I’m a native New Yorker, recently relocated to Philadelphia to serve as Department Chair of Graphic Design at the University of the Arts. Teaching has been an important part of my professional practice for more than ten years. Prior to my current position, I instructed graduate and undergraduate students, wrote curricula, and created new programs for the School of Visual Arts, the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York University, Queens College, and the City College of New York.

I write frequently for the AIGA, Print/HOW, Wallpaper, Design+Culture and other clients about graphic design, typography, media, and visual culture.

In my previous incarnation as an art director, I created concepts and page layouts for everything from Harper's Magazine to iPad apps for O, the Oprah Magazine, with stops at Dr. Oz the Good Life, Condé Nast Portfolio, the New York Times T Magazine, and Martha Stewart in between. 

With grant funding from AOL Artists 25 for 25, I developed Sites of Memory, a multimedia project that reattaches historical narratives to their original locations in New York City through audio-guided walking tours and map-based archives.

I hold a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the School of Visual Art’s Design Criticism (D-Crit) program. 

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RANDOM STUFF: I’m always curious, frequently witty, occasionally curmudgeonly. Reading is like breathing. I have a dark sense of humor but I walk on the sunny side of the street. I never met a movie I didn’t see through to the end. Fancy is a compliment. My nerd hobby is baking; I like to make these. GPS is my best friend. Though I definitely know better, I will always click Update before I read the documentation. Morning self is saddened by evening self, who stays up way too late.