Professional Experience

Associate Faculty
Butte-Glenn Community College

Oroville, CA
Instructor in the Digital Art and Design department. Courses taught: Intro to Digital Photography (Adobe Photoshop), Digital Video Design and Production (Adobe Premiere Pro), The Business of Graphic Design, Careers in Multimedia.

Creative Director
The ChicoProject, LLC

Chico, CA
Managed creative process, staff and budgets for all design aspects of the company’s management consulting projects including corporate identities, websites, new product development and branding, and marketing collateral. Collaborated on development of marketing strategies for micro-enterprise businesses as part of the Butte County Business Incubation Program. Clients included ChicoBag, Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products, California Organic Flowers, and Tuscan Brewing Company.

The Handy Design Company

Chico, CA
Conceptualized, designed and produced printed and web-based graphics, with a focus on assisting micro-enterprise businesses and national/global non-profit organizations in maximizing their communications and marketing budgets. Projects included logos, websites, marketing collateral and packaging for clients including UNICEF and the Women's Environment & Development Organization.

Freelance Designer
New York, NY

Designed and produced graphic material for small businesses and non-profit organizations including logos, newsletters, ads and marketing collateral. Designed and art directed layouts for magazines including Time Out New York, Ms., McCall’s, Modern Bride and Single Living.  Served as Art Director for Time Out New York’s Eating and Drinking 2000, a 264-page guidebook to New York restaurants, and Time Out’s 1999 and 2000 New York City guidebooks.

Art Director
American Society of Civil Engineers

New York, NY
Designed and art directed Civil Engineering, a monthly four-color magazine, and ASCE News, a monthly newspaper.  Designed book jackets and hired and supervised freelance book jacket designers.  Managed art department and oversaw budgets.

Ms. Magazine

New York, NY
Designed features and departments. Assisted art director in implementation of full redesign of magazine. Coordinated with editors and hired artwork. Created illustrations and charts.  Perfected pages for printing. Selected and supervised interns. Prepared cost estimates for each issue.

Art Assistant
Ms. Magazine

New York, NY
Designed departments and commissioned illustrations. Designed the 1992 Election Guide to Women Candidates booklet. Created formats/templates for several departments.


Hunter College
New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts degree
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with co-majors in Studio Art and Women’s Studies

Centro de Estudios Hispánicos
Madrid, Spain
Program in Spanish Language, Art, and Civilization

New York University
New York, NY
Gallatin Division

Continuing Education & Professional Development

Instructional Skills Workshop
Butte-Glenn Community College
Completed twenty-four hour course in instructional skills.



Proficient in all major design software products including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Illustration, photography, photo editing and photo retouching. Videography and video editing with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. Copy writing and copy editing.


Awards and Honors

City of Chico Mini-Grants

Awarded a $2000 grant for a public art project entitled Invasive Nature(s).

Awarded a $2000 grant for a public art project entitled Fruits of Refuse.

Chico Chamber of Commerce Web Award
The website, for which I served as Art Director, was honored with this award.

Communicator Award
Awarded for the design of Tuscan Brewing Company’s Paradise Pale Ale six-pack packaging.

Women’s Studio Workshop Fellowship and Residency
Rosendale, NY

Women in Communications Matrix Scholarship Award


Organizations & Community Involvement

1078 Gallery
Chico, CA
President, Board of Directors  02/14–present
Co-Chair, Exhibitions Committee 07/13–present 

Think Local, Chico!
Chico, CA
Secretary, Board of Directors

Blue Oak Charter School
Chico, CA
School website manager and Parent Guild volunteer