EDUCATION

M.A. Architecture
University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Emphasis in Cultural Visualization

B.F.A. Illustration
Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI)

 

ILLUSTRATION EXPERIENCE

Archaeological Illustrator
Freelance
Created maps and technical drawings of artifacts for publications including The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors: Volumes I and II (Von Falkenhausen, 2012), Five Centuries of Indonesian Textiles (Kahlenberg, 2010), and The Archaeology of Jerusalem (Galore and Bloedhorn, 2013).

Digital Reconstruction Artist
University of California (Los Angeles, CA)
Worked with architects and archaeologists to create virtual reality models of historic sites. Projects include the Qumran Visualization Project and Santiago de Compostela.

On-Site Excavation Artist
Freelance
Created drawings of archaeological features, artifacts, and site plans for publication. Excavations include the Mosfell Archaeological Project (UCLA), Titris Höyük Archaeological Expedition (UCSD), Tiberias Excavation (Hebrew University), and the Fröjel Discovery Programme (Gotland University).

Owner + Designer
Rum Bird Studio (Denver, CO)
Currently developing a line of hand-drawn gift wrap and greeting cards.

 

DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Exhibit Designer
University of Colorado (Boulder, CO)
Graphic and exhibit designer for the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History.

Art Director
Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
Responsible for creating branding concepts and marketing material for LA Times campaigns including the Festival of Books, Hero Complex, and presidential election coverage.

Graphic Designer
University of California (Los Angeles, CA)
Web and print designer for projects supported by the Institute for Digital Research and Education, as well as other UCLA departments and institutes.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Visiting Lecturer
University of California (Los Angeles, CA)
Instructor for undergraduate and graduate course Archaeological Illustration offered by the UCLA Department of Anthropology.

Teaching Assistant
University of California (Los Angeles, CA)
Teaching Assistant for UCLA undergraduate course Arts Encounters: Exploring Arts Literacy in the 21st Century.

Art Instructor
David Starr Jordan High School (Watts, CA)
Developed an integrative high school course in studio art and art history as part of UCLA’s ArtsBridge program, an initiative to bring art education into LA’s under-resourced communities.

Lecturer
LA Unified School District (Los Angeles, CA)
Presented UCLA’s virtual reality models to under-resourced K-12 students as part of the Steinmetz Foundation educational outreach program.

Studio Art Instructor
Camp Laurel (Readfield, ME)
Oversaw drawing and painting projects for children aged 6-15 at 8-week overnight camp.

 

SKILLS

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, digital photography, Corel Painter, pen and ink, graphite, charcoal, and watercolor. Experience with 3D modeling programs, video editing software, acrylics, oils, and traditional photography methods.