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Adobe Suite, Google Suite, Microsoft 365, UX/UI, HTML and CSS, research, higher education, elementary education, museum education, fine art history, printmaking, papermaking, book art, emotional intelligence, public speaking, community outreach, event planning, marketing and social media, digital media, project management, instructional design, curriculum development, Visual Thinking Strategies, budget management, learning strategies, time management, work independently, foster collaboration, clear and concise communication, strategic thinker, creative problem solving, data collection, analysis, growth mindset, adaptability, and empathy

Wilkes County Schools, Wilkesboro, NC — Elementary Art Teacher
March 2021 - Present
Developed intersectional curriculum that called attention to BIPOC and women artists (DEAI)
Highlighted skills and problem-solving techniques that encourage children to integrate art and craft into their daily lives
Prepared dynamic presentations multiple times per day that capture and hold the attention of diverse audiences (including both differentiation and accommodations)
Responsible for all elements of collateral development and implementation
Adjusted and adapted the instructional delivery style to adapt to the environment and audience needs

Private Family, Brevard, NC — Private Tutor
August 2020 - March 2021
Assisted a fifth-grade student with learning differences while learning remotely
Committed to timely and targeted goals to then assess progress
Used a variety of effective learning strategies to meet the needs of multiple learning modes

Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC — Adjunct Faculty
August 2017 - May 2021
Professor of Book Art I and Papermaking I in-person and remotely
Create, distribute, and present instructional tools to communicate essential information
Pilot and promote innovative instructional strategies and technology tools
Created interactive digital content and instructional videos for students quarantined
Eager to help students acquire, process, and maintain knowledge/skills with empathy and compassion
Responsible for equipment maintenance and securing of resources

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC — Adjunct Faculty
August 2019 - December 2020
Professor of Book Art and Interactive Design (a mix of UX/UI research and fine art)
Interactive instruction for UX/UI, HTML, CSS, Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, and Animate 
In-person and remote instruction using digital publishing and communication networks to provide students with regular updates and lessons
Technical instructional design to explain complicated material in clear, user-friendly language

University of Georgia, Cortona, Italy — Adjunct Faculty
January 2020 - April 2020
Professor of Printmaking I and Intermediate Etching utilizing technical presentation skills
Experience building resources to intertwine technical instructions with Italian culture
Transitioned to remote learning due to covid in a weeklong period
Piloted and promoted innovative instructional strategies and technology tools while teaching remotely

Asheville Color and Image (Print Shop), Asheville, NC — Customer Service Supervisor
May 2018 - August 2019
Account and Project Management - Effectively communicated with multiple audiences (clients, designers, and printers), adjusting tone and message as needed
Supervised and supported staff members while keeping clients' interests in mind
Coordinated logistics and budgetary restraints, used excellent time-management skills, and had comfort in a deadline-driven environment
Maintained data management system and assessed team’s progress toward goals by analyzing data
Delivered strict attention to detail and organization of all client orders, whether local or corporate

Baggie Goose (Event, Design + Retail), Asheville, NC — Design and Print Manager
September 2014 - May 2018
Collaborated and consulted with clients and vendors to design all elements of collateral development and implementation
Gracefully diffused customer service conflicts and developed relationships with clients and vendors
Organized and maintained a product management system to ensure efficient work-flow
Anticipated client experience and revised projects as needed to decrease customer friction
Quickly and accurately processed high-volume workloads under strict deadlines and schedules

Sarvisberry Studios, Floyd, VA — Studio Coordinator
May 2013 - June 2014
Responsible for all elements of collateral development and implementation
Employed strategic time management strategies to maximize efficiency
Designed and promoted virtual and print marketing materials
​​Facilitated hanging of artist’s gallery show and opening reception
Conceived and conducted community outreach workshops for adults and children 

Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC — Assistantship
June 2013
Assisted Artist Peter Sowiski with Western to Eastern papermaking techniques
Experience as both participant and leader of instructional sessions

Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC — Teaching Assistant and Museum Youth Instructor
August 2011 - May 2013
Prepared and assisted in Lithography, Book Art, Papermaking, Open Studio, and Monoprint
Developed active presentations for children to explore complicated art exhibits in the Corcoran Museum of Art and create their own art inspired by that experience
Organized and taught art programs for Community Days at the Corcoran Museum of Art
Taught print and book workshops for students at the Corcoran and other DC area institutions

Library of Congress, Washington, DC — Intern
August 2012 - May 2013
Researched and analyzed the Artists' Books and Fine Art Books collections at the Library of Congress
Presented a series of lectures about books with a small group of interns
Cataloged Artists' Book archives
Administered questionnaires to libraries and museums internationally about Artists' Book collections for an informational report given to the Chief of the Rare Books and Special Collections Division

Joshua Heller Rare Books, Washington, DC — Programmer
October 2011 - May 2013
Cataloged Rare Books collected in a database for the website
Used basic coding skills to update inventory
Clearly and regularly communicate data results with team members

Corcoran College of Art + Design, Master of Arts, Washington, DC — Art of the Book
Studio art meets research. The program focused on artists’ books and the history, design, and theory of books and visual culture. I also learned technical skills in printmaking, papermaking, and bookbinding.

UNC Asheville, Bachelor of Arts, Asheville, NC - Multimedia Arts + Sciences (New Media)
The program is a balance of fine art and computer programming. Students learn the Adobe Suite, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and painting, sculpture, and photography to create interactive design experiences. 

Art K-12 Education License in North Carolina
National Art Educators Association
Southern Graphics Council International
North American Hand Papermakers
Mid-America Print Council
Managing Museums in the 21st Century Certification with Smithsonian
Contemporary Museum Education Certification with Pratt Institute

Assist Georgia Deal in a week-long papermaking workshop

Corcoran College of Art and Design:
Teaching Assistant
Community Day Papermaking Coordinator and Teacher
Book Arts with Photography Fine Arts Students
Education Family Workshops Instructor

Catholic University:
Letterpress lessons for Art History students

Library of Congress:
Lecture on Artists’ Books and Fine Press
‘Horse and Pony’ shows for visitors
Assist with Presentation on William Blake

Papermaking Assistantship
Community Days Volunteer

Papermaking and book workshop with Adults
Floyd High School Art Club papermaking and book workshop
Carlisle School workshop with High School Students
Martinsville Public Schools Workshop over three weeks with Middle School students

| Library of Congress, Artists’ Book Collection
| The J. Paul Getty Museum, Artists’ Book Collection
| Smithsonian American Art Museum
| UPUI (Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis)
| Herron Art Library, Artists’ Book Collection
| CalPoly, Kennedy Library, Special Collections
| Corcoran College of Art + Design Library, Artists’ Book Collection
| Mills College, Olin Library, Special Collections
| SCAD, Jen Library, Artist Book Collection
| UCLA Biomedical Library, Special Collections
| UC Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Special Collections
| University of Miami, Richter Library, Special Collections
| University of Michigan, Art & Architecture Library, Special Collections
| University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections
| University of South Carolina’s Cooper Library & Special Collections
| Private Collectors

| 2018 Asheville Wedding Guide
| 2016 I Do Asheville, featured invitation
| 2016 Asheville Lifestyle Magazine, featured invitation
| 2015 Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University ‘Locale,’ VA
| 2013 Corcoran College Student Awards,
| Art & the Book Program and Lithography Award
| 2013 NEXT at the Corcoran 2013, Washington, DC
| 2013 27th Annual Print Portfolio,
| 2013 CODEX, Berkeley, CA
| 2012 Relax Portfolio, The Fridge, DC
| 2012 Three Works in Art & the Book Fall Exhibition CCAD
| 2012 Patina Portfolio, Open Studio DC, DC
| 2011- 2013 Dean and Merit Scholarship from CCAD
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