Simple and Sylvan 08/2016  »  present

Body of work bridges digital and analog to construct layered, laser cut, stained wooden landscapes, handmade with original designs. Simple and Sylvan offers rustic wall decor, magnets and ornaments for gifts or mementos for visitors to be reminded of their times in wild places. Between 2018-2021, Simple and Sylvan exhibited at 50+ art shows and festivals, and has also expanded with a wholesale line and exhibited at the Public Lands Alliance, fulfilling the goal to be a vendor with National Park and Public Land Association partners and gift shops, along with stocking work in boutiques across the country.

National Park Service, Grand Teton National Park 04/2021  »  10/2021
Visitor Use Assistant

Served as front-line representative of park and agency with answering visitor questions. Collected entrance fee money from visitors, both private and commercial vehicles; federal level T2 Fees Adjudication.

Cabrini University, Radnor, PA 01/2022 »  present 
Oklahoma State University, Institute of Technology, Okmulgee, OK 01/2021 »  present
Rocky Mountains College of Art + Design 05/2018  »  present
Online, Adjunct Instructor

Instructor for COM 254 Newspaper Design, and GRA 253 Computer Publication Design; Instructor and curriculum development for GRA 130 Visual Design for Non-Designer (Cabrini, online); Instructor and curriculum development for VIS 1123 Publishing I, VIS 1223 Publishing II, VIS 1343 Digital Illustration and MMT 2423 Online Media Design (OSUIT, online). Instructor for FD 1020 Foundations 2D Design: Elements + Principles, GD 3115 Web Design, AH 2050 History of Graphic Design, FD1120 Topics in Color, and FD 1600 Studio Seminar: Methods of Inquiry (RMCAD, online).

Graphic Design and Moore 05/2000  »  01/2020
Freelance Designer Print, Web, Multimedia, Video

Projects include: branding, print design, web design, animation, design and production of interactive CD-ROMs. Produced video segments in After Effects for tradeshow presentations. 

Metropolitan State University of Denver 01/2015  »  12/2017
University of Colorado, Denver 01/2015  »  12/2017
Rocky Mountains College of Art + Design 01/2015  »  05/2015
Art Institutes of Colorado 01/2015  »  05/2015
Adjunct Instructor

Instructor for CDES 2222 Creative Computations (Data Visualization), Design Media, and CDES 4650 Studio M (in-class internship) (MSU Denver); Instructor for FINE 2415 Typography, and FINE 2405 Introduction to Digital Design (UCD, online and in person); Instructor for FD 1020 Foundations 2D Design: Elements + Principles (RMCAD, in-person);  Instructor for Digital Image Manipulation, (Ai of CO).

Metropolitan State University of Denver 07/2016  »  02/2018
Art and Technology Support Staff

Website and social media administration, graphic design for brochures, social media, announcements for department use, maintained supplies and ordering, maintained and tracked equipment for student and faculty use, coordinated between Information Technology and faculty, updated and managed computer software for the needs of faculty and students for classroom use.

Metropolitan State University of Denver 08/2015  »  05/2016
Visiting Assistant Professor

Instructor for Creative Computations (Data Visualization), Design Research Methods, History of Communication Design, and Design Media. Academic advisor, reviewed portfolios, and directed independent studies. Attended Art department and Communication Design faculty meetings. 

AIGA Colorado Board 
President 06/2015  »  05/2017
Membership Director 06/2014  »  05/2015

As President, I led team of 50 board members in promoting and elevating the design profession in the community, providing events and mentorship/mentor opportunities for all levels of membership. During my tenure, AIGA Colorado membership consisted of  700+ people that spans the state of Colorado, with a presence in Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder and Durango. Managed chapter finances and bookkeeping for the executive team, approved budgets for programming, worked with Advisory Board for long term chapter goals. During this term, I volunteered approximately 10 hours per week.

Served as chapter Membership Director for the year of 2014, and volunteered with the National Board as Chapter Advisory Council member for 18 months supporting chapter leaders on the west coast after my presidency had ended.

May 2021-June 2022, serving as Interim President to support the community as it evolves, and will be serving continually as Ex-Officio/President Emeritus to train the incoming president and support the new board as they move forward in June 2022. Serving on the board has given me the skills to support designers at all levels of their career, as well as personally benefited by giving me the leadership skills to run my own business. In my role as Interim, the time commitment has been varied, as we emerge from covid, but still have a community and non-profit business to support. Current AIGA Colorado Membership is close to 350 individuals, and I look forward to elevating the new board to support those members. 

Lewis Roca Rothgerber 06/2014  »  01/2015
Graphic Designer

Define and apply brand standards to a newly merged firm. Develop the offerings of the various marketing communication materials, including brochures, proposals, practice group capability profiles, announcements, invitations, and advertisements.

Holland & Hart 10/2013  »  06/2014
Graphic Designer

Development and production of a broad range of marketing communication materials, including brochures, proposals, electronic communications, practice group capability profiles, announcements, invitations, advertisements, and video.  Define and promote brand standards. Campaign creation and execution.

University of Baltimore 08/2012  »  05/2013
Adjunct Faculty

Teaching CMAT 211 Computer Graphics: Publishing for the 2012-2013 school year. Instruction includes Adobe InDesign and Dreamweaver.

SC&H Group, LLC 08/2006 »  01/2013
Creative Services Manager

Lead graphic designer for all print, web and video materials. Specific tasks include: external website design and maintenance; advertising campaign design and production including electronic and print mediums; design of various printed marketing materials for postcard mailings, tri-folds and sales sheets for events and a recruiting brochure; yearly holiday card design; e-mail campaign design and production; and design for internal SharePoint intranet.

The Catholic Review/Advertising Media Plus, Inc. 08/2005  »  05/2006
Graphic Designer

Designed and produced layout for weekly newspaper; managed and designed advertisements for placement in newspaper; lead designer for clients in full service sector of company, tasks include print design and website design; and creation of multimedia presentations. Implemented a style redesign for newspaper.

George Washington University 10/2004  »  08/2005
Production and Design Specialist

Lead designer for print and web based materials for the Information Systems and Services Department. Redesigned department website and created Annual Report.

Johns Hopkins University, Computer Career Institute 09/2002  »  10/2004
Program Manager

Taught classes for the Digital Media program, which focused on fundamentals of design and tools for print, web and video based projects. Managed faculty and authored curriculum for Digital Media program that was implemented in five schools run by the Computer Career Institute. 

Harford Community College 09/2001  »  05/2006
Adjunct Faculty

Classes taught include Introduction to Computer Graphics, Multimedia I, Interactive Design, Design for the Web and 2D Animation. Instruction included Quark XPress, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Director.

Wunderkind Studios/Eyeon Interactive 8/2000 » 3/2001
Web Designer

Worked with clients to incorporate their goals on new and current websites. Assisted in writing Creative Briefs.


M.F.A. in Integrated Design, University of Baltimore

B.A. in Visual and Media Arts, Concentration in New Media Production, Emerson College

Professional Affiliations & Service

AIGA Colorado Board of Directors

  • President 2015  » 2017  Membership Director 2014  » 2015
  • Interim President 2021  » 2022 
  • Advisory Board 2020  » present

AIGA National

  • Chapter Advisory Council, Region 1 2018  » 2020 

Public Lands Volunteer

National Park Service

  • Fort Bowie National Historic Site, 250 hours 2019
  • Big Bend National Park, 250 hours 2020
  • Fort Bowie National Historic Site and Chiricahua National Monument, 250 hours 2021

Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, 500 hours 2022 

Forest Service

  • Bridger-Teton National Forest, 500 hours 2023