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.
_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
_HFA:School for Creative Studies
2009 - Present, Detroit, MI
_Innovation and Design instructor
_Chair show for the high school with 87 pieces exhibited
_Stop, Drop, and Design Planner
_DESIGN FROM THE SOUL, 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
-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
-Assisted 30 students with portfolio compilation for college
-HUDA SCHOOL EXPANSION PROJECT
2004-2007, Franklin, MI
-Assisted Quinn Evans Design Firm with fulfilling historic city building
codes, embracing near eastern cultural motifs, and reviewing design
-$3.8 Million Expansion-Ground Breaking began June 2007.