Curricula Vitae

FOCUS

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING FOR COMMUNICATION ARTS
Unified content and UI/UX for all media formats, branding, package design and
imaging. Emphasis on visually dynamic works that communicate effectively
to both the logical eye and the imagination. Follow through concept to completion.

SKILLS

Academic Professional Technology

8+ Years Classroom Instructor/ Exhibited Photographer Traditional & Digital Mediums

Student Assessments/ Advisement Art Gallery Director Software/ Editing/Post Production

Workshop/Independent Study LeaderMulti-Media Artist/ Print and Digital Photography

Curriculum Development Visual Designer / Current Trends in Photography/ Art

Photographic skills include all formats, traditional, digital, Studio, wet-lab,

Digital compositing and retouching/ Lightroom, Photoshop,

Macintosh-based computer skills including Adobe creative programs and QuarkXpress

 

EXPERIENCE

PASADENA CITY COLLEGE  Pasadena, CA
Adjunct Assistant Professor
August 2007 – Present

GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE  Glendale, CA
Adjunct Assistant Professor
January 2013 – Present

FLUXION MEDIA (Design, Imaging)  Los Angeles, CA
Founder/Creative Director
Design, UX/UI, Photography
March 1997 – Present

KAISER PERMANENTE  Burbank, CA
UX development, Designer (Brand Creative division)
July 2015 – December 2015 (UX)
June 2007 – June 2010 (design)

KUSTOM CREATIVE  Los Angeles, CA
Graphic Designer: theatrical one sheets, DVD packaging and related collateral
Concepting; create original designs; adapt existing designs to new technical specs; collaborate on team with numerous project managers; research images; oversee print, color and digital production;manage multiple projects; assemble presentations, including dimensional package mock-ups; implement standards across all media
June 2003 – June 2007

LPI MEDIA  Los Angeles, CA
Art Director The Advocate (2001 – 2003)
Associate Art Director (1995 – 1999)
Creative Director / Supervising Art Director: Special Products (1999 – 2000)
Create and develop original designs for several editorial brands; establish standards for editorial and related collateral materials; supervise team on project goals; research images; oversee digital production
October 1995 – June 2003

EDUCATION

Maryland Institute, College of Art  Baltimore, Maryland
Graduate Photography Program, MFA 1995

Virginia Commonwealth University  Richmond, Virginia
Communication Arts and Design Program, BFA 1987

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016
Manifesting Destiny: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, 1979–2014,  Duo show with Greg Day
Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center (the Village), Los Angeles, CA, February 2016

2014
Don’t Talk About It, DO IT!: A Tribute to the Artists of Gwar, Group show
Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA, 25 October — 7 November, 2014

Manifesting Destiny: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, 1979–2014, duo show with Greg Day
Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA, 24 September — 7 October, 2014

2013
12 x 12 x 12, group show
Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA, June 2013

2009
Bookart@Artspace, group show
Artspace, Richmond Va, 25 September— 1 November, 2009

2001
History of Religion, Performance event, art exhibition and auction with
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Highways, Santa Monica CA, 30 March — 1 April 2001

1995
Stories from the Reconstruction, group show
Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD, 3 March — 26 March 1995

1994
The Art of GWAR!, group show
Exile Gallery, Richmond Va, 28, April 1994

1993
Mark Harvey / Ana Stella, dual solo shows
Mary Baldwin College, Staunton Va, 30 August — 24 September 1993

1992
Photography And New Genres, group show
Arlington Arts Center, Arlington Va, 19 February — 17 April 1992

1991
Photography in Virginia, group show
Charles Taylor Art Center, Hampton Va, 28 June — 11 August 1991

1990
Untold Stories: Richmond Portraits, solo show
Grace Street Gallery, Richmond Va, 28 May — 11 July 1990

 

Selected Publications

Juxtapoz, December 2015

Let There be GWAR, Ginko Press, December 2015

Photography Quarterly, (Center for Photography, Woodstock), February 1993

Photo, (France),  July 1990

 

Professional Associations

Advisor: Pasadena Photography Arts-present

Member: AIGA (The Professional Association for Design)

Member: Society for Photographic Education (SPE)

C-ID Curriculum Development Committee, 2012-13

Advisor/volunteer, Create LA (youth arts education organization), 2012–2014

Member: CAA (College Arts Association)

Art Advisory Council, ONE institute, 1999-2005

 

Professional Awards

Graduate Scholarship, MICA (Maryland Institute, College of Art) 1993

Artist grant, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 1992

Honor, “Sainted” by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for charity efforts, 2000