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Education
2015:
MFA, Texas State University, Communication Design, 4.0 GPA
2003:
BFA, University of Georgia, Fine Art Photography, 3.7 GPA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2015 – present:
Assistant Professor, Department of Art + Design, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
2012 – 2015:
Instructor of Record, School of Art & Design, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2004 – 2009:
Commercial Photography Teacher, Grayson Technical High School, Loganville, GA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2009 – present:
Owner, PKG Studio, freelance graphic design and photography studio
2009 – 2010:
Customer Service Representative / Lab Associate, HS Photo, Atlanta, GA
2004:
Art Department Intern, Art & Antiques Magazine, Atlanta, GA

AWARDS & HONORS
2017:
Short List Finalist, Typomania Typographic Video Contest, Moscow, Russia
2015:
Graphis Merit Award, DeL Conference branding materials, Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
2014:
J. Charles Walker & John Brett Buchanan Foundation 6th UCDA Educational Scholarship,
National Graduate Student Recipient, 44th UCDA
 Design Conference, Long Beach, CA
Graduate College Scholarship, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, School of Art & Design Nominee, Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
2013:
Global Wildlife Conservation logo design contest winner, Austin, TX
Graduate College Scholarship, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 
2002:
CURO Undergraduate Research Grant recipient, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 
2000 – 2003:
President's List, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 
Dean's List, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

PUBLICATIONS (PRINT)
2015:
“TypeCon was a Capital Good Time!,” 365typo Typography Annual, published by ATypI
Review of TypeCon 2014 included in a compendium of essays and articles showcasing 365 stories from the world of type design, typography, and graphic design, International
2013:
Failing Forward, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Collaborated with Contemporary Issues and Criticism class as part of the print design team to produce an 80-page journal of design criticism dealing with failure, National

PUBLICATIONS (ONLINE)
2017:
TypeCon 2017 Boston review, September 26, 2017, Slanted Magazine, Karlsruhe, Germany [external link]
2016:
TypeCon 2016 Seattle review, September 14, 2016, Slanted Magazine, Karlsruhe, Germany [external link]
Typographics 2016 review, June 28, 2016, Slanted Magazine, Karlsruhe, Germany [external link]
2014:
“TypeCon was a Capital Good Time!,” August 25, 2014, Slanted Magazine, Karlsruhe, Germany [external link]
“Grad Life as a Parent: A Balancing Act,” Graduate College blog, February 5, 2014, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX [external link]
2013:
“Can Wes Anderson’s
Archer-y Skills Hit the Bullseye?,” RushmoreAcademy.com, October 22, 2013 [external link]

LECTURES, PANELS & PRESENTATIONS
2017:
Guest Lecturer, "Resume Design and Font Selection," Prof. Susan Bryant's ART-4160 course, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, Local
Co-presenter, "Making Design Active: fusing principles of animation and graphic design through student collaboration," Annual Report - Vol. 2, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, Local
Co-presenter, "Making Design Active: fusing principles of animation and graphic design through student collaboration," SECAC Conference, Columbus, OH, Regional
2016:
Presenter, "International Typeface Design Pedagogy," TypeCon International Conference, Seattle, WA, International
Panel Moderator, "Heavy Metals," College Book Arts Association (CBAA) National Conference, Nashville, TN, National 
Guest Lecturer, "Graphic Design and Animation at APSU," Dr. Tamara Smithers' APSU-1000 course, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, Local
2015:
Guest Lecturer, "The Bauhaus and the New Typography," Dr. Tony Morris' History of Graphic Design course, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, Local 
2014:
Presenter, "The Grassroots Archive," Design Inquiry 10: Access, Vinalhaven, ME, International 
Co-presenter, "Failing Forward," NC State University, 6th Biennial Graduate Graphic Design Symposium: Improversion, Raleigh, NC, National 
2013:
Presenter, "How to Produce Better Photographs for Your Portfolio," AIGA Student Chapter meeting, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, Local 
2005:
Co-presenter, "Round Table Discussion on Art Education," Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Local

EXHIBITION RECORD
2017:
Typomania International Typography Video Festival, Museum of Moscow, Russia, 1 piece selected, International
Plus-One, Downtown Artist Co-op, Clarksville, TN, 1 piece shown, Local
Faculty Triennial Exhibition, The New Gallery, Clarksville, TN, 1 piece shown, Local
2016:
Visual Dialogues, OSO Bay Biennial XIX International Juried Show, Corpus Christi, TX, International
Where the Wild Things Are, L Gallery, Nashville, TN, 3 pieces shown, Local 
US Bank Open Exhibition, Jenkins & Wynne Gallery, Clarksville, TN, 1 piece shown, Local 
2015:
Posted Notice, Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1 piece selected, Regional 
2014:
Showcase, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 7 pieces selected, Local
2013:
Creative Summit 27, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 1 piece selected, Regional
Showcase, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 1 piece selected, Local
2012:
Creative Summit 26, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 2 pieces selected, Regional 
2003:
The Beautiful & The Absurd, BFA Photography Thesis Show, Lamar Dodd Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Local 
CURO Symposium, Student Center Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Local
2002:
Portraits, Solo Exhibition, Lamar Dodd Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Local
COURSES TAUGHT
2017:
Graphic Design III

Advanced study and skill development in the visual elements and media used in layout and design development for comprehensives
History of Graphic Design
An in-depth study of selected topics in the history of design, including specific designers, stylistic movements, methodology, and/or design criticism
Introduction to Art
A study of the principles and elements of design, media and artistic process, and the relationship and influences of the visual arts on the individual and culture
Senior Thesis I
A lecture/lab course focused on creating and critiquing a substantial body of work (i.e., thesis) for students’ senior exhibitions or final portfolios
Graphic Design II
Intermediate study and skill development in the visual elements and media used in layout and design development for comprehensives
Typography I
An introduction to basic layout with type, type design, study of styles, and history of typography
Typography II
Advanced study in typographic design and layout including typeface design, complex systems of type hierarchy, and the application of type to digital and print media
2016:
Art Appreciation
A study of the principles and elements of design, media and artistic process, and the relationship and influences of the visual arts on the individual and culture
Graphic Design I
Graphic design fundamentals and layout techniques, design of comprehensives, commercial craftsmanship, and image making
Problems in Art
A continuation of work in a specific media under the direction of an instructor in a scheduled class. May be repeated for a second three hours but may not be enrolled in for six hours concurrently
Typography I
An introduction to basic layout with type, type design, study of styles, and history of typography
Typography II
Advanced study in typographic design and layout including typeface design, complex systems of type hierarchy, and the application of type to digital and print media
Web Design II
An advanced study and skill development in the visual elements and media used in web design
2015:
Digital Photography
Exploration of photography through digital media, to include digital camera, computer hardware, and software
Problems in Art
A continuation of work in a specific media under the direction of an instructor in a scheduled class. May be repeated for a second three hours but may not be enrolled in for six hours concurrently
Typography I
An introduction to basic layout with type, type design, study of styles, and history of typography
Web Design II
An advanced study and skill development in the visual elements and media used in web design
2014:
Art Direction
Students will develop advertising concepts that relate to the creative strategies, marketing platforms, and psychology specific to client-based communication, and the type of media used
Branding Systems
Focuses on the creation and application of integrated brand communication systems. Students will develop comprehensive brand identities, typographic elements and layout designs for print and digital media
Typography I
An introduction to basic layout with type, type design, study of styles, and history of typography
Typography II (2 sections)
Advanced study in typographic design and layout including typeface design, complex systems of type hierarchy, and the application of type to digital and print media
2013:
Conceptual Strategies
Focuses on concept development and ideation strategies through the production of various design forms
Typography II
Advanced study in typographic design and layout including typeface design, complex systems of type hierarchy, and the application of type to digital and print media

COURSES OBSERVED
2013:
Typography II
Typography III
2012:
Conceptual Strategies
Poster Design

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
2017:
Course creation:  ART-4444 (Advanced Problem Solving in Graphic Design),
    Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee 
2016:
Curriculum revisions: ART-4125 (Graphic Design III), ART-4150, ART-4160
    Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee
2015:
Graphic Design Minor, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
2005:
Commercial Photography I–IV, Grayson Technical High School, Loganville, GA
UNIVERSITY SERVICE
2017:
Poster Designer, Department of Art + Design Visiting Artist and Lecturer Series, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Identity System Designer, Department of Art + Design, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Handbook Designer, Department of Art + Design, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Faculty Advisor, AIGA Student Group, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Recruiter, Trip to Senior Graphic Design Show at Nashville State Community College with Barry Jones
Typographic Consultant, Historic documentary on Clarksville, Karen Bullis, APSU Department of Communication, Clarksville, TN
2016:
Poster Designer, Department of Art + Design Visiting Artist and Lecturer Series, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Faculty Advisor, AIGA Student Group, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Judge, Downtown Artist Co-op's t-shirt design contest, Clarksville, TN
Designer, Roxy Regional Theatre's production of American Idiot, Clarksville, TN
Designer, Metal signage for APSU gallery space, Cummins Station, Nashville, TN
Judge, Peay Read Competition, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Recruiter, Trip to Chattanooga State Community College
2015:
Poster Designer, Department of Art + Design Visiting Artist and Lecturer Series, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Poster Designer, Department of Art + Design recruiting poster, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Faculty Advisor, AIGA Student Group, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Judge, Peay Read Competition, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Judge, CECA Photo Essay Contest: A Day in the Life, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
2014:
Promotional Materials Design Team, 9th Annual DeL Conference, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Director, SioTeX pitch video for Eco-Sil, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2013:
Judge, 10th Annual 'A Week in the Life' Photo Contest, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

DISCIPLINE / COMMUNITY SERVICE
2017:
Member, Rossview High School Academy of Media Arts & Technology Advisory Board, Clarksville, TN
Research Participant, Doctoral research conducted by Lisa Hammershaimb, “The Transient Spaces of Studio Learning: Building a Theory of Online Studio Pedagogy in Graphic Design Education,” Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada
2016:
Set Designer, Roxy Regional Theatre’s production of American Idiot, Clarksville, TN

DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEES SERVED
2016 – 2017:
Annual Review Criteria Committee
US Bank Show Committee
Student Summer Research Award Committee
Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence Committee

Visiting Artists, Speakers, and Exhibitions (VASE) Committe
MFA Program Committee
Living Gallery Committee
Graphic Design Search Committee
2015 – 2016:
Visiting Artists, Speakers, and Exhibitions (VASE) Committee
MFA Proposal Committee
Printmaking Search Committee
Retention, Advisement, Recruitment, and Alumni (RARA) Committee – Chair

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Current:
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA)
Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC)
Past:
College Book Art Association (CBAA)
University & College Designers Association (UCDA)

WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES ATTENDED
2017:
TOP Conference, Chattanooga, TN
Chaperoned group of eighteen students from Austin Peay
SECAC Conference, Columbus, OH
Co-presented interdisciplinary learning project with Scott Raymond
TypeCon, Boston, MA
Wrote and published conference review for Slanted Design Blog
2016:
Brand New Conference, Nashville, TN
TOP Conference, Chattanooga, TN
Chaperoned group of fifteen students from Austin Peay
TypeCon: Re-Sound, Seattle, WA
Presented graduate thesis research on international typeface design pedagogy; 
Wrote and published conference review for Slanted Magazine Design Blog
Typographics Conference, New York, NY
Wrote and published conference review for Slanted Magazine Design Blog
College Book Arts Association (CBAA) National Conference, Nashville, TN
Panel Moderator for “Heavy Metals” session
2015:
TOP Conference, Chattanooga, TN
Chaperoned group of eleven students from Austin Peay
AIGA Think Tank Conference, Nashville, TN
Chaperoned group of seven students from Austin Peay
2014:
TypeCon, Washington, D.C.
Wrote and published conference review for Slanted Magazine Design Blog
Design Inquiry 10: Access, Vinalhaven, ME
Presented research on grassroots archiving practices at one-week alternative design conference
Typeface design workshop with Tom Ahn, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
6th Biennial Graduate Graphic Design Symposium: Improversion, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
2013:
Typo-Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Attended largest international type conference with 52 international speakers including Martina Flor, Erik Spiekermann, Erik van Blokland, Neville Brody, and Jessica Walsh
Calligraphy workshop with Frank Ortmann, Freies Grafik Design, Potsdam, Germany
Logo design workshop with Don Sibley, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2012:
Creativity workshop with Rachele Riley, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2011:
Poster design workshop with James Victore, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

SELECTED CLIENT LIST
550 Trackside (Lawrenceville, GA); A House for Iris (Atlanta, GA); Adelbert's Brewery (Austin, TX); BFA Communication Design Program at Texas State University (San Marcos, TX); Global Wildlife Conservation (Austin, TX); Holiday Barber Shop (Clarksville, TN); LifePoint Church (Clarksville, TN); Nemesis Collective (Clarksville, TN); Majestic Photobooth Company (Nashville, TN); MedSource Supply Chain Advisors (Knoxville, TN); Mission:Oneness (Dunedin, FL); Rogue Events (Atlanta, GA); SioTeX (San Marcos, TX); Smith Dalia Architects (Atlanta, GA); Trio Film Fest (Atlanta, GA); The UMBRA Group (Fremont, CA)
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