Maryland Institute College of Arts, Baltimore, Maryland
Master of Fine Arts, expected 2013
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Bachelor of Arts with Honors, May 2008
Studio Arts – Graphic Design focus
Founded and directed a burlesque performance troupe.
Co-founded and co-managed a multi-artist studio space and performance venue.
Founded and currently operates a freelance print and web-design company.
PROFESSIONAL + LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Lead Designer, Terrific Design / 2008 - present
Manage all aspects of a sole-proprietorship print + web design business.
Elected Board Member, Public Access TV / Iowa City, IA 12/2010 - 6/2011
Part of a twelve member board that manages the finances and direction of Iowa City's Public Access Television station, member of the Outreach committee.
Co-director, White Lightning Wherehouse / Iowa City, IA 8/2010 - 6/2011
Co-manage day to day operations and head grand schemes for a visual arts community space.
Graphics Editor, Little Village Television / Iowa City, IA 7/2010 - 6/2011
Edit full programs and create graphics for local arts and culture news pieces. Most recently edited interviews of Kate Nash and Valerie Plame.
Founder + Director, Les Dames du Burlesque / Iowa City, IA 1/2010 - 6/2011
Act as creative and operational director and perform as Tough Köokie in a performance art troupe that has sold-out shows all over Iowa.
Video Specialist, Senior Center Television / Iowa City, IA 2008 - 6/2011
Collaborate with seniors and assist with the technical aspects of shooting and editing to help put together 4 hours per month of locally-run programming. Regularly help to produce "Neighbors and Friends," a series hosted by 86-year-old Elsie Vega that focuses on LGBTQ issues in the community.
Graphic Designer, Dr. Jensen Board Prep / Iowa City, IA 2009 - 12/2010
Co-founder, Poison Apple Thrift / The US, West of Iowa City, IA Fall 2008
Set up a traveling vintage resale shop out of the trunk of a gold volvo all the way to California, published blog.
President, UI Students in Design / Iowa City, IA 2007-2008
Organized annual design show, managed finances, scheduled meetings, guest speakers, activities.
Graphics Editor, The Daily Iowan / Iowa City, IA 2006 - 2008
Managed and trained a team of three to six graphic artists to design info-graphics and illustrations for the University of Iowa's newspaper, published five times per week.
Motion Graphics Editor, Daily Iowan TV / Iowa City, IA 2007
Expanded print info-graphics position to include television. Learned and then trained others in programs.
Info-graphics Intern, Bloomberg News / New York, NY Summer 2007
Produced business and financial info-graphics for an international newswire. Some published in print.
Works-in-Progress Festival, Iowa City, Iowa, October 2010
"The Wherehouse Academy of Hard Art"
Submitted for critique and discussion the notion of the space as an art super-organism, gave a talk with a multi-media slideshow.
"The Tableaux Vivants of Les Dames du Burlesque"
Presented a series of classic horror tales and urban legends in tableau vivant form. Produced backdrop video projections from found YouTube footage and graphics that created a narrative during short dramatic scenes, and a spotlight effect on tableaux.
Beemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska, June 2010
"Hopey Changey Things"
Collaborative work with the Bubbly Water Drawing Club
Walnut Farms, Iowa City Iowa, April 2010
Midnight burlesque performance as part of the installation and art show of visiting art collective Paintallica
Open Lot, Nashville, Tennessee, March 2010
"Missionaries of the Free (@rt) Sch001 present The Faux Show!"
Multimedia + live performance as Princeß Tralabeeka as part of group show
University of Iowa, Becker Communication Building Auditorium, May 2009
University of Iowa, Blank Honors Center, Iowa City, Iowa, May 2008
"Exploring Graphic Design History Using New Media"
BFA show, Honors Thesis presentation