About

A Bit About My Studio

Determined to earn a living as an artist, I moved from California to New York City. While attending grad school at Pratt Institute, I adjusted to living in NYC in a tiny railroad apartment on the Upper Eastside. My design studio was established weeks after graduation in a small space within an ad agency on Madison Avenue. Driven by meager funds, fierce naïveté, and the will to survive cold calls were made. Surprisingly clients began to call.

My fascination with art and design begins with my interest in art history. Walking through galleries, libraries or museums to dialog with my favorite artists, some living many dead, amuses me. Above all graphic design earns my living and painting is my sidekick: watercolor, oil and now I paint on the computer. Review the pictorial language that defines me as a human being and respectfully allows me to contribute a few words to a life-long art and design conversation.

Experience

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGN & ART DIRECTION
2005 — Present: Benchmark Education Company, Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing, Ltd., CHANEL, Condé Nast, CurtCo Media, LVMH, Pratima Spa, Surgeons OverSeas, Whole Foods 

NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE Adjunct Professor: Advertising Art, Computer Illustration, Digital Imaging, Graphic Design l & 3,
Packaging for Graphic Design, Typography for Graphic Design
Fall 2014—Present

SUNY FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE Adjunct Professor:
Introduction to Drawing, 
Introduction to Watercolor, Typography 1
Fall 2017—Spring 2018

THE ART INSTITUTE NYC Adjunct Professor:
Designing with Type l, 2, & 3, Graphic Identity, Graphic Symbolism,
Electronic Production, Marketing, Portfolio 1, Fall 2011—Fall 2016

LOEWS CORPORATION  Senior Graphic Design
EXPERIENCE: print and web advertisements, brochures, company benefit collateral, event collateral, e-vites, hotel collateral, invitations, menus, newsletters, presentations 
October 2012—May 2013

GOURMET MAGAZINE Senior Graphic Design Marketing  1995 —2005  

Education

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY: BA in Art/Honors
INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Digital Photography, Flash and Studio Lighting
LYNDA.COM: Adobe Creative Suite, Lightroom, WordPress
NOBLE DESKTOP: Adobe After Effects, Dreamweaver, HTML Email, CSS, WordPress
PRATT INSTITUTE: MFA Painting, Art History, Photography, After Effects
SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS: Milton Glaser Design and Personality, Computer Silkscreen

Awards, Honors & Affiliations

American Institute of Graphic Artist’s Award, AIGA Member, California State Scholarship, College Arts Association, InSource Member, New York InDesign Users Group, New York State Assembly Community Service Citation, New York State Higher Education Grant, Pratt Institute Fellowship, SOS Surgeons OverSeas Volunteer, The Type Directors Club, Freeport Public Schools Art Expo Presenter

Special Interests

INSTITUTE OF CULINARY EDUCATION Staples For An Israeli Kitchen Master Class with Adeena Sussman
ACADEMIA BARILLA: Cooking Class in Parma
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: Design/Marketing Tabletop, Machine Knitting
NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY: Writing for Magazines
BABALONIA, FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, NEW SCHOOL: Italian Language
MARYLAND ART INSTITUTE: Painting & Art History in Sorrento, Italy
SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS: Painting in Urbino, Italy