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New York Magazine
New York, NY 
February 2007 - Current

Art Production Director for fast-paced biweekly magazine about all things New York; design all layouts for Culture section of the magazine; art direct illustrators; hire and manage art production staff of 6-7 people; coordinate schedules and work-flow of department; collaborate with art directors, editors, production, and pre-press staff; traffic all editorial layouts during entire production cycle; oversee transmission of files to printer; perform color checks on images with pre-press staff; manage digital editions app work flow (magazine content for phones and tablets).
December 2016 - Current
Contributing Illustrator/Art Director for digital verticals The Cut.com and Vulture.com. Create illustrations and concepts for story packages, weekly columns, editorial features and sponsored content. Designed and managed project for line of official t-shirts for The Cut, liaise with Amazon Merch team for custom shop development. Created live wheat-poster campaign to promote t-shirts during fashion week with an estimated 18,000,000 impressions across the entire NYC metro area. 
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The Village Voice
New York NY
October 2002 - February 2007

Associate Art Director for an alternative weekly newspaper focusing on arts, news and entertainment; design editorial page layouts, communicate with illustrators, photo department, and imaging about artwork, work with writers and art directors to create dynamic and interesting content for paper.
May 2005 - February 2007
Freelance Writer for same; covering lifestyle topics: bars, nightlife, fashion, events, shopping, restaurants.
November 2001 - October 2002
Imaging Technician for same; scan artwork, adjust images for gray scale, color printing, and web use, proof paper in PDF format to transmit to printer, archive issues.
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La Voleuse
New York NY
July 2002 - January 2008

Founder in fashion design label La Voleuse; design handbags, make jewelry, hand paint ballet flats, marketing, web design, graphic design, moral support, anything else that needs doing in a small business.
Forward NYC
New York NY
March 2004 - October 2004
Featured Designer as part of La Voleuse at Lower East Side Fashion Incubator: Selected to run a retail space, plan events, promote and merchandise store for six months.
Dieu Donné Papermill
New York NY
October 2001 - January 2003
Work-Study/Intern and Studio Assistant for nonprofit art organization; work with studio manager and administrative staff, maintain studios for educational and artist use, help with occasional graphic work, run errands, make paper for mill projects with artists and for resale, general odd jobs and dirty work.
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Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Minneapolis, MN
January 2001 - September 2001

Artist and Adult Programs Associate for nonprofit art organization; designed class schedule and updated website content, worked with faculty artists and maintained studios for educational use, taught classes in paper making, created signage for studio equipment.
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City Pages
Minneapolis, MN
March 1998 - August 2000

Layout Editor for an alternative weekly newspaper focusing on arts, news and entertainment; flowed text, scanned all artwork and designed page layouts, worked closely with writers, art directors, assigned photographers and illustrators, collected and proofed paper to transmit to printer. Production Designer; created and proofed display and classified ads, worked closely with sales and classified advertising departments.
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Design Quarterly
Minneapolis, MN
May 1996 - November 1996

Editorial Assistant for topical magazine focusing on product, graphic and environmental design; developed issue topics and researched content, corresponded with authors, photographers, and designers, assisted with magazine layout and production.
Education
Parsons School of Design
New York, NY
February 2003

Fashion Studies certificate, taking courses designed to provide foundation in construction and graphic skills needed to begin a career in fashion. Courses completed: Basic core class ( included topics on form, color, the purpose of sewing, pattern drafting, fabric selection, model drawing, design sketching, history and trends), Shoe design and construction.
School for International Training (S.I.T.)
Kathmandu, Nepal
February 1997 - May 1997

Studied Nepali Language, Life and Culture, Techniques of Field Study, Independent Project on the Nepali Handmade Paper Industry.
Macalester College
St. Paul, MN 
September 1994 - May 1998

Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art with Communications Minor, Relevant course work: 2-D Design, Images in Consumer Society, History of Art, Printmaking, Fibers
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