Design, Analysis, Research, Concepts, 2 & 3D Prototypes, Engineering By Design. Activities: Making, Teaching & Learning, Gem carving, Sculpture

Work Samples

  • Medical Equipment Design - with TKDG

  • Mask In Hand - Lost Wax Bronze Casting

  • Photo: Osmoderma - Flower Chafer 1mm

Work History

  • Teacher - Middle & High School

    Technology Education/Art K-12 Certification (CT 042 & 047)
    2011 - Present - Danbury High School, Technology Education, Photography 1 and 2, Computer Club - Grades 9-12
    2006 - 2011 - Rogers Park Middle School & Broadview Middle School, Engineering by Design - Grades 6-8

  • Externship with a Macro Photography Company

    Teacher Externship from CBIA to work with a CT manufacturing company. The externship grant made it possible for CTE Teachers to work with current manufacturing and business practices, bringing those knowledge and resources back to their respective schools.

  • Teacher - High School

    • JM Wright Vocational Technical High School
    • Stamford, CT
    • 2005 - 2006 (1 year)

    Art Instructor in a CT Vocational Technical High School - Grades 9-12

  • Teacher - High School

    • Riverdale Country School
    • Bronx, NY
    • 2004 - 2005 (1 year)

    Art Instructor for Grades 9-12 - 1 year leave replacement assignment.
    Studio Art, Drawing, Graphics, Printmaking

  • Teacher - Middle School

    Technology Education Instructor, Woodshop, Invention, Drafting for grades 6-8- taught ~ 1,000 students in 1 year.

  • Teacher - High School

    • Weston Public Schools
    • Weston, CT
    • 2000 - 2002 (2 years)

    Art and Technology Instructor- Sculpture, Crafts, Printmaking, Desktop Design & Drafting classes

  • WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

    • The Aldrich Museum
    • Ridgefield, CT
    • 1998 - 2001 (3 years)

    Workshop Design & Presentation
    2001 IDENTITY/CONTEXT, Lecture and Workshop- at the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
    2000 CLAYMATION and GIF ANIMATION - held at the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
    1999 UNUSUAL MATERIALS, Lecture and Workshop-the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
    1997 SCULPTURE - Enrichment course - Farmingville Elementary School, Ridgefield CT
    1998 & 2004-06 PARK RANGER, Interpretative Division, National Park Service Wilton, CT

  • Teacher and IT

    • Greenwich Academy
    • Greenwich, CT
    • Aug 1999 - Nov 1999 (3 months)

    Art and Computer Instructor and Tech Computer Maintenance - computer prep. for the turn of the millennium, part-time

  • Teacher - High School

    • Ridgefield Public Schools
    • Ridgefield, CT
    • 1998 - 1999 (1 year)

    Technology Education and Art Instructor- Drafting, Architecture 1&2, Physics and Technology and Manufacturing 1&2 - 1 year leave replacement assignment.

  • P.R. Advertising, Technical Writing, Illustrations

    • Hamar Laser Instruments
    • Wilton, CT
    • 1993 - 1994 (1 year)

    Created and production of technical and advertising collateral material for this Alignment Laser Manufacturing Company. Researched and generated articles, advertising and product placements for a variety of S.I.C. markets.
    18 press releases were published and 3 articles generated a large number of viable leads for this company.

  • Freelance Industrial Designer

    • SM Designer
    • Ridgefield, CT
    • 1990 - 1993 (3 years)

    Contract work on a per project basis with Deskey Associates in NYC, Dole Associates in Katonah NY, AMTI in Shelton, CT, Bevilacqua McCroskery & Associates in Wilton CT and for individuals - providing Illustrations, graphics, logos. packaging and product designs. Awarded a design Patent for a geographical learning device.
    Freelance Illustrations:"Narrow Gage to the Hills" & "Bridgton Narrow Gage" by Edgar Mead

  • Industrial Designer

    • Tanaka Kapec Design Group
    • Norwalk, CT
    • 1987 - 1990 (3 years)

    Product design, analysis, definition, planning, organization, & research-liaison for clients such as Electro-Biology, Depuy, Lumex, Gillette, and Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

  • Intern

    • Chromacopy, Binney & Smith, Avitar
    • New York, NY
    • 1984 - 1985 (1 year)

    Chromacopy - Organized and managed a start-up Tradeshow Exhibit Dept. within a photo processing company.
    Binney & Smith - Toy designer in a new product division set up to attract capital.
    Avitar - Concept development, prototypes and renderings for dental treatment devices and diagnostic aids

  • Architectural Design Drafting

    • Vermont Log Homes
    • Hartland, VT
    • 1981 - 1982 (1 year)

    Log Home design, drafting, detailing, cutting lists - illustrations & Construction Guide. CIVIL ENGINEERING

  • Engineering Technician, Draftsman & Head-Chainman

    • Oregon Department Transportation
    • Portland, OR
    • 1977 - 1980 (3 years)

    Location Survey Crew - Collected field data & made Right-of-Way Detail & Base Maps, Technical/Public presentations, materials/cost estimates, right-of-way research and analysis and maps for intersection design proposals

  • Tool & Die Apprentice

    • Altek Tool & Die Co.
    • Milwaukie, OR
    • 1976 - 1977 (1 year)

    Machined/detailed/polished aluminum/steel inserts & bases for plastic prototype molding. GRAPHICS

  • Graphics - Darkroom Technician

    • Cascade Precision Graphics -Title Ins. Co. of America
    • Portland, OR
    • 1976 - 1977 (1 year)

    Graphics and darkroom work - made stats, contact prints, microfilms of plats, architectural and engineering drawings.

Education

  • State of CT- Alternate Route to Certification

    • K-12 Art/Technology Teaching Certificate
    • 1998 - 1998
  • Rhode Island School of Design

    • M.I.D. Industrial Design, Medical Equipment, Human Factors
    • 1982 - 1984
  • Rhode Island School of Design

    • B.F.A Sculpture- Metal, Stone, Wood, Glass
    • 1971 - 1976

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA, ITTEA, CTEA, NAEA, NSTA

Awards

SHOWS - Sculpture and Artwork; 11/2015 - Photographs: Colors of Humanity - Macro Photographs 9/2015 - Sculptures exhibited at the Library via Art to the Avenue, Ridgefield, CT 1/2014 - Sculpture accepted -New Britain Museum of American Art Members Show 2/2012 - Cutting...
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