Related Professional Experience:
Program Director, Yeti Travel. Argentina, Chile and Cuba. 2016 to present.
•Organizing creative programming in Chile, Cuba and Argentina. Projects include work at the Casa Nacional Bicentenario and the Parque de La Memoria in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Parque Cultural in Valparaiso, Chile and the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba. Participants work with local artists and musicians, realizing collaborative, group projects, editioning prints, books and t-shirts relating to local and international cultural issues.
•Responsible for budgeting, liaisons, in-country travel, housing and project finances.
Tako Tyko Signs. Los Angeles, CA. 2017.
•Graphic Designer: designed schematics, presentations and original drawings for signage company, specializing in new and restorative sign projects in and around Los Angeles, including the LAX gateway pylon kinetic light scultpures, Mel’s Drive Thru and Universal Studios.
Ableton Live: Berlin, Germany 2016-17.
•Designed and developed integrated campaigns for Ableton’s Loop Festival 2016 in Berlin, Germany at Funkhaus. Designed signage, promotional materials and festival catalogue. UX/UI beta-testing for Ableton Live.
Creative Consultant & Designer. Joanna Burke Art Consultants. Venice, CA.
•As designer and art consultant, worked to select and guide the placement of artwork while capturing the vision and branding of clients. Provide a creative art program to meet clients’ needs with special attention to their requirements. Deliver innovative art and design solutions for Healthcare, Residential, Hospitality, Commercial, Corporate, Maritime, and Multi-media projects. Created online and printed presentations for projects.
•Worked with clients to develop a realistic approach in providing an appropriate art concept. Analyze existing themes, regional history, demographics, architectural style, corporate identity, and practical requirements of the interior plan to provide creative solutions to projects, including way finding, cohesive thematic vision and emphasis on local art programming.
Fabrication and Design. Studio D. Vernon, CA.
•Responsible for executing directives and designs for installation projects, parties and events: design, build, installation.
Clients include: Lavazza, the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament, the History Channel, Rumchata and private events and parties.
Deter Fabriks. Venice, CA.
•Fabrication and design of interior design projects focused primarily on furniture and installation projects. Clients include: the offices of Vice, Zealot, The General Store and Flynn Skye.
Freelance Graphic Design
•Creation of advertisements, books, brochures, logos, signage, maps, charts, presentation materials, mock-ups, and final press-ready mechanicals. Worked with recording artists in album cover design, pre-production and press (liaison to printers and production).
•Selected clients/agencis: Treasure Island Music Festival, Venables, Bell and Partners, Smith and Hawken, Underground Advertising, Focus Design, Heather Miller Design/Act Now Productions.
Visiting Faculty, San Francisco Art Insititute. San Francisco, CA.
•Taught in New Genres, Print, Painting, Photography, Critical Studies and Urban Studies Departments.
•Graduate Courses include “Hybrid Currents in Photography & Printmaking”, “Tertulia Repartee”, “Post Bac Seminar” and Graduate Tutorial.
•Undergraduate Courses include: “The Politics of Repetition” (a theoretical and historical overview of appropriation in art and music since the 1950s), “Art of the Street” (a history and studio hybrid class studying and creating printed propaganda since the French Revolution) , “Laugh Track: Comedic Subversion and Reprehension in Modern Culture”, “Contemporary Practice”, “Screen Printing”, “Memory Under Construction” (a Winter Intensive Travel Course in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Valparaiso, Chile) and “The Remix” (A course utilizing the multiple in concept and practice in painting).
Full Time Adjunct Faculty, California College of the Arts. Oakland, CA.
•Graduate Courses include: “Multiplicity In Practice”, Critique Seminars, Studio Research Labs and Graduate Studio Practice units.
•Undergraduate Courses include: “Senior Projects”, “Individualized Major Critique Seminar”, “Digital Print and Mixed Media”, “Junior Tutorial” and “Screen Printing".
Photo Archivist & Print Production, Wolfgang’s Vault. San Francisco, CA.
•Assessed, organized, and preserved and digitized archives of photography collection, including works by Jim Marshall, Joe Sia and Baron Wolman.
•Responsible for color checking, maintenance, management and printing of photo archive for sales at Wolfgang’s Vault (an archive of Bill Graham’s Fillmore related inventory of musical recordings, photos, videos, prints and concert memorabilia).
•Image touch-up, refinishing and prep for website and high end digital print media for photo archive.
•Created and implemented designs for new marketing designs of men and women’s clothing, based on the collection of photos, music and clothing archive.
•assisted artists in studio work, organization, design and upkeep of studio facilities. Artists include: Amy Franceschini & Future Farmers, Tony Labat and Veronica Wiman.
Assistant Program Director, Fostering Art. San Francisco, CA.
•Served as Assistant Director, instructor and mentor in photography and creative writing program for young adults in the foster care system.
Assistant Art Director, Nickelodeon. New York, New York.
•Responsible for execution of Creative Director and Writers’ vision for set design and building of “Blue’s Clues” epidodes.
Program Director, Global Works: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Spain and Argentina Language Programs.
•Coordinator of programs to Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Spain.
•Responsible for organization of all in-country travel, including accommodations, healthcare, communication, budgeting and bookkeeping of trip expenses for community service based, language intensive, immersion study programs for groups of 14-22 high school and pre-college students.
•Managed community and cultural relationships between program sessions.
Art Director, Celebrity Cellars. San Francisco, CA.
•Designed and packaged exclusive collection merging wines and recording artists such as The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand.
•Designed record winning James Bond auction lot for the 1997 Napa Valley Wine Auction.
•Responsible for design, pre-press and printing of product packaging (including design submissions for BATF approval).
•Oversaw and coordinated workflow of freelance designers and archival art collection used in creation of labels and merchandising.
•Responsible for all file prep: from ideation to printing of labels.
Interior Designer, Project Supervisor, Archimedes Design Builders. Manhattan, New York.
•Supervised design, construction and remodeling of houses in Manhattan and the Hamptons, New York.
•Responsible for supervision, oversight and coordination of materials and subcontractors: plumbers, carpenters and electricians.
•Worked directly with clients on daily updates, design issues and revisions to jobsite.
Signatures Network. San Francisco, CA.
•Merchandising, marketing and rebranding of Sony Signatures merchandise to be converted to the new Signatures Network.
Published Prints, Photographs & Illustrations:
City Paper, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
CMJ Music Festival, San Francisco, California.
Ego Trip Magazine, New York, New York.
LIMN Magazine, San Francisco, California.
Milarepa Fund, San Francisco, California.
SF Weekly, San Francisco, California.
Spin Magazine, New York, New York.
Vibe Magazine, New York, New York.
XLR8R Magazine, San Francisco, California.
M.F.A., Printmaking, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.
B.A., Latin American Studies, Connecticut College, New London, CT.
University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Fluent in Spanish.