Master’s Certificate – Science Illustration - California State University Monterey Bay, 2015

Bachelor’s Degree – Studio Art – Western Washington University, 2006

Work Experience

Exhibition Intern – American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY – 2015

Assisted in upcoming exhibits: making models, casting molds and prepping displays

            Built scale models of historical dioramas for educational outreach

            Collaborated with preparatory, content and design teams

Graphic Novels Instructor – Youth Arts For Change, Portland, OR – 2012-14

            Designed an original art curriculum for boys in the criminal justice system

            Taught core elements of graphic novel process including writing, storyboarding, drawing and inking in an accelerated timeframe

Freelance Illustrator and Designer – Magnetic North Studios, Portland, OR – 2009-Present

            Produced illustrations, signage, graphic novels, murals and graphics for diverse clients including publishers, restaurants, writers and marketers

Drawing and Painting Instructor – Mariah Art School, Olympia, WA – 2007

            Taught drawing, painting and set design to students ages five to fourteen ]


Traditional Illustration – drawing and painting in black and white and color media

Digital Illustration – digital rendering, colorization, layout and design

Sculptural Design – sculpting, modeling, molding, resin casting

Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, InDesign

3-D rendering – ZBrush, Sculptris, SketchUp, Rhinoceros


            “Illustrating Nature,” Pacific Grove Natural History Museum, Pacific Grove, CA

            “Inside You,” American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

“Dinosaurs Among Us,” American Museum of Natural History

            “Kingdom/Order: Part One,” Boys Fort Gallery, Portland, OR

            “Kingdom/Order: Part Two” Magnetic North Studios, Portland, OR

            San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, CA

            MoCCA Festival, New York, NY

            Alternative Press Expo, San Francisco, CA

            Small Press Expo, Bethesda, MD

            Emerald City Comic-Con, Seattle, WA

            CAKE Festival, Chicago, IL

Selected Clients and Publications

            “Call of the Beachmaster,” Science Notes

            “Kingdom/Order,” Study Group Comics

            “Stretch’d and Still Lies the Midnight,” The Bear Deluxe Magazine

            “The Gods of Second Chances,” Forest Avenue Press

            Bacardi Rum

            Harvest PR & Marketing

            “Carry On, Carrion: A Crow Funeral,” Top Shelf Comics

            “Colliers Bones,” Highway 62 Press

            “The Love of Life,” Scout Books

            The Devastator Quarterly

            The Willamette Week

            The Independent Publishing Resource Center


Ann Caudle – Science Illustration Program Director – California State University Monterey Bay

Tom Doncourt – Senior Preparator Artist - American Museum of Natural History


Dean Markosian – Project Director Coordinator – American Museum of Natural History


Cheryl Snow – Executive Director – Clackamas County Arts Alliance (Youth Arts For Change)


Pollyanne Birge – Executive Director – Independent Publishing Resource Center