Communicating ideas visually is my interest and the reason I continue to explore and research different aspects of visual design. As a designer and educator, I guide and support student exploration of ideas with an emphasis on design, layout and typography.
EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication, awarded May 2014
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication, awarded May 2011
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Information Technology Professional Certificate awarded December 2001
British Columbia Institute of Technology, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Bachelor of Business Administration awarded December 1999
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada
EXPERIENCE
Lecturer, August 2016-Present
Design Department, Wenzhou-Kean University
Assistant Professor of Art, August 2015-July 2016
Art Department, Washburn University
Assistant Professor of Art, August 2014-July 2015
Department of Art, Bethany College

Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2011-May 2014
Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Arlington

Graphic Designer, May 2011-August 2011, May 2013-March 2014
Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Arlington

Research Assistant, January 2012-May 2012
Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Arlington
Graphic Designer, August 2008-August 2011
The Department of Campus Recreation, University of Texas at Arlington
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Lecturer - Graphic Design, August 2016-Present
Design Department, Wenzhou-Kean University, Wenzhou, China
Fall 2016: Visualizing Techniques I, Graphic Design Fundamentals I;
Introduction to Design and Visual Culture
Spring 2017: Visualizing Techniques II; Web and Interactive Design I
Fall 2017: Graphic Design Fundamentals I; Typography I: Principles
Assistant Professor of Art - Graphic Design, August 2015-July 2016
Art Department, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Fall 2015: Graphic Design I, Graphic Design II, Web Design
Spring 2016: Graphic Design I, Typography/Advanced Typography, Photoshop Imaging
Assistant Professor of Art - Graphic Design, August 2014-July 2015
Department of Art, Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS
Fall 2014: Graphic Design I, Interactive Graphic Design Portfolio, Basic Design, Themes in Contemporary Art
Interterm 2015: Fundamentals of Web Design
Spring 2015: Graphic Design II, Graphic Design Portfolio, Web Design II
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fall 2011-Spring 2014
Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Arlington
Spring 2014: Introduction to Typography (instructor of record)
Fall 2013: Introduction to Typography (instructor of record)
Spring 2013: Introduction to Typography (instructor of record)
Fall 2012: Introduction to Typography (instructor of record)
Spring 2012: Introduction to Typography (teaching assistant)
Fall 2011: Professional Preparation (teaching assistant)

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Adobe Education Trainer. Completed the Adobe Education Train the Trainer: Creative Cloud June-August 2017 online course on the Adobe Education Exchange.
Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Teaching, Department of Art + Art History, University of Texas at Arlington. Spring 2014.

Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Department of Art + Art History, University of Texas at Arlington. Fall 2011-May 2014.

The Excellence Prize Award, 2013 SOKI International Illustration & Design Competition, The Society of Korea Illusart (SOKI). Invited to be an honorary member of SOKI and participate in future international exhibitions.

James S. Barnett Jr. Ideas in Art Award, sponsored by the James S. Barnett Jr. Foundation. University of Texas at Arlington. May 2013.

College of Liberal Arts Scholar, University of Texas at Arlington. Spring 2012 and Spring 2013.

Festival of Ideas Global Research Fellow, sponsored by Mr. Mustaque Ahmed. College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Arlington. March 2013.

College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Award for Research Travel, sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Arlington. November 2012.

University Scholar, University of Texas at Arlington. April 2011.

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