Curriculum Vitae

Education

Master of Arts, Visual Information Technologies (VIT), Institute of the Arts, May 2000
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Concentrations in multimedia/web/interface design, 2D & 3D modeling/imaging/animation

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art, May 1996
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Concentrations in computer graphics and illustration

Bachelor of Art, Art, May 1995
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Concentrations in drawing, ceramics, watercolor; minor in creative writing

Teaching Experience

July 2001 – Present • Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, VA
Position: Faculty, Web Design and Interactive Media
Courses taught:

  • IMD100: Fundamentals of Interactive Design
  • IMD105: Graphic Production for the Web
  • IMD130: Interactive Experience Design
  • IMD200: Information Architecture
  • IMD210: Fundamentals of Scripting Languages*
  • IMD215: Web Page Design and Layout
  • IMD230: Programming Concepts
  • IMD300: Interactive Motion Graphics
  • IMD310: Intermediate Scripting Languages
  • IMD315: Designing Interactive Interfaces
  • IMD320: Production Team*
  • IMD360: Non-linear Narrative
  • IMD390: Portfolio
  • IMD400: Interactive Motion Scripting*
  • IMD405: Marketing Basics
  • IMD445: Usability Evaluation and Accessibility
  • IMD465: Senior Project Design
  • IMD470: Special Topics (XML + Flash/ActionScript, Flex)
  • IMD480: Portfolio Preparation*
  • IMD485: Senior Project Production
  • IMD490: Senior Portfolio
  • MM110: Introduction to Multimedia and Web Design
  • MM240: Interface Design I
  • MM245: Interface Design II*
  • MM260: Animation for Multimedia
  • MM290: Portfolio (Associates)
  • MM341: Animation for Interactive Production*
  • MM443: Senior Project I*
  • GD214: Computer Illustration
  • GD461: Animation for Graphic Designers
  • CA323: Animation for Interactive Production*
  • CA400: Senior Portfolio
  • CA443: Senior Project I
  • CA444: Senior Project II

(* Classes introduced)

Additional Experience

March 2001 – Present • Freelance, Fairfax, VA
Position: Designer and developer
Web site design; front-end development; JavaScript coding; Flash and ActionScript; print design

June 2000 – March 2001 • Circle.com, McLean, VA
Position: Production Specialist
HTML, DHTML, and JavaScript coding. Coordinated with designers and back-end programmers on site production. Graphics work included creating graphics for existing sites, designs for web sites and web applications, and work for style guides.

February 2000 – June 2000 • Aquent Partners, Reston VA
Contracted to Circle.com
HTML, DHTML, JavaScript coding; web design

January 1998 – October 1999 • Internet Multimedia Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Position: Multimedia Designer
Interactive design (CD-ROM and web) and development, project management

September 1996 – January 1998 • Instructional Resource Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Web and graphic design, animation for video and web, training, assisting professors and instructors

March 1996 – August 1996 • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS),
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Tasks: Designing/building CALS web site; designing/building Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station site

Skills

Web/interactive design including site design; interface design; visual presentation; animation; standards-based coding practices using XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript; and creating Flash-based content
Graphic design for printed documents
Drawing, illustration, photography, and image manipulation
Think creatively and to find innovative solutions to problems
Comfortable working independently or in team environments
Grasp concepts and learn new tools quickly

Software:

Adobe Software’s Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Flex, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Director, InDesign, WordPress, Moodle, eCollege

Coding:

XHTML/HTML5, CSS, JavaScript/JQuery, WordPress, ActionScript, XML, MXML, Lingo, PHP

Professional Affiliations

DC Web Women

Exhibits and Shows

February 2004 • Faculty Show, The Art Institute of Washington Gallery, Arlington, VA
November 2003 • Visually Wired Film Festival (formally FireWire Film Festival)
February 2003 • Faculty Show, The Art Institute of Washington Gallery, Arlington, VA February 2002 • Faculty Show, The Art Institute of Washington Gallery, Arlington, VA