Resume

Education:

1999-2004 – Kendall College of Art and Design
BFA – Visual Communication / Multi-Media

Previous Employers:

EMW Graphics Image 1997-2000
Screen Printer
Mike Marks Graphics 2000-2001
Screen Printer
Screen Ideas 2002
Screen Printer / Print Designer
Johnson Design Group (JDG) 2003-2005
Print & Web Designer
Tiger Studio 2005-2006
Print & Web Designer
Martha’s Vineyard LTD 2004-2007
Sales Associate
Ideal Collective 2003-present
Creative Director
Grand Rapids Art Museum 2007-Present
Preparator / Art-Handler
Freelance Print/Web Designer 2000-Present
Client management to project completion

Special Abilities:
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Computer Program Knowledge

Print Media: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop. InDesign & After Effects
Interactive Media: Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash & DVD Studio Pro
Film/Video: Final Cut Pro & Adobe After Effects
Utility: Microsoft Office, Excel & Powerpoint

Artist / Designer

Concept from initial sketch to digital layout
Creative in ideation & group brainstorming
Seasoned with 1on1 client interactions

Professional Experience:
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2008
Volunteer: UICA / ArtWorks Artist Mentor
A 15 week program artist mentoring an 18year old young man

2007
Speaker: Artist Lecture at the Grand Rapids Art Museum
Invited to speak on my artwork and design, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Coordinator: Avenue for the Arts / Art Market
A 4 month open air artisan market on S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Coordinator: Avenue for the Arts / Art Market
A 4 month open air artisan market on S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Coordinator: Spring for the Arts / Studio Hop
A cross-town studio event, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Designer: Patches
Non-Profit Organization
Design of Identity System & Printed Media,
Honduras

2006
Designer and Editor: Destination 1111 Annual 2006
A 64 page Artist Catalog, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2004
Founder: Ideal Collective
An designer/artist group focused on Event
Coordination and Freelance Commissions, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2000
Designer: Patches
Non-Profit Organization
Design of Education Facility, Honduras

Ideal Collective (Affiliated Organization)

2007
Coordinator: Destination Fashion (II)
A Runway Fashion Event, 1111 Godfrey, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2006
Coordinator: BonSoir Rouge
Music Concert, Sazerac Lounge, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Coordinator: Civic Infraction
Music Concert, Ideal Collective Studio, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Coordinator: Cobwebbed Costume Ball
A Halloween Costume Ball, Ideal Collective Studio, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Coordinator: Res ’06
A day long Audio/ Visual Festival, The Intersection, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Coordinator: Destination Fashion (II)
A Runway Fashion Event, 1111 Godfrey, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2005

Coordinator: The Masqurade Ball
Themed Music Concert, Sazerac Lounge, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Coordinator: Ground Support
A Music Concert, The Drink Ultra Lounge, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Coordinator: Ideal Variety Night Art Exhibit & Open Mic Night
The Drink Ultra Lounge, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Coordinator: Gala Musiq
A Fashion Show, Art Exhibit & Music Concert, Mezze Café & Cabaret, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Coordinator: Destination Fashion
A Runway Fashion Event, 1111 Godfrey, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Coordinator: Urban Essential
A Fashion Show, Art Exhibit & Music Concert, The Drink Ultra Lounge, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Curator: New Visual Studies
Art Exhibit of Painted works by David Devroy 1111 Godfrey, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Curator: Aesthetic Stampede
Art Exhibit of works by Ideal Collective members,Ideal Collective Studio, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2004

Curator: Freelance
A Design Exhibit, Ideal Collective Studio, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Destination:1111 (Affiliated Organization)

2006

Coordinator: Destination:1111 (II)
A 3 Day Open Studio Event, 1111 Godfrey, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2005
Coordinator: Destination:1111
A 3 Day Open Studio Event, 1111 Godfrey, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fashion, Design & Fine Art Exhibitions
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2007
Moo Boo Studios Grand Opening
MooBoo Studios,Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Haiku Show
Four Friends Coffee Shop, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Union Square Condominiums -Open House
Union Square Condominiums, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2006

Destination Fashion (II)
1111 Godfrey Ave, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Destination 1111 (II)
1111 Godfrey Ave, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Schuler Books and Music Gallery
Schuler Books & Music, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Free Radical,
111 Division Store Front, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Festival Of the Arts
Sales Tent, Grand Rapids, Michigan
East Hills Jazz Fest
Sales Tent, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Avenue for the Arts / Art Market
Sales Tent, Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Passion of Design
IDSA Conference
, Zeeland, Michigan

2005

Destination Fashion
1111 Godfrey Ave, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Destination 1111
1111 Godfrey Ave, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Gala Musiq
Mezze Cafe & Cabaret Grand Rapids, Michigan
Urban Essential
The Drink Ultra Lounge, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Summer Mural Project
Purple East, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Ionia Street Art Market

Sales Tent, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Aesthetic Stampede
Ideal Collective Studio, Grand Rapids, Michigan


2004

Art Is…
1111 Godfrey Ave, Grand Rapids, Michigan

MCS Michigan Chiropractic Society
MCS Conference, Mt Pleasant, Michigan
Freelance
Ideal Collective Studio, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Publications
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Grand Rapids Press – Grand Rapids, MI
Plainfield Advance – Grand Rapids, MI
Recoil Magazine – Western Michigan
Destination:1111 Annual – Western Michigan

Design Clients
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Patches – Non-Profit Organization
Identity, Print Design

All City Kicks – Sneaker Boutique
Identity, Print, Web Design & Event Coordination

Recoil Magazine – Music & Arts Publication
Graphic Design for Publication

Northland Animal Hospital – Veterinary Clinic
Print Design & Web Design

Bliss Clothing – Clothing Company
Print Design & Web Design

Cooley Brand Clothing – Clothing Company
Identity Design & Print Design

Growco Garden Supply – Retail Store
Print Design

The Intersection – Music Venue
Print Design

Martha’s Vineyard – Wine & Food – Retail Store
Print design & Point of Purchase Displays

Purple East – Retail Store
Interior Murals

Geary Jones – Fine Artist
Web Design & Promotion

Jason Quigno – Fine Artist
Print Design & Promotion

Michael Breakiron – Fine Artist
Print Design & Promotion

Grand Rapids Compilation Records – Record Label
Identity, Print & Web Design

Love Fossil – Rock Band
Print & Web Design

Morale – Rock Band
Identity & Print Design

Cabildo – Spanish Rock Band
Visual Presentation

Marcio Da Silva – Musician
Print Design & Promotion

Caimen Consulting – Design Firm
Web Design & Digital Presentation Design

References
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Jenn Schaub
Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids / Avenue for the Arts – Grand Rapids, MI
Benjamin Hunter
Hunter Media Group / Recoil Magazine / Love Fossil - Grand Rapids, MI
Jason Stewart
All City Kicks / Cooley Brand Clothing - Grand Rapids, MI

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