Certification Achievement scheduled for 2021
Bachelors in Fine Arts 1993-1997
High School Diploma in Visual Arts 1987-1992
I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. I enjoyed making art at an early age and being the youngest in my family it occupied a great deal of my time and helped gain attention from everyone. In middle school I was fortunate enough to take an art class and I did rather good. Lucky me they had just opened a magnet program for the arts called Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. I was the last student auditioned on the last day, and I was selected. This was an amazing experience that I would have never had otherwise. I was exposed to the world of Fine Arts and it was amazing. This propelled me to a presidential scholarship at Ringling School of the Arts where and I continued to develop. I was not sure how art provided a financial future and changed majors to illustration. However, at that time I really enjoyed creating public art, so I switched back to Fine Arts. I landed my first job as a designer and sculptor with Feld Entertainment, the creators of Ringling Circus and Disney on Ice. This filled my need to create things for the public view and I was set to succeed in the Arts & Entertainment Industry. Ironically, design and illustration were always part of this endeavor to share with others your intensions before investing so much time and money towards a set goal. Eventually the digital age had matured, and I began using computer programs more often to promote work. I was asked to fill sales and management rolls that in 2011 led me to an ownership role. After years of being a small business owner I am looking to rejoin a team of professionals and be a part of a company dynamic for the foreseeable future.
TIDAL WAVE - This was a great way to finalize my college career with a piece of Public Art at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida. The premise of the piece was based on recycling and bringing awareness to how much waste we actually produce. Without recycling and proper disposal this would eventually become overwhelming, much like a tidal wave. The upside of this endeavor is we had to find a
SENIOR THESIS MUSEUM DIRECTOR - Such an honor to be elected the Director for our final exhibition, and it was also the start of this program for the students in the future. This meant that we needed a separate facility to host the event. This was a great process to go through at this age, learning a lot about how to look for and obtain rental property. Of course we had the guidance and required th
SENIOR YEARBOOK EDITOR - To be the yearbook editor among so many bright and creative people was truly an honor. I was on the staff the year before and it was pretty badly managed the output reflected their efforts. So when I was pushed to the leadership role I wanted to make the best yearbook ever. I hand selected my team of fellow creative nerds and we turned it up. This was before computer grap
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