Instructor / Instructional Designer / Media Designer


6921 30TH PLACE | BERWYN, IL | 60402

PHONE: 847.414.9456 | EMAIL:



AREAS OF EXPERTISE                                                                                                                      

  • Expert in curriculum development with over 18 years of experience designing modules and content for online courses as well as traditional classroom settings.
  • Versatile educator able to teach a variety of subjects including web, motion, graphic design, digital video, and photography.
  • Well versed in learner centered education methods.
  • Experienced in developing digital content and media for the classroom.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience using multiple online classroom platforms


TECHNICAL SKILLS                                                                                                                           

Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut, Dreamweaver, Animate,

HTML, CSS, WordPress, Captivate, Camtasia


WORK EXPERIENCE – EDUCATION                                                                                                    

2001 – Present       Illinois Institute of Art                                         Schaumburg, Illinois

Instructor in Web Design & Interactive Media

  • Manage classroom environment.
  • Design class instruction and develop curriculum.
  • Provide competency-based education in a learner-centered environment.
  • Relates industry-related experience in the classroom.
  • Chair of the Faculty Development Committee.
  • Trained, developed, and mentored team-members.
  • Regularly presented at campus events.
  • Charged with revising the curriculum of courses that had traditionally low persistence rates. Lowered fail rates and produced dramatic turn-around in retention rates. Raised the student’s ability to perform and retain class competencies.
  • Sample of classes taught:

Web: Fundamentals of Web Scripting, Advanced Web Scripting, Fundamentals of Authoring, Designing for Multimedia Display, User Centered Interface Design, Web Animation, Web Design & Interactive Media Team Production

Motion Graphics/ Video: Fundamentals of Motion Graphics, Broadcast Motion Graphics, Advanced Motion Graphics, Introduction to Video, Fundamentals of Editing, Fundamentals of Editing, Web Broadcasting,

Design: Digital Illustration, Conceptual Illustration, Image Manipulation, Advanced Image Manipulation, Applications and Industry, Portfolio Preparation, Senior Project


2010 – Present      Art Institute Online                                            Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Instructional Designer / Subject Matter Expert

  • Develop online class curriculum.
  • Design media for courses.
  • Classes developed include: Introduction to Web Design, Intro to Design Applications, Concepts of Multimedia Production, Experimental Typography.


2002 – 2006          Center for Professional Development            Schaumburg, Illinois


  • Developed complete program for Interactive Media & Web Design course of study for adult and working professionals.
  • Designed class instruction including lesson plans, lectures, assignments, and rubrics.
  • Classes developed include: Introduction to HTML, Intro to Design Applications, Intro to Director, Intro to Flash, Intro to Audio.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – WEB, GRAPHIC, & MOTION DESIGN                                            


1999 –Present Freelance

Web Design/ Motion Design 

  • Examples of work can be seen at
  • Delivered design expertise for clients in multiple mediums including web, print, animation, digital video, motion graphics.
  • Managed client relationships to ensure satisfaction and maintain client loyalty and return business.


2013-2014       CGN Global                                          Chicago, Illinois

Design Consultant

  • Designed and delivered detailed Developer Guidelines for web apps.
  • Organized user testing sessions.
  • Managed client relationships to ensure satisfaction.


2001 –2002     Insight 360                                           Hillside, Illinois

Web Design/ Development   

  • Developed design concepts for small and medium-sized clients.
  • Designed and developed content-driven web sites in real estate, industrial manufacturing, product promotion and health disciplines.


1999 – 2007      Planet 19 Media Productions        Arlington Heights, Illinois

Web / Motion Designer

  • Developed design concepts for viral marketing campaigns.
  • Designed and implemented web presence.
  • Designed and created title sequences and broadcast motion graphics.



AWARDS / HONORS                                                                                                                           

2010 HOW Magazine International Design Annual

1st Place “Student Work”


2nd Place “Screen-Based Works”

2009 Academy of Art University Annual Spring Show

Best of Show 

2000 Artimation Festival

1st Place “Best Live Action Compositing”




2005-2009 Academy of Art University                         San Francisco, California

MFA in Computer Arts New Media

1998-2000 Illinois Institute of Art                                 Schaumburg, Illinois

 BFA in Multimedia Communications



GALLERY EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                                        

Sept. 2014 Ruth Ray Gallery                                           Schaumburg, Illinois

Illinois Institute of Art Faculty Show

Mixed Media

Oct. 2011 Medicine Man Creative / 510 Studios       Rockford, Illinois

Disquieted Few present TRIGGER EVENT

Mixed Media & Giclee Prints

Oct. 2010 Tattoo Factory Gallery                                 Chicago, Illinois

It’s Your Funeral

Mixed Media


Oct. 2009 NIU Pleasant Street Gallery                       DeKalb, Illinois

Disquieted Few Present Monster Hour

Mixed Media & Video Installation


Oct. 2008 12th Street Gallery                                        Berwyn, Illinois

Disquieted Few

Mixed Media Installation


Nov. 2003 Ruth Ray Gallery                                         Schaumburg, Illinois

Illinois Institute of Art Faculty Show

Giclee Prints


Nov. 2002 Ruth Ray Gallery                                         Schaumburg, Illinois

Illinois Institute of Art Faculty Show

Giclee Prints