A creative visual artist with a record of accomplishment

    • Highly skilled professional photographer
    • Expert graphic and exhibit designer
    • Innovative instructor

Qualifications

  • Producing location and studio photography for publication in magazine articles, institutional communications, annual reports, and multimedia presentations.
  • Filming and editing compelling short documentaries.
  • Developing and implementing imaginative design solutions in a collaborative environment.
  • Creating 2D and 3D designs for museum exhibits.
  • Managing design projects from inception to completion.
  • Producing graphic designs for logos, exhibit graphics and signs, interactive media and publication.
  • Creative digital processing of photographic images for original illustrations and multimedia.
  • Assisting faculty and students in the use of photography and imaging software.
  • Teaching workshops and courses in photographic practice, digital design and the history of photography.
  • Curator and designer of permanent and temporary museum exhibits.
  • Expert with Adobe CC Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, Audition, SpeedGrade, Lightroom; MS Office, Vectorworks, and supporting software.
  • National Press Photographers Association, Member

Work History

Multimedia Producer & Exhibit Designer 2008-Present
North Carolina State Parks, Raleigh, North Carolina
Creative Design: Museum and exterior exhibit design including content development, graphic design, CAD drawings and original photography; 2D and 3D design of exhibit components; fixed site multimedia development. Documentary film making for web distribution.

Project Management: All aspects of project management and scheduling for assigned exhibits; development of design briefs, research and coordination of exhibit content development working with park staff and outside sources; curatorial responsibility for artifacts; contract award management; budget, contract and exhibit fabrication management.

Exhibit Designer & Curator of Exhibits 2006–2008
Greensboro Historical Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Design: Exhibit development, 3D and 2D design, graphic design and installation of permanent, traveling and temporary exhibits. Creation and production of museum publications for print and electronic media.

Management: Chair of the Exhibits Committee, supervision of one part-time employee, support and participation in GHM curatorial management teams, general exhibit maintenance, exhibit construction and oversight of exhibit budgets.

Photographer & Adjunct Faculty 1999–2006
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
Publications Photographer: Production of documentary and editorial photography used for a broad range of print and electronic publications. Responsible for photo-editing and art direction. Member student marketing team.Publication concepts were developed in a highly collaborative setting. Development and management of digital photo archive.

Instructor: Taught classes in large format photography, traditional photography, digital photography, imaging software use, digital work-flow, documentary photography, and multimedia/audio production. Instruction settings have included traditional classroom, black-and-white photo lab, electronic imaging lab, field location, continuing education, program modules, short-term workshops, and academic support.

Photographer & Designer 1994-1999
Independent Photographer & Designer, Dallas, Pennsylvania, and Spokane, Washington
Photographer: Documentary, editorial, architectural and communications photography produced with cameras from 35mm to 4x5 working for a wide range of clients. Photography delivered in traditional silver-based format or in digital form ready for insertion in print work-flow. Extensive use of industry standard computer software in addition to traditional darkroom work.

Museum Exhibit & Print Design: Production of 2D and 3D designs for projects from large museum exhibit installation to single printed piece. Work included graphic design, working with fabricators to produce museum furniture, signage, and printed material. Presentation of concepts and final plans to large groups and production of all presentation materials.

Photographer & Museum Exhibit Designer 1983-1994
Hagley Museum & Library, Wilmington, Delaware
Photographer: Documentary photography of historic industrial sites and workers. Architectural photography and studio photography of museum artifacts. Technical documentation of archaeological sites and artifacts. Darkroom work including making prints from historic glass plate and nitrate negatives and production of archival and exhibit black and white prints. Managed darkroom activities. Worked closely with curators to set standards for photography in museum environment. Wrote and illustrated grant documents and gave presentations to funding agencies.

Museum Exhibit Design: Creation of the display and graphics used in Hagley Museum's exhibits, starting from the development of the exhibit narrative, through production of concept drawings, detailed working drawings, and finally supervision of fabrication and installation. The design position also included graphic design and production of collateral material, design of text labels, and environmental signage. Exhibit topics ranged from early nineteenth-century drawings to contemporary Finnish art.

Selected Exhibits

2012 Carolina Landscapes, Green Square/NC DENR, Raleigh, NC

2007 Journey for Justice, The Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, WA

2003 Focalization, Washington Center for Performing Arts, Olympia, WA

2000 Thousands Worked Here, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

1995 Transit Works, SEPTA Museum, Philadelphia, PA

1992 Works: Photographs of Enterprise, Hagley Museum, Wilmington, DE

1989 Excerpts: 1979-1989, Delaware State Arts Council Gallery

1988 A Matter of Vision: Community Development Leaders in the Philadelphia Area, Mellon Bank Center, Philadelphia, PA. Funded by grants from The Pew Charitable Trust, Philadelphia Foundation, and ARCO Chemical Company.

1987 Special Places, Hagley Museum, Wilmington, DE

Photographic Books

1992 Works: Photographs of Enterprise, University of Pennsylvania Press

1991 Impressions of Hagley, Hagley Museum and Library

1993 Artifacts of Invention, York Graphics

Awards and Honors

National Association for Interpretation, First Place Wayside Exhibits, 2013

NC State Parks, Special Achievement Award, 2011

CASE Awards 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

ADDE, Photography, Advertising Club of Delaware, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

Museum Publications Competition, American Association of Museums, Merit 1988, Gold 1991

Benjamin Franklin Gold Award, 1994

Publication Grant, Lukens Foundation, 1991