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BIO

Artist / Designer / Educator

I am a multimedia designer with a background in traditional trades work, graphic design, digital fabrication and biology. I graduated from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in the fall of 2018 with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture. Whether I am building custom furniture, designing books, 3D modeling, or making my own artwork, I approach every media with a sense of sympathy, craftsmanship, experimentation, and openness to collaboration. 

Education ​

MICA Maryland Institute College of Art BFA 
Baltimore, MD | Aug 2015- Dec 2018
  • 3.9 GPA, Magma Cum Laude, Merit Scholarship winner all years attended

Carolina Coding School 
Greenville, SC | Oct 2019
  • Three week front-end development course

  • Introductory classes on HTML5. CSS. JavaScript and JQuery

Experience

 
Lead Graphic Designer at Redhype
Greenville, SC | March 2021- current
  • Design digital/print ads and banners
  • Website design
  • Rebranding and logo design
  • Product design
​Freelance Designer  
Remote |  May 2020- February 2021
  • Movie Poster Design for NY independent film

  • Website Design for Thunderbolt Pictures, LA

  • UX design and 3D graphics for AR game, Gratitude Garden which was awarded a top 20 finalist in the 2020 Cannes XR festival

  • Design mass-market paperback books “Passable in Pink” and “Slouchers” for editor/comedy writer Mike Sacks (NY)

  • Develop brand and website for JD B Designs and PATH HR (GVL)

  • Design “Rubber Room” movie poster for pitch-deck (NY)

  • Consulting Art Director and website creator for Thunderbolt Pictures and Gas Money productions (LA)

Future of StoryTelling (FoST) / Design Apprentice 
New York, New York  |  March 2020
  • Designed print and web media for The Future of StoryTelling Conference

  • Created social media ads and audiograms for the FoST Podcast launch

  • Actively participated in brainstorm sessions on social media campaigns, app development and new revenue opportunities

  • Contributed unique and thoughtful designs while adhering to brand guidelines

 

Michael McDunn Studios / Apprentice and Media Coordinator
Greenville, SC  |  May 2017- Feb 2020
  • Designed product layouts at craft shows to encourage viewer interactions

  • Designed marketing content by creating YouTube channel and ads

  • Negotiated with clients and architects to construct shared project vision

  • Researched and test new products for efficiency, usability and cost benefits for grant and project proposals

  • Fostered customer loyalty through informative tours of the showroom and woodshop resulting in increased enrollment in woodworking courses

  • Collaborated on draft designs for fabricating custom furniture

  • Built custom furniture and repaired heirloom pieces 

 
The Fine Arts Center / Substitute Teacher
Greenville, SC | May 2019- current
  • On call substitute teacher for the FAC Visual Arts Department for the Design, Painting, Photography, Metals, and Ceramics classes

  • Facilitated classrooms, lead group discussions, critiqued student work and performed demonstrations

  • Guest juror for ARMES Visual Art auditions

 
MICA Wood Shop and Architecture Shop / Student Technician
Baltimore, MD | Sept 2016- Dec 2018
  • Consulted over 100 student projects by advising proper building materials, construction methods and demonstrating techniques

  • Monitored and assisted students with shop equipment and hand tools

  • Organized and taught over 10 workshops for the MICA Wood Club on carving and lathe turning

  • Founded The Wood Club Scholarship Fund by selling goods made in workshops to award a graduating senior $1,000 to continue their craft

SKILLS
PROGRAMS

Graphic Design

Print Media

3D Construction

Drawing/Illustration

3D Modeling 

Art Direction

Woodworking

Metalworking

Metal-casting

Ceramics

Jewelry 

Printmaking

Photography 

Videography

Illustrator

Indesign

Photoshop

Premiere pro

After Effects

Word Press

Rhino/Grasshopper

Blender

Substance Painter

CV

 
Top 20 Candidate Cannes XR Virtual Festival / 2020

For Gratitude Garden AR | June 2020

ArtFields Juried Competition / 2020

Lake City SC

for Heirlooms: Mother's China | May 2020

Art in Bloom Annual Juried Competition / 2019

The Gallery of Flat Rock, Flat Rock NC

for Ascension | May 2019

34th Annual Antique, Fine Art & Design Show / 2019

Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville SC

for Ascension, Hearth, Egg^3 | Oct 2019

Oyyo Solo Show  / 2018

Gateway Gallery Space, Baltimore MD 

for wood working and ceramic pieces | March 2018

Art Walk Senior Thesis Show  / 2018

MICA, Baltimore MD

for Surrogate Sun | May 2018

Annual Juried Hickock Cole Art Night / 2018

Hickock Cole Architecture Firm, DC

for Ascension | Oct 2018

Unravel the Code / 2018

OpenWorks, Baltimore MD

for Homesick Hotline | Dec 2018

Unravel the Code Residency Show / 2018

Wilhem DeKooning Academy, Rotterdam NL

 for Digital Rituals | Oct 2018

BioDesign Challenge Participant / 2018

BUGS Baltimore Underground Science Space, Baltimore MD

for Petriponics | May 2018

Juried Ceramics Student Showcase / 2017

MICA, Baltimore MD

for Squish n' Slip | Fall 2017

Woodworking Bi-annual Showcase / 2016-2017

MICA, Baltimore MD

 for Hearth, Ascension, Winged Cabinet, Swinging Staircase

Freshman Showcase / 2016

MICA, Baltimore MD

for Fertility Gods, Reach (video) | Fall 2016

Awards/ Fellowships

Mildred's Lane Fellow / 2019
Arrowmont Judith Temple Scholarship / 2019
Unravel the Code Netherlands Residency Workshop / 2018 
Creative Vision Award / 2015- 2018
Thalheimer Family Scholarship / 2015-2018
Arnell Lewis Land Art Scholar  / 2015-2018
MICA Competitive Scholarship Winner  / 2016-2018
Fluor Family Scholarship  / 2017-2018
Dean's List  / 2015-2018

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