Hello

I’m a painter and the Managing Director of Marketing at a software company, but have also been an associate producer at a television network, an instructor of design history, and a research assistant at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. I'm also the current research coordinator for the CA-48 chapter of SwingLeft

I have an art degree from UC Berkeley and a MA in Design History from the Royal College of Art in the UK. I received my Ph.D. in American Studies at UT in 2013. My research was on design history, material culture, and the cultural history of organized interiors; I like thinking about "things" and why we like them, or hate them, or just keep them hanging around.

Perhaps most importantly, I had a not-quite famous web series called "Just the Tips" with my best friend. We tried out all the worst advice on the internet! Sometimes it went okay.

 

 

Exhibitions

2018 Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

publications

Chapter: “Workplace Designs,” in I Have Seen The Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America, ed. Donald Albrecht [New York: Abrams Publishers, 2012].

“Norman Bel Geddes in the Harry Ransom Center Archive,” The Journal of Design History [Volume 25, Number 3, 2012].

"Performing Prison: Dress, Modernity and the Radical Suffrage Body," Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture [Issue 15.3, 2011]. 

Review: "The Grid Book, by Hannah B. Higgins," The Journal of the Design Studies Forum, [Volume 3, Issue 1, 2011].

“Invisibility: Men, Masks and Memory in the First World War,”The Journal of Design History [Volume 20, Number 1, 2007].

“Ellen Lupton, AIGA Design Legend Award Recipient,” recipient award essay for the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), October, 2007

Teaching

Lecturer, “Introduction to Western Art Theory and History Since 1950,” University of Westminster, London UK, 2006

Adjunct Professor, “Fashion in US History," Empire State College, SUNY, NY, 2007

Marketing Portfolio

If you're interested in my writing, video, or marketing portfolio, you can view it here.