Jessica Parris Westbrook

Bio: Jessica Westbrook is Director of Technology Initiatives and Assistant Professor in The Department of Contemporary Practices at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently, she is working towards the meaningful integration of new media and technology-based art and design practices at the "foundation" level. Westbrook's studio practice draws from an aethetic of desire, contradiction, cultural landscapes, and systems. She considers her works and contributions sections of visual language/typology culled from a complex matrix of assets, reconfigured and repurposed per space and time. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including: the Carnegie Museum, Hirshorn Museum of American Art, Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, Eyedrum, Syracuse University, and ICA Grand Rapids. Westbrook collaborates with Adam Trowbridge, as Channel TWo (CH2), a research and development media construct. CH2 was awarded a Terminal Commission in 2010, and a Turbulence Commission in 2011. Westbrook and Trowbridge recently co-edited, Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus (Fall 2010), "Dynamic Coupling," addressing issues of collaboration in research, practice, and academia. Contact: email jessica(at)jessicawestbrook(dot)com or online: fb/aim/skype/twit = teleSEED / irc #basekamp or #saicwwwired / address: 1040 Ontario Street #3H Oak Park, IL USA / cell 423-645-9502

ART PRACTICE

My projects explore desire, visual cues, cultural artifacts, systems, language, and contradictory sensations that vacillate between great fortune and impending catastrophe. Always semantic in nature and modular in form, I consider my productions a section of visual language culled from a complex matrix of assets, reconfigured and repurposed per space and time.

Product Placements

Other Worlds

Nature Scenes

Likeness

Domestic Stock

Archives

DESIGN PRACTICE

I use design as a way to negotiate the struggles between information, organizing, and understanding. Design thinking (creative) and design methods (process) are tools that can be implemented in any scenario. I am most interested in the potential for discovery, intervention, and innovation that can be found in the spaces where design, art, technology, anthropology, psychology and community intersect.

Interactive


Client based works, including web sites, and stand alone applications.

Net Art

Motion

Graphic Installation

Exhibit

Print

In addition to studio practices and teaching responsibilities, I am heavily invested in interdisciplinary collaborative experiments and initiatives that seek out new definitions for art/artists and challenge the power and influence of conventional socio-economic paradigms. I love participating in processes involving dialogue, and an exchange or sharing of knowledge/insight.
Channel TWo (CH2) (www.onChannelTwo.com); current
CH2 happens slightly above the noise level, between words that organize our communities and the chaos that lies beyond them. CH2 is a post-network instance that begins with entertainment-based narrative and internet behavior as a common, shared language. CH2 research includes media habits, algorithms, embedded marketing, and systems of control. CH2 develops custom software and generates 'localized' content involving a range of tactics and outcomes: nonlinear media sequences, immersive simulations, open source applications, and game environments, as well as responsive sculpture, installation, single-channel video, text and poetry, theater, performance, audio, conceptual and networked projects. CH2 often edits existing media. Interactivity, simulation, and autonomous agents offer ways of introducing structured chaos that unfolds even after works are situated or released. CH2 works with global media empires and brands, and marketing and product placement, reflexively inserting its own loving layer of hyper-identification into the contemporary landscape. Channel TWo is a collaborative project involving Adam Trowbridge (T), Jessica Westbrook (W) and beta tester Oskar (o).

Me and Adam Trowbridge; since 1990
Art, and life partners since we were kids. Sample projects: LeFlash Atlanta, EveryDay War, Famous on the Internet

Basekamp (www.basekamp.com); current
Advocate, participant, upcoming collaboration within Plausible ArtWorlds 2010 program: leaveraging content for dissemination, platform/curricular development; initiator, conversation with Roy Ascott November 2009, Patrick Lichty December 2010

TEH, with Phillip Lewis, Adam Trowbridge; 2008-2010 / Tennessee USA
Artist contributor, grant/proposal writer, for project based simulation and immersive technology experiments and installations. Sample projects: Teh Scene (Spring 2010 at Western Kentucky University), Teh Plot (Winter 2009 FPAC Boston), Teh Nowcasting, Teh Self Title

Upgrade! Tennessee, (www.upgrade.artapsu.com); 2008-2010 / Tennessee USA
Founding member, advocate, educator, participant.

BIN, with SEED January-March 2009 / AVA Center Chattanooga, TN
Curator, grant writer, project manager, presenter "What happens when artists work together?" curator talk; Installation included elements from: Basekamp (Philadelphia), BLW, Media Art Collective, Common Places Project (Tampa), DeadTech (Chicago), Fugitive Projects (Nashville), Graffiti Research Lab (New York), Guerrilla Girls (New York, Los Angeles), InCUBATE-Chicago (Chicago), Mess Hall (Chicago), Paintallica (Washington and everywhere), Patrick Lichty for The Yes Men and RTmark, TEAM LUMP (Raleigh), Temporary Services (Chicago), 6+.

POLYMER, with SEED March 2009 / Hunter Museum of American Art Chattanooga, TN; Curator, grant writer, and program manager, with Phillip Lewis, Adam Trowbridge in cooperation with HMAA curators; Video screenings included works by artsist Andrea Ackerman, Jon Brumit, Anna Campbell, Sean Capone, Megan Berner, Erin Dunn, Celeste Fichter, Michael Greathouse, Shana Moulton, Paul Nudd, Michael Paulus, Liz Rodda, Jack Ryan, Molly Schwartz, Keith Sullivan, Jesse McLean; Performance works and guest lectures involved: Barry Jones, Kell Black, Greg Pond, Patrick DeGuira.

SEED Art Collective; November 2005 - July 2009 / Chattanooga TN
Founder, organizer, director (operations and communications), grant writing, project management, community based arts advocacy. Note: the current cultural climate and lack of artist community here/struggle in our corner of Tennessee inspired an insightful period of givingupness, and prompted the active SEEDERS to pursue new relationships in which to connect, engage, and collaborate in meaningful ways.

SEED is retired.
Art and design present a multiplicity of conditions, considerations, and motivations. I relish this complexity and find joy in the interdisciplinary nature of graphic arts, the diversity of media involved, the research and iterative process, and the potential for change, adaptation, and (re)invention between forms and media specific expectations. Beyond introducing the tools and processes of the disciplines I teach, I have a responsibility to ask questions, present scenarios (theoretical and real world), and model/share the kind of tangible professional/creative practice(s) the student might engage with, whether it be art, design, or some hybrid scenario between communities and concerns. My approach is very student centered. I challenge students to question their preconceptions, identify their own goals, and discover their own meaningful conceptual objectives. Read more on teaching soon (including syllabi)...
Edu includes the degrees I have earned. Projects includes exhibitions, performances, design commissions, talks/panels/workshops, individual artist grants, publication/write-ups, and press. Teaching includes appointments, courses, academic committees, and academic grants. Professional Experience includes relevant industry and entrepreneurial roles.
MFA Photography 1998
Temple University, Tyler School of Art
Philadelphia, PA
TA/RA/Temple University Project Completion Grant

BFA Art (Photography + Painting) 1996
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
Summa Cum Laude, University Purchase Award

2012-2013

Solo, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI, Spring 2013 (upcoming)

TBA, Contemporary Art Museum (CAM Raleigh), Raleigh, NC, Spring 2012 (upcoming)

Hairy Blob of Time, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, Spring 2012 (upcoming)

Solo, Seed Space, Nashville, TN, Fall 2011 (upcoming)

2011

17 Days (vol 4): Alfred State College, Llewellyn Gallery, Alfred, NY, Fall 2011

File Type, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL, Summer 2011

Daisy Chain: An Anarchic Performance Event (curated), Antena, Chicago, IL, Spring 2011

Exchange: Show Me the Money, Greenlease Gallery, Kansas City, MO, Spring 2011

Trashed, Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University + Rogue Video, Newark, NJ, Spring 2011

Solo, New Gallery, Union South, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, April 2011

2011 Turbulence Commission Exhibition, Pace Digital Gallery, New York, NY, April 2011

Designated Drivers, Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, April 2011

Every Play Is A Win! (augmented reality), Breadboard + Virtual Public Art Project (VPAP), Philadelphia, PA

Atrium Gallery, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Gwen Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University

Turbulence Commission 2011; Turbulence.org

New Media Showcase & Reception at the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Beacons, Urban Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

Let's Talk About Love (traveling book collection) at the Craft Alliance, Delmar Loop, St. Louis, MO in association with the 2011 SGCI Conference

2010

XL Projects; College of Visual and Performing Arts; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Legal Issues for Artists: APPROPRIATION, panel with Troy Klyber, Michael Dorf, and Adam Trowbridge; moderated Barbara DeGenevieve; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Verge Art Fair; Miami, FL

Commercial Art Video; Apexart; New York, NY

Video in the Built Environment (v1b3 Fall 2010); in conjunction with the International Digital Media Arts Association Conference; Emily Carr University of Art and Design; Vancouver, B.C

digital_matter(s), Saranac Art Projects, Spokane, WA

Smoke and Mirrors, School of Art and Art History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

ELEVATOR MUSIC (for The Intuitionists); Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

gli.tc/h/, with Adam Trowbridge (details soon), Chicago, IL

artXposium, West Chicago (details soon), curator: Tom Burtonwood, Chicago, IL

Let's Talk About Love, Joan Flasch Book Collection, SAIC, curators: Jon Brumit/Sarah Wagner, Chicago, IL

InLight Richmond 2010, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA; juror: Amanda McDonald Crowley, Executive Director, Eyebeam

Nature & Nurture, The Kinsey Institute Gallery, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Indiana University, form: gallery exhibition, curator: Garry Milius, Bloomington, IN

"A Brief History of..." Film Fest, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Number:66 | Summer 2010 (PDF 5.4MB)

Guest Editor, NMC Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus, affiliated with the College Art Association

SoundFjord Sonic Art Jukebox, SoundFjord | London Sonic Art Gallery Research Unit

Terminal (net art commissions), juror

Sweetness and Light, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, form: gallery exhibition, curator: Linda Griggs, New York, NY

Action: Reaction, The Living Arts and Science Center, form: video installation, juror: Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Lexington, KY

UNConditionalLove, Antena Project Wall Space, form: interactive video/game installation, curators/organizers: Miguel Cortez, Chicago, IL

INHABIT, SoFA Gallery at Indiana University, form: gallery exhibition, curator: Tyson Skross, Bloomington, IN

Teh: Set, form: gallery installation, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KT

Fugitive Video Project 2009/10, form: video screening, curator: Jack Ryan, Fugitives, Harmony Landing, Nashville, Tn; tour including screening at Solus @ Filmbase, Dublin Ireland (2010) / Banff Center Screening at Beautiful Lives. Sponsored by The New Media Institute in conjunction with The Canadian Film and Video Institute and The Banff Center. Banff, Canada. / MVMA Fest 2010, Marfa TX / Co-Lab, organized by Birdhouse Collective in Austin, TX / Version 10 Festival Screening, Chicago, IL. / DEAF (Dublin Electronic Arts Festival) 2009, Ireland. (2009) / Small House Screening. San Paulo, Br

2009

Every Day War, with Adam Trowbridge, form: video installation, curators/organizers: The Grey Market, New York, NY

Governors Island Art Fair, New York, NY

Proliferations, form: exhibition, curators/organizers: Elyse Hochstadt, Emmanuelle Namont-Kouznetsov, Katherine Worel, OFF Space, San Francisco, CA

Experimental Media Series, form: screening exhibition; finalist Kraft Prize, jurors: Kelly Gordon, Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian, Institution, Washington, DC

Syzygy, form: gallery exhibition, jurors: Misako Inaoka and David Cunningham, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

Pulling Back the Curtain, form: gallery exhibition, jurors: George Fifield, Director of Boston CyberArts Festival and Heidi Kayser, Founding Director of Axiom, Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, Jamaica Plain, MA,

UPGRADE! Tennessee Node, form: gallery exhibition, performance, media art symposium, curators/organizers: Barry Jones, Kell Black, and Jodi Hays, Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

LeFlash, with Adam Trowbridge, form: public art work, intervention, performance, jurors: Cathy Byrd, Gallery Director School of Art & Design Gallery Georgia State University and Stuart Keeler, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta, GA

Imagine, Create, Animate with Adam Trowbridge, form: permanent interactive installation, Martin ArtQuest, Frist Center for The Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

Teh: NowCasting, form: gallery installation, Sewanee University Art Gallery, Sewanee, TN

AfterBirth Spectacular with Adam Trowbridge, form: net art commission, Terminalapsu.org, Center for Creative Arts, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Teh: Plot, form: gallery installation, Heidi Kayser, founding director of both the Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media and the Art Technology New England Consortium, Fort Point Art Center, Boston, MA

Fugitive Video Project 2009, form: video screening, curator: Jack Ryan, Fugitives, Harmony Landing, Nashville, Tn

The Way We Are/A Museum of Now, form: gallery exhibition, NXNW Festival, Manchester, UK

10 Sec Video Festival, form: video screening, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

Screengrab: Intervention, form: gallery exhibition, School of Creative Arts, James Cook University, QLD Australia,

Materialization, form: gallery exhibition, curated: Deborah Martin, Deborah Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Outcasting Season 8, form: internet broadcast, curated: Michael Cousin, Wales, United Kingdom

Images of The Apocalypse, form: gallery exhibition, Welch Gallery, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Teh, form: gallery installation, Tanner Hill Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

Essence - Video Art & Architecture event, form: video screening, curated: Luca Curci, Galerie Art Ft Reveur, Bruxelles, Belgium

Borders - 5th water homage, form: video screening, curated: Luca Curci, Institut Alexander Von Humboldt at Villa de Leyva, Boyaca, Colombia

Attitude Festival, form: projected video intervention, curated: Luca Curci, Center for Contemporary Public Art Macedonia, at NLB Tutunska Bank Bitola, Macedonia

2008

Photography Exhibition and Elkins Gallery Closing Celebration, form: gallery exhibition and auction, Elkins Gallery, Tyler School of Art Graphic Arts and Design, Elkins Park, PA

Liquid Room, form: video screening, curated: Luca Curci, National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia

Make Me an Offer, form: gallery exhibition, curated: Lindsay Grace and Nancy Rosenblum, Gallery 350, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL

Feminist Ecology, form: gallery exhibition, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

They Are Us / We Are Them : SPE South Central Conference, form: project event exhibition, Medicine Factory, Memphis, TN

Melbourne Fringe Festival, form: video screening, Melbourne, Australia

21th Le Instants Video, form: video screening, Marseille, France

Canariasmediafest, International Arts and Digital Cultures, form: video screening, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

ART Storage, form: net project space feature, curated: Miguel Cortez, http://artstorage.org, Pilsen/Chicago, IL

Arizona Digital Media Investigations, form: gallery installation, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Digital Antidotes, form: video screening, curated: Catherine Forster and LiveBox Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

Chicago Motion Graphics Festival, form: gallery exhibition, Society for the Arts, Chicago IL

International New Image Festival (the 809 INIAF), form: gallery exhibition, Yichang City, Hubei Province (Three Gorges), China

Liquid Cities and Identities, form: video screening, curated: Luca Curci, Micro Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Is it possible to make a photograph of New Jersey regardless of where you are in the world?, form: gallery exhibition, curated: Laurel Ptak, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ

Sugar Love Show, form: video screening, curated: Linda Griggs, 5C Cultural Center, New York, NY

Drive-By: You Can be Famous on the Internet, form: public art/video installation, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

60 Second Video Festival, form: video screening, curator: Fugitives, Harmony Landing, Nashville, TN

2007

Fingers + Codes: The Contemporary Portrait, form: gallery exhibition, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA

OPENSOURCE Art, form: gallery exhibition, curator: Sreshta Rit Premnath, The Museum of Contextual Amputations, Champaign, IL

ARS COMBINATORIA, with Adam Trowbridge, form: gallery exhibition/screening, curated: Megan Alrutz, Stella Sung, Jeff Wirth, Craig Saper, Matt Roberts and Barry Mauer University of Central Florida School of Film and Digital Media, Orlando, FL

Feminisims: Film, Video, Politics Symposium, with Adam Trowbridge, form: video screening, University of Hartford, Hartford CT

2006

Everyday with Adam Trowbridge, form: collaborative installation commissioned through Allied Arts, John Henry's Studio; Chattanooga, TN

SEED Show, form: collaborative exhibition, Rivoli Art Mill; Chattanooga, TN

IF / THEN, form: gallery installation, curated: Ruth Grover, Cress Gallery, UT Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

2005

SEED Show, form: collaborative exhibition, Rivoli Art Mill; Chattanooga, TN

American Art Is, form: museum installation, Children's Discovery Museum, Chattanooga, TN

Creative Collage with Adam Trowbridge, form: permanent interactive museum installation, Children's Discovery Museum, Chattanooga, TN

Discover Animation with Adam Trowbridge, form: permanent interactive museum installation, Children's Discovery Museum, Chattanooga, TN

Finger Colors with Adam Trowbridge, form: permanent interactive museum installation, Children's Discovery Museum, Chattanooga, TN

ART GRANTS

Curatorial Grant Lyndhurst Foundation 2008/2009
Allied Arts Individual Artist Grant 2006/2007
Allied Arts Individual Artist Grant 2005/2006

ART TALKS

"TEH Plot," artist talk, Fort Point Center, Boston, MA 2009

"Post-Institutional Systems of Education," guest educator/artist talk with Adam Trowbridge, Upgrade! at Trahern Gallery, APSU, Clarksville, TN 2009

"Givingupness, the end of local," guest artist talk with Adam Trowbridge, Basekamp, Philadelphia, PA 2009

"Shifting motivations: art practice as relation, network, system," curator/organizer talk solo, BIN; AVA Center, Chattanooga, TN 2008

"On AfterBirth, video and the shifting perceptions," guest artist talk solo, MACAA Biennial Conference, Herron School of Art/IUPUI; Indianapolis, IN 2008

"Integrating Digital into the Curriculum," educator talk, South Central SPE Conference Panel, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN 2008

"SEED on Media Art," with Ron Buffington, John Tallman, Rebecca Targ, Adam Trowbridge, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN 2007

"About IF/THEN," guest artist talks with Jack Dingo Ryan, UTC Department of Art, Chattanooga, TN 2006

REPRESENTATION

GalleryELL form: start up / new collective form with Joel Bacon, Aleks Bartosik, Loren Erdrich, Jodi Hays, Lori Hinrichsen, Liz Kauffman, Daniel Nelson, Jennifer Palmer, Gregory Patselas project founder and manager: John Ross, 275 Park Avenue #5d Brooklyn, NY

COLLECTIONS

Newark Public Library Special Collections, Newark, NJ; 809 International Museum, Yichang City, China; Community Foundation Chattanooga, TN; Kevin Ley, NYC; Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA; University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL



ART PUBLICATION 2005-present

Ausgang 2009 Winter Topic : Space; selections Melinda Fries

"Lost South. Send Help." Art Work, A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Economics. (PDF) co-authored with Adam Trowbridge, editors Mark Fisher and Temporary Services, Half Letter Press

Jessica Westbrook General Assembly, by Christien Garcia, Static 8: General (PDF); Journal of the London Consortium with Architectural Association, Birkbeck College (University of London), the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Science Museum and Tate

Jessica Westbrook, DRAIN Issue 07 DESIRE, Editors: Avantika Bawa, Celina Jeffrey, Adrian Parr, Greg Minissale, Michelle Barczak

Jessica Westbrook, Shifter 9: Ruin | Monument, Editor: Sreshta Premnath

PRESS 2005-present

"On perception and futility," By Cate McQuaid, Boson Globe, August 26, 2009; exhibition review: Pulling Back the Curtain, Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, Jamaica Plain, MA

"Exhibit takes a snapshot of New Jersey in the popular imagina tion" Brad Haynes, USA Today April 8, 2008; exhibition review: Is it possible to make a photograph of New Jersey regardless of where you are in the world?, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP

College Art Association New Media Caucus (CAANMC), Society for Photographic Education (SPE), Rhizome, ASCI

INTERMITTENT MEMBERSHIP

AIGA, AVA, SEED
Assistant Professor, Director of Technology Inititatives
August 2010 - present
Department of Contemporary Practices
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

courses include:
Core Studio
Research Studio, Community Based Practices
Wired
Core New Media (pilot 2011-2012)
Research Studio 1 + Wired (pilot 2011-2012)

Successful Research Grants
Faculty Research Grant 2011-2012; for Think Tank: Leading Change, University of Georgia

Assistant Professor, August 2008 - August 2010
dual position: Graphic Design and Photography/Media Art
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Art

graphic design courses include:
Art260 Visual Lit for Graphic Design
Art351 Design History
Art380 Photography for Graphic Design
Art465 Senior Graphic Design Workshop 1
Art471 Type 3, Time-Based

photography/media courses include:
Art281 Photography 1 b/w
Art381 Photography 2 color/studio
Art420 Photo and Media Art Special Topics 3: Interdisciplinary Research (new course in collaboration with Adam Trowbridge)

interdisciplinary courses include:
Art491 Professional Prep for Visual Artists (Senior Capstone)

recent/upcoming independent studies include:
animation (Flash and After Effects towards student gallery installation)
studio lighting (fashion as platform for narratives towards student gallery exhibition)
3d graphics/CG (motion graphics and control messages)

other recent/upcoming collaborative teaching beyond course load:
introducing web design and web development lecture/demos September 2009
processing workshop with Adam Trowbridge October 2009
data visualization workshop with Adam Trowbridge March 2010
Upgrade! Tennessee teach-in April 2010

other relevant academic experience:
participation in new Photo + Media Art BFA concentration curriculum/program/facilities/conceptual development 2007-2009
NASAD self study committee assignments
ongoing grant writing research

ongoing visiting artist coordination including:
James Powderly of GRL (Grafitti Research Lab), ArmChair Media (Atlanta), Jones+Black (DJ/VJ), Phillp Allen (DJ K7), Zach Hobbs (Young Monster)

Successful University Grants

UTC Faculty Development 2010; SPE National
UTC Speakers and Special Events 2010; Professional Practices
UTC Faculty Development 2009; TEH Boston
UTC Faculty Development 2008; SPE Regional
UTC Speakers and Special Events 2008/2009; BIN
UTC Instructional Excellence 2008/2009; PMA
UTC Lupton Library Enhancement 2008/2009; ART

Skill Sets

Photography (digital, analog, studio lighting)
Time-based (video, motion/animation, sound)
Graphic Design (web, interactive, motion, print)
Web Design (information architecture, interface, usability, web standards)
Technology/Applications (complete Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, Final Cut Studio, HTML/CSS/JQuery, basic Processing)

Current learning: Autodesk Maya (for 3D computer graphics), Drupal (for web content management)

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Adjunct Professor, 2003 — 2006
Graphic Design / Photography
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Art

courses include:
Art361 Processes and Materials for Graphic Design
Art281 Photography 1
Art381 Photography 2
Art499 Web Media, Special Topics
Art499 Digital Video, Special Topics

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Art Instructor, 1998
B+W Photography

Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

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Graduate RA, Tyler School of Art 1998
Graphic Arts and Design Offset Prepress and Digital Imaging Lab; Elkins Park, PA

Graduate TA, Temple University Center City Campus 1997
B+W Photography; Philadelphia, PA
Co-Founder and Design Director
Trowbridge, Westbrook & Co. LLC.

2001 — Present; highlights: The Nature Conservancy (nature.org) website design overhaul/usability research increased online giving by 1.4 million (2001); our work was featured in : “Designing Usable Interfaces for the World Wide Web (2003),” Dr. Ameeta D. Jadav; Prentice Hall (Publisher) “Technical Communication: A Reader Centered Approach (2003),” Paul V. Anderson; Heinle (Publisher)

Creative Director
Mir Internet Marketing / SEO Logic. Oak Park, IL
October 2007 — July 2008

Design, Communications, and Technology Coordinator
Association for Visual Artists. Chattanooga, TN
October 2003 — February 2005

Production Artist and Photo Database Manager
ARS Advertising. Chattanooga, TN.
March 2003 — October 2003

Interactive Designer and Web Developer
Verio Interactive Inc. / NTT Docomo Columbia, MD
August 1999 — May 2001

Digital Imaging Lab Coordinator
KC Color Labs. Baltimore, MD
October 1998 — July 1999
primary responsibilities: business and creative services management, digital imaging, production

Photographer
Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging.
Albert Einstein Hospital. Philadelphia, PA.
October 1996 — November 1997

Assistant/Junior Photographer
University of Central Florida Instructional Resources
Kodak Digital Imaging Processing Lab / Research Park
Orlando, FL 1994-1996