Recent copywriting for the photography gallery I work at, our upcoming season of shows needed a title and description. I pitched this photojournalism theme of shows and am happy to be keeping my copywriting skills sharpened along the way while co-curating the exhibits. 

An explanatory infographic I designed in Illustrator to visualize the success of programs I’ve initiated as Director of Instructional Technology. 

My latest design for A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago. Designed the brochure and web banners; developed and designed concepts for each play. 

The space launches I attended as a part of NASA Social were featured in the Spring 2014 Roosevelt Review magazine.

If you are interested in NASA, SpaceX, or space technology in general you can check out my posts on the Linux Academy blog.

Display Poster (23 in x 30 in) 3-Panel Poster Set (16 in x 20 in) Twitter Header Instagram Ad

On July 8th my first solo curated photography exhibit opened. In addition to pitching and curating the exhibit, I concepted and designed the marketing materials. 

Pictured above is the display poster that hangs on Michigan Avenue, a 3-panel poster set for the gallery front window, Twitter header, and Instagram ad. Social media headers and ads will feature new photographs every other week.

Poster design for Chicago’s A Red Orchid Theatre production of Mud Blue Sky

I recently planned an event with a student who is a Google Glass Explorer to give other students on campus a chance to interface with the device and talk shop about the future of wearables. The university liked the event so much, they picked it up as an official university event! The event was a success, a great crowd while still having an intimate, hands-on experience.

I did the design, photo editing, and copywriting for the flyer and the design and photo editing for the PowerPoint slides. During the presentation we showed a #throughglass video and did a Google+ Hangout so participants could experience the POV of the camera.

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A few more images from my recent cruise to Mexico. All images are at Punta Sur in Cozumel except the white building with graffiti, that is Progresso.

My interest in space exploration has reignited over the last couple of years. I learn about space through design and blogging.

This is a collection of SpaceX posters and just a few trading cards I designed just for fun over the last year or so. The posters explore the idea of SpaceX existing during the decades of the original space race.

The trading cards, I designed while staying up in the wee hours during key moments of the SPaceX COTS 2 missions. There’s a few more trading cards for you to check out: Set OneSet Two, and Set Three.

I also blog about SpaceX, NASA, and open sourced space projects.

We were delayed out of Galveston for 4 hours due to fog. We splurged for a balcony room and didn't regret it one bit! Grandmother and I on the balcony of our room. Shipping canal in Galveston as we embark. I have a soft spot for heavy machinery. Open seas, nothing for as far as the eye can see.

Editing photos from a cruise my grandmother and I recently took (our first one). I wasn’t expecting to capture many dramatic shots of my grandmother or the open seas. We had fairly moody weather which provided a dramatic backdrop to just about everything. My grandmother hates any photos of her at this age but I think she looks great…especially considering she’s 88. 

More photos to come, think I’ll make a photobook for my grandmother.

Latest marketing mailer I designed for A Red Orchid Theatre for their upcoming show, a tragedy called Solstice. There was a concern about the body hanging from the bridge.

Part of the reason I did that is that it mentally prepares the audience for a tragedy they experience. Red Orchid is a small theatre and any show you see there, you are in the action. The play is set during wartime and body is not the climax, or spoiler of the play, it is a subplot of the play.

Data visualization commissioned by Linux Academy to noting the shortage of job candidates with Linux and Amazon Web Services training. Designed in Adobe Illustrator.

A couple versions of a logo I create for Special Chronicles, a nonprofit I work with that gives a much needed voice to people with special needs. Created a color and B&W version of the primary logo and a logo designed for a square space, good for profile pics, etc.

This is version 2, added the web address, of the GIF for the recent marketing campaign for A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago.

This is version 2, added the web address, of the GIF for the recent marketing campaign for A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago.

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My day job is Director of Instructional Technology, it’s a hybrid teaching and technology support position. I’ve already posted the Adobe quickstart guides I created. Here are a few more quickstart guides I wrote and designed for Final Cut Pro X, GrageBand 11, and iMovie 11.

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