Below is an account of my skills and experience, narrowing in on some of my technical abilities. However, my teaching and mentoring experiences are equally important to me. I am a technologist and a creative, but more importantly, a “people person.” Having the technology background yet being able to use my skills to make other peoples’ lives better is what makes this work meaningful to me. Compassion always comes first.
- Adobe Creative Suite, expert-level (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Premiere, After Effects)
- Graphic Design, User Interface Design, Motion Design, Web Design
- Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel
- G Suite
- Marketing Platforms (MailChimp)
- Content Management Systems (WordPress, Wix, Weebly, GoDaddy)
- Social Media management
- Photography, videography, illustration
- Professional / gallery Experience – please see this attached document for information on my work
- 2016 – Forward.ly Intern. I assisted in the startup of a local Boulder company by writing and designing digital and print promotional material that reached hundreds of prospective customers. I contributed to the development of the company website by redesigning their home page and adding a “F.A.Q.” page. I managed their email marketing system using MailChimp.
- 2015 – Teaching. I taught a class called Renewing Democracy to a class of seventh grade students in Lafayette, CO. I led the seventh graders in developing service projects aimed at confronting privilege and renewing democracy. This role required a lot of event planning and coordinating.
- 2016 – Patton Healthcare Consulting Web Designer. I redesigned the company’s website, logo and branding. I contributed to the company’s social media accounts, updated their newsletter distribution technology and created a secure login feature for clients. My biggest contribution to Patton Healthcare was creating a consistent branding across all platforms.
- 2017 – Teaching. I was a teacher’s assistant for a freshmen seminar class at CU Boulder. I assisted the teacher and also taught my own solo workshops various design disciplines.
- 2018 – Teaching. I lead two photography classes at CU Boulder. This position involved leading photography exercises, planning curricula and enhancing students’ abilities to critique and analyze art. This role was paid and I was the sole teacher in the classroom. I used the skills of organization, leadership and multitasking to excel at this job.
- 2018 – First Friday Coordinator at Boulder Art Therapy Collective (BATC). I planned art therapy events that were open and free to the community. This role involved finding local Boulder artists to collaborate with, creating community art activities on a budget, finding materials and managing the entire event’s social media presence. I engaged on Instagram and Facebook and also coordinated with the local newspaper to have my ad included in an issue. I created all of the graphic design and advertising material as well as photographed the event, making sure the event and marketing was consistent with the BATC branding.
- 2017-2018. Education Intern at The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA). While working as an intern in the education department, I:
- Curated a student art exhibition in November, 2017.
- Work alongside educators, leading BMoCA art events, such as the Dia De Los Muertos event and more.
- Photographed the museum’s art camps. Photos were published on the website and in promotional print material.
- Created graphic design for the programs I created.
- Created the curriculum for the BMoCA Summer Games event. This involved planning art activities for both kids and adults, with the focus on combining art and physical exercise.
- Created the curriculum for Art Stop. Art Stop is a kid’s craft stand during the Boulder Farmer’s Market where art activities will be led by an educator. I created the curriculum for all 34 weeks.
- Created six extensive curricula, the Young Artists at Work (YAW) summer art camp curriculums, each camp being five days long from 9-5 each day. Developing this curricula involved intensive research and planning. Being able to juggle many tasks at once, working without direct supervision and carrying out a project from start to finish are a few of my skills that I used in this project (details below)
** from the BMoCA website **
Summer art camps created by artists that encourage personal expression, fine art techniques, material exploration, and most importantly, fun!
For 5-8 Year Olds
Bzzy Bees – Multimedia Construction & More 9am-noon
Fly around like a bumblebee and explore how bees form colonies and the importance of bees to our natural world. Make your own bees and a hive for them to live in. To register, click here.
Color Me Happy – Paint Your Moods! 1-5pm
Explore the world of color and paint using the colors of your mood. Express your gratitude by making gratitude boxes and talking about what makes you feel grateful. To register, click here.
Cakes and Pies, Oh My! – Sculpture Art 9am-noon
What is your favorite dessert? What does the dessert of your dreams look like? Create your dream dessert using construction paper, pipe-cleaners and more! To register, click here.
Recycled Shape Art 1-5pm
Turn your trash into art by creating artwork using recycled cardboard and paint. Make rain sticks with paper tubes and be part of a fun, collaborative painting! To register, click here.
Space Travel and Storytelling – Sculpture Art 9am-noon
Spend time listening to stories about space travel and make your own space vessels that will take you to the stars. Create constellations and learn about space! To register, click here.
Robot Puppet Show – Performance Art 1-5pm
Lights, camera, action! Learn how to put on your own performance and create a story with robots made with tinker trays. To register, click here.
For 9-12 Year Olds
eARTh – Symmetry in Nature 9am-noon
Take a walk outside and gather artifacts that are symmetrical to use in creating your own handmade book. To register, click here.
Drawing Exploration 1-5pm
Discover new drawing techniques as you try blind contour drawing, go on an outdoor Safari Exercise to draw things in nature, and learn about Vincent Van Gogh’s line drawings. To register, click here.
Selfie Workshop – Strike a Pose! 9am-noon
Travel back in time to the first self-portraits ever made and create your own personal portrait inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldi’s vegetable heads! To register, click here.
Rug Art 1-5pm
Learn about the history of the art of oriental rugs and the “Rug Belt.” Make your own rug that represents your personality and your family’s history! To register, click here.
The Art of Water 9am-noon
Dive into Japanese culture and be inspired by the Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai and his most famous work, Great Wave. Listen to Japanese folk stories about water and study the science behind the moon, the ocean and waves as you make your own woodblock prints! To register, click here.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Create! – Junk Art 1-5pm
Create artwork using recycled materials and discover the importance of recycling and its impact on ocean life. Bring in your own recycled materials to create sea creatures and coral reefs! To register, click here.