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Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Experience:

Cal Poly Pomona Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
September 2013 – Present

Summer 2017
Art 355 Web Design 1
Art 455 Motion Design 1

Spring 2017
Art 455 Motion Design 1
Art 400 Special Topics
Art 355 Web Design 1
Art 150 Introduction to 2D Design

Winter 2017
Art 456 Motion Design 2
Art 455 Motion Design 1
Art 400 Special Topics
Art 150 Introduction to 2D Design

Fall 2016
Art 455 Motion Design 1
Art 400 Special Topics
Art 355 Web Design 1
Art 150 Introduction to 2D Design

Summer 2016
Art 288 Graphic Design in the Megaopolis Tokyo Japan
Art 400 Special Topics

Spring 2016
Art 455 Motion Design 1
Art 400 Special Topics
Art 355 Web Design 1
Art 150 Introduction to 2D Design

Winter 2016
Art 455 Motion Design 1 / LA 302 Intermediate Landscape Design Laboratory
Art 400 Special Topics
Art 355 Web Design 1
Art 150 Introduction to 2D Design

Fall 2015
Art 455 Motion Design 1
Art 400 Special Topics
Art 355 Web Design 1
Art 150 Introduction to 2D Design

Spring 2015
Art 455 Motion Design 1
Art 400 Special Topics
Art 355 Web Design 1
Art 200 Special Topics
Art 150 Introduction to 2D Design

Winter 2015
Art 456 Motion Design 2
Art 455 Motion Design 1
Art 400 Special Studies
Art 155 Foundations of Digital Design

Fall 2014
Art 455 Motion Design 1
Art 355 Web Design 1
Art 150 Introduction to 2D Design

Spring 2014
Art 352 Graphic Design 2
Art 251 Lettering and Typography
Art 150 Introduction to 2D Design

Winter 2014
Art 455 Motion Design 1
Art 400 Special Topics
Art 155 Foundations of Digital Design
Art 150 Introduction to 2D Design

Fall 2013
Art 456 Motion Design 2
Art 251 Lettering and Typography
Art 150 Foundations of 2D Design



University of Central Missouri Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
August 2012 – August 2013

Spring 2013
Art 3660 Publication Design
Art 3620 Logo and Trademark Design

Fall 2012
Art 3660 Publication Design
Art 3630 Design for Advertising



Pratt Institute Graduate Teaching Assistant
September 2010 – May 2012

Fall 2010
ASGR-101 Communication Design 1
Advised by Professor Scott Santoro

Spring 2011
ASDG-211 Typography 2
Advised by Professor Ali Madad

Fall 2011
ASGR-240 Portfolio
Advised by Professor Scott Santoro



Design Industry Experience:

My Name is Acock
Freelance Art Direction and Design 2010 – Present

TPG Architecture
Freelance Art Director 2010 – 2012

Worlds Smallest Adverting Agency
Senior Art Director 2010 – 2010

House Democrats
Senior Graphic Designer, 2009 – 2010

Fathom
Art Director 2005 – 2008

Group C
Graphic Designer 2004 – 2005

Dahlia Digital
Junior Graphic Designer 2004 – 2004

Alexander Isley
Intern 2004 – 2004



Professional Recognition in academia:

2017
College of Environmental Design:
Outstanding Faculty Award

2016
Wall of COOL:
Faculty Center, Cal Poly Pomona. Recognition of Collaboration with Professor Sarah Meyer and Professor Flicker for innovative use of technology in teaching.



Professional Recognition in Graphic Design:

Connecticut Art Directors Club 4 Silver (Print) (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
4 Awards of excellence (Print, Advertising, Logo, Web)

Ad Club of Connecticut
3 Silver (Logo, Print, Web), 2 Bronze (Logo, Print) (2005, 2006, 2008)



Work Shown

July 2013
How Magazine
International Design Competition

October 2008
Print Magazine
Best of New England

2004, 2005, 2006
American Corporate ID

August 2001
Urban Autograph Magazine

December 1999
Visual Cancer Magazine



Gallery Shows:

2016
Quadratfuß
Budapest Hungary, Jurried Group Exhibition.

Anex:art
Berlin, Germany, Jurried Group Exhibition.

StickerFiends
Los Angeles, California, Group Exhibition.
2014
Faculty Exhibition at Cal Poly Pomona. Pomona, California. Group Show.

2012
Faculty Exhibition at the University of Central Missouri. Warrensburg, Missouri. Group Show.

2010
Channel One Art Space. New Haven, Connecticut. Solo Show.

2009
Fuel Coffee. New Haven, Connecticut Solo Show.

2009 Day One. New Haven, Connecticut Solo Show.

2006
Day One. New Haven, Connecticut Group Show.

2005
The Nest. Bridgeport, Connecticut. Group Show

Channel One. New Haven, Connecticut Group Show

2004 Channel One. New Haven, Connecticut Group Show

2003 Day One. Bridgeport, Connecticut Group Show



Presentations:

2017
AIGA National Design Educators National Conference 2017 Design Is Design: Interdisciplinary Collaborations Between Landscape Architecture And Graphic Design Pecha Kucha

Wall of COOL Faculty Center, Cal Poly Pomona. Group presentation with Professor Sarah Meyer, and Professor Melissa Flicker, recognized for innovative use of technology in teaching.

ENV Career Pannel Cal Poly Pomona. Group presentation with industry professionals within the ENV field to students regarding career paths.

SPICE Presentation 2017 Faculty Center, Cal Poly Pomona Poster Presentation for faculty applying for the SPICE grant

Design Principles and Practices George Brown College, Institute Without Borders 2017 Design is Design: Interdisciplinary Collaborations Between Design Disciplines and University Systems Paper Presentation

2016
Toyo University Graphic Design in the Megalopolis Presentation

UC Riverside Redesign of the Chancellor’s Residence a Collaboration Between Cal Poly Pomona and University of California Riverside Group Presentation.

2015
General Assembly Santa MonicasI Love You Los Angeles Pecha Kucha

Cal State Fullerton International Design Innovation Center Design as a Tool for Advocacy for Marginalized Populations Guest Lecture

2014
AIGA National Design Educators National Conference 2014Empathy as a Design Methodology Paper Presentation

Popular Culture Association National Conference 2014The Misappropriation of Punk Identity in Design, Media, and AdvertisingPaper Presentation



Grants:

2017 S.P.I.C.E Grant (Special Projects for Improving the Classroom Experience) award recipient of Co-Authored Grant with Professor Sooyun Im ($24,000)
2017 Steelcase Active Learning Center Educational Grant award recipient of Co-Authored Grant with Professor Sarah Meyer, and Professor Melissa Flicker. ($65,000) 2015 S.P.I.C.E Grant (Special Projects for Improving the Classroom Experience) award recipient ($24,000)

2015 Store Local Supported Research Agreement secured through collaboration with Professor Melissa Flicker. Assisted in securing donation to support the Department of Art in Fall 2015. ($12,000)

2015 Store Local Donation secured through collaboration with Professor Sarah Meyer and Professor Melissa Flicker. Assisted in securing donation to support the Department of Art in Winter 2015. ($3,000)

2014 UST Global. 50 one-year licenses of iRise Studio visualization software secured through collaboration with Professor Sarah Meyer and Professor Melissa Flicker. Student licenses to support Art 356A Web Design 2, Art 455A Motion Design 1, and Art 352A Graphic Design 2 in Fall 2014, Winter 2015, and Spring 2015 ($4,950)



Instructional Innovation

Fall 2015
Collaboration with Professor Melissa Flicker’s Art 356A Web Design 2, and Art 455 Motion Design 1 in conjunction with industry partner StoreLocal to develop a Mobile App. This collaboration represents high impact practices through a collaboration between Cal Poly Pomona and Industry Partner StoreLocal. Students collaborated across courses to create mobile app experiences for StoreLocalpartners and investors in the niche area of valet storage.

Winter 2015
Two-Day Store Local User Experience (UX) and Business Experience (BX) Focus Group Session. A high impact practices collaboration between Cal Poly Pomona through Professor Melissa Flicker’s Art 355A Web Design 1, and Art352A Graphic Design 1, in conjunction with Cal State Fullerton, and and industry partner Store Local.


Winter 2015
StoreLocal Focus Group. A high impact practices collaboration between Cal Poly Pomona through Professor Melissa Flicker’s Art 355A Web Design 1, and Art352A Graphic Design 1, in conjunction with Cal State Fullerton, and and industry partner Store Local.

Fall 2014
Hip Hop School of Art. A high impact practices collaboration between Cal Poly Pomona’s Art 455 and the Hip Hop School of Art to develop a series of promotional motion graphic videos to raise funds for the non profit organization.

Spring 2014
LEGO Mobile App Development and Design A Collaboration with Professor Melissa Flickers Art356A Web Design 2, Art 455 Motion Design 1, Cal State Fullerton, to design mobile apps.



Specialized Training:

Spring 2017
CITI Program Course Completion. CPP Introduction to Human Subjects 101. Completed educational training on Research with Human Subjects.

Summer 2014
iRise Studio Basic Training Completed two-day official instructor-led course on iRise, a collaborative visualization framework tool for User Experience (UX) design.



Technical Skills
Adobe Creative Suite [Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects HTML, CSS, iRise Studio.



Service:

2016-2017

Art Department Space Committee [Ad-Hock Member] Planning and communication with facilities and IT for classroom and space development.

Art Department Technology Committee [Chair] Advocating for the department’s technology needs at the college level.
poly-kroma poly-kroma.com [Faculty Advisor] Developing, designing, and implementation of 3 separate student shows.

ASA/AIGA [Faculty Advisor] Faculty Advisor for the student chapter of the AIGA

Students for a Sustainable Future [Faculty Advisor] Faculty Advisor for Students for a Sustainable Future

IT Governance Communication Technology Working Group [Member] Faculty Member of the IT Governance Communication Technology Working Group at the University Level

University Retroactive Withdraw Committee [Member] Faculty Member of the university Retroactive Withdraw Committee

TEDxCPP [Member] Faculty Member of Cal Poly’s TEDx committee

University Curriculum Committee ENV Representative. [Proxy Member] Faculty Member of Cal Poly’s TEDx committee

2015-2016

Art Department Space Committee [Chair]
Planning and communication with facilities and IT for classroom and space development

Art Department Technology Committee [Chair]
Advocating for the department’s technology needs at the college level

poly-kroma [Faculty Advisor]
Developing, designing, and implementation of 4 separate student shows

ASA/AIGA [Faculty Advisor]
Faculty Advisor for the student chapter of the AIGA

Students for a Sustainable Future [Faculty Advisor]
Faculty Advisor for Students for a Sustainable Future

TEDxCPP [Member]
Faculty Member of Cal Poly’s TEDx committee

ENV Space Committee [Member]
Planning and communication with facilities and IT for classroom and space development at the college level

ENV Technology Committee [Member]
Planning and communication with facilities and IT for classroom and technology development at the college level

2014-2015

ASA/AIGA [Faculty Advisor] Faculty Advisor for the student chapter of the AIGA

poly-kroma [member]
Assisting Chair Ray Kampf in organizing 1 of 4 shows for poly-kroma

2013-2014

ASA/AIGA [Faculty Advisor]
Faculty Advisor for the student chapter of the AIGA

2012-2013

AIGA [Faculty Advisor] Faculty Advisor for the student chapter of the AIGA

Illustration Search Committee [Member]
Member of search committee for a Tenure-Track Illustration Position at the University of Central Missouri

Sculpture Search Committee [Member]
Member of search committee for a Tenure-Track Sculpture Position at the University of Central Missouri

Faculty Senate [Alternate Member]
Alternate Member of the Faculty Center at the University of Central Missouri



Education:
MFA Pratt Institute 2012
Concentrations: Communications Design
Thesis: Empathy, Identity, and the Environment

BFA Oregon State University 2004 Concentrations: Graphic Design



Board Experience:

Los Angeles AIGA
Co-Director of Education 2017-present.

Innovation Center for Design Excellence (ICDE)
Ambassador 2017-present

Kansas City AIGA
Board of Directors Sponsorship Chair 2012 – 2013

Connecticut AIGA
Board of Directors Sponsorship Chair 2008 – 2009



Affiliations:

Ad Club of Connecticut
California Faculty Association
College Art Association
Connecticut AIGA
Connecticut Art Directors Club
Kansas City AIGA
Los Angeles AIGA
Popular Culture Association
Innovation Center for Design Excellence