last updated, 02/2013

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Auburn University | Auburn, AL

The Studio of Robert Finkel
Gainesville, FL
Work independently and collaboratively on branding projects including identity and strategy, print collateral and web design, and environmental graphic and signage. Clients include YoLo Frozen Yogurt & Gelato, G8Four, Patrick Masterson Letterpress Printing, and the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

Instructor of Record
University of Florida, School of Art + Art History | Gainesville, FL
Taught foundation design courses including:
› Typography 1 | Three semesters
› Graphic Design for Non-Majors | Summer 2010
› Supervised students in the letterpress shop | Fall 2010

Designer
Slaughter Group | Birmingham, AL
Worked on a variety of branding campaigns including the identity, advertising, signage & interiors, and print collateral for clients from concept to production. Clients included Alys Beach, Tiger Woods Design, Regions Bank, Rickwood Field, Centex, and Royal Cup Coffee.

Design Intern
Pentagram Design | NewYork, NY
Worked on the design team, directed by Michael Bierut, assisting team members and independently designing various projects in both environmental design and print design. Clients included The New York Times, The Fashion Institute of Technology, The Architectural League of New York, and The Trust for Governor’s Island.


EDUCATION
Masters of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
University of Florida, School of Art + Art History | Gainesville, FL
Creative Project: Up, Down, Left, Right

Graduate Studies, Graphic Design
Portfolio Center | Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology & Sociology
Rhodes College | Memphis, TN
Concentration in Cultural Anthropology and Sociological Theory.

AWARDS
University of Florida Graduate School Fellowship
Highly competitive fellowship for pursuing graduate studies with full tuition waver and stipend.

Florida Higher Education Arts Network | 2011
I___LOCAL recognized for Outstanding Advocacy in the Arts in the state of Florida.

University of Florida Design Symposium, Ligature 20 | 2011
Best in Graduate Work & Best Collaborative Project, I___LOCAL.
Jurors included: R. Michael Hendrix (IDEO), Jessica Walsh (Sagmeister, Inc.), and Joel Speasmaker (Forest).

University of Florida Henri Theil Memorial University Gallery Purchase Award | 2010
“Always,” a 3D scan/Digitally Printed Poster included in the University of Florida’s University Gallery permanent collection.

University of Florida Design Symposium, Ligature 19 | 2010
Best in Graduate Work, Water Bottle Informational Installation.
Jurors included: Debbie Millman (Sterling Brands/AIGA President), Nikolay Saveliev, and Emily CM Anderson.

EXHIBITIONS
University of Florida Design Symposium, Ligature 21
University of Florida, Focus Gallery | Gainesville, FL

Up, Down, Left, Right
University of Florida, Focus Gallery | Gainesville, FL

School of Art + Art History Juried Exhibition 11
University of Florida, University Gallery | Gainesville, FL

University of Florida Design Symposium, Ligature 20
University of Florida, Focus Gallery |

Gainesville, FL Drawing Lab
Tempus Projects | Tampa, FL

University of Florida Design Symposium, Ligature 19
University of Florida, Focus Gallery | Gainesville, FL

POPULAR RECOGNITION
Up, Down, Left, Right
Featured on design blogs Quipsologies and DesignWorkLife.

Design for Obama
“OYeah!” Poster featured in the Taschen book, coedited by Spike Lee.

Design Alabama Journal
Hallman Hill branding campaign featured in Fall/Winter, 2007.

CMYK Magazine
Mondavi Wine Bottles published in Summer, 2006.

SKILLS
Adobe Creative Suite
Letterpress Printing
Screen Printing
Carpentry
Digital Fabrication (Laser Cutter and 3D Prototyping)
Light HTML/CSS editing
Ethnographic Research and Interviewing