Curriculum Vitae

Educational Credentials

MFA, Photography, LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY, Ruston, LA (2012)

BA, Photography, THE ART INSTITUTE OF COLORADO, Denver, CO (2009)

AAS, Graphic Design, NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Bentonville, AR (2003)

 

Career Experience

FREELANCE WORK  -  2000 – Present

Provide services for events, products, advertising, editorials, corporate and architectural projects, portrait photography, and logo and promotional design projects for clients including Zeiss, Walmart, The American Heart Association, Rose Medical Center, Health One Insurance Company, Mercy Health, Arvest Bank, Springdale Children’s Safety Center, Fairlane Station, Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby, and Gin Blossoms.

PHOTOGRAPHY & GRAPHIC DESIGN POSTIONS  -  2004 – 2018

Director of Photographer for Outdoor Cap and Junk Brands (2016 – 2018)

Ambassador & Beta Tester for Carl Zeiss AG, Milvus lens (2015).

Digital Technician & Photographer with Emily McArthur Executive Imaging (2015).

Staff Photographer for 2015 Bentonville Film Festival as well as 2008 and 2009 Starz Denver International Film Festival.

Studio Assistant to photographers Joe Lavine and Brad Bartholomew with responsibilities Including equipment and studio maintenance (2008 – 2009, Denver, CO).

Digital Retoucher for photographer Gregg Duffy in Springdale, AR (2005 – 2006).

Graphic Designer for Fast Signs trade show (2004 – 2006, Springdale, AR) and Caravan Multimedia, Inc.’s website (2003 – 2004, Fayetteville, AR).

 

Teaching Experience

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Bentonville, AR 2010 – Present 

(State’s second-largest community college with more than 8K students, 800+ faculty, and $40M+ operating budget).

Adjunct Professor

Instructor of record for multiple courses, teaching classes with up to 40 students. Report directly to Graphic Design Director.

  • Digital Photography, 2012 – 2016. Taught introductory course designed specifically for the digital single lens reflex camera, helping students to obtain a firm grasp on photography, the history of the medium, their DSLR, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw, and Epson inkjet printing.
  • Design I, 2013 - 2018. Educated students in the fundamental skills of graphic design.
  • Advanced Graphic Design I, 2015. Helped students refine portfolio and prepare for the workforce through advanced study of graphic design principles and techniques.
  • Advanced Photography, 2013 - 2017. Led advanced study of photographic techniques such as black and white film, printing, digital imaging, and alternative processes. Also introduced students to a variety of other areas of photography.
  • Intro to Photography, 2010 – 2012. Conducted course focused on single lens reflex camera and geared toward providing a basic understanding of photography, the history of the medium, SLR, film processing, and darkroom processes.

MAINE MEDIA WORKSHOPS & COLLEGE – Rockport, ME 2015 – Present

(International, non-profit educational organization offering photography, film, and multimedia professional certificate career training and low residency MFA degree programs).

Instructor

Lead photographic workshops for young photographers ranging in age from 14 to 17. Additionally, serve as photography / teaching assistant to internationally renowned photographers Cig Harvey, Susan Burnstine, Michael Wilson, Arthur Meyerson, Abbie Lyle, Scott Strimple, Tim Grey, Keith Carter, and Aline Smithson.

 THE NEW DESIGN SCHOOL – Fayetteville, AR 2014 – 2015

(Institution offering academic seminars and workshops in graphic and web design, software, creativity, and business).

Adjunct Faculty

Led students in working collaboratively to create design solutions for real clients – solving design challenges requiring both team and individual solutions for collateral pieces in chosen design campaigns. Educated students in design briefs, target audiences, concepts, and critique process.

 BEDFORD CAMERA & VIDEO – Rogers, AR 2012 – 2014

(Retailer offering a range of photo and videography gear, repair services, photo restoration, and classes).

Photographer & Workshop Instructor

Directed introductory- and intermediate-level classes and also served as portrait studio and event photographer, print lab technician, and sales associate.

  • Intermediate Photography Workshop,  2013. Directed course designed specifically for the DSLR, training novice photographers to retain strong grasp of their DSLR, digital editing, and lighting.
  • Adobe Photoshop Workshop,  2013. Aided beginning Photoshop users in learning basics of digital editing and workflow.

LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY – Ruston, LA 2009 – 2012

(Coeducational public research university in Ruston, LA).

Instructor & Visual Arts Center Staff

Earned teaching assistantship and taught introductory courses in School of Art. Also, worked in F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center – administering large format printing services, darkroom, print lab, lighting studio, and graduate gallery committee. Further, worked as Richardson Studios Monitor (2010 – 2012).

  • Intro to 2D Design, 2011. Taught students fundamental skills in graphic design.
  • Intro to Photography,  2011. Emphasizing single lens reflex camera in curriculum, supplied training in foundational elements of photography, the history of the medium, SLR, film processing, and darkroom processes.

 

Technical Toolkit

  • Adobe​,  Photoshop; Lightroom; Illustrator; InDesign; After Effects; Premiere; Dreamweaver; Muse.
  • Digital Printing,  Epson, Canon, and Hewlett-Packard printers; printer and monitor calibration; Epson flatbed scanners.
  • Digital Photography,  Canon; Nikon; Olympus; Sony; Phase One and Leaf digital backs for medium and large format cameras; professional photographic lighting; studio and battery powered. 
  • Analog Photography,  35mm medium and large format film cameras; traditional black and white darkroom printing.
  • Applications,  Pro Tools; Final Cut Pro; Pages; Keynote; Numbers; Word; Power Point; Excel.

 

Publications

2018 The Point - Journal of Body Piercing, Women of Our Industry issue 82

2015 Zeiss Lenspire, Ambassador, Internet Publication; Photolucida, Featured Artist, Internet Publication; Society of Photographic Education Social Media

2014 The Idle Class, Aftermath; What’s Up!, After the Storm; Callboard, After the Storm; CreativeQuarterly, Featured Artist, Internet Publication; Ticka Arts, Featured Artist, Internet Publication

2013 Wall Street International Magazine, Internet Publication; Morning News, Bedford Camera & Video Advertisements; City Wire, Photography (focus of CAE June exhibit); The Chive, Chive Everywhere, thechive.com; See/Me, Featured Artist, Internet Publication

2012 See/Me, One Life Catalogue, Jeffrey Aldrich; Blurb Books, Aftermath, Dan Snow; Oracom, Book of Creation, Stephanie Guillaume;     Focal Press, Elements of Photography, Angela Faris Belt

2010 Ruston Daily Leader (local professors active in region)

2009 Denver Film Society Advertisements

2008 People Magazine; 5280 Magazine; Colorado Living; Rose Medical Center Advertisements

2007 Variety Magazine

 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Exhibition Chair - Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas, Bentonville, AR (2018)

Guest Photography - Girl Scouts of America St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Rogers, AR (2013)

Guest Instructor - Birch Kirksey Middle School Yearbook, Rogers, AR (2013)

Co-Teacher - My Vision My Voice, North Central Louisiana Art Council, Arcadia, LA (2011); Art-Create-Discover-Communicate (ACDC) Kids, Enterprise Center, Ruston, LA (2010)

Volunteer - Children’s Safety Center Christmas Train, Springdale, AR (2014); Joplin Disaster Relief,Joplin, MO (2011); United Methodist Children’s Home, Ruston, LA (2010)

Workshop Instructor - Digital Photo Compositing Student-to-Student Workshops, The Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, CO (2008 – 2009)

Memberships - Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas (2017 – Present); Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (2016 – Present); Aperture Foundation (2013 – Present); Arkansas Arts Council (2012 – Present); Reel Exposure (2009); Society of Photographic Education (2008 – Present); Denver Art Museum (2007)

 

Artist Lectures & Presentations

Portfolio Reviewer / Juror - Society of Photographic Education, Las Vegas, NV; Baltimore, MD (2014, 2016); Aftermath, Bella Vista Photography Club, Bella Vista, AR (2014, 2015)

Artist Lecturer - Hudson River ; Landscape of Yosemite , Crystal Bridges Museum of America Art, Bentonville, AR (2015); University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (2014); Photography 101, Spring Creek Film Arts Festival, Springdale, AR (2013); Aftermath, Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas, Rogers, AR (2013); Grow Through It, Clear View Church, Shreveport, LA (2012)

Graduate Work - Graduate Thesis Presentation, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA (2012); Graduate Image Maker presentation, Society of Photographic Education South Central Regional Conference, University of Texas San Antonio, TX (2011)

 

Exhibitions & Awards

2018 Aftermath Solo Exhibition at the University of Arkansas, Windgate Center of Art and Design, Little Rock

2015 2 Small Works on Paper Purchase Awards

Ticka Arts 2nd Exhibition, O2 Gallery at Flatbed Press, Austin, TX; Bentonville Film Festival NWACC Faculty Show, Northwest Arkansas Community College, Shewmaker Center, Bentonville, AR; Small Works on Paper, Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, AR; Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR; Harding University, Searcy, AR; Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR; South Arkansas Arts Center, El Dorado, AR; College of the Ouachitas, Malvern, AR; Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville, AR; East Arkansas Community College, Forrest City, AR; University of Arkansas at Monticello, William F. Laman Library, North Little Rock, AR

2014 Art Center of the Ozarks Artist of the Month Award

12th Annual 5x5 Fundraiser, Art Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, AR; 11th Annual Snap to Grid Exhibition, Los Angeles Center of Digital Art, CA; Aftermath, Art Center of the Ozark's, Springdale, AR; Northwest Arkansas Community College, Shewmaker Center, Walmart Auditorium, Bentonville, AR; Small Works on Paper, Arts & Science Center, Pine Bluff, AR; Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; Alma Performing Arts Center, Alma, AR; Batesville Area Arts Council, AR; The Gallery at the Ritz, Blytheville, AR; Delta Cultural Center, Helena, AR; University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR; Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR; Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, AR

2013 Lens 2nd Runner Up, International Juried Exhibition Perspective Gallery

10th Annual Snap to Grid Exhibition, Los Angeles Center of Digital Art, CA; Exposure, See/ me Gallery, New York, NY; Photography Dynamics, Center for Art and Education, Van Buren, AR; Lens, 3rd Annual International Juried Exhibition Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL; Aftermath, Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville, AR

2012 Honorable Mention, Annual Student Show, F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center Galleries

9th Annual Snap to Grid Exhibition, Los Angeles Center of Digital Art, CA; Point of Advent: MFA Thesis Exhibition, F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center Galleries, Ruston, LA; Annual Student Show, F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center Galleries, Ruston, LA; Monroe Art Crawl, Upstairs Gallery, Monroe, LA; Off the Wall Fundraiser, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA; Elements of Photography Exhibition, John Jellico Gallery, Denver, CO 

2011 8th Annual Snap to Grid Exhibition

Los Angeles Center of Digital Art, CA; Off the Wall Fundraiser, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA; School of Art Graduate Art Show, Enterprise Center, Ruston, LA

2010 10th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition, Texas Woman’s University

Denton, CO; Spirit of the Times, Society of Photographic Education South Central Students Exhibition, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; Four, Livaudais Gallery, Monroe, LA; School of Art Graduate Art Show, Enterprise Center, Ruston, LA; Ruston Holiday Art Tour, Thousand Words Photography, Ruston, LA; Art From The G.U.T., Enterprise Center, Ruston, LA

2009 Certificate of Excellence, The Art Institute of Colorado

The Art Institute of Colorado Graduation Exhibition,  Denver Civic Center, Denver, CO

2008 Freedom Unleashed  

Core Gallery, Denver, CO

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