Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI
mfa 2006, Graphic Design
Thesis investigation titled Temporary Documents:
A study in applying systematic structures to subjective information employing methodologies from information design, cartography, literary journalism, and
documentary photography.
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Brown University
Providence, RI
BA 1998, Comparative Literature and
Translation; Secondary English Education

design experience
Language Dept.
New York, NY
Creative Principal, current
A multi-disciplinary design firm creating visual and verbal languages in the form of pages, objects, environments, and experiences.


Liska + Associates

New York, NY
Art Director/Senior Designer, 2006-2009
Member of a six person design studio. Work focused on comprehensive branding and identity from print to packaging to web.

Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
New York, NY
Acting Designer for Books for Young Readers, fall-winter 2006
Responsible for managing existing projects in calendars, translations, and non-
fiction; designing marketing materials for BYR; and producing Fall 2007 catelogue.

Freelance designer
Designed from concept through production, Spring 2007 title Graffiti L.A. interior, case, and interactive cd-rom. Book interior is 304 pg, 550 images. cd-rom is fully interactive with audio interviews and over 200 extra images.
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New York, NY Freelance designer, fall 2006
Stragegic planning and branding for financial services company, Centerline Capital Group. Designed logo, stationary system, re-branding brochure, and flash animation.
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Katy Homans, book designer
New York, NY Freelance designer, summer 2006
Designed exhibition guide for the Rubin Museum: I See No Stranger: Early Sikh Art and Devotion. Exhibit runs September 18, 2006 through January 29, 2007

teaching experience
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Teaching Assistant 2003-2006
Led course section in History of Graphic Design. Responsibilities included weekly class critiques, advising students through design development, and student assessment. Assisted in class critiques and student advising for courses in Color, Typography, and Design. Led course sections in software training.

Charlestown High School, Boston, MA
English Teacher 1998–2003
Worked cooperatively within unit of four teachers to create cohesive learning environment and standards-based curriculum for 130 urban, ninth and tenth grade students.

Literacy Specialist 2001-2002
Planned and facilitated bi-monthly professional development meetings for English department; implemented training of teachers in curriculum initiatives.