Teaching

Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR (2018–present), College of Fine Arts and Communications; Art Department

Assistant Professor, Purdue University Fort Wayne (formerly Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne), Fort Wayne, IN (2014–2018) College of Visual and Performing Arts; Department of Visual Communication and Design

Visiting Assistant Professor, Shepherd University; Shepherdstown, WV (2013-2014), School of Arts and Humanities; Department of Contemporary Art and Theater

Lecturer, State University of New York Buffalo State College; Buffalo, NY (2012-2013), School of Arts and Humanities, Design, Communication Design

Adjunct Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology; Rochester, NY (2009-2011), College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, School of Design

Education

Master of Fine Art, Graphic Design, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah, Georgia 2011-2013; Design’s Social Responsibility Manifesto Re-imagined; Community partnership as a community vehicle for social change; Jason Fox, Committee Chair; Stanley Friesen, Committee Member; Rebecca Hemstad, Committee Member

Master of Science, Professional Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, New York 2008-2012; Creative Thinking & Design Methods: A graphic design course developed for undergraduate studies of graphic design; Sam McQuade, Graduate Program Coordinator; Lorrie Frear, Capstone Consultant

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, New York 2001-2003; Graduation with honors, Liberal Arts concentration in arts and sociology

Associate in Applied Science, Visual Communication Technology—Graphic Arts and Printing, Erie Community College, Orchard Park, New York 1999-2001; Graduation with high honors

Associate in Science, General Studies, Focus in Sociology, Erie Community College, Orchard Park, New York 1999-2001; Graduation with high honors

Professional Experience

Senior Graphic Designer, Rochester Institute of Technology; Rochester, NY (2004-2012)

Publications and communications strategist; creativity and concept development; applied creative direction to junior designers, illustrators, and photographers; problem solving and brainstorming solutions played a critical role in this position; organization of work flow, project scope comprises concept to completion, adept experience with creating client project briefs; strong understanding of branding became critical in this role; created print and online collateral for admissions, financial aid, university news, and alumni projects

Graphic Designer, University of Missouri; Rolla, MO (2003-2004)

Publications and communications specialist, imaginative thinker and creative strategist; created for print collateral for fund raising, admissions, financial aid, and other academic use, responsible for organized work flow, worked on projects from concept to completion, worked closely as the liaison between clients and printers; accountable as print buyer for assignments

Graphic Designer, Wolf Group; Rochester, NY (2002-2003)

Created with an inspiring group to generate advertising, print collateral such as brochures and advertising; duties included production work as well as creative solutions on assignments; produced work closely with creative director on all assignments

Graphic Designer, Eric Mower and Associates; Rochester, NY (2002-2003)

Designed within a creative team to create conceptual collateral and advertising, also active with production work on projects through the workflow

Graphic/Web Designer, National Technical Institute for the Deaf; Rochester, NY (2001-2003)

Instructional Design and Evaluation, created exciting ideas for classroom learning, creation of web sites, identities for instructional and institutional organizations

Junior Graphic Designer, Erie Community College; Orchard Park, NY (1999-2001)

Worked within the Public Relations Department, promotional resources for inner-college communications, admissions marketing tools, and community public relations materials

Teaching

Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR (2018–present)
College of Art and Communications; Art Department; Graphic Design

ART-1310 2-D Design
Fundamentals of two-dimensional design. Introduction to the two-dimensional elements of art and principles of design that are the language of the visual arts. Foundation course stressing visual perception and an effective knowledge of the graphic means of expression and communication.

ART-2312 3-D Design
Course description to be updated

ART-3353 Graphic Design I
Introduction to graphic design. Two- and three-dimensional assignments to provide an overview of the graphic design field. An introduction to elements of design, spatial relationships, typography and imagery as they apply to practical visual solutions. This course instructs the student in graphic design skills employing traditional and digital tools, materials and procedures employed in the communication arts industry. The focus will be on finding creative visual solutions to communication problems.

ART-3354 Graphic Design II
Using typography as an effective element in visual communication, this course provides a comprehensive overview into the history of typography from the prehistoric era to present day. Students first use pre-digital hand drawing letterform methodologies to ensure they experience the evolution of type as well as letterform fundamentals prior to applying type in digital software. Students will learn type anatomy, terminology, typographic rules, and principles of designing and communicate a message with type.

ART-4328 Graphic Design III
This course builds upon the concepts introduced in Graphic Design I and II. Students will further examine typography and forms of image making for specific design applications. Grid systems and composition will be explored as a means of visual organization. Course study will include historical examples of style as reference points to developing meaningful contemporary design. Development of single and multiple-piece assignments based on actual client needs.

ART-4388 Advanced Studio
Developing additional competence in special areas.

Visiting Professor, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Fort Wayne, IN (2017–2018)
Department of Visual Communication, Graphic Design

VISC-115 Introduction to Computer Graphics
This is a fundamental course, which introduces students to the computer’s use, in visual communication. The beginning focus of the course is on basic computer terminology and use, mastering fundamental skills, and developing efficient working styles. These skills are then developed by creating work with imaging, drawing, interactive, and page layout software.

VISC-113 Typography
An introductory course which addresses the issues pertinent to the proper and creative use of type and the enhancement of communication. Covers the history of type, typographic terminology, design, attention to aesthetics, common sense, and how we read. Projects emphasize an appreciation of and the practical use of type.

Assistant Professor, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN (2014–2018)
College of Visual and Performing Arts; Department of Visual Communication and Design, Graphic Design

VCD-H204 History of Graphic Design
This course will survey graphic design from the Paleolithic period into the 21st century. It will locate graphic design within the history of art and examine connections between social phenomena and development of visual communication in the modern, postmodern, and digital ages. Major styles will be analyzed and compared, and influence identified.

VCD-P104 Introduction to Typography
This course provides a comprehensive overview into the history of typography from the prehistoric era to present day. Students first use pre-digital hand drawing letterform methodologies to ensure they experience the evolution of type as well as letterform fundamentals prior to applying type in digital software. Students will learn type anatomy, terminology, typographic rules, and principles of designing and communicate a message with type.

VCD-P203 Web Design I: Introduction to Web Design
This course introduces the fundamentals of Web design, emphasizing best practices in HTML, CSS, basic interactivity, and visual design for the Web. Students will learn navigation structures, information architecture, usability, and accessibility. They will be enabled to plan, design, build, and publish a small static Web site.

VCD-P205 Graphic Design I: Introduction to Graphic Design
This course introduces the student to the basic elements and principles of design as they apply to the field of graphic design. Through lectures, demonstrations, projects, and exercises, students experience a solid foundation for graphic design. Students will utilize Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign as design tools and begin to understand how these programs are used in the field.

VCD-P303 Graphic Design II: Identity & Branding
This course will focus on the fundamentals of branding and how to create visual identities that extend past simple logo design. Students will research companies and products and craft specific, informed narratives with concept drive designs in order to target appropriate audiences and connect a brand effectively.

VCD-P304 Graphic Design III: Publication Design
Students will work with longer narratives within a practical application of design fundamentals for single and multipage publications. Students are encouraged to consider the function of these publications and how they fit within an increasingly digital age through use of typesetting tools and industry standard page layout software. In addition to the functions of the software, topics include typography, graphics, color, aesthetic page flow, and transition design.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Shepherd University; Shepherdstown, WV (2013-2014)
School of Arts and Humanities, Department of Contemporary Art and Theater, Graphic Design

GRDS 200 (sections: 01, 02) Design Process and Form
This course provides the student with a comprehensive overview of the design field including principles, process, and practice. Students will work both by hand and digitally to complete projects and exercises that encourage the exploration of different design applications. Throughout the course, the student will sharpen problem-solving skills, develop technical skills using professional design software, understand the design process, and learn craft-making techniques.

ART 208 Professional Practice I, Shepherd University
Entry-level prerequisite or co-requisite courses to enrolling in upper-division bachelor of fine arts courses. This multi-sectioned, disciplined-based course prepares students to enter into a professional career. Students write a letter of introduction, résumé, and artist statement and assemble a professional portfolio of work. Students acquire interview skills and information essential for professional level competitions or work in their field. Students participate in a portfolio review conducted by a team of faculty at the conclusion of the course.

GRDS 250 Design for Digital Media
This course explores vector- and raster-based software and their integration into digital media. This intermediate course builds upon skills taught in GRDS 200 Design Process and Form.  Students will continue to work digitally–focusing on drawing tools, design applications, and visual and information hierarchy.  Students also learn how to successfully prepare their files for both print and web applications. Technical proficiency, aesthetic judgment, and craft are emphasized.

GRDS 312 Design Applications I
This course introduces students to the communication challenges of a client-driven profession through projects that demand conceptual thinking and visual problem-solving skills, and which require strict adherence to specifications, deadlines and presentation standards. Topics covered include interdependency of form and content; information hierarchy and visual unity; and economic, social, and cultural impact of design. The importance of research, ideation, process, documentation and craft are stressed.

GRDS 412 Design Applications II
Course focuses on designing whole campaigns from print to web to interactivity. Projects will demand conceptual and visual thinking in order to best communicate the client-driven problem. In this course, students will integrate type and image to produce single- and multiple-page documents, design interfaces, and animations. Grid structure, visual unity and information hierarchy are explored as students apply the design across various applications. Technical considerations in the design and production process are presented such as working with image files and preparing documents for successful output.

GRDS 442 Website Design
This course is designed to educate students in Web and interface design for on-screen experiences. Students will learn the web development software, gain fluency in WYSIWYG programming, and be introduced to Web accessibility guidelines. The class will review current visual communication practices on the Web, consider the basic concepts of information architecture, develop core technical and design competencies, and focus on developing a user-centered Web site. The class encourages a critical examination of net culture and challenges students to expand the creative potentials of the medium.

Lecturer, State University of New York Buffalo State College; Buffalo, NY (2012-2013)
School of Arts and Humanities, Design, Communication Design

DES270 Visual Communication I
Visual Communications I is an introduction to the elements and principles of design. In the course students are given a series of exercises and real-world design problems. Students will become familiar with methods and materials involved in the production of graphic design work. In the ideation phase of each assignment students were encouraged to utilize visual analogy and metaphor. Classroom sessions involved critiques, lectures, and demonstrations. Lecture material included discussions on the nature of visual communications, printing processes, desktop publishing, and historical trends and influences in design.

DES271 Typography
The goal of this course is to present the nature of type as a fundamental tool of graphic communication. Lectures dealt with type through its history and classification. Students also reviewed the design of type and designing with type. Students explored modern, contemporary and experimental approaches to the use of type, as well as recent explosions of typography for digital/mobile devices. Assignments will develop the ability to design with type alone, with type and image, and in different contexts. Some assignments also incorporated hand-rendering techniques to express the concepts.

DES277 Computer Graphics I
Computer Graphics I is the first course in the Communication Design at Buffalo State that is primarily computer based. But, the computer is only a tool and students learn that what they get out of the computer is what they put into it. Students were introduced to two of the most widely used programs in computer aided graphic design—Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. Students learn, once mastered, these industry-standard programs provide the designer with tools to create just about any publication or design project imaginable. Students also touch on several other programs, including Photoshop, but only as a supplement to this course.

DES314 History of Graphic Design
Examination of the history and theoretical foundations of graphic design from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Developments in graphic design are considered in relation to new technologies and new media and to specific cultural and intellectual contexts.

DES374 Advertising I
Principles of advertising design as visual communication, motivation, and persuasion. Problems in advertising and publication design. Illustration, media, and techniques. Typographic design and reproduction processes.

DES473 Graphic Design
The goal of this course, Graphic Design, is to immerse the student in an environment that fosters a creative space to produce work for their portfolio in a variety of media - including print, packaging, identity campaigns, interactive, and environmental. The projects will be comprehensive and presented in formats encountered in the “real world.” Advanced problems in advertising, publication, and packaging design. Materials, techniques, and computer processes used in preparation of visual and design presentations/mechanicals. Emphasis on individual solutions to problems typical of those confronting the professional graphic designer.

Adjunct Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY (2009-2011)
College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, School of Design, Graphic Design

2010-506-70 Concept & Symbolism
Advanced creative problem-solving experiences emphasize development of effective visual concepts and implementation. The focus is on innovation and application of creative concepts using visual symbolism for communicating specific messages to an audience/user. Areas such as authorship, social responsibility, packaging, promotion, advertising, and marketing are integrated into course projects.

Courses Written & Collaboration

University of Central Arkansas

  • 2018-19, ART-1310 2D Design
  • 2018-19, ART-3353 Graphic Design I
  • 2018-19, ART-3354 Graphic Design II
  • 2018-19, ART-4328 Graphic Design III

Indiana University-Purdue University

  • 2016-17, VCD-H204 History of Graphic Design
  • 2016-17, VCD-P304 Graphic Design III: Publication Design
  • 2015-16, VCD-P205 Graphic Design I: Intro to Graphic Design
  • 2015-16, VCD-P303 Graphic Design II: Identity & Branding
  • 2014-15, VCD-P104 Intro to Typography
  • 2014-15, VCD-P203 Web Design I: Intro to Web Design

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

  • 2017-18, VISC-115 Introduction to Computer Graphics
  • 2016-17, VISC-113 Typography

Shepherd University

  • 2013-14, GRDS 312 Design Applications I
  • 2013-14, GRDS 412 Design Applications II

State University of New York Buffalo State College

  • 2012-13, DES271 Typography
  • 2012-13, DES314 History of Graphic Design
  • 2012-13, DES374 Advertising I

Invited Lecturer & Speaker

2019 Fall, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
Collage of Imaging Arts & Sciences
Invited by Professor Alma Hoffman
Classroom Presentation: Typographic Vernacular
in Printmaking Posters
Classroom Presentation: Social Media Branding
Workshop: Exploring Gestural Mark Making
Community Artist Talk: Typology of Typography & Typography
in the Three-dimension

2016 Fall, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
School of Design, Collage of Imaging Arts & Sciences
Invited by Professor Lorrie Frear
Classroom Presentation: Storytelling Telling in Publication Design, Student Project Critique & Evaluation

2016 Fall, SUNY Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
Communication Design, Design, School of Arts and Humanities
Invited by Professor Richard Ross
Classroom Presentation: Logo Design in a Brand Identity World

2016 Fall, SUNY Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
Communication Design, Design, School of Arts and Humanities
Invited by Professor Stanley Friessen
Classroom Presentation: Designing InfoGraphics that Communicate

Teaching; Conference Participant

  • 2017, Teaching Showcase, Alliance on Teaching and Learning, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2016, TypeCon International Conference on Typography, Society of Typographic Aficionados, Education Forum, Seattle, WA
  • 2016, Indiana Design Educators Forum, American Institute of Graphic Design, Indianapolis Chapter, Design Educators, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2016, Teaching Showcase, The Alliance for Teaching Enrichment, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2015, IPFW Day at Science Central, Science Central, Fort Wayne, IN

Teaching; Conference Attendee

  • 2016, The Added Value (+) When Design, Technology, and Innovation Combine, Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
  • 2016, Service Learning Showcase: Community-Based Learning, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2016, Digital Teaching & Learning, Laureate Center for Global Faculty Excellence, Laureate International University, Baltimore, MA
  • 2016, Nuts+Bolts, AIGA Deisgn Educator’s Conference, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • 2016, Teaching and Success, Fort Wayne Teaching Conference, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2015, Symposium on Teaching and Learning, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2015, TypeCon International Conference on Typography, Society of Typographic Aficionados, Education Forum, Denver, CO
  • 2014, TypeCon International Conference on Typography, Society of Typographic Aficionados, Education Forum, Washington, DC

Teaching; Recognition

  • 2016, Certificate of Achievement, Teaching Backwards: Using Inductive Teaching to Promote Conceptual Understanding, Fall 2016 Teaching Conference, Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
  • 2015, Certificate of Achievement, Engaging Students as Partners in Teaching and Learning, Fall 2015 Teaching Conference, Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching

Teaching; Student Achievements

  • 2017, Invited Presenter, Caleb Fairres, TypeCon International Conference on Typography, Society of Typographic Aficionados, Main Conference, Boston, MA
  • 2017, Judges Choice Award, Danielle Doepke, American Advertising Federation Ad Honors, Exposure: Exposing the Myths and Realities of Living with a Mental Illness, Course: VCD-P496 Senior Thesis
  • 2017, Gold Award, Ashley Eppinger, American Advertising Federation Ad Honors, Elements of Advertising – Logo/Icon Design, Old Crown Logo, Course: VCD-P303 Identity and Branding
  • 2017, Gold Award, Spencer Passwater, American Advertising Federation Ad Honors, Collateral Material – Special Events Advertising, Fan Club Promotion CD, Course: VCD-P205 Intro to Graphic Design
  • 2017, Gold Award, Sean O’Leary, American Advertising Federation Ad Honors, Publication Design, Trail Mix Indiana Magazine, Course: VCD-P496 Senior Thesis
  • 2017, Gold Award, Ashley Eppinger, American Advertising Federation Ad Honors, Collateral Material – Publication Design, Old Crown Logo, Course: VCD-P303 Identity and Branding
  • 2017, Gold Award, Danielle Doepke, American Advertising Federation Ad Honors, Collateral Material –Publication Design, Exposure: Exposing the Myths and Realities of Living with a Mental Illness,
    Course: VCD-P496 Senior Thesis
  • 2017, Gold Award, Rachel Miller, American Advertising Federation Ad Honors, Sales and Marketing – Cross Media Campaign, Choc. & Bee Chocolate Bar Packaging, Course: VCD-P205 Intro to Graphic Design
  • 2017, Silver Award, Caleb Fairres, American Advertising
  • Federation Ad Honors, Elements of Advertising – Logo/Icon Design, South by Southwest Logo Redesign, Course: VCD-P303 Identity and Branding
  • 2017, Silver Award, Ashley Eppinger, American Advertising Federation Ad Honors, Off Site – Display Design, Starwood Festival Poster, Course: VCD-P205 Intro to Graphic Design
  • 2017, Silver Award, Sabrina Medert, American Advertising Federation Ad Honors, Non-Traditional Advertising, Joseph Decuis Menu, Course: VCD-P104 Intro to Typography
  • 2017, Silver Award, Sabrina Medert, American Advertising Federation Ad Honors, Sales and Marketing – Cross Media Campaign, Freshii Rebrand, Course: VCD-P104 Intro to Typography
  • 2016, Amanda Pappas, Best of Show Student, American Advertising Federation Ad Honors, Package - Branding & Print, Meli: Full Marketing, VCD-P496 Senior Thesis
  • 2016, Gold Award, Sean O’Leary, American Advertising Federation Ad Honors, Self-Promotion/Print, Adventure Supply Kit, Course: VCD-P403 Graphic Design V
  • 2016, Silver Award, Alexandra Tsiguloff, American Advertising Federation Ad Honors, Collateral Material/Publication Design, Handglovery Typography Book, Course: Faculty Advisor
  • 2015, Gold Award, Matthew Hakey, American Advertising Federation Ad Honors, Non-Profit Advertising - Campaign, IF ONLY Helmet Awareness Campaign, Faculty Advisor
  • 2015, Gold Award, Matthew Hakey, American Advertising Federation Ad Honors, Collateral Material - Publication Design, Yo-Yo Product Catalog, Faculty Advisor

Research & Creative Activities; Exhibitions

  • 2019, From It to Thou: Being conscious of the sacred in nature, Co-Exhibition: Jim Gabbard and Peter Bella, UCA Faculty Invitational, Baum Gallery, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
  • 2018, Typology of Typography, Solo Exhibition, Medium: Digital Print & Multi-Medium, UCA Downtown. University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
  • 2018, From It to Thou: Being conscious of the sacred in nature, Co-Exhibition: Jim Gabbard and Peter Bella, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, IN
  • 2017, Grimm and Grotesk, CA 2017 Typography Competition, Peer Reviewed, Medium: Digital Prints, Communication Arts Magazine Typography Annual
  • 2017, Grimm and Grotesk, 2017 STA 100!, Peer Reviewed, Medium: Digital Prints, Society of Typographic Arts, Chicago, IL
  • 2017, Grimm and Grotesk, Solo Exhibition, Peer Reviewed, Medium: Digital Prints, Robert E. Wilson Gallery Merillat Centre for the Arts, Huntington University, Huntington, IN
  • 2016, Typography & Printing: past, present and future; Museum of Typography, Medium: Digital Print, Title: Bellafondita, Souda, Greece
  • 2016, Bellafondita, “Typography & Printing: past, present, and future,” International Poster Contest, Mouseio Typographias, Souda, Greece
  • 2016, Poster, prototype, TypeCon 2016, Society of Typographic Aficionados, Medium: Digital Print, Seattle, WA
  • 2016, Bellafondita, Poster, STA 100 Competition, Society of Typographic Arts, Chicago, IL
  • 2015, Science and Society at IPFW, Walb Classic Ballroom, Medium: Digital Print, Title: American Stereotypography, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2015, Poster, LACDA 2015 Juried Competition, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2015, Typology of Typography, Solo Exhibition, Peer Reviewed, Medium: Digital Print & Multi-Medium Sculpture, Indiana University–Purdue University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Visual Arts Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2015, IPFW Art Faculty Show, Crestwood Gallery, Medium: Typeface Design Digital Print, Title: American Stereotypography, Roanoke, IN
  • 2015, IPFW Art Faculty Show, Crestwood Gallery, Medium: Digital Print, Title: Type of Whether, Roanoke, IN
  • 2014, Poster, New York State of Mind, AIGA-UPSTNY, New York, NY
  • 2014, VCD14, Faculty Show, IPFW Visual Arts Gallery, Medium: Graphite & Digital Media, Title: THINK, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2013, Contemporary Art Faculty Show, Phaze 2 Gallery; Medium: Graphite & Digital Media, Title: THINK, Shepherdstown, WV
  • 2012, Design Faculty Show, Czurles Nelson Gallery, Medium: Graphite & Digital Media, Title: Repeat History, Buffalo, NY

Research & Creative Activities; Publications

  • 2018, From It to Thou: Being conscious of the sacred in nature, Co-Authored: Jim Gabbard & Peter Bella, 112 Pages, Publish Date Oct 23, 2018, Blurb Publishing, ISBN: 9780368713569
  • 2014, The Adobe Originals Silver Anniversary Story: Where are they now?, Adobe TypeKit, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Content Contributor

Research & Creative Activities; Conference Presenter

  • 2017, Design Incubation Peer Reviewed Colloquia, Design Incubation SUNY New Paltz, Presentation, New Paltz, NY
  • 2017, TypeCon International Conference on Typography, Society of Typographic Aficionados, Main Conference, Boston, MA
  • 2017, Humanistic Experiential Methodologies as Design Mechanism, Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, Design Principles & Practices Research Network, Toronto, CA
  • 2017, Typographic Form through Gestural Exploration, Society of Typographic Arts, “Planned Unpredictability” Conference, Chicago IL
  • 2015, History, Society, Technology, & Typography, Dearly Discarded, STA Design Inspiration Weekend, Society of Typographic Arts, Chicago, IL
  • 2015, Typology of Typography: Methodological Associations Throughout History Hints Towards New Expressions within Visual Communication and Design, School of Visual Arts, Conference Proceedings, Arts and the Education of Artists: Art Is…, Full Paper, Humanities and Sciences, School of Visual Arts, New York NY

Research & Creative Activities; Conference Participant

  • 2017, TypeCon International Conference on Typography, Society of Typographic Aficionados,
    Assistant to the Board/Photographer, Boston, MA
  • 2016, TypeCon International Conference on Typography, Society of Typographic Aficionados,
    Assistant to the Board/Photographer, Seattle, WA
  • 2015, TypeCon International Conference on Typography, Society of Typographic Aficionados, Assistant to the Board/Photographer, Denver, CO
  • 2015, CCS Summit, College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI
  • 2015, New Debates About Accountability, Higher Education Webinars, Adobe
  • 2014, TypeCon International Conference on Typography, Society of Typographic Aficionados, Assistant to the Board/Photographer, Washington, DC

Research & Creative Activities; Research Publications & Proceedings

  • 2017, Design Incubation Peer Reviewed Colloquia, Design Incubation SUNY New Paltz, Published Abstract, New Paltz, NY
  • 2017, Humanistic Experiential Methodologies as Design Mechanism, Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, Design Principles & Practices Research Network, Toronto, CA
  • 2017, Typology of Typography, Seoul International Conference on Social Sciences and Management (SICSSAM), Seoul Korea
  • 2016, Typology of Typography, College Arts Association, Art journal Open, submitted 2016, Full Paper
  • 2016, Typology of Typography: Methodological Associations Throughout History Hints Towards New Expressions within Visual Communication and Design, Seoul International Conference on Social Sciences and Management, Full Paper
  • 2015, American Stereotypeface, Science and Society (SASI), Book 5, Visual Communication and Design, College of Visual and Preforming Arts, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2015, Type Matters: The Rhetoricity of Letters, Proposal and Manuscript submission accepted
  • 2015, Typology of Typography: Methodological Associations Throughout History Hints Towards New Expressions within Visual Communication and Design, School of Visual Arts, Conference Proceedings, Arts and the Education of Artists: Art Is…, Full Paper, Humanities and Sciences, School of Visual Arts, New York NY
  • 2013, Design’s Social Responsible Manifesto Re-imagined: Community partnership as a community vehicle for social change, First Edition, Self-Published

Research & Creative Activities; Awards & Distinctions

  • 2015, Faculty Fellow, Science Central Portal to the Public, Science Central, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2012, PRSA Rochester PRism Awards, Award of Excellence, “You Made What?” Feature Story, RIT University Magazine
  • 2012, PRSA Rochester PRism Awards, PRism, Magazine, RIT University Magazine
  • 2012, PRSA Rochester PRism Awards, Prism, Newsletter, RIT Athenaeum
  • 2012, Higher Education Marketing Awards, Silver Award, Tiger Senses spirit building poster
  • 2012, Higher Education Marketing Awards, Merit Award, RIT University Magazine
  • 2012, Higher Education Marketing Awards, Merit Award, RIT Prospectus
  • 2011, 41st Annual UCDA Design Competition, Excellence Award, Internal Publication, RIT Athenaeum
  • 2011, PRSA Rochester PRism Award, Best in Show, Issues Management Communications, RIT NCAA Frozen Four Appearance
  • 2011, PRSA Rochester PRism Award, Element Award, Newsletter, RIT Athenaeum, 2011
  • 2011, Higher Education Marketing Awards, Gold Award, Publication/Internal, Athenaeum
  • 2011, Higher Education Marketing Awards, Bronze Award, Poster, ‘New Team, Same Dream’
  • 2011, Higher Education Marketing Awards, Merit Award, New Media, University News Homepage
  • 2010, PRSA Rochester PRism Award, Prism, News Magazine, RIT Athenaeum print newsletter
  • 2010, RBJ Best of the Web Awards, Best Website, Education category, rit.edu homepage design
  • 2010, Smashing Magazine lists rit.edu in Showcase of Academic and Higher Ed Websites
  • 2010, Higher Education Marketing Awards, Silver Award, Catalog, RIT Undergraduate Bulletin
  • 2010, Higher Education Marketing Awards, Bronze Award, Direct Mail Advertising, RIT Search Piece
  • 2010, Higher Education Marketing Awards, Merit Award, Brochure, RIT Women in STEM brochure
  • 2009, National Conservation Awards, Best Website, sethgreentu.org
  • 2009, Higher Education Marketing Awards, Merit Award, Brochure, RIT Women in STEM brochure
  • 2006, PRSA Rochester PRism Award, Prism, Newsletter, RIT news&events™ print edition
  • 2000-2001, Recognized as an outstanding achiever through a citation from Erie County, New York
  • 2000, Superb Printing and Design Contest Awards, Best in Class

Research & Creative Activities; Professional Activities

  • 2019, Arkansas Coding Academy, UCA Outreach, Graphic Design, Marketing Material, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
  • 2018, Connections Music Album, Justin Cook, UCA Music Department, CD Graphic Design, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

Service: University Level

  • 2017, Professional Development Subcommittee, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2017, Academic Computing and Information Technology Advisory Subcommittee, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2017, Interviewer for the 2017 Summit Scholars Competition, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2017, Juror, 20 th Annual Student Research and Creative Endeavors Symposium, Poster Presentations, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2016–Current, Teaching Coalition for Student Engagement, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2016–Current, The Alliance for Teaching Enrichment, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2016, Juror, 19 th Annual Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium, Poster Presentations, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2013–2014, Advisory Board Committee Member, Hagerstown Community College Graphic Design Technology—Digital Media, Web Design, and Multimedia programs, Hagerstown, MD

Service: College Level

  • 2018, Outstanding Student Committee, College of Fine Arts and Communication, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
  • 2017, College of Visual and Performing Arts Faculty Committee, Indiana University–Purdue University
  • 2015, Faculty Affairs Committee, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Indiana University –Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2014, STEAM Steering Committee, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN

Service: Department Level

  • 2019, Baum Gallery Faculty Invitational, Poster and Marketing Material, Student Mentor, Art Department, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
  • 2018, Art Department Social Media, Content Organizer and Designer, Art Department, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
  • 2018, Art Department Display Cases, Content Organizer, Art Department, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
  • 2018, Art Department Newsletter, Content Organizer and Designer, Art Department, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
  • 2018, Website Forms and Website Planning, Arts Faculty Committee, AD HOC Committee, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
  • 2018, Student Fees Planning, Arts Faculty Committee, Committee C, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
  • 2018, SAMI Planning, Arts Faculty Committee, Committee C, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
  • 2016, Gallery Artist/Faculty Tour, Typology of Typography, Visual Arts Building, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2015–2016, Chair High School Art and Design Competition, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2015, Faculty Review Committee, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2014, Introducing Typography to Students, Webinar Interview, FontLab, Jim Gallagher, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2013–2014, Social Media Coordinator, Shepherd University; Shepherdstown, WV
  • 2013, Faculty Mentor, Undergraduate Student Research, Buffalo State College SUNY, Buffalo, NY

Academic Organizations & Professional Organizations

  • 2018, Yella Dog Press (Little Rock, AR), Kate Askew, UCA Campus Invitation, Printmaking Workshop, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
  • 2018, Decipher 2018, Reviewer, Program Committee, Decipher 2018: The AIGA and DARIA 2018 Design Research Conference, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Design as Research in the Americas (DARIA)
  • 2018, Neighbors; and Art Show, Invited Juror, Engage Management, Conway ArtsFest, Conway, AR
  • 2018, Garrett State Bank 125th Celebration, TV and Online Promotional Videos (7), Manager, Production, Editing, and Design, Garrett State Bank, Garrett, IN
  • 2017, Peer Reviewer, Design Incubation, invited position
  • 2016–2018, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Educators Forum, Indianapolis IN chapter, member
  • 2016–2018, The American Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne, Board Member, Education Committee, Membership Committee, Programs Committee, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2016, Juror, Student Portfolio, Visual Communication and Design Technology, Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2015, IPFW Faculty Fellow, Science Central Sponsorship Day, Science Central, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2014, Peer Review of Typographic Design: Form and Communication 6th Edition, Authors: Carter Sanders, Ben Day, Phillip Meggs, Wiley Publishing

Service: Community

  • 2018–Current, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Northwestern Arkansas Chapter, Member
  • 2016–Current, Graphic Communications Education Association (GCEA), Professional Member
  • 2016–Current, Society of Publication Designers (SPD), Friend of SPD
  • 2014–Current, ADOBE, Adobe Customer Advisor
  • 2014–Current, The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), Affiliate Member
  • 2014–2018, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Indianapolis IN chapter, Member
  • 2014–2018, The American Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne (AdFed), Vice President Education
    Committee, Member of the Board
  • 2014–2018, Arts United Fort Wayne, Member
  • 2013–Current, The Society of Typographic Art (STA), Professional Member
  • 2012–Current, College Art Association (CAA), Member
  • 2003–Current, University and College Designers Association (UCDA), Member
  • 2003–2014, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Upstate NY, Member and Board Nominee

Grants

  • 2017, Institute for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavors Grant, Making the Machine Human, $600.00, with matching $600.00 from department
  • 2017, Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching Summer Instructional Development Grant, VCD, Instructional Development, $3,500.00
  • 2017, Office of Sponsored Research, Grimm & Grotesk, Research and Creative Endeavor, $1,000.00 with matching $1,000.00 from department
  • 2016, Office of Academic Affairs, Science and Society Research and Creativity at IPFW, American Stereotypefaces; Research, Creative Endeavor, and Professional Development, $750.00
  • 2015, Office of Sponsored Research, Typology of Typography, Research and Creative Endeavor, $1,000.00 with matching $1,000.00 from department

Professional Growth

2019, The DESIGNED Podcast; Creating Success in Design Education, thedesignedpodcast.com