Education

2006  BFA in printmaking, Maryland Institute College of Art, Cum Laude

Residencies and Awards

2007 artist in residence, Kala Institute, Berkeley Ca.
2005 printmaking department undergraduate merit award, MICA, Baltimore MD

2003, presidential merit scholarship, MICA, Baltimore MD

Selected Exhibitions

2012 Once In A Life Time, solo exhibition, LoBot gallery, Oakland CA
2009 Head Space, solo exhibition, Work Clothes, Oakland CA
2008 Romoloco group show, Rowan Morrison gallery, Oakland CA
2007 Big World Little World, Transmissions Gallery, Berkeley CA
2006 Dirty Fingernails Say A Lot. A Celebration of Pure Printmakers, Foundry Art
Centre, St. Charles MO
2005 Narrative And Abstraction, solo exhibition, The Peabody Institute, Baltimore,
MD
2005 Artist Books, Decker Library, Baltimore, MD
2005 MICA Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, Baltimore, MD
2004 MICA Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, Baltimore MD
2004 Under The Influence, group exhibition at the Belvedere Hotel, Baltimore MD 2002 Implication and Impact, Dlot Studios, Fairfield IA

Permanent Collections

Arts Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Special Collections Library, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA

Artist books collection, Savanna College of Art and Design
Decker Library Artist Books Collection, MICA, Baltimore MD

Professional Experience

2010-present Co-founder, Oakland Printing Company, Oakland CA. www.oaklandprintingcompany.com
Oakland Printing Company is a full service commercial, and fine art print shop specializing in letterpress, embossing, and serigraphy. As a partner, i am involved in all aspects of the business, from sales to production.

2010-2014, Senior Press operator, The Ligature, Berkeley CA.

In addition to operating presses, I assisted the production manager in coordinating workflow for the letterpress department. I trained and supervised letterpress operators, maintained supply inventory, and developed photo polymer plates. I Also occasionally worked in the pre-press department doing typesetting and imposition, outputting plates to DTP, and stripping film for two color offset presses.

2008-2010 Press operator, Julie Holcomb Printers, Emeryville CA.

At Julie Holcomb Printers, I was responsible for the production of all stationery, invitation, and custom printing. I operated the Heidelberg windmill, as well as the Heidelberg Cylinder sheet fed letterpress. I was also in charge of digital printing, pre and post press cutting, developing photo polymer plates, edge gilding and finishing work.

2006-2008 Press operator / Die maker, Digital Engraving, San Francisco CA

Operated the Kluge foil stamping, embossing and die cutting presses. Also operated the Heidelberg windmill letterpress, and etched copper dies for the engraving presses using the Chronite Super-Etch die making machine.

Technical Skills

Printmaking:

Experienced in commercial and traditional lithography, copper etching and engraving, letterpress, screen printing, book binding, edge gilding, hot foil printing, die cutting, digital printing, and sculpted embossing, among many other printing techniques and processes.

Digital:

Proficient in both Mac and Windows systems. Experienced in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, HTML/CSS, scanning and photo correction, web and print production, FTP clients and file management.