Resume

Work

Tesseract Art & Design, Designer, 2012 – present

I am a designer, artist, and maker who blends business savvy, user research, and design to craft experiences that evoke and engage at scale. I have designed apps, bags, photo books, fashion, interiors, services, and websites. My credentials include MBA and MFA degrees, and UX, PMP, and CCMP certifications. Visit my portfolio page for recent examples of design work.

Property Management LLCs, 2012 – present

Co-founder, investor, interior designer, experience designer and manager for several properties all of which have 5-star guest ratings and feature my original artwork.

Cisco, Senior Program Manager, 2006 – 2018

Designed solutions to improve business performance. For example, I created a learning and development center of excellence with a menu of programs customized to field-researched learner personas focused on top Marketing Capabilities with consistent content creation, standards, delivery processes, and measures to scale critical changes to level up 1.5K Cisco professionals globally. For more details, visit my LinkedIn page.

Network Appliance, Strategic Supplier Manager, 2004 – 2006

Represented 8 business units and 3 functional groups; improved $500M supplier’s role, value-add, and cost structure to win Best Supplier Award.

Education

  • User Experience & Web Design Certificate with Honors, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Master of Fine Arts, San Jose State University, CA
  • Master of Business Administration, Washington University, Olin School of Business, St. Louis, MO
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Wichita State University, W. Frank Barton School of Business, KS

Scholarships

  • California Training Benefits, User Experience & Web Design Certificate, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
  • San Jose State University Associated Students Board of Directors Scholarship, San Jose State University, CA
  • Catherine Urban Scholarship for Art and Design, San Jose State University, CA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2006    Condition of the Heart, Norton Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
  • 2004    Latent Potential, Peninsula Community Foundation, Menlo Park, CA
  • 2004    Portrait of the Artist in Red Ink, Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA
  • 2004    Silicon Valley Open Studios, Mountain View, CA
  • 2004    Latent Potential, Books Inc., Mountain View, CA
  • 2004    New & Collected Works, Bayer Steele Design, Mountain View, CA
  • 2004    Liminal Spaces, Phase-In Multiple Design, Menlo Park, CA
  • 2003    Paris, Global Blends Coffee, Mountain View, CA
  • 2003    Portrait of the Artist in Red Ink, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • 2002    Contextual (In)Visibility, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • 2001    Trapped Souls, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • 2001    Paris: Being There, Keeble & Shuchat Photography, Palo Alto, CA
  • 2001    The Latent Potential of Discarded Things, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • 1999    The Common Made Holy, Discovery Publishing, Palo Alto, CA

Juried Exhibitions

  • 2012    Mobile Photography Awards, Soho Gallery for Digital Art, New York, NY
  • 2006    ex_xx :: post position, Works San Jose, San Jose, CA Juror: Joel Slayton
  • 2005    Variations on a Theme: Money, City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA
  • 2004    Soho Photo National Photography Competition. New York, NY. Juror: Lyle Rexer
  • 2004    The Postcard Show, A.I.R. Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY
  • 2004    United Net-Works, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
  • 2004    Blue, Works San Jose, San Jose, CA
  • 2004    Silicon Valley Open Studios Stars Program, San Jose, CA. Jurors: Daniel Keegan, Executive Director, San Jose Museum of Art, Michele Rowe Shields, Visual Arts Director, Montalvo, Saratoga, CA, Susan Hillhouse, Chief Curator, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, Janet Rindfleisch, Director, Euphrat Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, Diane Argabrite, Director of Arts & Schools Program, DeAnza College, Cupertino, CA, Grace Gibson, Painter, Instructor, Art Coach.
  • 2003    Close-up, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA. Juror: Benny Alba.
  • 2002    Built by Hand: Book as Art, Pyramid Atlantic International Juried Book Exhibition, Washington, D.C.  Jurors: Mark Dimunation, Chief, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress and Neal Turtell, Executive Librarian, National Gallery of Art.
  • 2002    Phantom Galleries. San Jose, CA. Juror: Two Fish Design Group
  • 2001    Iz It Photography, Calumet Photography. San Francisco, CA. Juror: Polaroid
  • 1999    Art by Bicyclists and Bicycle Friendly Art. San Francisco CA. Juror: Richard Lynch
  • 1999    Los Gatos Art Association Open Juried Show, Los Gatos, CA

Other Group Exhibitions

  • 2013    Newspace Members Exhibition, Newspace, Portland, Oregon
  • 2004    Hype Gallery, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
  • 2003    The Romantic & The Sublime, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Ca
  • 2003    Phantom Galleries, POPULUS Presents, San Jose, CA
  • 2003    The World Around Us, Bay Area Photographers Association, The Great Frame Up, San Jose, CA
  • 2003    Beyond Information: Artists Books, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • 1999    Photography as Cultural Document, University of California Extension, San Francisco, CA

Awards and Acknowledgements

  • 2014    Explored by Flickr, White Iris in Full Bloom, February 25
  • 2013    Explored by Flickr, Sunrise and Razor Wire over Jogel Slough, October 18
  • 2013    Photo of the Day, Advanced Mobile Photography Team, Standing the Tests of Time.
  • 2012    Honorable Mention, Mobile Photography Awards 2012, Soho Gallery for Digital Art, New York City, NY
  • 2003    People’s Choice Award, Close-Up, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
  • 2003    Second Place, Close-Up, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA
  • 1999    Finalist Award of Excellence, Photographer’s Forum Best of College Photography Annual. Jurors: Karen Sinsheimer, Linda Lowell, Armando Flores.

Teaching

  • 2012    iPhoneography: Editing Photos on Your iPhone, Skillshare.
  • 2004    Guest, A Positive Outlook, Comcast Cable, San Jose, CA.
  • 2003    Guest, A Positive Outlook, Comcast Cable, San Jose, CA.
  • 2003    Guest speaker, Pacific Art League Photographers Group, Palo Alto, CA.
  • 2002    Guest Lecturer, Alternative Photographic Processes, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • 2001    Guest presenter, Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, CA

Arts Administration

  • 2003-4 Silent Auction Exhibit Manager, Fundraising Team Leader, Steering Committee Liaison, Press Relations Committee and Advertising Committee Member, Silicon Valley Open Studios
  • 2003-4 Treasurer, Board of Directors, Works San Jose, San Jose, CA
  • 2002    Intern, Development Department, Montalvo, Saratoga, CA

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