Adobe Certified Professional
Adobe Certified Professional in Visual Design using Adobe Photoshop. This is an industry-recognized credential that validates proficiency in Creative Cloud software through rigorous live-in-the-app exams.
MFA - Photography
Rochester Institute of Technology is a leading school for photography. Kodak was founded in Rochester, NY, and has had ties to the school from the beginning. During this time, I focused on technical aspects of photography, such as lighting and composition, as well as concept and storytelling within my photographs. I also took courses in moving-image using Adobe Premiere Pro.
BA - Studio Art
The College of Wooster
The College of Wooster is a small liberal arts college where I studied art, photography, film, and many other areas. I took courses in Adobe Photoshop and learned to make complex composite images.
Most Relevant Work Experience
ZoneFive & MS Art Conservation
As a consultant and conservation assistant, I worked on organizing and preserving historic photographs. I also designed Adobe Photoshop and Camera Raw instructional workflows for conservation. I designed and recorded presentations for conservation using Adobe Premiere Pro.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
I was hired by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for several specific projects. I researched examined and cataloged the museum's entire photography collection. I also worked as a curatorial consultant on two exhibitions: Ansel Adams Masterworks, and Eugène Atget: Photographing Paris, 1898–1925. For these exhibitions, I worked on image selection and other curatorial concerns, contributed to the exhibition text, and designed graphics and text for educational materials. I later was hired to curate the exhibition Brett Weston: Working Towards Abstraction by myself. I also produced exhibition documentation photographs of several exhibitions for the museum.
Assistant Professor of Art
As a college professor at Colorado College, I taught all the basics of photography and darkroom processes. My courses included instruction in advanced Adobe Photoshop techniques as well as Camera Raw and Adobe Bridge. I also taught Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art which covered the fundamentals of design and introduced Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.
Lecturer & Artist in Residence
Iowa State University
At Iowa State University, I was in charge of teaching all of the photography courses including camera operations, darkroom, and alternative photographic processes. I also taught Introduction to Computer Art including digital editing in Adobe Photoshop as well as an introduction to Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.
Addison Independent Newspaper
After graduate school, I was hired as a graphic designer for a local newspaper. I created Ad design and layout using Adobe InDesign and Illustrator.
Happy Cats Haven
I assist this local animal shelter with photography and editing the photographs for their website.
Project PPE at Colorado College
During the start of the pandemic and lockdown, there was a severe shortage of protective equipment for front-line workers. I worked with two other faculty members and a small band of students to use the resources we had to make face shields which we donated to local emergency workers. We also donated a large number to the Navajo Nation who were particularly hard hit by Covid at the time. I was in charge of the Covid shield design (in Adobe Illustrator), and ran the laser cutter to produce the face-shield part of the design.