Resume & Education

Graphic Designer – On Field | New Era Cap Co., Inc. Buffalo, NY
[September 2019 – July 2020]
Creating logos and production specifications for headwear.

  • Create visuals for production of print and web-based sales tools.
  • Create and upkeep logo libraries for reference.
  • Process custom artwork requests.
  • Support company-wide software for management of logos, fabrics, thread colors, and licenses.

Program and Engagement Manager| The Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo, NY
[November 2014 – September 2019]
Collaborating with the Buffalo community creating public programs and educational experiences. 

  • Head of M+T Third Friday offerings; including lectures, tours, and hands-on activities. Identify, collaborate with, and schedule speakers for Wednesday evening lecture series. (Purchase orders, budget, contracts, logistics).
  • Manage and collaborate with the Education Team: Education Coordinator (FT) and Volunteer Coordinator (PT), creating history kits, tours, and educational programs.
  • Work with Education Coordinator to manage, schedule, and train docents (10-15).
  • Manage seasonal Program Assistant for seasonal pop-up programming
  • Organize long-term projects, fostering partnerships with other cultural organizations and businesses within the community.
  • Maintain, train staff, and update, audio visual equipment for lectures and off- site programs.
  • Project Manager for auditorium renovations. Solicited and reviewed RFPs for technology upgrade, managed demolition, installation, and training of the new system.

Programs of Note:

  • Cherry Blossom Festival – A free week-long celebration partnering with our local parks system to show off our Japanese Gardens.
  • ‘Presidents and the Press’ – A partnership with a local group to host a panel discussion about presidents and their role in the media (237 attendees).
  • Western New York Playwrights – A collaboration between local playwrights and the Museum. We selected 5 unusual artifacts to inspire their short plays (50 attendees).
  • Jazz on 2nd Sundays – A yearly six-concert jazz series with a local jazz non-profit (Average 100+ attendees each concert).
  • Marketing and Design
  • Served as interim graphic design and marketing coordinator (7 months).
  • Developed quarterly newsletter, graphic identities for programs.
  • Created daily social media posts, increased followers across platforms by 14%.
  • Developed and designed content for social media and promotions.

Board Member | Philadelphia Emerging Museum Professionals, Philadelphia, PA
[September 2013 – October 2014]
Co-chair Membership Committee

Survey Assistant | Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
[September 2012 – October 2014]
Surveying visitors to the museum through interviews and self-administered surveys allowing the museum to compile data on their visitorship for future grants and exhibitions.

Visitor Services Assistant-Public Programming |Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
[June 2012 – September 2014]
Engaging visitors to the museum with the history of chemistry through tours, public programs, and events.

  • First Friday planning and implementation, contracting speakers, creating activities, sourcing materials, budgeting, organizing volunteers, creating images and marketing materials.
  • Research and development for public programs, tours, and activities for groups incorporating museum philosophies and informal education knowledge.
  • Create and lead public programs for Philadelphia Science Festival.
  • Science on Tap delegate for CHF: finding speakers, marketing materials, graphic design.

Exhibition Research Assistant | Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
[September 2012 – December 2012]
Original research of objects, videos, and ephemera from archives, collections, and audio-visual holdings to support public programming and exhibition development of an upcoming exhibition on chemistry sets. Developed two comprehensive timelines from original research.

Exhibition Development Intern | Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
[September 2011- June 2012]

  • Researched and developed ideas for new exhibitions.Designed new reader rail panels to better explain objects on display.
  • Researched and wrote a series of object essays featuring their unique collection objects. Essays have been used in CHF’s quarterly magazine.

Visitor Evaluation Intern | Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, Philadelphia, PA
[September 2011 – December 2012]

  • Researched, designed and implemented a baseline visitor evaluation instrument
    Coded and analyzed the data, created charts to show results.
  • Prepared a summative report on the findings. Findings have been used in grants and reports to the board.
    Sample size: 256 – Confidence interval: 5.78 – Confidence level: 95%

Exhibition Design Intern | Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA
[April 2011- August 2011]

  • Designed two new exhibition elements incorporating the history of the museum’s
    building and educational standards of the museum. Worked within budget to source materials and supplies.
  • Collaborated with the curator and staff to create a train table exhibition with hands-on interactives.
  • Created illustrative models for fund-raising.

Exhibition Development Intern | Athenaeum of Philadelphia, PA
[September 2010 – January 2011]

  • Research and preparation of two new exhibits, scanned over 100 delicate artifacts including maps, books, and other works on paper using their ‘Cruse Scanner.’
  • Designed event postcards for upcoming shows.

Arts Counselor | Double H Ranch, Lake Luzerne, NY
[Summer 2009, 2010]
Created accessible art and craft programs for over 100 campers each week. Lessons and activities had to be flexible and appropriate for a range of different abilities and learning levels. Activities included art history lessons for older campers, woodworking for hands-on puzzle-loving kids, and tie-dyeing t-shirts.
Worked with daily volunteers, making sure that they had time to interact with campers in thoughtful and meaningful ways..

Graphic Designer | Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
[September 2008 – May 2009]
Established cohesive branding for five exhibitions, collaborating with gallery director and curators. Designed posters, postcards, and wall vinyl.

Communications and Collections Intern | National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Saratoga Springs, NY
[Summer 2008]

  • Worked with the communications director to organize and implement their annual fund-raising gala. Mailings, press releases, and photo editing.
  • Coordinated fan mail for jockeys and trainers and the guest list for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
  • Installed a new exhibition about equine medicine, “Ride On!”
  • Worked with the curator handling artifacts, cleaning trophies and statues, and re-cataloging their collections.

Intern | National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame, Saratoga Springs, NY
[Summer 2007]

  • Collaborated with visiting curators to develop and implement two new exhibits. Tasks included research, installation, and organization of opening events.
  • Worked with the director with the organization of a national dance educator conference and the museum’s annual benefit gala of over 200 guests.

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Education

MFA – Museum Exhibition Planning and Design
[2010-2012]
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

BFA – Art and Design, French
[2006-2010]
Alfred University, Alfred, NY

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Art Exhibition Experience

Co-Curator & Artist | “Seven”
[Fall 2009]
An exhibition of seven senior photographers, showing seven prints, in seven different mediums of photography.
The group was in charge of installation, lighting, press, and coordinating the gallery opening.

Co-Curator | “Figuratively Speaking”
[Spring 2009]
An exhibition in the Women’s Leadership Center Gallery on campus.
The exhibition included 15 artists from Alfred University focusing on the beauty of the female form.
Tasks included creating a call for work, installation, lighting, and marketing the opening.

Curator | “International Inspiration”
[Fall 2008]
Organized an exhibition of art from students who had studied abroad in various countries.
Tasks included creating a call for work, lighting, and installation of the work.

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