Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

BFA, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 1992

Harvard Business School Executive Education
Certificate, Business Perspectives for Design Leaders, 2003

 

DESIGN CAREER

Falk Harrison, St. Louis, Missouri
Creative Director, Branding and Social Media Strategist, 2009-present

Lead teams of collaborative designers for ongoing client engagements focused
on brand strategy, graphic design and social media

Identify new client opportunities, onboard new clients,
and maintain new client relationships

Consult with clients on social media strategy, offer training when requested

Maintain company social media channels along with internal team

Identify and recruit new creative talent when required

Creativille, Inc., Edwardsville, Illinois
Owner, Creative Director, 2004-2009

VSA Partners, Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri
Senior Designer, 2004

Creativille, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri
Owner, Creative Director, 1999-2004

Falk Harrison, St. Louis, Missouri
Associate Creative Director, 1997-1999
Senior Art Director, 1995-1997
Art Director, 1992-1995

 

TEACHING

Washington University
Adjunct Professor, Visual Communications, 2001-2004

Maryville University
Adjunct Professor, Graphic Design, 2001-2003

University of Missouri St. Louis
Adjunct Professor, Visual Communications, 2000-2001

Webster University
Adjunct Professor, Digital Illustration, 1996-1997

 

DESIGN ADVOCACY

AIGA, The Professional Association for Design: AIGA is a global community of design advocates and practitioners. AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, inspire designers and the public, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.

AIGA National Board of Directors, 2005-2008

AIGA St. Louis Board of Advisors, 2005-present

AIGA National Nominating Committee, 2002-2004

AIGA National Chapter Relief Fund, creation and review committee, 2001-2002

AIGA National Chapter Leadership Conference, presenter, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006

AIGA St. Louis Chapter Development Director, 2002-2003

AIGA National Student Chapter Resource Guide, editor and writer, 2001

AIGA St. Louis Chapter President, 1999-2002

AIGA St. Louis Chapter Vice President, 1997-1999

 

DESIGN LECTURES AND JURIES

AIGA St. Louis Pixels of Fury, juror, 2014

St. Louis Artist’s Guild, guest lecturer, 2014

AIGA National Design Conference, Design Education for K-12, moderator 2006

AIGA South Dakota Chapter, keynote speaker, 2005

AIGA Kansas City Chapter, chapter leadership workshop leader, 2005

AIGA Nebraska Chapter, guest lecturer, 2005

HOW International Design Competition, juror, 2003

AIGA Wichita Design Competition, juror, 2003

HOW Design Conference, session moderator, 2002

AIGA National Leadership Conference, presenter, 2000, 2001, 2002

Graphic Design:USA American Design Awards, juror, 2002

AIGA Nebraska Design Competition, juror, 2002

Central Illinois Ad Club Advertising and Design Competition, juror, 2000, 2002

Eastern Illinois University All Student Show, juror and lecturer, 2002

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, guest lecturer, 2001

Webster University St. Louis, guest lecturer, 2000

Maryville University St. Louis, guest lecturer, 2000

Washington University Mentor Program, mentor, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

AIGA St. Louis Student Portfolio Review, panel discussion, 1997

International Annual Report Competition, juror, 1997

 

DESIGN HONORS AND PUBLICATIONS

American Marketing Association, Targeted Marketing Awards, 2013

American Marketing Association, Targeted Marketing Awards, Best in Show, 2012

Graphic Design:USA American Packaging Awards, 2012 

Communication Arts Exhibit,2011 

Communication Arts Exhibit, 2008 

Communication Arts Design Annual, 2008 

AIGA St. Louis Design Show Competition
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Handwritten: Expressive Lettering in the Digital Age,
Steven Heller, Mirko Ilic, 2006    

Designers USA (Brandingusa), B. Martin Pedersen, 2005

Denver Art Museum,  Architecture, Design & Graphics permanent collection 

AIGA 365 design award, 2005

Inspirability: 40 Top Designers Speak Out About What Inspires, Matt Pashkow, 2005

Hot Graphics USA No. 2 ,Visual Reference Publications, 2003

Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, 2001, 2002 

Graphic Design:USA Fifty People to Watch, 2002

Graphic Design:USA In the News and Seen and Noted, 05/2000, 06/2001

AIGA: Get Out the Vote participating designer, 2000

Communication Arts Exhibit 09/2000 

HOW Magazine Business Annual 12/2001 

Stora Enso Design Excellence Award, 2000    

International Annual Report Competition, 1996

Potlatch Annual Report Show, 1997    

 

FINE ART ADVOCACY

Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, Illinois
Board of Directors, Vice President 2008-2014
Communications Chair
2003-2008

The Edwardsville Arts Center (EAC) is a non-profit community arts center operating
a dedicated professional gallery inside the Edwardsville High School. EAC partners
with the Edwardsville School Disctrict, The Edwardsville Public Library, Southern
Illinois University Edwardsville, and the local YMCA to offer arts classes
and gallery exhibits.

Set policy and agenda as part of Executive Board

Ongoing fund raising responsibilities

Developed new brand strategy to accomodate new location / partnership
within the Edwardsville School District

Developed online engagement strategy and platform

Lead committee of volunteer communicators,
developing promotional materials and public relations.

Collaborated with St. Louis Artworks youth program
to create site-specific “art” benches

Curated Shnikt!: The Complete X-Men Comic Book Collection

Curated Impressed by Design: Letterpress in the Heartland.
Featuring Amos Kennedy, Ken Botnick, Jim Sheraden and Hatch Show Print,
Eric Woods and Firecracker Press, Hammerpress

Work with committee of volunteers to hang and set new exhibits

 

GALLERY OWNER

The Gogh-Getters, Edwardsville, Illinois
Partner, Co-Curator 2013-Present

The Gogh-Getters is a two location micro-gallery located in Edwardsville, Illinois
inside of Sacred Ground Café and Bigelo’s Bistro. We exhibit and sell
works of art from local and regional artists.

Curate calendar of exhibiting artists

Hang bi-monthly shows

Manage communications and audience development

 

PERSONAL FINE ART EXHIBITS

The Chapel, The HeART of Rescue: benefiting Partners for Pets, group show, 2016

Edwardsville Arts Center, Colorplay: The Paintings of Edwardsville Artist Steve Hartman, solo exhibition, 2016

Art Saint Louis, Art St. Louis XXXI, The Exhibition, juried group show, 2015

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL, The 26th Cedarhurst Biennial, juried group show, 2015

MySlart.org, 33August Group Show, 2015

The Studio Door, Art Institute of California - San Diego, The Crow Show, group show, 2015

MySlart.org, 33December Group Show, 2014

The St. Louis Artist’s Guild, Summer Regional Art Exhibit, 2014

Main Street Community Center, Solo Show, 2014

Studio 7 at the Lemp Brewery, Group Show, 2014

ArtEAST, Solo Show, 2013

Jacoby Arts Center, Juried Exhibition, 2013

The Edwardsville Arts Center, Holiday Group Show, 2013

The Edwardsville Arts Center, Juried Exhibition No. 2, 2013

Tarble Arts Center, Graphic Design Alumni Symposium, 2009

The Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville High School Alumni Show, 2009

The Edwardsville Arts Center, AIGA Get Out the Vote Poster Installation, 2008

ArtEAST, Group Show, 2008

ArtEAST, Solo Show, 2006

Edwardsville Arts Center, Group Invitational, 2006

Edwardsville Arts Center, Structures: The Photography of Steve Hartman, 2004