I am currently an Assistant Professor in Comunication Design at Texas State University, where I coordinate the BFA in Communication Design Program. Prior to moving to Austin, I worked and lived in the Hudson Valley where I was an Assistant professor at the State University of New York, New Paltz. And prior to that I was a Critic in the Department of Illustration at Rhode Island School of Design and an Adjunct Faculty member at Parsons the New School for Design where I taught in the Communication Design Program while living in New York.
I hold a BA from the University of Chicago where I studied Eastern and Central European Literature, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. An interest in semiotics and critical theory led me to study typography and visual communication at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where I received my BFA in 2006. After that I worked for the Chicago Tribune, where I focused on editorial design, illustration and art direction for Tribune’s wide portfolio of feature sections, for three years. In 2009 I moved to the East Coast and received my Master of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.