EDUCATION

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES, San Francisco, CA
MA in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness
• GPA: 4/4

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, Champaign-Urbana, IL
BFA in Graphic Design
• GPA: 3.7/4
• Dean’s List

DRAKE UNIVERSITY, Des Moines, IA
• GPA: 3.8/4
• Dean’s List
• Presidential Scholarship
• Presidential Academic Recognition

AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL, Rockford, IL
Academy Program, Creative and Performing Arts Program
• GPA: 4.25/4
• Honor Roll
• National Honors Society
• Top 20 Seniors
• Scholastic Art Gold Key Award

EXPERIENCE

FUSION ACADEMY (2016-present)
Art and Design Teacher
• Teach Studio Art, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, and Form & Space in one-to-one setting
• Print, frame, and display student images throughout the school and coordinate expositions
• Serve as substitute teacher for humanities subjects including English, History, and Yoga

CREATESPACE / AMAZON ON-DEMAND PUBLISHING
Book Designer
• Designed book covers and interiors for self-published authors

THE PAPER, Champaign, IL
Production Manager
• Created and implemented overall design of weekly, independent newspaper
• Executed all aspects of production including design, layout, and creation of ads

EARTHVILLE MULTIMEDIA, Dharamsala, India
Designer, Journalist
• Collected digital audio and video footage of local events for archival purposes and for the
production of weekly radio pieces for WISDOM Media, a spiritually-oriented cable radio and
television network

THE OCTOPUS NEWSPAPER, Champaign, IL
Art Director

• Was responsible for layout of cover, feature article, and overall content of independent weekly
• Commissioned graphics from local artists and photographers
Ad Manager and Designer
• Produced and coordinated the production and placement of advertisements
Contributor
• Submitted weekly comic strip, food column, church review , parks review, as well as
miscellaneous illustrations and articles

PRECISION GRAPHICS, Champaign, IL
Technical Illustrator
• Rendered high-end digital illustrations for upper-level biology, anatomy, psychology, sociology,
and geology textbooks

VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY WORK

ONLINE WRITER/CONTRIBUTOR
• Published articles in various online journals including Reality Sandwich, Nation of Change,
   Open Democracy, The Mindful Word, Beams and Struts, Decolonizing Yoga, and Elephant Journal

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES
• Organized, promoted, and hosted an annual academic conference for 5 years running
• Organized, promoted, and hosted a monthly open mic event (two years running)
• Co-founded a Burning Man camp dedicated to archetypal astrology and the healing arts

URBANA-CHAMPAIGN INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER
• Served as layout artist, editor, and contributor for non-profit, community-based newspaper
• Designed posters, fliers, and other visual materials for fundraisers, vigils, and other local events
• Co-hosted a weekly open mic event

NORBULINGKA INSTITUTE, Dharamsala, India
Resident Volunteer Graphic Designer
• Produced brochures, publications, package designs, tags, T-shirts, menus, and other printed
material for institute dedicated to preserving Tibetan art and culture
• Collaborated on production of Norbulingka website and on webcasts of Buddhist teachings for
Norbulingka web radio

COMPUTER EXPERIENCE

(Applications listed in order of proficiency):
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Quark Express
Adobe GoLive
Macromedia Flash!

REFERENCES

Available upon request