Education: Hobart & William Smith Colleges, BA in Semiotics: Language, Linguistics, Theology, Anthropology, Art History.
Studied Media Arts at The School of Visual Arts, NY: Graphics, Painting, Illustration, Typography, Advertising, Digital Media
Earned Bachelor of Industrial Design from Kean University. Studied: The Design Process, Model Making, Sculpting, 3D digital design.
Worked in graphics and advertising on travel, electronics, camping, plush. Design and invention in toys, housewares, health industries. Consultant and Design Services for inventors including research, development, marketing, presentations, model making and renderings.
Teach grades 1-12 as well as adults: Drawing, Invention using the step by step Design Process utilizing research, brainstorming, drawing, illustrating, model making, digital illustration. Also teaching STEAM classes integrating ElemMates Characters as well as Science concepts into art and building projects for elementary age students.
High School grades 10-11. Teaching drawing techniques, figure drawing, illustration, sculpture. Responsible for curriculum development, materials procurement, student assessment and large class size management. Student feedback was positive with students attesting to learning a great deal.