Education:

 

Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), 2000
BFA, Fine Arts: Furniture Design and Sculpture:
GPA 3.78

 

Work Experience:

 

2004-Current         Skyline Exhibits:         Exhibit designer/ Parts library manager/ Trainer

My jobs include strategizing with clients and sales reps to design exhibits for trade shows and interiors. Modeling, texturing and categorizing all of Skyline’s thousands of components. Work with colleagues to train field designers how to better utilize the modeling software and to present their ideas to clients more effectively. I Maintained at least a 68% close rate every year of employment. In the past 3 years, I have also been in charge of producing all internal sales and training videos. This includes shooting, lighting, editing, motion graphics and 3d animation

 

2010-Current     Barkleys Bistro     Creative Director

Currently working as a creative director for a small start up. In charge of approving all design assets including web and print, along with designing of graphics, labels and soft-goods.

 

2006-2008Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Vine Arts Center:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Director of Communications

Help set up shows as well as promote them. Responsible for setting up several exhibitions including a show that featured Jason Lee. Responsible for getting information ready for meetings and setting up the members handbook.

 

2000-2004Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ivy Arts:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Manager/ Designer/ Fabricator/ Facility coordinator

Branding, advertisements, and web design. Coordinated tenant meetings and art shows. Worked with others to lay out the studio space and gallery. Designed and fabricated custom furniture and architectural details for clients. Clients included:

Spye Glass: 2003-2004

Design and presentation drawings as well as fabricated parts for prototypes and fixtures

Lazor Office: 2004

Managed a team of four people while working on the final details of the Flat Pak house

Creative Woodworking: 2003-2004

Worked with the lead designer while working out design problems and fabricated prototypes for a line of furniture

Blu Dot: 2001-2002

Modeled and rendered a line of furniture

 

2002-2003Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â MCAD:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Adjunct Professor

Taught a semester-long course to twenty students on rapid prototyping and computer aided design, using Form Z.

 

Shows and Awards:

 

Best of Show: Â Â Kobelco Exhibit: 2006
Group Show:Â Â Â Â Vine Arts Center, Piece Process: Minneapolis, MN. 2004
Group Show:Â Â Â Â Ivy Building Studios: Minneapolis, MN. 2004
Group Show:Â Â Â Â Di Stilo Gallery: Minneapolis, MN. 2001
Group Show:Â Â Â Â Moxie Salon: Minneapolis, MN. 2001
Senior Show:Â Â Â Â MCAD main gallery: Minneapolis, MN. 2000
Group Show:Â Â Â Â MCAD gallery, Constructed object show: Minneapolis, MN. 2000
Group Show:Â Â Â Â Ethos gallery: Minneapolis, MN. 1999
Deans list:Â Â Â Â MCAD. 1997-2000
Furniture scholarship:Â Â Â Â MCAD. 2000
Foundation Merit scholarship:Â Â Â Â MCAD. 1997
Congressional art competition winner:Â Â Â Â Maplewood, MN. 1995

 

Skills:

 

Computer:

 

3-D Cad modeling

(Form Z, Strata, Modo, Sketch up, Maya)

Page layout, Presentations

(InDesign, Quark, Acrobat Pro, I-DVD, DVD Studio)

Photo, Illustration

(Photoshop, Illustrator, I-Photo)

Web design

(Flash, Dreamweaver, I-Web)

Word processing and spreadsheets

(Microsoft Office suite, I-Work Suite)

Animation

(Form Z, Strata, Infini-D, Motion, Maya)

Video Editing

(final cut pro, Motion, I-movie, Live Text, color)

 

Techniques:

 

Wood working

(General tooling, carving, Bent lamination, joinery, cabinetry)

Metal Working

(General tooling, Mig/Tig welding, casting, metal rolling)

Generals

(Creative problem solving, Painting, Sewing, Photography, Drawing)

 

Materials:

 

Wood, steel, aluminum, stainless steel, bronze, fiberglass, fabrics, resins

 
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