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I have a passion for the making due to my many creative interests and inspirations.
I am an exhibiting artist at The Denver Art Society and have been a member for more than four years. I am also a member of the Boulder Art Association and the North Boulder (NOBO) Art district. Most recently I was invited to join an international group of extremely talented artists under the representation of Influx Gallery located in Notting Hill London. https://www.influx-gallery.com/
At the beginning of the Covid Pandemic in 2020, I developed and designed the website for the Denver Art Society. At a time when people felt an overall disconnect, the site offered the coop a sense of place.
I enjoy working with mixed media, photography and encaustic applications. I digitally composite my work for archivable prints and alternative prints like Cyanotypes, and Vandykes.
I have a passion for the tactile and have my hands in jewelry making, sculptural modeling with wire armatures to creation otherworldly dioramas and fantasy containers.
My intent as an artist, is to offer a whimsical journey into a world of eldritch juxtaposition and the ironic. I encourage the observer to suspend stereotypical judgements and instead, embrace the “What If.”
Colorado Technical University
North Campus Westminster, Colorado
Title: Web Design Instructor (HTML, CSS) Part-time adjunct instructor
Introduced students to the nuances of hand coding using HTML, CSS and XML.
Facilitated an online forum for students with weekly debate topics.
The Art Institute of Colorado
1200 S. Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado
Title: Web Design Instructor (Dreamweaver, Flash, Fire Works and Photoshop) Part-time adjunct instructor.
Regis Learning Systems
Remote 8 month contract creating on line training materials for the DOD using Flash interactive features and 2D animation.
Small Space Rescue
Wildfire First Responders
First Responders Radioactive Crisis Training
Jet Fuel Rehydration Systems and Protocols
Denver Center of the Performing Arts
Creative and Technical Consultant
Worked with DCPA Creative Director to recreate their table based website to a AWDA compliant site based on HTML5 CSS. Additionally I instructed the CD in the use of FLASH and Action Scripts, to create an animated PSA for one of the first large Palmas Outdoor screens along Speer Blvd, near the Complex.
Title: Graphic/Web Designer
Contribution: Design and production of print, landing pages and e-marketing materials, including the design of numerous collateral pieces in support of the Club’s luxury brand. Determining color treatment, specifications and deadlines, and the best and most cost effective method of reproduction. Managed project and shot list for photo shoots of luxury homes in Paris, Italy, Aspen, and Steamboat Springs. Created and revised complex vector Maps.
National Corporate Housing
Title: Graphic Web Designer, Photography
Contribution: Design and production of print, web and multimedia/e-marketing communications for several national companies under the Atchison Group umbrella.
Cherry Hills Country Club
Title: Publications Director, Graphic/Web Designer & Photographer
Focus: Key roll in the design and production of all print, web and multimedia communications for the promotion of various Club events. Developed an interactive History DVD for Club Members, photographed the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open and created an interactive Flash CD for Club Members highlighting the week long event. During the 2004 renovation project, worked directly with the project manager to communicate all phases of the 8 million dollar project, designing the project proposal which resulted in a majority vote in favor of the renovation. Developed and launched the Club’s web site offering members a virtual tour of the construction site during the renovation process.
Title: Electronic Pre Press, Practicum, Job Skills and Studio Business Instructor. As an Electronic Pre Press instructor, instrumental in developing the curriculum for Electronic Pre Press in 2001. During the course of employment collaborated and assumed the lead with several design related projects including a brochure for an event sponsored by The Denver Ad Federation, print ads and articles published in The Marketing Journal, and the 1999/2000 Platt College brochure.
Sat on the board of directors for the Printing and Imaging Foundations which offered applicants fully paid educational scholarships.
The National Writers Club
Title: Art Director, Membership Specialist, School Registrar
Focus: Design and production of all of the Club’s marketing and membership communications materials which included Newsletters, White Pages, promotion of keynote Speakers for conferences and workshops. Design of several books covers for member’s using the self publishing services of the Club. Managed the membership process via the creation of a custom database, advised and instructed students as they progressed through the Club’s writing course, and was responsible for accounts receivables and accounts payables.