January 8, 2010

Resume

Download a copy of my resume here.

Download a copy of my awards and works permanently on display here.

Education

University of Hartford, Hartford Art School
B.F.A., Illustration, Spring 2012, GPA 3.98

Skills

  • Master of drawing, painting, and digital design; both realistic and stylized
    – Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Watercolors, Acrylic, Pen & Ink, Graphite, Gouche, Chalk, Pastels
  •  Experienced Seamstress
    – Machine sewing, garment costruction, hand-stitching, serging, hand-embroidery, pattern alterations
  •  Social Media Management and Leadership skills
    – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, writing, public speaking, group instruction
  •  Various skilled crafts
    – Leather, wigs, ceramics, polymer clays, stage makeup, body art

Professional Experience
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  • Medical Illustrator, Custom Learning Designs Inc., 2013 – Present
    – Full time in house Illustrator creating graphics with Adobe Creative Suite for immediate publishing
  • Head of Advertising & Promotion, MFA in Illustration Program, University of Hartford, 2012 – 2016
    – Managed online presence including social media accounts and blog for MFA program
    – Designed and distributed promotional materials, and sourced content for web promotion
    – Promoted from Assistant Program Administrator, 2012
  • Freelance Artist, Illustrator, 2003 – Present
    – Over a decade of commission experience with large and small clients, both long term image production and one-day events (Caricaturist, Henna body artist)
    – Fashion Illustrator for Studio Chasseur, 2013
    – Event Consultant Artist for TOMS Shoes Inc., 2012
    – Muralist, Burlington High School; Sammy’s Deli of Burlington; Peabody Public Library, 2006-2008
    – Self-published Author & Illustrator of graphic novels, 2003-2008
  • Freelance Seamstress and Costume Designer 2004 – Present
    – Designing and constructing custom garments for small businesses and private individuals
    – Costume Designer for CONNetic Dance Company, 2012
    – Intern at University of Hartford Hartt School Costume Shop, 2012
    – Official Costume Correspondent & Blogger for Nerd Caliber, 2011 – 2014
  • Drawing Instructor, 2006 – Present
    – ’How to Draw Manga’ workshop instructor, ages 5 – adult, numerous libraries and community centers in MA & NH, 2006 – Present
    – Course Instructor, Artworks in 2 Shades, Medford, MA, 2012
    – Private drawing instruction 2008 -2010
  • Sales Associate at Michael’s Craft Stores, 2012

Artistic Achievements

  • Irma and Mort Handel Illustration Award, 2012
  • Outstanding Sophomore Portfolio Award from the Hartford Art School Illustration Department, 2010
  • University of Hartford Science Fiction Society Annual Art Contest Winner, First Place, 2009
  • University of Hartford Excellence in Freshman Drawing Award, 2009
  • New England Scholastic Press Association, Journalism Award, Special Achievement Artwork/Cartoon, 2008
  • Massachusetts Sixth District Congressional Art Competition, Best in School, 2007
  • Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards: Silver Key, Gold Key Portfolio & Honorable Mention, 2006-2007
  • Selected to participate in Massachusetts Art All State, 2007
  • Art Institute of Boston Pre-College Summer Exhibition, Ribbon Winner, 2006

Scholastic Achievements

  • Senior Regents’ Honor Award Recipient, for highest GPA & Outstanding Achievement, 2012
  • Elizabeth Capen Senior Scholarship Award, 2011
  • Junior Regents’ Honor Award Recipient, highest GPA in college, 2011
  • President & Dean’s List at the University of Hartford, Spring & Fall semesters, 2008-2012
  • Induction to Sigma Alpha Pi, National Society of Leadership and Success, 2009
  • Rhode Island School of Design Book Award, 2008
  • Holy Cross Book Award, 2007
  • National Honor Society, 2006-2008

Leadership Roles

  • Student Liaison for 2012 Senior Illustration Exhibition, University of Hartford Art School, 2012
  • Assistant Curator & Staff for Student-Run Art Exhibition & Charity Event, University of Hartford, 2012
  • Department Coordinator for Senior yearbook & Party Planning Committee, University of Hartford, 2012
  • Sergeant at Arms of the University of Hartford Science Fiction Society, 2010

Exhibitions

  • Iyo Cafe, Solo Show, 2014
  • Silpe Gallery, Hartford, ‘Old Worlds, New Views,’ 2012
  • Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, ‘Vignettes,’ 2012
  • Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, ‘The End,’ 2012
  • Cambridge Street Gallery, Solo Show, 2012

Publications

  • Summer Term Course Catalog, University of Hartford, 2012

Artwork Permanently on Display

  • Summer Term Course Catalog, University of Hartford, 2012
  • Mural at Burlington Public High School, Burlington, MA
  • Mural at Sammy’s Deli, 59 Winn Street, Burlington, MA
  • Mural at Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St, Peabody, MA

Libraries/Community Centers Previously Employed By for Workshops

  • Boston Public Library: various branches
  • Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen, MA
  • Groton, MA Public Library
  • Winchester, MA Public Library
  • Burlington, MA Public Library
  • Burlington, MA Recreation Department
  • Peabody, MA Institute Library
  • Topsfeild, MA Public Library
  • Bedford, MA Free Public Library
  • Hudson, NH Hills Memorial Library