Education

MFA, The University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 1990

BFA, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1987

 

Overview of Artistic Skills
and Abilities


Extensive and diverse computer graphic design skills, including experience creating with: PhotoShop CS5, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Painter 11.0 & Freehand CS5

Web design skills using a wide range of production tools including HTML, XHTML, BBedit, Flash CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Fireworks CS5 & ImageReady CS5

Mural painting experience for both corporate and private clients

Commissioned portrait painter

Traditional illustration and graphic design skills: paste ups and mechanicals, preparing work for print

 

Skills Profile

Experience in grant writing, managing departmental budget and maintaining fine art and computer design studios

Ability to work independently, and as part of a team, handling multiple projects, meeting specific due dates

Licensed Art Educator, K-12, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Twelve years of technology and fine art teaching experience at K-12, university and private institutions.

Strong leadership and organizational skills.

 

Recent Related
Work Experience

1999- present: Associate Professor of Art & Design/Coordinator of Graphic Design Program- Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ

Researched and wrote curriculum for new degree program- BFA in Graphic Design and Multi-Media Arts

Responsible for hiring and supervising adjunct faculty members

Researched, purchased, and maintain computers and peripheral equipment for a Macintosh Graphics lab.

Developed and maintain departmental web site, oversee faculty workshops on Faculty Web Site Development

Courses taught: Computer Graphic Design I & II, Advanced Figure Drawing, Modern Art Histor (in class and online), Art Appreciation, Two and Three Dimensional Design, Digital Illustration, Drawing I &II, Intro to Computer Graphics, Senior Portfolio II

1997-present: Freelance Graphic/Web Design Consultant

Create artwork and layout designs for print: logos, brochures, illustrations, posters, and letterheads

Design customized web sites- graphics, illustrations, animated images, text- for a diverse client base on PC and Macintosh platforms

Recent clients include:

Jonathan Stone, Attorney at Law/Certified Public Accountant

Designer Drafting, Sparta, NJ

USNEWS & WORLD REPORT, NYC and Washington, D.C.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Harrisburg, PA

Double Eagle Antiques, Allamuchy, NJ

Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ

Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown, NJ

 

2002-2003 Adjunct Art Instructor, Sussex County College, Newton, NJ

1998: Adjunct Computer Graphic Design Instructor- Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

1996-98: Adjunct Drawing and Painting Instructor- the Richard Stockton College of NJ, Pomona, NJ

 

Honors and Awards


2006-09: Visiting Artist, Lafayette College, Easton, PA (summer)

1996: Giverny Institute Grant/Fellowship, Giverny, France

1991-92: Full Tuition Scholarship, Temple University

1989: Full Tuition Scholarship, Wolverhampton Polytechnic Institute, Wolverhampton, England

1988-90: Full Tuition Scholarship, The University of Delaware

1987: Stuart Egnal Prize in Painting- The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1987: Liquitex Prize/Award (national award)

Certification

Art Teacher Certification-
K-12, PA and NJ, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1992