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Dedicated individual with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Interested in furthering contributions in an educational environment through the practice of design, research and education.

Work History

Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, July 1995 - Present

Senior Instructor, Graphic Design, October 2008 - Present

Deliver quality education to meet the needs of individual students. Develop and maintain instructional methodology, which allows individual students to have a sense of successfully accomplishing goals. Perform full-time instructor teaching responsibilities. Share teaching strategies and techniques. Develop curriculum. Participate in student activities and tutoring.

Instructor, Graphic Design, July, 1995 - October 2008

Curriculum Lead; Industry Led Project Coordinator. Responsible for student retention, preparing students for industry, encouraging personal and professional growth, curriculum development, course preparation and teaching.

JW Krusinski Advertising/Design, Pittsburgh, PA

Art Director, August 1994 - June 1995 and February 1991 - July 1992

Responsible for concept, design and production of print and promotional materials; coordinating with vendors for production and press checks; assisting with client presentations; interviewing and supervising interns.

The ideaWorks, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

Art Director/Designer, August 1988 - June 1990

Responsible for concept, design and production of print and promotional materials; coordinating art department activities with other departments; conducting press checks; assisting with client presentations; interviewing and supervising interns.

Freelance Graphic Design, Pittsburgh, PA

Art Director/Designer, 1990 - Present

Responsible for developing concept, design and production of identities and promotional materials for a variety of corporate, retail, medical, and non-profit companies.

Education

Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA

MS in Instructional Leadership, 2002

High Honors Graduate

Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, 1994

Magna Cum Laude Graduate

HBM/Creamer, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

Internship, March 1988 - June 1988

Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Associate in Visual Communication, 1988

Honors Graduate

Activities/Achievements

AIGA Member, 2000-2010
Best of Show, PTI Faculty Art Show, "Train" Graphite on Paper, 2007
PTI C.O.R.E. Award, 2006
Second Place, PTI Faculty Art Show, "Rumi" Video, 2005