Teacher, Designer, Artist
Teacher, Designer, Artist
Teaching and learning go hand in hand. One can’t happen without the other to be successful. Whenever I teach, I usually have to learn something new to teach it. Whenever I teach, I always learn something from the students. Teaching isn’t the hard part, it’s getting students to trust you, and to communicate with you and the other classmates so the real discussion, and learning occurs.
Oct 2015 - Present · 7 yrs 2 mos
Permanent Makeup Artist, Lash Stylist
Permanent Cosmetic Solutions - Permanent makeup artist who designs and tattoos eyeliner, eyebrows, lip blushing, areola re-pigmentation, Fibroblasting/Plasma Pen, and tiny tattoos. Permanent Makeup and Microblading Certification from the Skin & Permanent Makeup Institute in San Antonio, TX. State licensing in Iowa on 10/21/15. K85 Beierplasm Plasma Pen training and certification in Orlando, Fl. 2/25/19.
Aug 2016 - Apr 2019 · 2 yrs 9 mos
Adjunct Art Faculty
Simpson College - Taught graphic design and user-interface design, in addition to the Adobe Creative Suite software part-time for the art department. I was the sole instructor teaching graphic design for the department until the art department closed in 2020. One full-time art instructor still teaches a few art classes at Simpson.
Aug 2013 - Jul 2015 · 2 yrs
Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) - Prepared educational and informative marketing materials for Iowa school board members. Helped shoot and edit videos, publish, and upload them to YouTube. Helped the association re-design the entire website with text, graphics, photos, and video links, before and after re-branding. Designed signage, ads, and logo for annual convention. Used social media to inform and socialize with the members of the association year-round and during conferences.
Jul 2000 - Apr 2012 · 11 yrs 10 mos
Assistant Professor of Art
Grand View University - Taught Web design and animation for the Web. Supervised work study students and the art computer labs. Served on four faculty/administrative committees as secretary for two-year terms each. Art club faculty advisor for six years. Intermediary for IT and Art/Communication Departments regarding computer hardware/software decisions, support and installation. Faculty member responsible for the creation and inclusion of a new interactive media minor to the 2010-12 Grand View catalog.
Ph.D. — Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Identifying faculty motivations to increase technology use in
pedagogy at a midwestern university
Iowa State University, 3.9 GPA
M.A.T. — Master of Arts in Teaching, Art k12
B.A. — Bachelor of Arts, Commercial Art & Fine Art
Grand View University