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Born in Washington, D.C., USA


MFA in Design/Visual Communication, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, VA, 2005
Vordiplom in Kommunikationsdesign, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, Germany, 2001
BS in Studio Art, New York University, New York, NY, 1994


Work Study Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts / 2016
Creative Research Award, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) / 2015
Official Honoree in NetArt, 18th Annual Webby Awards / 2014
Faculty Academic Development Fund, Univ of the Arts (UArts) / 2014
Open Match Fund, Hatchfund (formerly USA Projects) / 2013
Imagery Grant, The DigitalGlobe Foundation / 2012
Faculty Research Semester Course Release, UArts /2012
Faculty Enrichment Grant, UArts / 2011
Center for Humanities, Technology and Science, Univ of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) / 2008
Faculty Research Grant, UNCC / 2008
College of Arts and Sciences Small Grant, UNCC / 2007
Outstanding MFA Student in Design Award, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) / 2005
Travel Award to Doha, Qatar, VCU / 2005
Travel Grant to Berlin, Germany, VCU / 2004
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, VCU / 2004
Graduate Studies Fellowship, VCU / 2003

+ PRESENTATIONS + lectures + workshops

AIGA DEC Frontier, Bozeman, MT / 2016
VCU, Department of Graphic Design, Richmond, VA (with Different Data) / 2016
SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY / 2016
Weeks Gallery, Gallery talk ‘Artifact and Process,’ Jamestown, NY / 2016
College Art Association Conference, Design Colloquium, Washington, D.C. / 2016
Mapping Ephemeralities, Art & Cartography, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / 2015
DesignInquiry NO QUO, Vinalhaven, ME / 2015
EuDesignRadio, Live interview at Cumulus, Milan, Italy (with Joshua Singer) / 2015
Cumulus: The Virtuous Circle, Milan, Italy (with Joshua Singer) / 2015
GIS Day—Discovering the World through GIS, Champaign, IL /2014
Re: the City, Humanities Center Symposium,
 Wayne State University, Detroit, MI / 2014
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI / 2014
SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery Talks, Vancouver, Canada / 2014
New Paradigms in Teaching and Learning, AICAD Symposium, Baltimore, MD / 2013
Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA / 2013
Praxis and Poetics: Research Through Design, 
Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK / 2013
DesignInquiry Station, Vinalhaven, ME / 2013
Remaking Research, AICAD Symposium, Vancouver, Canada / 2012
DesignInquiry/Design City: Berlin, Berlin, Germany / 2012
Texas State University San Marcos, San Marcos, TX / 2012
DesignInquiry: Make/Do, Vinalhaven, ME / 2011
College Art Association Conference, Chicago, IL / 2010
College Art Association Conference | ARTspace, Los Angeles, CA / 2009
Southeastern College Art Conference, New Orleans, LA (with Stephanie Hutin) / 2008
Southeastern College Art Conference, Charleston, WV / 2007
Southeastern College Art Conference, Nashville, TN / 2006


Weeks Gallery, Artifact and Process, Jamestown, NY. Curated by Jason Dilworth / 2016
NORDES 2015: Design Ecologies, Stockholm, Sweden (with Joshua Singer and Daniel McCafferty) / 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI (with Joshua Singer, Daniel McCafferty, and Patricio Davila) / 2014
SIGGRAPH 2014, Art Gallery, Acting in Translation, Vancouver, Canada. Curated by Basak Senova / 2014
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Praxis and Poetics, Gateshead, UK / 2013
PECO Crown Lights, Art in the Air, Philadelphia, PA / 2010
Space 301, Art in Academia, Mobile, AL / 2009
1708 Gallery, Media X, Richmond, VA / 2008
Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Overload Virtual Art Collection, Athens, GA / 2008
Foundry Art Centre, Paperwork In, On, and Of Paper IV, 
St. Charles, MO / 2008
Gallery 400, Pathogeographies: Or Other People’s Baggage, Univ of Illinois, Chicago, IL / link 2007
Balfour Books,Titles: An Exhibition of Artists’ Book Works, Toronto, Canada / 2007
Fine Arts Gallery, The Drawing Room, VCU, Richmond, VA / 2007
Gallery, Dispersal Tactics: Artspace Drawing Invitational, Richmond, VA / 2006
WPA / Corcoran, Antithesis: Experimental Media Series, Washington, D.C. / 2006
Salto A1 Television, The One Minutes Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands / 2006
Backloft at La Cathedral, A Wander Beyond, Dublin, 
Ireland / 2006
Anderson Gallery, MFA Thesis Exhibition: Visualizing the Art of War, VCU, Richmond, VA / 2005
Flat International, The Last Diversion, Richmond, VA / 2004


Reflections on Research through Design: The Evolution of Silence, Studies in Material Thinking: Visual/Textual, Vol 13 / 2015
Included in Cumulus: The Virtuous Circle, conference proceedings, with Joshua Singer / 2015
Leonardo, Journal of Arts, Sciences and Technology, Special Issue: SIGGRAPH 2014, Volume 47, Number 4, 2014 / 2014
Praxis and Poetics: Research Through Design, conference proceedings / 2013
Included in Make/Do, DesignInquiry publisher / 2013
Included in White Space in Design, Sandra Wheeler, Angela Patchell Books / 2009
Included in 100’s Visual logos & Letterheads, Matt Woolman, Angela
 Patchell Books, p.26 / 2008
Included in Print Magazine Regional Design Annual 2008 / 2008
Sic of Tyranny: an Interview with Virginia’s Good Girl, 
Virtus, Daily Constitutional (Delusions of Grandeur), Issue 5 / 2007
Included in Motion Design, Matt Woolman, Rotovision, p.88–89 / 2004


Penland School of Crafts, Workshop with Marianne Dages ‘Text as Image, Type as Thought,’ Penland, NC / 2016
DEPE Space, as part of DesignInquiry, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI / 2014
Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA / 2007
KHN Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE / 2006

+ community

Board of Directors member, DesignInquiry / 2013–2015

+ Design COMMISSIONS + work experience

Kid Owned and Operated Play (KOOP), wordmark and identity system / 2015
DesignInquiry website with Emily Luce and programmer, Dan Warner / 2014
Art Director/Co-Coordinator Design exhibition, Active Territory, UArts / 2011
Design Does exhibition catalog, UArts, College of Media Arts and Communication / 2011
Spring 2009 music and theater poster, UNCC College of Arts and Architecture / 2009
Ron Johnson, bilingual (French/English) artist book / 2009
Stephen Vitiello Four Sounds exhibition, record label design / 2008
Ann Agee: Boxing in the Kitchen, exhibition pamphlet, VCUarts Department of Sculpture + Extended Media / 2007
2007 MFA Thesis exhibition catalog, VCUarts Graduate Artists Association / 2007
2006 MFA Thesis exhibition catalog, VCUarts Graduate Artists Association / 2006
Gerald Donato: Reinventing the Game exhibition catalog, Anderson Gallery / 2006
Advertisements published in d’art and Artforum, VCUarts Graduate Studies / 2006
Advertisement published in American Craft Magazine, VCUarts Department of Craft/Material Studies / 2006
Advertisement for Solvent Space, published in Artforum magazine, VCUarts Department of Painting and Printmaking / 2006
Posters, Print, Web site design (programming by Patrick Power), VCUarts Department of Kinetic Imaging / 2006
Graphic designer at National Public Radio (NPR) / 2003
Graphic designer for the 2002 Smithsonian Folklife Festival: The Silk Road, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution / 2002
Graphic Designer for Department of Mineralogy, Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany / 2001
Graphic Designer for Northern Virginia Graphics, Fairfax, VA / 2000
Graphic Design Intern, Harpers Ferry Interpretive Design Center, Harpers Ferry, WV, wayside exhibition panels and maps / 1999
Graphic Design Intern, Hallesche Advertising Agency, Halle, Germany / 1998
Graphic Designer, Artist, Ranger for National Park Service, Redwood National Park, CA; Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX; and Sunset Crater/Wupatki National Monuments, AZ / 1996/7


Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Champaign, IL / 2014–present
Assistant Professor, University of the Arts (UArts), Philadelphia, PA
 / 2009–2014
Assistant Professor
, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), Charlotte, NC / 2007–2009
Administrative Director & Assistant Professor, 
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, VA / 2005–2007
Instructor of Record, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA / 2004–2005