About

Biography

 

My interest in the arts was borne out of my upbringing in a family of creative people—a father and two aunts who attended Black Mountain College and exposed me to the visual arts and fired my imagination with stories of studying with Robert Rauschenberg, Josef Albers, Ruth Asawa and Merce Cunningham. I grew up in Seattle and the San Juan Islands but moved to the Bay Area to study Design and Photography at the California College of the Arts where I received a B.F.A. There I found myself in the midst of a Bauhaus–inspired approach to arts education—studying design, photography and painting. I had the good fortune to study with Larry Sultan, Suzanne Lacy, and Michael Manwaring, among others. This lack of barriers between the branches of the arts has stayed with me and continues to inform my work.

 

CV

 

Education
California College of the Arts, B.F.A., (With Distinction), San Francisco, California, 1993

Professional Experience
studio1500, Partner and Creative Director, 2007–Present
California College of the Arts, Senior Lecturer, 2014–present
San Jose State University, Guest Lecturer, 2013, 2012
Art Institute of San Francisco, Guest Lecturer, 2012, 2011
University of California Berkeley, Guest Lecturer, 2011, 2010
Yosemite Valley Medium Format Photography Workshop Instructor, 2011, 2010
Pentagram, Senior Designer, 2001–2007
Erik Schmitt Design, Designer,  1998–2001
Kamei / Garnas Inc., Senior Designer, 1994–1998
The Office of Michael Manwaring, Designer, 1990–1994

Workshops
Large Scale Digital Printing Workshop with Jon Zax, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California, 2010
Painting Workshop with Jamie Brunson, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California, 2005
Darkroom Technique Workshop, California College of the Arts, Oakland, California, 2004
Photographic Techniques, University of California Extension, Berkeley, California, 2003
Owens Valley Photography Workshop with John Sexton, Carmel, California, 1995

Selected Group Exhibitions
The Center for Fine Art Photography, "Consumption", Fort Collins Colorado, July 2010
Cecile Moochnek Gallery, "Notations", Berkeley, California, May 2006

Artist Residencies and Commissions
Market Street Prototyping Festival submission Street Sketch selected by the San Francisco Planning Department
and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to be permanent installation, 2015
Kala Art Institute artist residency, Berkeley, California, 2013

Awards and Honors
My design work has been recognized by The American Institute of Graphic Arts, The Western Art Directors Club,
The Industrial Designers Society of America, and Graphis. I have won the Exhibitor Silver Award for exhibit design,
International Design Excellence Award (IDEA), and the Webby Award.

My photography has been featured on VSCO curated grid, Photography Served, Adobe Inspire Magazine, 
and is an ArtSlant Showcase Winner

Member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences

Judge for the 20th annual Webby Awards

Selected Publications
My work has been featured in Signage Design, Logo, Symbol,  Graphis Logo Design, Graphis Design Annual,
and Graphis Corporate Identity.

Media coverage
The New Yorker, Lauren Collins has some fascinating things to say about marginalia
Fast Company, A Kindle designer's touching online memorial to the marginalia scribbled in books
Mashable, 'The Pages Project' brings the beauty of physical books online
HOW, Top ten web sites for designers
Yahoo Tech, Here’s a Site for You, Paperback Reader
Adobe Inspire Magazine
The Global Digital Citizen Foundation ‘The Pages Project’ Brings the Beauty of Physical Books Online
Explore A magnificent celebration of marginalia
Mental Floss Digitizing the Unique Marginalia of Old Books
O Magazine The Messages Hidden in Classic Literature
The Huffington Post The Pages Project Preserves Precious Marginalia From Old Books Online
Adobe Inspire Magazine Images of California's urban decay by Terri Stone
Artweek Magazine, article, ‘Notations’ at Cecile Moochnek Gallery