Curriculum Vitae

Education

M.F.A., Visual Communication Design, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL (2017)

B.F.A., Multimedia, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS (1997)

Graphic Design, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS (1991 – 1994)

Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Art, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL (2014 – 2017)

  • Taught Digital Literacy class
  • Created re-designed faculty forms
  • Help reconstruct new Jacksonville State University Department of Art website.

Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Architecture, Art, & Design, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS (2010)

  • Restructured Intro to Computing course to help transition students from foundations to graphic design.
  • Developed and taught Advanced Web course.
  • Developed and taught Multimedia course.

Lecturer, College of Architecture, Art, & Design, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS (2011 – 2014)

  • Restructured Intro to Computing course to help transition students from foundations to graphic design.
  • Developed and taught Advanced Web course.
  • Developed and taught new Digital Fine Arts course.

Freelance Web Developer and Consultant (2011 – present)

  • Create websites for local and regional clients.

Web Developer, Gibens Creative Group, Tupelo, MS (2004 – 2010)

  • Ran the web design side of GCG: met clients, wrote proposals.
  • Was both front and back-end website developer.

Co-owner/Web Developer, Cymbalholic.com (2001 – present)

  • Created and maintain web presence for this internationally recognized forum.

Owner/Web Developer, Mudpie Media, LLC, Columbus, MS (1999 – 2002)

  • Started full-time business from freelance work.

Multimedia/Web Developer, Peavey Electronics, Inc., Meridian, MS (1997 – 2000)

  • Created pre-iPad portable touchscreen interactive training guide videos for assembly line workers.
  • Created interactive website multimedia for Peavey.com.

Courses Taught

Digital Literacy (JSU, ART212)

Intro to Computing for Artists and Designers (MSU, ART242)

Advanced Computer Studio (Web II) (MSU, ART4883)

Multimedia I (MSU, ART4813)

Directed Individual Studies (MSU, ART)

Fine Arts Digital (MSU, ART4863)

Committees

MSU Department of Art Alumni Taskforce (2013)

MSU Department of Art Technology Committee, Mississippi State, MS (2011 – 2012)

MSU Department of Art Senior Thesis Committees, Mississippi State, MS (2012)

MSU CAAD Communications Committee, Mississippi State, MS (2012)

Skills

HTML/XHTML, CSS, Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop,

After Effects, ColdFusion), PHP, Javascript

Awards and Honors

“10 Alabama Graphic Designers and Artists You Will Want To Hire,” Bittbox.com (2017)

“Thin Legs,” Best in Video, Glitch: National Juried Design Competition, Starkville, MS (2017)

“Beatrice: #badasswomenofshakespeare series,” 2nd Runner-up, Glitch, Starkville, MS (2017)

Silver ADDY Award, Tuscaloosa Ad Federation, Tuscaloosa, AL (2009)

Ten ADDY Awards, MS Delta Ad Federation, Greenville, MS (2008)

Six Gold ADDY Awards and Best in Show, Golden Triangle Ad Federation, Columbus MS (2002)

Presentations / Lectures / Workshops

“Learning from Jazz,” Frontier AIGA Design Educators Conference, Bozeman, MT. (2016)

“Cyanotype Workshop,” The Arts Collective, Jacksonville, AL. (2016)

“Build A Craft Blog in WordPress,” MSU Fiber Arts Club, Mississippi State, MS (2013)

“Wordpress Basics,” MSU Art Faculty Workshop, Mississippi State, MS (2012)

“Establishing Your Own Business Website,” Renasant Center for IDEAs, Tupelo, MS (2006)

“Web Graphics and Sound,” Mississippi Educational Computing Association (MECA), Jackson, MS (1999)

“Spotlight Session on Technology and Creativity,” Panelist, National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), San Diego, CA (1998)

“Creating Exciting Music and Art for the Web,” Ninth Annual International Conference on Telecommunications and Hypermedia (Tel*ED), New Orleans, LA (1998)

“Web Design and Creation Techniques,” Department of Technology and Education, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS (1998)

“Advanced Techniques for Development of Interactive Multimedia,” Department of Technology

and Education, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS (1998)

“Introduction to Adobe Photoshop,” Department of Technology and Education, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS (1998)

“Imagery Creation from Everyday Objects,” Department of Technology and Education, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS (1997)

“Advanced World Wide Web,” Continuing Education, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS (1997 – 2000)

“Intro to the World Wide Web,” Continuing Education, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS (1997 – 2000)

Articles, Press, Etc.

Online Facilitator, “41st Annual Student Competitive Exhibition,” Mississippi State University Department of Art, January 2013

Author, “Establishing Your Own Business Website,” two-part series, Mississippi Business Journal, June 2006

“Part-time collaboration pays off for Mudpie Media,” Mississippi Business Journal, August 2002

Organizations

Phi Kappa Phi, Member, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL (2016-2017)

Member, The University & College Designers Association (UCDA) (2015 – present)

Member, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) (2015 – present)

Member, AIGA, Birmingham, AL (2012 – present)

Founder & Faculty Sponsor, MSU Art Web Collective, Mississippi State, MS (2012 – 2014)

Chairperson, MSU Department of Art Alumni Association, Mississippi State, MS (2012 – 2013)

E-club (Entrepreneurship) Faculty Member, Mississippi State, MS (2012 – 2013)

Fiber Arts Club Faculty Member, Mississippi State, MS (2012 – 2013)

Exhibitions

Statements: 50 Years of Making, MSU’s Department of Art 50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Mississippi State University (Spring 2018)

Annual Student Show, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL (Spring 2016)

Martin-Lett Gallery of Art, “Into the Woods,” Oxford, AL (June 2015)

Jemison-Carnegie Heritage Hall Museum, “Alternative Process Photography,” Talladega, AL (July 2015)