General info
Milwaukee, WI
My interests as a graphic designer and artist involve the concepts of editing and systems, in the literal and metaphoric senses. The themes of collaboration, translation, indexing, and communication remain constant in my work, which has been shown in galleries and an on-going project titled fold: the reader, a journal of written and visual work, is available in bookstores and online and has been honored in Print Magazine’s Regional Annual. This project allows for collaborations with people from many disciplines, schools, areas and countries. I invite painters, photographers, designers, creative writers, theorists, and social scientists to contribute work under a thematic umbrella and design a book around this work. Two volumes have been published and I am collecting work for a third.

My commercial work is often done for creatives and non-profit organizations. Recent projects include the branding of new Chicago creative firms sr4 and JBCreative, as well as work for the federally-funded Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University and bilingual advertising for the NEA-funded Latino Arts Project in Chattanooga, TN. I have done projects for Chattanooga’s Siskin Children’s Hospital and Cress Gallery and for fine artists Maggie McMahon, Ron Buffington and Angela Dittmar. A poster designed for art cooperative Seed won an award juried by Art Chantry.

I am a resourceful and interdisciplinary educator with high expectations for my students. I believe that teaching conceptual facility is just as important to being a strong designer as knowledge of technology and production techniques; that professional success can be achieved through both if complemented by attention to detail, significant time, energy, and a zest for the endeavor. I think that an educator’s job is to teach by example, cultivate excitement and opportunities, and advocate for her students.
Chicago, IL
Sep 1998 - May 2000
Sep 1997 - May 1998
Post-Baccalaureate Studio Certificate
Bloomington, IN
Aug 1990 - Dec 1995
BFA Painting, BA East Asian Language and Literature
Client Work (selected)
Branding and logo for Chicago-area creative director with high-profile client base
Evanston Scholars Program
Brochure, branding and logo for a non-profit organization that improves college
access and success for a diverse group of at-risk Evanston high-school students
Military Family Research Institute
Anniversary gala program; invitations for Institute event
Branding, consulting on web and presentation design, logo design
Latino Arts Project
Bilingual poster design for NEA-funded project indentifying/documenting traditional Latino art forms
Angela Dittmar
Exhibition cards for nationally showing artist
Abundia Women's Retreat
Logo, card, brochure, signage for annual national women’s conference and workshop
Siskin Children's Institute
Quarterly newsletter for school and institute
Design Studies Forum
Front-end website design for national design organization
Spiegel Publishing Company
Typographic quality control/proofing; sending catalog forms to press
Teaching Experience
Adjunct Professor, two one-semester appointments
August 2011 – May 2012
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design,
Communication Design

Adjunct Assistant Professor, two one-year appointments
August 2008 – May 2010
The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee,
Graphic Design Program, Visual Art, Peck School of the Arts

Assistant Professor, tenure track
August 2003 – May 2008
Assistant Professor, one year appointment August 2002 – May 2003
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,
Department of Art

January 2001 – May 2002
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
Department of Continuing Studies

September 2001 – December 2001
Dominican University,
Department of Art and Art History, River Forest, IL

Teaching Assistant
September 1998 – May 2000
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
Undergraduate Program
Courses Taught
ART 627 Design Seminar:
Design Activism–DRIVEN Student Conference (UWM)
ART 524 Professional Practice (UWM)
ART 223 Introduction to Typography (UWM, SAIC)
ART 321 Graphic Design I (UWM, DU)
ART 323 Typography II (UWM)
ART 421 Graphic Design II (UWM)
ART 423 Experimental Typography (UWM)
ART 427 Advanced Design Workshop: Dialect Magazine (UWM)
ART 260 Drawing for Graphic Design (UTC)
ART 260 Visual Literacy (UTC)
ART 271 Typography I (MIAD, UTC)
ART 300 Digital Media (UTC)
ART 380 Photography for Graphic Design (UTC)
ART 465 Problem Solving in Graphic Design (UTC)
ART 471 Typography III: Publication Design (UTC)
ART 351 Graphic Design History (UTC)
ART 468 Individual Study (UTC)
VISCOM 1001 Intro to Visual Communication (SAIC–TA)
VISCOM 3001 Intermediate Graphic Design (SAIC–TA)
Exhibitions and Public Works
XOXO Exhibition,
Eisner Museum of Advertising and Design, Milwaukee, WI
Charity Exhibition, work now in collection of Amy and Tim Decker, Milwaukee, WI

Mint by Seed, Rivoli Art Mill, Chattanooga, TN
Exhibition • art + war, with Brad Elliot

Polymer, Hosted by Seed,
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
Video Art Screening • This Is Ventriloquism

UTC Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Chattanooga, TN

Writing at 1926: Systems of Writing Reunion,
1926 Exhibition Studies Space, Chicago, IL
Collaborative writing

In The Eye Of The Storm,
911 LAPD Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
Environmental installation • role: editor, design consultant;
with BJ Krivanek and Community Architexts

Civilized Presence, 1926 Exhibition Studies Space, Chicago, IL
Exhibition • collaboration with arts administrators and writer including typographic
window installation
Publication // fold: the reader
2012 fold: the reader, Vol. 3: SPECIMENT/TACTIC,
print journal of written and visual work (forthcoming)
Publication • Founder, editor, designer, writer; 23 writers, designers, artists

2008 fold: the reader, Vol. 2: SACRIFICE,
print journal of written and visual work
Publication • Founder, editor, designer, writer; 25 writers, designers, artists

2005 fold: the reader, Vol. 1: LYING,
print journal of written and visual work
Publication • Founder, editor, designer, writer, oversee website design; 22 writers, designers, artists