

2012    Web Design, WestWord Vision, Tucson, AZ

 

2010    50th Anniversary Collateral Design, The UA Poetry Center, Tucson, AZ

 

2009    Book Design “Dreamland”, UT Press, Austin, TX

 

2007    Annual Report Design 06, Research Corporation, Tucson, AZ

 

2006    Annual Report Design 05, Research Corporation, Tucson, AZ

 

2005    Annual Report Design 04, Research Corporation, Tucson, AZ

 

2005    Identity Design, Community Performing Arts Center, Green Valley, AZ

 

2005    Website Design, Research Corporation, Tucson, AZ

 

2006    Poster Design, Health Benefits Checkup, Phoenix, AZ

 

2004    Design and Art Direction, UA College of Fine Arts identity graphics, Tucson, AZ

 

2003    Website Design and Consulting, Energy Billing Systems, Colorado Springs, CO

 

2003    Identity Design and Consulting, Union Institute and University,Vermont College, Mount Pelier, VT

 

2002    Travelling Exhibit Design, Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, Hartford, CT

    

Exhibitions

2013    Electron Salon, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles, CA (group/invitational)


2013    Faculty Show, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ (participant)


2011    Reconnection/Recollection, Metro Gallery, Reno, NV (juried)


2011    Delight Becomes Pictorial, Big Read Pop–up Gallery, Tucson, AZ (group)


2011     Faculty Show, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ (participant)


2010     Solo Show, Cochise College, Sierra Vista, AZ (solo)


2009   Faculty Show, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ (participant)


2007     Faculty Show, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ (participant)


2007     The means by which we find our way, Ramp Gallery,Waikato Institute of Technology, NZ (invitational)


2007     Global Eyes, Siggraph, San Diego CA  (juried)


2007     Sea of Cortez, Tohono Chul Gallery, Tucson AZ  (collaboration)


2007     Perceive, Access Tucson Gallery, Tucson AZ (solo


2007     Shanghai Poster Exhibition, Traveling show, multiple venues including the Shanghai Library and Japan rail system, China, Japan (juried)


2006     IDENTITA/IDENTITY, Gallery HaDivaldo, Brno, Czech Republic (juried)


2006     5th Annual World Print, Lessedra Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects, Sofia, Bulgaria (juried)


2005    Faculty Show, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ (participant)


2005     Paper Prayers, Aids Festival of Life Foundation, Tucson, AZ (invitational)


2004     State of the Art, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ


2004     Paper Prayers, Aids Festival of Life Foundation, Tucson, AZ (invitational)


2004    Small Works Invitational, Dinnerware, Tucson, AZ (invitational)


2003    2 Person Show, Cochise College, Tucson, AZ (invitational)  

 
2003    Faculty Show, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ (participant)


2003    Camera, Lights, Action, MOCA, Tucson, AZ (invitational)


2002    Faculty Show, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ (participant)


2001    Dare to Dance, Landmark Arts, Lubbock, TX (invitational)


2000    Day of the Dead, Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, TX (participant)


2000    New Works, Landmark Arts, Lubbock ,TX  (participant)


1999    Cultivation: Design in Process, Colby Sawyer College,New London, NH (invitational)


1999    Faculty Exhibition, Joseloff Gallery, West Hartford, CT (participant)


1998    Faculty Exhibition, Joseloff Gallery, West Hartford, CT (participant)


1998    Abject Lands: Personal Horizons, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (invitational)


1997    Women Exploring Design, Cesar Chavez Gallery, San Francisco, CA (juried)


1997    Digital Decisions, Chidlaw Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (juried)


1997    Faculty Show, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ (participant)


1997    Still Voices, The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

 

Scholarly Presentations

2012    

Artist Insights, Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT

Regional Presentation

 

2011     

Smart Design/Smart Devices: The new delivery of established principles, UCDA Educators Summit

Jersey City, NJ

National Presentation


2007     

Cut and Post: Online Delivery of Non-distance Design Education, AIGA Schools of Thought III, Pasedena CA

National Presentation

 

2006     

Transformation: Moving from Cooperative to Collaborative Learning in Design Education
CAA Design Forum, New York, NY

National Presentation


2006     

The Representation of Age and Gender in Design, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY

National Presenation


2005    

Process as Product,

UCDA Design Educators Summit, Nashville, TN  

National Presentation      

 

Grants and Contracts

2010     

UA College of Fine Arts Small Grant

For funding attendance at “An Event Apart” Conference, San Diego, Monetary Award: $1,200


2008–2010     

Faculty Interaction Grant, UA College of Fine Arts

For funding the Annual Viscom Graduate Farewell, Monetary Award: $350


2005

Faculty Interaction Grant, UA College of Fine Arts

For funding a School of Art Welcome Back Barbecue, Monetary award: $350

 

2003    

Beyond the Call of Duty Award, UA College of Fine Arts

Co-recipient with Ellen McMahon for Viscom discretionary use, Monetary award: $10,000

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