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Education

Sep 1989May 1994

Bachelor of Fine Arts

PRATT INSTITUTE

Theory, Criticism, and History of Art, Architecture, and Design

Work experience

20072007

Consultant

MATERIALS

•Update existing materials library in architecture/design firm by evaluating holdings and developing

preliminary plan to organize materials and finishes. This includes discarding outdated materials and

obtaining current samples/catalogs.

20062006

Convention Registration

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC JOURNALISTS

•Coordinate registration of annual convention attendees (@1800 persons) for “Fuente de Diversidad Hispana” in Fort Lauderdale, FL

•Design exhibition layout and assist in product specification

20052006

Adjunct Faculty, Interior Design

ART INSTITUTE ONLINE

 •Teach and facilitate ID 133 Space Planning and ID 440 Construction Documents

20042005

Faculty, Interior Design

ART INSTITUTE OF WASHINGTON

 •Teach INT 130 Architectural Drafting, INT 170 Space Planning, INT 232 Working Drawings, INT 240 History of Interior Design (Antiquity to1830), INT 269 Human Factors, INT 270 Design Process, INT 273 Design Development Residential, INT 333 Visual Presentation, and INT 372 History of Interior Design (1830-Present) •Assist in the establishment of new BFA Interior Design program -- this includes curriculum evaluation, library acquisitions, department representation, faculty advisement of students, activities development

20032003

Adjunct Faculty, Interior Design

CORCORAN COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN

 •Teach IN YOUR HOME, a continuing education course in which participants learn how to apply interior design principles to their home.

20002002

Exhibit Designer

GALLAGHER & ASSOCIATES

 •Participate in all phases of exhibition design: concept ideation, design research, image boards, color renderings, case layouts, detail development, CAD documentation, materials & finishes, specification preparation, client meetings

•Serve as a resource in developing technologies and materials advancements. This includes establishing an extensive materials and finishes library featuring a wide range of innovative materials

•Projects include the International Spy Museum in Washington DC; "The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden" at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian; "Baseball as America": a traveling exhibition for the Cooperstown National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

19972001

Product Editor

GRAPHIS MAGAZINE

•Edit Consumer Products section: submission of products, selection of layouts , writing of text

•Serve as liaison with design firms and manufacturers

19992000

Project Designer

HAVERSON ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

•Curate exhibit for General Motors: research history, select images and artifacts, write preliminary content •Design exhibition panels: create schematic illustrations and CAD documents, produce graphic layouts •Organize materials and finishes: prepare boards, create specifications

19981999

Research Coordinator

MEL BYARS

•Coordinate production of "50 SportsWares: Innovations in Materials and Technology", featuring industrial design for sports Publisher: Rotovision, UK

•Serve as liaison with design firms and manufacturers

19981999

Research Coordinator

ALEXANDER GELMAN/DESIGN MACHINE

•Coordinate production of "Subtraction: Aspects of Essential Design", Publisher: Rotovision, UK

•Serve as liaison with architects, industrial designers, artists, and graphic designers

19971997

Consultant

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

 •Supervise installation of The Museum of Modern Art’s “Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design” industrial design exhibition at the Groninger Museum in The Netherlands and The National Gallery of Modern Art in Prague, the Czech Republic

19961997

Research Assistant

COOPER HEWITT, NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM, SMITHSONIAN

 •Assist with the planning of “The Cult of Performance: Design for Sports”, an industrial design exhibition

•Serve as liaison with participating design firms and manufacturers

19961996

Guest Curator

MATERIAL CONNEXION

•Organize an exhibition of product design featuring the use of innovative materials: selection of objects, contact designers and manufacturers, writing of captions, and design of installation

19961995

Program Assistant

VAN ALEN INSTITUTE: PROJECTS IN PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE

•Assist in coordination of programs: exhibitions, design competitions, and workshop

•Conduct extensive research on the biographical data of William Van Alen and his role with the Beaux Arts Institute of Design

19941995

Curatorial Intern

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

•Assist Associate Curator in the Dept. of Architecture & Design with the planning of “Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design”

•Serve as liaison with participating design firms and manufacturers

•Participate in the development of the installation through collaboration with the Registrar and Exhibition Design Departments

•Aid in preparation of exhibition catalog: research of text, selection of photographic images, involvement in editorial process

Portfolio

Teaching Portfolio

Accomplishments

•Allied Member, American Society of Interior Designers•Member, (including Vice Chair of Membership Development, Mid Atlantic Chapter), Industrial Designers Society of America•Member, American Association of Museums•Member, College Art Association•Member, Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians•Docent, Octagon Museum, American Architectural Foundation, Washington DC•Guest Critic, Design Apprentice Program, National Building Museum, Washington DC•Guest Instructor, The Children's Studio School, Washington DC•Artist / Tour Guide, Third Thursdays 7th Street Arts District, Washington DC•Committee Member, "Walt Disney Imagineering: The Magic Behind The Scenes", American Institute of Graphic Arts, Washington DC chapter•Guest Lecturer, The Museum of Modern Art, New York and School of Visual Arts, NY

Languages

Fluent in Spanish, Understanding of French and Portuguese

Computers

Computer Aided Design: AutoCad, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Objective

With an emphasis on cross disciplinary studies in architecture and design, my background is characterized by diversity within my professional work. Whether developing the content and design for museum exhibitions, or conducting research and providing editorial services for publications, I have focused on pursuing a variety of experiences that allow me to immerse myself within the realm of architecture and design. This has been a valuable asset as I have been able to cross boundaries and undertake a variety of responsibilities. In this manner, I am interested in exploring new opportunities.

Summary

What do Pratt Institute, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Van Alen Institute: Projects in Public Architecture, Material ConneXion, Design Machine, Haverson Architecture & Design, Gallagher & Associates, Corcoran College of Art & Design, Art Institute of Washington and Graphis magazine have in common? Read on...