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    EDUCATION ​MFA Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Il
    BFA Southeastern Massachusetts University, Dartmouth, MA


    ​CERTIFICATION Adobe certified trainer, Microsoft office specialist, word Microsoft office specialist powerpoint
    TEACHING EXPERIENCE Graphic Design Instructor 2001–present Regional Occupational Program, El Camino Real Charter High School 5440 Valley Circle Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 
    ​Responsibilities included: teaching GraphicDesign Fundamentals to young adults (16-18 years old); curriculum development including the completion and UC approval of graphic design fundamentals course; oversee a student run graphics shop; maintaining and troubleshooting networked thirty-three computer Macintosh lab; ordering supplies and equipment; and updating software. Software taught: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.



    Graphic Design Instructor 1998–2012 West Valley Occupational Center 6400 Winnetka Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 Directly responsible for the development of the graphic design night program for one of the largest accredited occupational center in the city of Los Angeles. Responsibilities for this twelve hour per week course with an enrollment of thirty-eight adults includes teaching fundamentals of design, basic drawing skills, color theory, computer operations and computer applications; developing content; initializing internship programs and community classroom programs; and curriculum development.. Additional duties include maintaining and trouble shooting equipment. Software includes InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and HTML 



    Graphic Design Instructor 1998–2001 Regional Occupational Program, Canoga Park School Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park, CA Responsibilities: teaching Graphic Design Fundamentals to young adults, maintaining and troubleshooting networked 32 computers Macintosh lab; ordering supplies and equipment; and updating software. Software taught : QuarkXPress, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and HTML 
      Graphic Design Instructor 1997–1998 Greater Lawrence Technical School 57 River Road, Andover, MA Responsibilities: Teaching drawing, painting, fundamentals of design, and color theory from beginning to advances, and commercial applications; directing the student sales and rental gallery; organizing students and their work for competition; and advisement.
    Art Instructor 1986Laguna College of Art Laguna Beach, CA Classes taught: figure and still life drawing
    Rend Lake College 1980–1983 Ina, IL Area Head of Art within the Department of Art and Communication Responsibilities: Taught studio and academic art courses including History of Art, Foundation Design, Drawing, Painting and Art Appreciation: administered contractual service and capital expense budget: curriculum development; student advisement.
    Southern Illinois University 1977-1980 Carbondale, Illinois Graduate Assistant-quarter time Taught foundation drawing and 2D Design

    STUDENT ACHEIVEMENTS Printing Industries Association of Southern California - Technical and Academic Competition —El Camino Real Charter High School First place winner: 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004 Second place winner 2010, 2009, Third Place winner 2011, 2006 Fourth place winner 2012 
    ​Printing Industries Association of Southern California | Postsecondary Design Competition West Valley Occupational Center 2011 third place winner 2010 first place, second place, 2008 third place two honor mentions 2007 first & second place winners 2006 third place winner Graphic Arts Club of Los Angeles Annual Competition- Design 2007- first, second, third, and fourth 2006 first place, 2005 first place 2004 second and third place
    SkillsUSA Southern California Regional 2008 -five participants received one gold, one silver 2007 -six participants received five gold, one silver
    Gutenberg Student Competition sponsored by International Association of Printing House Craftsmen & The Graphic Art Educator Association El Camino Real Charter High School: 2006 1st place black & white design, 2nd place four color design West Valley Occupational Center: 2006 1st place black and white design, 2nd place four color brochure design,  2004 & 2005 3rd place in four color design
    GRAPHIC  EXPERIENCE Artesian Creative Freelancers, Inc 1997 1950 Sawtelle Suite 333, Los Angeles, CA Freelance Design and Production creating sales presentations and catalogues
    Night Dog Graphic Design 1996-1997 22525 Sherman Way, West Hills, CA Freelance production and web artist creating sales presentations, catalogues, web pages and graphics
    FREELANCE ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR 1985-1999 Created artwork through various agencies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York including Intervisual Books, Intra Design, Art Group International, and Fresh Paint for national and international corporations. The Artwork was completed to specifications and under deadline. Gallery Assistant 1979-1980
    ​CONTINUING EDUCATION 2011 Moorpark College, Photography 2006 International Graphic Arts Educators Association Conference Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, CA 40 hours 2003 Graphic Arts Workshop, Graphic Communication Institute Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, CA 40 hours 1998  Externship Award Lycos, Inc. Internet Informational Management Company Framingham, MA 1990 Trillium Graphics, San Francisco, CA completed two lithographic editions published by Erickson & Ellins



    COLLECTIONS Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL Bank of Sessor, Sessor IL All Nippon Airways, Inc America, Los Angeles, CA ANA Sheraton Hotel, Osaka, Japan Robinson Corporation, San Diego, CA TRW Law Division, Redondo Beach, CA Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corporation, Long Beach,CA Rose & Magaram PLC Law Corporation, Century City, CA Standard Pacific Corporation, Costa Mesa, CA Bear Creek Corporation, Murrieta, CA Coldwell Banker, Redondo Beach, CA Marina International Properties, Marina Del Rey, CA Jack Nicholas Development Corporation, San Diego, CA Bear Stearns & Company, Century City, CA Knoll Corporation, Newport Beach, CA Kroll Development Corporations, Irvine, CA Browne & Company of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Spierer, Denis & Furstman, Los Angeles, CA Sheraton Sunrise Hotel, Rancho Cordova, CA Hyatt on Collins/Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Sheraton Singapore, Singapore Doubletree at Concourse, Atlanta, GA Hyatt Regency Westshore, Tampa, FL Marina Beach Hotel, Marina Del Rey, CA Doubletree Hotel, Seattle, WA American Express International Bank, Los Angeles, CA Pebble Beach Hotel, Pebble Beach, CA First American Title, Glendale, CA Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC Omni Hotel, San Diego, CA Weyerhaeuser Corporation, Los Angeles, CA Kilsby-Roberts, Los Angeles, CA CushmanManagement, Los Angeles, CA Hyatt Kansas, Kansas City, KS San Francisco Hilton, San Francisco, CA Century Plaza Hotel, Century City, CA R.J. Helo, Los Angeles, CA Sheraton Long Beach, Long Beach, CA Palma House, Chicago, IL Soeul Hilton Soeul, Korea Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas. NV Encino Medical Facility, Encino, CA Bacor Construction Co, Los Angeles, CA First Interstate Bank Los Angeles, CA Irvine Hilton Irvine, CA First Union Investment Los Angeles, CA The Forum Country Club Tokyo, Japan Yokomizo & Associates Los Angeles, CA Spierer & Woodward Law Offices Los Angeles, CA William Morris Talent Agency Los Angeles, CA Transamerican Insurance Co Woodland Hills, CA Hyatt Regency Chicago, IL Rancho Antonio Medical Center Rancho Antonio, TX First National Bank & Trust Company Rockford, IL PMI Mortgage Insurance Co, San Francisco, CA Omni Corporation Phoenix, AZ University of Michigan, Maternal Care Center Michigan John Wayne Cancer Foundation Santa Monica, CA The Water Garden Santa Monica, CA Indian Wells Country Club Indian Wells, CA KTI International Corp San Dimas, CA Disney Vero Beach Vero Beach, FL HNY Okinawa Okinawa Talofofo Golf Resort Talofofo, Guam Jardine Corporation Los Angeles, CA Kaiser Permanent Los Angeles, CA Parker, Reul, Kahy Los Angeles, CA D’Arcy,Masius, Benton, & Bowles Los Angeles, CA Spanish Bay Resort Pebble Beach, CA Westin Maui, HI 

    ART EXHIBITIONS Solo 1983 Introduction Summer 83, , Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1982 Alexandria Museum, Visual Art Center, Alexandria, LA 1981 Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL 1980 Rend Lake College, Ina, IL 1980 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL ​Group 1991 From Real to Surreal, Brea Civic and Cultural Center, Brea, CA 1984 Watercolor A Contemporary Survey, University of California, San Diego, CA 1984 Olympiad 84, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1983 Benefit Exhibition, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits, Los Angeles, CA 1983 Personal Mythology A National Juried Exhibition, Diseno Studios, Austin, TX 1983 Pacific Regional 83, LA Harbor Arts, Carbrillo Beach, CA (*award) 1983 The Museum of North Orange County Annual Exhibit, Fullerton, CA 1982 Capps/Nicholson-Works on Paper, Rend Lake College, Ina, IL 1981 National Drawing and Painting Exhibitions, SMU, Dartmouth, MA 1980 26th Annual Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Ball State University, IN (*award) 1980 44th Annual Midyear Show, Butler Institute, Youngstown, OH 1980 Distaff Side/Women Artists 1980, Mitchell Museum, Mt Vernon, IL 1980 Eight State Annual Painting, J B Speed Museum, Louisville, KY (award) 1980 Southern Illinois University Faculty & Graduate Exhibit, Traveled 7 Locations 1979 32nd Annual Midstate Exhibition, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN 1979 Southern Illinois University Faculty Exhibit, Paris, IL 1978 Distaff Side/Women Artists 78, Mitchell Museum, Mt Vernon, IL 1977 New England College Invitational, (Honor) Providence Art Guild, Providence, RI