EDUCATION

2014    Master of Fine Arts in Book Arts, University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa

2010    Bachelor of Arts in Book Arts, Magna Cum Laude, St. Ambrose University – Davenport, Iowa

2008    Associate in Arts in Graphic Design, Black Hawk College – Moline, Illinois

 

TEACHING

ACADEMIC

Book Design for Publishing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Letterpress & The Artist Book, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 

First Year Seminar, introduction to bookbinding instructor, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

First Year Seminar, teaching assistant bookbinding, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

First Year Seminar, teaching assistant letterpress, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Letterforms for Graphic Design, teaching assistant, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa

WORKSHOPS

Floating Ink: Suminagashi Paper & Bookbinding, co-instructor with Karen Carcia, Amana Arts Guild, Amana, Iowa

The Stories We Tell: Letterpress Printing on the Vandercook, RBMS Conference, UI Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa

Working with Washington, introduction to letterpress, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa

Making Pop-Ups, artist talk and pop-ups workshop, Iowa Young Writer’s Studio, Iowa City, Iowa

Drawing at the Press, studio assistant, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

Visual Arts Day, sculptural artists book workshop, Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, Iowa

Des Moines Book Festival, youth papermaking workshop, Des Moines Public Library, Des Moines, Iowa  

Introduction to Poetry, letterpress printing and bookbinding, UI Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa

Senior College, lecture and introduction to bookbinding instructor, UI Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa 

Unfolding Structure, Variations in printed accordion books, PSOne, Iowa City, Iowa

Long & Link Stitch Binding, Wayzgoose Midwest & Great Northern Printer’s Fair, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

Carousel Books, Wayzgoose Midwest & Great Northern Printer’s Fair, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa     

Book Arts Workshops: Carousel books, printing, and bookbinding, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa

  

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Instructional Services Specialist, University of Iowa, School of Art & Art History – Iowa City, Iowa

  • Graphic Design lab supervisor, payroll, inventory, database management
  • Provide support to Design faculty, assist students with digital design applications 

Production Manager, University of Iowa, English Department – Iowa City, Iowa

  • Maintain the William Morris Archive and The William Morris Society websites 
  • Digital restoration of books and documents, scanning, transcribing, and editing

Graduate Assistant, Print Production, UI Center for the Book – Iowa City, Iowa 

  • Responsible for designing and letterpress printing UI Center for the Book promotional materials and visiting author commemorative broadsides 
  • Special projects including studio organization, demonstrations, and tours

Graduate Assistant, Letterpress Studio, UI Center for the Book – Iowa City, Iowa

  • Maintain presses, clean and organize studios, inventory, supply orders, type distribution
  • Assist students with press troubleshooting, typesetting, printing, and design

 Assistant Conservator, State Historical Society of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa

  • Preserving Civil War Muster Rolls, mending, dry-cleaning, alkalizing, and encapsulating
  • Digital photography, database entry, and archiving

Art Department Assistant, St. Ambrose University – Davenport, Iowa

  • Prepare presentations, handouts, assist students with calligraphy and typographic design
  • Establish and maintain image database for Catich Gallery 

Exhibit Manager Assistant, internship, Putnam Museum of Natural History – Davenport, Iowa

  • Photograph, catalogue, and record new acquisitions, exhibit construction
  • Select artifacts and research for upcoming exhibits, prepare digital film teasers for IMAX

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Four-up on the Hand Press, with Marnie Powers-Torrey, Ladies of Letterpress, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

Vandercook Maintenance Workshop, with Paul Moxon, UI Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa    

Kon’nyaku, Print, and Paper, with Asao Shimura, UI Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa  

Animating the Page, with Shawn Sheehy, Movable Book Society Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Collections and Archives: Shifts in Meaning, workshop assistant with Inge Bruggeman, UI Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa    

Woodcutting and Engraving: Multi-color Prints, workshop assistant with Gaylord Schanilec, UI Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa

Metal Working for Bookbinders, Shanna Leino, UI Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa

Die Cutting on the Vandercook, Roni Gross, UI Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa      

Linoleum Block Mapping Techniques, with Brett Colley, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa

 

EXHIBITIONS

Handy Books, K.K. Merker Gallery,  University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa

Book as Art: Boundless, Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur, GA

Oak Knoll Fest XIX, work represented by the Drift Plain Collective, New Castle, DE

[D]rift, collaborative show as part of the Drift Plain Collective, Morrissey Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

St. Louis Small Press Expo, work represented by the Drift Plain Collective, St. Louis, MO

Shakespeare's Sonnets, Center for the Study of the Study of the Book, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, Oxford

IN, ON, OF Paper, cycle 2, Paper Circle, Columbus, OH

Gender: Exhibition & Portfolio Print Exchange, Morrissey Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa

Artists’ Book Cornucopia VI, Abecedarian Gallery, Cristina Favretto juror, Denver, Colorado

Alumni Show, ArtSpace Gallery, Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois

Everything Paper, Karin Campbell juror, UNO Art Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska 

Message is the Medium, Printmaking In, Zachary C. Davidson juror, Tallinn, Estonia

Diversions, SIFT, Friedrich Kerksieck and Luba Zygarewicz jurors, New Orleans, Louisiana

Two Lives, MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa

Exuberant Politics, PS-Z, Iowa City, Iowa and Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Peripheral Shifts, exhibit coordinator and curator, Quad City Arts, Rock Island, Illinois

Artist Book Cornucopia IV, Mary Murphy juror, publication, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado 

Crossroads: Book Arts on the Border, juried exhibition, Unsettled Gallery, Las Cruces, New Mexico 

500 Handmade Books, vol. 2, Julie Chen juror, publication    

ArtBound Artists’ Book Competition, juried exhibition, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, Florida

Día de los Muertos: Las Calaca Press, Atelier International Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX 

Seoul International Book Arts Fair, invitational and publication, Korea Book Art, Seoul, Korea        

A Delicate Sequence of Analog Tangents, The Bakery Gallery, Davenport, Iowa 

The Escapist, exhibit coordinator, ArtSpace Gallery, Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois     

College Invitational, representing St. Ambrose University, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa     

Impersonal Journey, exhibit coordinator, Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center, Davenport, Iowa 

                  

AWARDS & GRANTS

Emerging Paper Engineer Award, Movable Book Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Travel Scholarship, Movable Book Society Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Studio Assistantship, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

Project support grant, Windgate Foundation, University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa

Project assistance grant, Two Lives, College Book Arts Association, Iowa City, Iowa 

Travel grant, Print, Produce, Publish conference demonstrator, College Book Arts Association, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Graduate Assistantship, Print Production, University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa

Travel grant, Movable Book Society conference, University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa 

Graduate Assistantship, Letterpress Studio, University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, Iowa

John Schmits Excellence Award in Art, Saint Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa

Forrest “Red” and Jean Shirk Memorial Scholarship, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa

Forrest “Red” and Jean Shirk Memorial Scholarship, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa 

Art Achievement Award, Black Hawk College Art, Moline, Illinois

    

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Bindery: Guillotine, board sheer, finishing press, knowledge of paper care preservation

Presswork: C&P and Vandercook presses, advanced press maintenance, typesetting, type identification and distribution, photopolymer, silkscreen, etching press, lithography press

Print shop: Advanced Vandercook operation, maintenance, and repair. Vandercook Universal I, SP15, SP20, No. 3, No. 4, Washington Handpress, C&P, Kelsey Star, Kelsey Excelsior, and INOX photopolymer exposure unit

Papermaking: Hollander beater, Western, Islamic, and Asian techniques, inclusions, dyes, pigments, large format sheets

Studio: Bookbinding, printing, printmaking, painting, sculpture, papermaking, calligraphy

Computer proficiency: PC & Mac platforms, Adobe Creative Cloud, MSOffice, HTML, CSS, Dragonframe, Arduino, scanning, digital photography, database management, large format printing

Gallery work: Installations, publicity, label generation, curatorial, juror selections, painting, vitrine and pedestal maintenance, framing, cataloguing, database, copy stand, grant writing

RELATED PROFESSIONAL

Drift Plain Collective, book arts community partnership, Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa City Book Festival, hands-on printing demonstrations, Iowa City, Iowa

Animating the Page, basic electronics to artists, College Book Art Association Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah

Introduction to Book Arts, Iowa City Homeschool Assistance Program, Iowa City, Iowa

500 Handmade Books, Artist’s talk, Iowa Artisan’s Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa

Country Road ABC, Arthur Geisert interactive exhibit consultant, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa

Success by Six, Reading initiative of the United Way, AmeriCorps representative, Davenport, Iowa

Artistry in Space, NASA ArtTrain docent, St. Petersburg, Florida

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, children’s art booth, St. Petersburg, Florida

The Tom and Mary James Raymond James Financial Art Collection, docent, Raymond James, St. Petersburg, Florida

The Dalí Museum, docent, St. Petersburg, Florida                        

MEMBERSHIPS

American Printing History Association

Fine Press Book Association

Movable Book Society of America

College Book Arts Association

Ladies of Letterpress

Zenzic Press