A creative visual artist with a record of accomplishment
- Producing location and studio photography for print publication and multimedia presentations.
- Filming and editing compelling short documentaries.
- Developing and implementing imaginative design solutions in a collaborative environment.
- Creating 2D and 3D designs for museum exhibits.
- Managing design projects from inception to completion.
- Producing graphic designs for logos, exhibit graphics and signs, interactive media and publication.
- Creative digital processing of photographic images for original illustrations and multimedia.
- Curator and designer of permanent and temporary museum exhibits.
- Expert with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, Audition, Lightroom; MS Office, and supporting software.
- National Press Photographers Association, Member
Photographer, Filmmaker & Designer 2022-Present
Greensboro, North Carolina
Producing editorial portraits, documentary photography, museum exhibit design and short documentary films.
Associate Director for Imaging 2015-2022
UNC Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina
Photography and Filmmaking: Create original photographs and short films that engage, inform and delight UNCG’s many audiences and stakeholders. Images are used for an exceptionally wide range of creative documentary and communications purposes, from photojournalism to student recruitment to architectural. Images are produced for use in all media.
Project Management: Works closely with university leadership to develop and implement visual communications strategies to meet institutional goals. Develop, coordinate and execute projects, plan and programs related to photography and films.
Consulting and Advising: Provide consultation to designers, clients and other constituents to ensure media is compatible to the design and institutional image. Advise administrators on creative visual approaches and assist with the implementation, planning, development, and designing of visual media.
Multimedia Producer & Exhibit Designer 2008-2015
North Carolina State Parks, Raleigh, North Carolina
Creative Design: Museum and exterior exhibit design including content development, graphic design, CAD drawings and original photography; 2D and 3D design of exhibit components; fixed site multimedia development. Documentary film making for web distribution.
Project Management: All aspects of project management and scheduling for assigned exhibits; development of design briefs, research and coordination of exhibit content development working with park staff and outside sources; curatorial responsibility for artifacts; contract award management; budget, contract and exhibit fabrication management.
Exhibit Designer & Curator of Exhibits 2006–2008
Greensboro Historical Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Design: Exhibit development, 3D and 2D design, graphic design and installation of permanent, traveling and temporary exhibits. Creation and production of museum publications for print and electronic media.
Management: Chair of the Exhibits Committee, supervision of one part-time employee, support and participation in GHM curatorial management teams, general exhibit maintenance, exhibit construction and oversight of exhibit budgets.
Photographer & Adjunct Faculty 1999–2006
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
Publications Photographer: Production of documentary and editorial photography used for a broad range of print and electronic publications. Responsible for photo-editing and art direction. Member student marketing team. Publication concepts were developed in a highly collaborative setting. Development and management of digital photo archive.
Instructor: Taught classes in large format photography, traditional photography, digital photography, imaging software use, digital work-flow, documentary photography, and multimedia/audio production. Instruction settings have included traditional classroom, black-and-white photo lab, electronic imaging lab, field location, continuing education, program modules, short-term workshops, and academic support.
Photographer & Designer 1994-1999
Independent Photographer & Designer, Dallas, Pennsylvania,
and Spokane, Washington
Photographer: Documentary, editorial, architectural and communications photography produced with cameras from 35mm to 4×5 working for a wide range of clients. Photography delivered in traditional silver-based format or in digital form ready for insertion in print work-flow. Extensive use of industry standard computer software in addition to traditional darkroom work.
Museum Exhibit & Print
Design: Production of 2D and 3D designs for projects from large museum exhibit installation to single printed piece. Work included graphic design, working with fabricators to produce museum furniture, signage, and printed material. Presentation of concepts and final plans to large groups and production of all presentation materials.
Photographer & Museum Exhibit Designer 1983-1994
Hagley Museum & Library, Wilmington, Delaware
Photographer: Documentary photography of historic industrial sites and workers. Architectural photography and studio photography of museum artifacts. Technical documentation of archaeological sites and artifacts. Darkroom work including making prints from historic glass plate and nitrate negatives and production of archival and exhibit black and white prints. Managed darkroom activities. Worked closely with curators to set standards for photography in museum environment. Wrote and illustrated grant documents and gave presentations to funding agencies.
Museum Exhibit Design:
Creation of the display and graphics used in Hagley Museum’s exhibits, starting from the development of the exhibit narrative, through production of concept drawings, detailed working drawings, and finally supervision of fabrication and installation. The design position also included graphic design and production of collateral material, design of text labels, and environmental signage. Exhibit topics ranged from early nineteenth-century drawings to contemporary Finnish art.
Photographer & Designer 1981-83
Creating architectural, editorial and documentary photographs. Location photography produced in black and white and color for an array of clients who used in work in print and multi-media (slide based) products. Work included black and white darkroom work and programing of multi-projector slide shows using AVI equipment. Extensive use of electronic flash lighting. Camera formats from 35mm to 4×5 used to produce the photos. Photographic services were marketed to universities, advertising agencies and magazines.
Macon Telegraph & News, Macon, Georgia
Editorial and Commercial Photography: Drinnon Studio was a self-supporting division of the Macon Telegraph and News newspaper that provided a wide range of commercial photographic services to central Georgia and back-up support for the editorial department of the newspaper. This position involved the production of editorial, architectural, and commercial photographs using 35mm, 120 and 4 x5 camera formats. The position also included substantial amounts of black and white, and color darkroom work using E-6, C-41 and EA4 processes. Many of the commercial assignments included extensive electronic flash lighting setups. The majority of assignments were produced on location and the largest client was Mercer University.
Photographer & Automotive Editor 1972-78
Chilton Book Company, Radnor, Pennsylvania
My professional photographic career began in 1972 at the Chilton Book Company. Chilton published repair manuals for cars, motorcycles, and trucks in addition to books for general audiences. At Chilton I wrote automotive service procedures and made photographs of the steps involved in the repair. In addition to the technical images, I photographed assignments for general interest books ranging from the 1973 ISDT (International Six Days Trial) motorcycle endurance race to the Philadelphia Flyers Stanley Cup hockey championship of 1975.