EDUCATION

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES, San Francisco, CA (2007-2009)
MA in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness
• GPA: 4/4

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, Champaign-Urbana, IL (1988-1990)
BFA in Graphic Design
• GPA: 3.7/4
• Dean’s List (1988-1990)

DRAKE UNIVERSITY, Des Moines, IA (1986-1988)
• GPA: 3.8/4
• Dean’s List (1986-1988)
• Presidential Scholarship (1986-1988)
• Presidential Academic Recognition (Fall 1987)

AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL, Rockford, IL (1983-1986)
Academy Program, Creative and Performing Arts Program
• GPA: 4.25/4
• Honor Roll (1983-1986)
• National Honors Society (1985-1986)
• Top 20 Seniors (1986)
• Scholastic Art Gold Key Award (1986)

EXPERIENCE

CREATESPACE / AMAZON ON-DEMAND PUBLISHING (2011-2015)
Book Designer
• Designed book covers and interiors for self-published authors

THE PAPER, Champaign, IL (2003-2005)
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 (2000)
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 (1995-2000)
Art Director (1998)
• 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 (1997)
• Produced and coordinated the production and placement of advertisements
Contributor (1995-2000)
• Submitted weekly comic strip (1995-2000), food column (1996-2000), church review
(1996-1997), parks review (1997), as well as miscellaneous illustrations and articles

PRECISION GRAPHICS, Champaign, IL (1994-2005)
Technical Illustrator
• Rendered high-end digital illustrations for upper-level biology, anatomy, psychology, sociology,
and geology textbooks

VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY WORK

ONLINE WRITER/CONTRIBUTOR (2011-present)
• 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 (2008-present)
• Organized, promoted, and hosted an annual academic conference (2011-present)
• Organized, promoted, and hosted a monthly open mic event (2009-2011)
• Co-founded a Burning Man camp dedicated to archetypal astrology and the healing arts (2008)

URBANA-CHAMPAIGN INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER (2001-2007)
• 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 (1999-2000)
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 Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Quark Express
Adobe GoLive
Macromedia Flash!

REFERENCES

Available upon request