The collaborative team effort is a competency CCS forges into its graduates.My designs address contemporary problems. Starting with voracious research and incorporating color principles my ideas connect with consumers on multiple dimensions. As an art educator,I have learned the strength of utilizing simple concepts to create a powerful impact. I stay abreast with new software, techniques, and styles to preserve proficiency.I have the patience, passion, and courage to produce high quality work.

Work Samples

  • Medical Equipment

  • Child Driven Designs

  • Illustrations

Work History

EDUCATION _Bachelors of Fine Arts in Industrial Design Co-Concentration: Interiors & Crafts College for Creative Studies, 1999 - 2003 _Teaching Certificate: K-12 Art Education, LQ College for Creative Studies, 2004 - 2006 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE _HFA:School for Creative Studies Lead Art Teacher 2009 - Present, Detroit, MI http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/hfa_scs _Innovation and Design instructor _ Community Arts Program Director _ Manage art budget _Chair show for the high school with 87 pieces exhibited _Stop, Drop, and Design Planner _Design by MK, Inc. 2002-Present, Bloomfield Hills -Designed and created a $10,000 hand crafted ceramic mosaic. -Created floor & wall color schematics for orthodontic practice. -Designed Jewelry-Bookmarks,Crystal bracelets, Baby pacifier holders -Compiled, Edited, and Published 2 School Yearbooks for 350 Students & 35 Faculty Members.Designed and printed letterheads (10), brochures (4), and print advertisement campaigns (6). -Event Planner and Associated Stationary Design: Weddings (3), Baby Showers (5), Graduations (4), Open Houses (4), Fundraising Dinners (4), and Video Productions (3). -ART VAN FURNITURE 2006-2008, Royal Oak, MI http://www.artvan.com/ -Generate sales of $40,000 per month. -Actively engaged with clients to help fulfill practical furnishing needs with aesthetically unique designs. -Proficient in G.U.E.S.T sales methodology & philosophy. -Designed over a 75 residential furnishing floor plans utilizing diverse color and textile schemas. -DEARBORN PUBLIC SCHOOLS-Michael Berry Career Center 2003-2007, Dearborn, MI -Created 2-yr industrial technology curriculum for 10th-12th grade students. -Assisted 30 students with portfolio compilation for college applications. -HUDA SCHOOL EXPANSION PROJECT 2004-2007, Franklin, MI http://www.quinnevans.com/ -Assisted Quinn Evans Design Firm with fulfilling historic city building codes, embracing near eastern cultural motifs, and reviewing design plans. -$3.8 Million Expansion-Ground Breaking began June 2007.

Education

  • not provided

    • Teaching Certificate Efficient Classroom Management and Organization.
  • International School

    • Masters of Education Respectful Team Worker
  • not provided

    • Teaching Certificate Efficient Classroom Management and Organization.
  • International School

    • Masters of Education Respectful Team Worker
  • Grand Valley State University

    • Adult / Child
    • 2013
  • Grand Valley State University

    • Adult / Child
    • 2013
  • College for Creative Studies

    • K-12 Art Education, LQ
    • 2006
  • College for Creative Studies

    • K-12 Art Education, LQ
    • 2006

Specialties

Awards

Featured in College For Creative Studies Brochure, Poster and Website 2006-2007 *** Dean's List 2000 & 2006 *** $10,000 CCS Academic Scholarship *** Scholastic Art Award *** Silver Medal Design Award ***

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