Work Experience

Radica Textiles : Baltimore, MD : textiles and housewares design label  2008–2016
Principal : operation of small hand-printed textiles business; responsibilities include product development and design, material sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sales.                                                      

Made in Baltimore : Baltimore, MD : co-organizer of pop-up shows, showrooms and programming to promote local design and manufacturing businesses.  2015–2016

Baltimore City Community College: Adjunct Professor of Textile Science  2012–2013  

Greenbuild : freelance product development, material sourcing, design, and production management of 15,000 recycled fabric messenger bags for U.S. Green Building Council’s annual international expo.  2009–2011

American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) : Baltimore, MD : the national museum for self-taught artwork
Registrar : managed the Permanent Collection and prepared museum exhibits, including managing art handlers, issuing loan contracts, securing shipping and insurance of artwork.
Curatorial : principal curator for AVAM’s year-long exhibition, Home & Beast, including research, writing and curatorial work.
Administrative : implemented the museum’s first Institutional Plan and led a two-year effort to gain museum accreditation by the American Association of Museums.  2001 – 2011

Broadcloth : Baltimore, MD : a nonprofit organization for textile artists and designers
Director and Founder : established Broadcloth’s nonprofit status and developed Broadcloth’s studio and artist residency program; duties included curating exhibitions, organizing and teaching workshops, and promoting Broadcloth’s programs and mission.  2003 – 2008


Selected Teaching, Speaking, & Outreach

Experience includes lectures, courses, and workshops at Baltimore Print Studios, Maketribe, Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore Museum of Art, Kala Raksha School (Bhuj, India), American Craft Council, Baltimore Creative Alliance, DCenter and Maryland Public Radio.

 


Education

MFA candidate in Industrial Design at Parsons School of Design : (current–2018) New York, NY

Fabric Workshop and Museum : (2011) Philadelphia, PA Apprenticeship designing and printing repeat patterns on textiles

Appalachian State University : (2000) Boone, NC
BS in Art Management with a studio art concentration in Fibers and Textile Design. Minor in German.
Study abroad at Justus-Liebig Universitaet in Giessen, Germany