I have experience with brand strategy, identity design systems, and brand research and development. A strong conceptual thinker and a background in cultural studies, art, social justice, education, and activism set me apart as a designer with passion and a purpose.
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Education
I completed my M.A. with distinction from California State University Northridge. My research culminated in a double thesis-project that included a full written thesis, original art, and exhibition. I also hold a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and have studied fine art at the Instituto Allende in Mexico.
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Experience & Clients
I have worked coast to coast to support large-scale global marketing and advertising initiatives, brand development firms, emerging media think tanks, and academic research initiatives to craft compelling experiences through design.
I've worked with...
Brands
British Airways, California Association of Realtors, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Citrix, Disney, Ergobaby, Guidestar, Los Angeles Business Journal, Marriott, Nintendo, Sirius Satellite Radio, Toyota, Transamerica, Quintessa Wines, Yahoo!
Agencies
Advantage International, Edelman, Golin, IPG MediaBrands, McCann Erickson, Monaco Lange, PMK*BNC, PraxisLA, RadarWorks, Rogers & Cowan, RolandMadrid, Sargent & Berman
Institutions
County of Santa Clara, CSUN, USC, UCLA, Orthopaedic Institute for Children, The City College of New York, Sofie Davis School of Biomedical Education 
Non-Profits
National Committee on U.S.–China Relations, National Federation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, National Urban Technology Center, Northside Center for Child Development, The Respect Institute, Trickle Up, UCLA, Orthopaedic Institute for Children
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Giving Back with Pro-Bono Services to These Changemakers 
Casa Dolores Folk Art Museum
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy
CSUN La Raza Alumni Association
Girl Ventures
Go Girls Camp/Glitter Razz Productions
Lawai International Center, Kauai
The Goddess Project
The Respect Institute
Thai Community Development Center

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Teaching
Adjunct Professor, Capstone Senior Seminar, Design III
California State University, Northridge, Department of Art
2018–Present
Adjunct Professor, Typography
Loyola Marymount University, Art Department
2017–2018

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Board Appointments
IntersectLA, Advisory Board Member & Culture and Community Innovator 
California State University Northridge, CA
2017 –Present
AIGA National Diversity & Inclusion Task Force
2016 – Present
AIGA National Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, Committee Lead
2016 –2018
AIGA Los Angeles, Communication Co-Director & Event Producer
2015 – 2016
AIGA Santa Barbara, Co-Director of Programing
2009 – 2010
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