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Education

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth / Dartmouth, MA

BFA, Illustration, 2004

Magna Cum Laude

Academic Achievement Honors (Visual Design) 2003

 

Mount Wachusett Community College / Gardner, MA

Associate’s Degree, 2001

Dean’s List Honors 1999-2001

 

Juried Exhibitions

Featured Artist– The Mercantile, Northampton, MA 2015

StART on the Street/StART at the Station, Worcester, MA 2013-14

North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival, Orange, MA 2014

Turners Falls Block Party, Turners Falls, MA 2014

Featured Artist– TL6 Gallery, New Bedford, MA 2012

Paint & Pixel Festival, Northampton, MA 2011-12

Brattleboro Gallery Walks, Brattleboro, VT 2009-15

Artists Windows Exhibits (AWE Project), Greenfield, MA 2009

Pittsfield Art Show, Pittsfield, MA 2008

‘Works on Paper,’ Northampton Center for the Arts, 2007

 

Group Exhibitions

6”x6” Community Art Show, Sawmill River Arts Gallery, Montague, MA 2016

‘Six Feet Under Vermont’, Latchis 4 Gallery, Brattleboro, VT 2013

‘Chair Dreams’, Group Exhibition, Deerfield Arts Bank, 2014

Local Artist Spotlight, Gallery 2, Vermont Artisan Designs, Brattleboro, VT 2013

Spring Show, The Burnett Gallery, Amherst, MA 2010

Featured Artists, Hosmer Gallery, Northampton, MA 2009

Orange Innovation Center Open House, Orange, MA 2009

 

Solo Exhibitions

‘Soft Landscapes’– Athol Public Library, Athol, MA 2015

‘Soft Landscapes’– The Works Bakery Cafe, Brattleboro, VT 2014

Painted Works, Green Fields Market, Greenfield, MA 2014

‘Silhouettes’– Hooker-Dunham Gallery, Brattleboro, VT 2013

Illustrated Works, Leverett Public Library, Leverett, MA 2008

Painted & Illustrated Works, Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, MA 2008

Painted Works, Deja Brew Pub, Wendell, MA 2008-09

 

Classes & Fundraisers

Transcendent Art show- Benefit for Abby’s House, Petersham, MA 2015

Painted Crafts Workshop– Ivy Child International ‘Mindful Happy Hour’, Worcester, MA 2015

‘Book a Seat’ Greenfield Public Library Fundraiser, Greenfield, MA 2014

‘Fall Into Art: A Benefit for the Windham Childcare Association’, Brattleboro, VT 2014-15

Summer Reading Club Art Workshops, Wheeler Memorial Library, Orange, MA 2009, 2011

 

Affiliations

‘Your Art Here’

Published in Preview Massachusetts, Western MA area arts, entertainment, and lifestyle magazine July 2015

 

Mural Art

Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2013

KidsPLAYce, Brattleboro, VT 2012

 

Orange Arts Council Member

Town of Orange 1999, 2009

 

Art Studio Volunteer

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 2007-09

 

Winning Art Design

Fundraising mug art for WFCR National Public Radio Western New England 2008

 

Skills

Fluid with Windows & Mac platforms. Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat. Proficient with QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Intermediate knowledge of Dreamweaver, HTML, and content management systems (Joomla). Experienced with pre-press, wide format printing, CTP plate burning, bindery and finishing operations. Adept skills with traditional creative media includes watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, as well as digital painting and photography.

 

Design Experience

 

Freelance

In-Sight Photography, Brattleboro VT, 2013-2016

Donated photography & design for events and business promotions.

Mondo Mediaworks Brattleboro VT, 2012-2015

White board animation projects, illustration & design for client promotions.

 

Back Roads Food Co., Brattleboro VT, 2012-2015

Logo development, branding, package design, and promotional materials.

Green Box Foods, Norcross, GA, 2014

Illustration for activity book: The Green Box League of Nutritious Justice

 

Catamount Career Development, Brattleboro VT, 2014

Logo design and brand development

 

On-Site

Surabian Advertising, Worcester, MA

Print Division Manager, June 2015– February 2016

Graphic designer and printing coordinator, responsible for preparing files for wide format print jobs. Created layout and designs and proof checks. Prepared files for press, printing, finishing, and shipping. Provided customer service.

 

Brattleboro Food Co-op, Brattleboro, VT

Graphic Designer, April 2011 – June 2015

Implemented the store’s rebranding and grand opening promotions. Created interior

and exterior store signage, including daily sales signs, shelf talkers, point of sale, menu boards, parking and directional signs. Customized appearance for individual departments. Conducted ad production for weekly sales and monthly local producer features. Provided layout and design of monthly newsletter for shareholders. Website maintenance and social media updates. Illustration and design for retail items and event promotions.

The Commons (Vermont Independent Media), Brattleboro, VT

Graphic Designer, May 2011 – January 2014

Ad production for a weekly non-profit newspaper. In-house graphics for sell sheets

and promotional materials. Illustrations provided for articles and ad sections.

 

The Reformer (Media News Group), Brattleboro, VT

Advertising Designer, July 2009 – May 2011

Graphic design for a daily newspaper, including weekly, seasonal, and online publications. Ad design for in-house and commercial clients, troubleshooting print-ready files, outputting pages, and press checks.

 

Howard Printing Inc., Brattleboro, VT

Production Assistant, August 2006 – January 2009

Ad production, layout, proofing, customer service, and promotions for New England Showcase magazine. Conceived and implemented company newsletter. Maintained website and client databases. Provided graphic design, photography, and illustration for commercial clients and in-house projects, including holiday mailings and Abby In Vermont Coloring & Activity Book.

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