An artist and designer with a specialization in print and web.

I have run my own print and design firm for 6 years.

My Specializations

Stationary, Paper Goods, Typography, Screen Print & Letterpress, Research, Textile Goods, Business Cards, Sales, File Prep, Illustration, Vectorization, Responsive Web Design, Live Events, & Teaching Creative Workshops.

I’m a designer who works in many styles and can draw like a champ. I thrive under pressure and live for the challenge of creative work.
My work is inspired, experimental, and flexible.

JOB EXPERIENCE

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND CUSTOM PRINTMAKER
La Cucaracha Press, Kansas City, MO
2011 – Present

Owner/Operator of a custom print and design business. I specialize in design for screen print and letterpress, working in tandem with clients or implementing projects front to back myself. I handle every aspect of the business from bookkeeping and promotion to all design and print work.

IMAGE RESEARCHER
Artwork Studio, Kansas City, MO
June 2014 – August 2014

I was hired as a researcher and designer to source “local” imagery for use in Applebee’s restaurants. We were one of three companies nationwide that sourced/created/installed decor in locations all over the United States.

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
2010 – Present

I have taught classes at the college level since 2005, both to Art majors and to adults in continuing education. I specialize in teaching printmaking or graphic design, and additionally type design, book arts, drawing, zines, childrens’ books, along with many types of conceptual investigations.

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
2005 – 2009

I was fortunate to attend a graduate program where I taught for all three years as a student and one year post-graduate.  My main role was running the printmaking department where I grew the program from 1 class of all levels to 4 sections of various levels of skill.  It was a tremendous experience, and I unfortunately could not stay on after 4 years teaching printmaking, drawing, bookmaking, and foundations.

EDUCATION

MASTERS OF FINE ART
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
2005 – 2008

During my graduate studies, I researched political expression as it pertains to art and created monumental woodcut print installations. I also taught drawing and printmaking during the 4 years I spent at NMSU.

BACHELORS OF FINE ART
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1998 – 2003

While at The University of Iowa printmaking program I studied engraving, lithography, monotypes, intaglio, and large format foil stamping. I nurtured my love of drawing and graphic image making.

My unique background helps me bring a fresh perspective to the work I do. Everything I make is informed by history and visual culture, and I constantly work to make what hasn’t been made yet.