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Masters of Fine Art

 Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Bachelor's of Fine Art

Photography and Digital Media, University of Houston, Houston, TX


Jan 2015 -  Current
Freelance Photographer

Self Employed -- Portland, Oregon

photographic editing, color correction, retouching & large batch image editing.


Nov 2016 - Jan 2017
Retail Store Designer 

Snow Peak -- NYC, NY

Designed and implemented new showroom for Snow Peak's NYC store.

Developed concepts for new store fixtures.

 Constructed and installed new fixtures & merchandised products.


April 2016 - Sept. 2016

Kidstreet Art Center -- Chicago, IL

Designed class curriculum, and taught the following classes:

Moviemaking: Ages 9-12, exploration into stop-motion animation, claymation,

video editing, shooting and storyboarding

Digital Photography: Ages 10-13, digital camera functions, conceptual story making,

and technical shooting lessons

Clay and Multimedia: Fundamentals of clay hand building, explorations into creative storytelling,

multimedia painting fundamentals


Sept. 2015 - Sept. 2016

Lillstreet Art Center -- Chicago, IL

Designed class curriculum, and taught the following classes:
Beginning Digital Media
Intermediate Digital Media
Advanced Techniques in Digital Media
Explore-Crit-Make: Digital Photography and Media with focus on professional practices

and more advanced exploration into conceptual ideas


June 2015 - Sept 2016
Sales Associate

URBAN -- Chicago, IL/Portland, OR

Customer service, merchandising, receiving shipments, recovery

Acting display team lead, built fixtures, installed window displays, helped conceptualize window designs & implement new wall textiles


March 2015 - Sept 2015
Gallery Assistant

One Grand Gallery -- Portland, OR

Promotional writing for the art gallery, art installation, and take-down,

social media strategy, sales & customer service


June 2014 - Aug. 2015
Visual Merchandising Lead

Williams-Sonoma -- Portland, OR

Merchandising products, floor set implementation, follow corporate directives for seasonal store changes,

window design and display, promotional merchandising, customer support, back-end support


Aug. 2014 - Sept 2014

Visual Merchandiser/Display Artist

Snow Peak -- Portland, OR

Store planning and development, merchandising, construction and fabrication of window display,

implementation of cross-merchandising techniques.

Contracted to design & implement store rebuild for new apparel launch


Jan. 2013 - May 2014

Teaching Assistant 

Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Bloomfield Hills, MI

Scheduled department events, assigned student critique schedules,

Implemented Google spreadsheets and sent out weekly calendar updates

maintained equipment and supply inventory for the department


Jan. 2014 - May 2014

Artist Assistant 

Heather McGill -- Bloomfield Hills, MI

Assisted with the construction of large format laser cut drawings

organized materials, and supplies


May 2011 - May 2012

Project manager 

Communograph -- Houston, TX

Coordinated lecture events, documented lectures, and community events, organized artist-run discussions, website maintenance and designed graphics for promotion of products  


May 2010 - July 2013

Department Supervisor

Whole Foods -- Houston, TX

Merchandised floor products, assisted in executing and maintaining merchandising systems for new location,

worked with inventory management, provided customer service


April 2008 - Aug. 2012

Account Manager

Vendall Vending and Coffee Service -- Houston, TX

Merchandised products, development of delivery routes, purchased inventory,

customer outreach, product development