QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

  • Computers: 2D drafting using AutocAD ARCHITECTURE as well as Vectorworks 2010.  3D computer modeling in Sketchup Pro. Render these computer models in 3D Max/VIZ or Shaderlight. 2D graphics in Adobe CREATIVE SUITE (particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign).  Proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Key Strengths:  Adept at maintaining an exceptional balance between productivity, quality, and efficiency.  Well-organized and skillful with details.  Clear communication and presentation skills.  

WORK EXPERIENCE

INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART– Indianapolis, IN

Exhibition Designer, May 2011—Present

Design and organize museum exhibitions. The design process includes working collaboratively with various departments within the museum, including curatorial, education, and installation, as well as with the museum’s graphic designers in order to create a cohesive environment of displayed art, activities, and educational content. Completed exhibition projects: 

Nature Close at Hand (2016)

CSI: What Lies Beneath (2016)

Mini Golf at the IMA (2016)

Jacco Olivier: Liquid Painting, Liquid Time (2016)

Tradition Reborn: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics (2016)

Gustave Baumann, German Craftsman - American Artist (2016)

Cutting-Edge of Fashion: Recent Acquisitions (2015)

Revved Up: Cars in Art (2015)

On Stage! (2015)

Erwin Wurm: Euclidean Exercises (2015)

Georgia O'Keeffe and the Southwestern Still Life (2014)

Julianne Swartz: How Deep is Your (2014)

Fabeled Kings (2014)

The Essential Robert Indiana (2014)

Indiana by the Numbers (2014)

Ai Wei Wei: According to What? (2013)

Mola: Kuna Needle Arts from the San Blas Islands, Panama (2012)

William Hogarth: The Painter of Comic History (2012)

Provincetown (2012)

Alyson Shotz: Fluid State (2012)

An American Legacy: Norell, Halston, Blass, & Sprouse (2012)

Aziz + Cucher: Some People (2012)

Allora &Calzadilla: Vieques Series  (2012)

Looking West (2012)

The Viewing Project: Above and Below (2011)

FLOW: Can you See the River? (2011)

 

DESIGN AFTER MODERNISM, 1970—PRESENT BY JUDITH GURA

Research Assistant, Oct. 2009—May 2011

Assisted Judith Gura with her publication, Design After Modernism, 1970 – Present, published by W.W. Norton and Company. Gathered and helped select over 400 high-resolution images from various auction houses, manufacturers, designers and galleries. Organized these images along with their accompanying caption information for submission to the publisher. 

 

BONHAMS AND BUTTERFIELDS – New York, NY

Preview Worker, Sept. 2010 – Jan. 2010

Assisted auction house specialists in preparation for sales. Duties included labeling and organizing objects as well as setting up exhibitions and breaking down exhibitions, and assisting clients during sales previews.  Assisted during sales with currency conversions and client assistance. Performed marketing calls pertaining to upcoming sales. 

 

COOPER-HEWITT NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM – New York, NY

Curatorial Intern, Design for the Other 90%: Cities, Jan. 2010 – Aug. 2010

Researched and organized information about potential design projects for inclusion in the exhibit. research information. Organized contacts and meeting notes, performed various other clerical duties.

 

NOSANCHUK STUDIO, INC. – New York, NY                                                                                                    

Junior Designer, Aug. 2008 – Aug. 2009

Prepared project proposals, presentation graphics, competition entries, and construction documents for projects ranging from residential remodels in the NYC area to furniture and lighting designs for one-of-a-kind and mass-production. Helped to develop a line of rugs for production by Stark Carpets. 

 

REES ASSOCIATES, INC. – Oklahoma City, OK

Intern Architect,  Jan. 2007 – Jul. 2008

Prepared project proposals, presentations, and design stage graphics.  Assisted in the completion of a set of construction documents during summer 2007. Various tasks associated with day-to-day operations including: materials library research and organization, marketing graphics production, site visits, data collection, etc.

 

EDUCATION

 

MASTERS OF ARTS, HISTORY OF DECORATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN (2010)

PARSONS, THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN/ COOPER-HEWITT NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM, New York, NY

European and American Interiors, 1850 – 1950; Eighteenth Century French Interiors

 

BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE (2008)

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, Norman, OK

Graduate with Distinction, Dean’s Honor Roll, Art History and Italian Minor

 

FOREIGN STUDY (2006)

STUDIO ARTS CENTER INTERNATIONAL, Florence, Italy

Jewelry Design and Italian Language