Résumé

Executive Summary

Nine years of experience as senior designer leading teams of editors, writers, and programmers to ideate and execute inspiring design solutions and integrated campaigns. Built business and developed business plan, managed budgets and analyzed financials, met deadlines while juggling numerous projects, and worked with a spectrum of colleagues. Detailed-oriented, creative, and results-driven professional with diverse work experiences and a strong vision. Excellent communication and time management skills. Strong graphic design and typography expertise for digital and print. Proven ability to work in a team environment, lead by example, and motivate with effective communication and consistent feedback. Professional experience combined with MBA and MFA degrees to lead from a perspective rich in contemporary industry knowledge while also emphasizing core business principals and strong communication skills.


Technical Skills

Adobe Creative Suite: Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Acrobat
Web design: HTML, CSS, WordPress
Writing & Editing: APA / MLA Styles, Letterpress Printing


Professional Experience

Senior Designer
Sole Proprietor, 2009 – Present, Denver
• Built my own business based on designing award-winning books, websites, and promotional material for independent publishers, artists, writers, non-profits, and small businesses
• Lead teams of publishers, editors, art directors, and writers to design over 150 books, 30 websites, 15 CDs, and many other promotional materials
• Worked with hundreds of clients and organizations; dozens on a regular basis
• Taught workshops and given demonstrations to organizations and universities
• For a detailed CV of my work, please see below

Advertising and Promotions Designer and Manager
Palgrave Macmillan Publishing House, 2007 – 2009, New York City
• Designed all book galleys, advertisements, catalogs, postcards, conference material, and other promotional material
• Managed 2 major budgets: $500K annually for direct-mail; $200K annually for advertising
• Increased number of advertising campaigns by 39% in my first year while not increasing the budget
• Managed and designed over 200 ads and 150 direct-mail campaigns annually


Education

Professional MBA, University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, Denver, Colorado, 2016
Specializion in marketing, ethical & sustainable leadership, and international studies
Capstone project: Business consulting for Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Study abroad in India, Hungary, and along the US/Mexico border
Elected cohort leader
• MFA, Writing and Poetics: Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado
• BA, English: The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
Study abroad in Japan
• Associate of Applied Arts, double major, Graphic Design, Photography: The Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, Washington
• Certificate, Website Design – HTML, CSS: Noble Desktop, New York City


Teaching & Lecturing

Adjunct Professor
• University of Colorado: Advanced Poetry Workshop
• Johnson & Wales University: Principles of Design; Imaging for Digital Media (including curriculum development)
• Naropa University: Book Design; Poetry Workshop

Guest Lecturer
• University of Colorado, Boulder & Denver
• University of Denver
• Colorado State University
• University of Wyoming
• Pace University, SUNY, New York
• Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Featured Conference Presenter
• Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP): Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Denver, New York
• Naropa University Summer Writing Program: Boulder
• &Now Conference: Los Angeles, Boulder
• Movement Research Project: New York City


Book Design

The Disappearing Cowboy Trick
Kristin Abraham

To Look at the Sea is to Become What One Is:
An Etel Adnan Reader

Etel Adnan

Sea and Fog
Etel Adnan

Towards the Primeval Lightning Field
Will Alexander

In The Key of Those Who Can No Longer Organize Their Environments
Stephanie Anderson

WoO
Renee Angle

Because I Am the Sea I Want to Be the Shore
Renée Ashley

Amnesia of the Movement of Clouds / Of Red & Black Verse
Maria Attanasiol; Translated by Carla Billitteri

Deliberate Proof
Vyt Bakaitis

Sometimes We Walk With Our Nails Out
Sarah Bartlett

Fabulas Feminae
Susan Bee and Johanna Drucker

petals, emblems
Lynn Behrendt

As We Know
Amaranth Borsuk and Andy Fitch

In the Murmurs of the Rotten Carcass Economy
Daniel Borzutzky

The Book of Interfering Bodies
Daniel Borzutzky

A Kind of Endlessness:
The Poems of Donald Britton

Donald Britton; Edited by Reginald Shepherd and Philip Clark

Liner Notes
James Brubaker

SITE CITE CITY
David Buuck

Then Go On
Mary Burger

Something Gorgeous
Junior Burke

NO GENDER:
Reflections on the Life & Work of kari edwards
Edited by Julian T. Brolaski, erica kaufman, E. Tracy Grinnell

lucky coat anywhere
Michael Burkard

iEpiphany
Amy Catanzano

This Human
Serena Chopra

Beauport
Kate Colby

Actualities
Norma Cole and Marina Adams

Second Nature
Jack Collom

Everything We Met Changed Form and Followed the Rest
Jessica Comola

Astrobolism
Caroline Crumpacker

An Ethic
Christina Davis

TwERK
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

A Fast Life:
The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos
Tim Dlugos; Edited by David Trinidad

Fledge:
A Phenomenology of Spirit

Stacy Doris

Proxy
R. Erica Doyle

Restless Continent
Aja Duncan

Area
Marcella Durand

Something in the Way // Obstruction Blues
John Duvernoy

Bharat jiva
kari edwards

Homework
Joe Elliot

All is Not Yet Lost
Betsy Fagin

The Alchemy of Grief:
Embracing Mourning Through Grace

Annamarie Fidel-Rice, PhD

A Lily Lilies
Josey Foo & Leah Stein

A Swarm of Bees in High Court
Tonya Foster

A Room in Jerusalem
Tiziano Fratus; Translated by Gail McDowell

Fabric
Richard Froude

Deadfalls & Snares
Samantha Giles

The Estrangement Principal
Ariel Goldberg

The Year of the Rooster
Noah Eli Gordon

Domestic Disturbances
Peter Grandbois

Music for Porn
Rob Halpern

The Wide Road
Carla Harryman & Lyn Hejinian

15 Poems
Bobbie Louise Hawkins

Selected Prose
Bobbie Louise Hawkins

Sir
HR Hegnauer

Dianoia
Michael Heller

This Constellation is a Name:
Collected Poems 1965 – 2010

Michael Heller

Looking Up Harryette Mullen
Barbara Henning

Notes on Teaching:
A Short Guide to an Essential Skill

Shellee Hendricks & Russell Reich

Letters from a Seducer
Hilda Hilst

The Obscene Madame D
Hilda Hilst

We Have With Us Your Sky
Melanie Hubbard

Letters & Buildings.
Thomas Hummel

Time Slips Right Before Your Eyes
Erica Hunt

Remembering Animals
Brenda Iijima

Court of the Dragon
Paolo Javier

Study in Pavilions and Safe Rooms
Paul Foster Johnson

Blue Rain Morning
Jamey Jones

Portrait of Colon Dash Parenthesis
Jeffrey Jullich

Schizophrene
Bhanu Kapil

from Censory Impulse
Erica Kaufman

Time of Sky & Castles in the Air
Ayane Kawata; Translated by Sawako Nakayasu

I Want to Make You Safe
Amy Kin

Grace Period:
Notebooks, 1998-2007

Aaron Kunin

The Japan and India Journals
Joanne Kyger

Monkeys, Minor Planet, Average Star
Gracie Leavitt

The Story of My Accident is Ours
Rachel Levitsky

Rouge
Kim Lyons

Discipline
Dawn Lundy Martin

The Cucumber King of Kedainini
Wendell Mayo

The Feel Trio
Fred Moten

The Service Porch
Fred Moten

Benediction
Alice Notley

cloudfang : : cakedirt
Daniela Olszewska

Vs. Death Noises
Marcus Pactor

Locust Diagrams
Nathan Parker

Drive-In Picture Show
Gary Parrish

The Meek
Gary Parrish; Translated by Tiziano Fratus

New Animals
Nick Francis Potter

Everywhere Here and In Brooklyn:
A Four Quartets

Kristin Prevallet

Common Time
Chris Pusateri

She, A Blueprint
Michelle Naka Pierce and Sue Hammond West

Fleshgraphs
Brynne Rebel-Henry

128 Reflections:
Judaism’s essential wisdom on personal growth

Russell Reich

New Organism
Andrea Rexililus

not so, sea
Mg Roberts

Partially Kept
Martha Ronk

Sherwood Forest
Camille Roy

To Think of Her Writing Awash in Light
Linda Russo

Slab:
On That Hallelujah Day When Tiger & Preacher Meet

Selah Saterstrom

Ideal Suggestions:
Essays in Divinatory Poetics
Selah Saterstrom

How Phenomena Appear to Unfold
Leslie Scalapino

It Might Turn Out We Are Real
Susan Scarlata

The Soft Place
Kate Schapira

The Obituary
Gail Scott

Evening Oracle
Brandon Shimoda

O Bon
Brandon Shimoda

While You Were Approaching the Spectacle
But Before You Were Transformed by It
Lytton Smith

We Press Ourselves Plainly
NS (Nathalie Stephens / Nathanaël)

The Explosions
Mathias Svalina

Hart Island
Stacy Szymaszek

Whale of Desire
Micah Towery

Narrative & Nest:
Pre-Natal Architectures & Narrative Rituals
Danielle Vogel

Aubaderrying
Anne Waldman; Illustrated by Mimi Gross

Troy, Michigan
Wendy Walters

Of Being Dispersed
Simone White

mauve sea-orchids
Lila Zemborain

Companion Animal
Magdalena Zurawski


Anthology Design

As If It Fell From the Sky:
Ten Years of Women’s Writing
Edited by Colleen Lookingbil & Elizabeth Robinson

Cross Cultural Poetics:
Interviews with Women
Edited by Leonard Schwartz

)((ECO(LANG)(UAGE(READER)):
the eco language reader
Edited by Brenda Iijima

The Force of What’s Possible:
Writers on Accessibility & the Avant-Garde
Edited by Lily Hoang & Josh Marie Wilkinson

Illuminated Verses:
Poetries of the Islamic World
Edited by Catherine Fletcher

Landmarks from the Streets of New York
Anthology by Lower Manhattan Students

Leadership Tweets:
150 Bits of Common Sense Leadership Advice,
All in 140 Characters of Less

Bud Bilanich

The Lettermachine Book of Interviews
Edited by Christina Baik and Andy Fitch

Native Innovation
Indigenous American Poetry in the 21st Century

A Neighborhood of Poems
Anthology by Lower Manhattan Students

Ode to New York City
Anthology by Lower Manhattan Students

A Painter and His Poets
The Art of George Schneeman

Poetic Picnic
Anthology by Lower Manhattan Students

The Sonnets:
Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare
Edited by Paul Legault & Sharmila Cohen


Series Design

The Belladonna Elders Series 8
Jane Sprague, Diane Ward, Tina Darragh

The Belladonna Elders Series 7
Anne Waldman, Jayne Cortez, Cara Benson

The Belladonna Elders Series 6
M. NourbeSe Philip, Gail Scott, Kate Eichhorn

The Belladonna Elders Series 5
Etel Adnan, Lyn Hejinian, Jennifer Scappettone

The Belladonna Elders Series 4
Emma Bee Bernstein, Susan Bee, Marjorie Perloff

The Belladonna Elders Series 3
Chris Kraus & Tisa Bryant

The Belladonna Elders Series 2
Robert Gluck & Sarah Schulman

The Belladonna Elders Series 1
Leslie Scalapino & E. Tracy Grinnell


Journal Design

Aufgabe 13
Guest edited by Biswamit Dwibedy

Aufgabe 12
Guest edited by Oana Avasilichioaei

Aufgabe 11
Guest edited by Christian Nagler

Aufgabe 10
Guest edited by Cole Swensen

Aufgabe 9
Guest edited by Mark Tardi

Aufgabe 8
Guest edited by Matvei Yankelevich

Bombay Gin 42
Edited by Jade Lascelles

Bombay Gin 41
Edited by Jade Lascelles

Bombay Gin 40
Edited by Andrea Rexilius

Bombay Gin 39.2
Edited by J’Lyn Chapman

Bombay Gin 39.1
Edited by J’Lyn Chapman

Bombay Gin 38.2
Edited by J’Lyn Chapman

Bombay Gin 38.1
Edited by J’Lyn Chapman

Bombay Gin 37.2
Edited by Andrew Schelling

Bombay Gin 37.1
Edited by Andrew Schelling

Bombay Gin 36.2
Edited by Andrew Schelling

Bombay Gin 36.1
Edited by Andrew Schelling

Bombay Gin 35.2
Edited by JenMarie Davis

Bombay Gin 34.3
Edited by Samuel Knights

The Felt, Volume 1
Edited by E. Tracy Grinnell

Website Design

Etel Adnan
The Architecture of Honey — Joan Dickinson
Belladonna Collaborative
Bone Bouquet
Marlow Brooks
Cheryl St. John
Ed Bowes & Walsung
Simone Fattal
GASP
Ether Sea Projects, Inc.
Bobbie Louise Hawkins
HR Hegnauer
Lilah Hegnauer
Holy Spirit Vashon Episcopal Church
j/j hastain
Jeffrey Jullich
Litmus Press
Madame Harriette
O Books
Palm Press
Marianne Pestana
Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs
Star Benefit Auctions
The Post-Apollo Press
Selah Saterstrom
Leslie Scalapino
Something on Paper — Journal from Naropa University
Susiehyer Studio
The Tolerance Project Archive
The Tolerance Project Blog
Trembling Pillow Press
Anne Waldman
What are the limits of the body?


CD, DVD, & Media Design

Akilah
Akilah Oliver

Broke Even
Reed Bye

Comes Through in the Call Hold
Clark Coolidge, Thurston Moore, Anne Waldman

El Eco De Mi Canto De Cristal
Norma Ramirez, Cecilia Vicuña

Harry’s House, Volume III
Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

Harry’s House, Volume II
Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

Harry’s House, Volume I
Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

Jaguar Harmonics
Anne Waldman, Devin Brahja Waldman,
Ha-Yang Kim, Daniel Carter, Ambrose Bye

New Festival of Rhizomes & Wraiths
The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church In-the-Bowery

Off the Mountain Turning Echo
The University of Denver

Say Hello to Anyone I Know
Daniel Carter, Daniel Levin, Satoshi Takeishi,
Devin Brahja Waldman

Soldatesque / Soldiering
Anne Waldman, Noah Saterstrom

Tiny People Having a Meeting
Thurston Moore, Anne Waldman, Clark Coolidge,
Devin Brahja Waldman, Ambrose Bye, Max Davies


Clients

— Publishers —

1913 Press
Abecedarian
Belladonna*
BlazeVOX Books
Books Baby
Cat in the Sun Press
Coconut Books
Coffee House Press
Durga Press
Erudite Fangs Press
Essay Press
Etherdome Press
Farfalla Press / MacMillan & Parrish
Futurepoem Books
Horse Less Press
Instance Press
Letter Machine Editions
Litmus Press
Lunar Chandelier Press
Monkey Puzzle Press
Nightboat Books
Palgrave Macmillan
Palm Press
Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs
RCR Creative Press
Steerage Press
Telephone Books
Trembling Pillow Press

— University Presses —

Ahsahta Press, Boise State University
Bombay Gin, Something on Paper, Naropa University
Denver Quarterly, University of Denver
Subito Press, The University of Colorado

— Non-profits & Organizations —

Ether Sea Projects
Fast Speaking Music
Poetry Project
Poets House
Star Benefit Auctions


Publications

— Book —

Sir
Portable Press at Yo-yo Labs, 2013

— Chapbook —

Sir
Portable Press at Yo-yo Labs, 2011

— Anthologies —

Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics
Edited by TC Tolbert & Tim Trace Peterson
Nightboat Books, 2013

A Poetic Inventory of Rocky Mountain National Park
Wolvering Farm Publishing Company, 2013

— Online Work —

The Feminist Wire, 2014
Dreginald, 2014
Poetry Society of America, New American Poets, 2013
Bombay Gin, A Taste of Gin, 2013

— Print Journals —

Puerto del Sol 49.2, 2014
Aufgabe 12, Litmus Press, 2013
Denver Quarterly 47.2, University of Denver, 2013
Bone Bouquet 4.2, 2013
Bombay Gin 39.2, The Naropa Press, 2013
Bombay Gin 39.1, The Naropa Press, 2013


Honors & Awards

National Poetry Series, finalist
Poetry manuscript When the Bird is Not a Human
2014

Tupelo Press — Dorset Prize, finalist
Poetry manuscript When the Bird is Not a Human
2014

Ahsahta Press — Sawtooth Prize, finalist
Poetry manuscript When the Bird is Not a Human
2014

Millay Colony
Writing Residency Waitlist
2013, 2012

New York Book Show
Winner, The Wide Road
In the category of
General Trade — Poetry Cover Design
2012

kari edwards Memorial Scholarship
Naropa University
First recipient
2007


Films & Plays

Grisaille
Directed by Ed Bowes
The Walsung Company
2013

The Value of Small Skeletons
Directed by Ed Bowes
Text by Anne Waldman, Elizabeth Robinson and Bin Ramke
The Walsung Company
2011

Alice Notley play: The Descent of Alette
Performed by GASP: Girls Assembling Something Perpetual
Denver, CO: February 19, 2015
Boulder, CO: February 20, 2015
Valencia, CA: March 28, 2015
Colorado Springs, CO: April 18, 2015

Gertrude Stein plays: selections from Geography and Plays
Performed by GASP: Girls Assembling Something Perpetual
&Now Festival: Boulder, CO: September 28, 2013
Denver, CO: April 21, 2013

Leslie Scalapino play: Sweet, A Play
Performed by GASP: Girls Assembling Something Perpetual
Denver, CO
March 12, 2012

Poetic Plays, Director
Gertrude Stein, Photograph
Samuel Beckett, Act Without Words 1 & 2
Naropa University: 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO
November 9, 2006


Readings & Performances

July 28, 2016: Dikeou Literary Series
Featured reader with Idris Goodwin
Dikeou Gallery: Denver, CO

February 12, 2016: Benefit reading
The Commons: Brooklyn, NY

November 20, 2015: Bad Blood Reading Series
Featured reader with Selah Saterstrom, Ben Dollar
ADX: Portland, OR

November 8, 2015: Reading Series
Featured reader with Selah Saterstrom, Jennifer Denrow
Harmony Brewing Company: Grand Rapids, Michigan

November 2, 2015: Visiting Author
Featured reader with Selah Saterstrom
University of Wyoming: Laramie, WY

April 23, 2015: Women of Naropa Reading
Naropa University: Boulder, CO

April 18, 2015: Alice Notley plays
The Descent of Alette
Performed by GASP: Girls Assembling Something Perpetual
Mountain Fold Books: Colorado Springs, CO

March 28, 2015: Alice Notley plays
The Descent of Alette
Performed by GASP: Girls Assembling Something Perpetual
&Now at CalArts: Valencia, CA

February 20, 2015: Alice Notley plays
The Descent of Alette
Performed by GASP: Girls Assembling Something Perpetual
Naropa University: Boulder, CO

February 19, 2015: Alice Notley plays
The Descent of Alette
Performed by GASP: Girls Assembling Something Perpetual
Savoy: Denver, CO

October 21, 2014: What Where Reading Series
Featured reader with CAConrad, Teresa Carmody
Naropa University: Boulder, CO

October 4, 2014: Book Release Party
Featured reader with Travis Cebula, Sarah Suzor, Selah Saterstrom
Denver, CO

July 9, 2014: Flash Bomb Reading Series
Hosted by Caleb Hicks
Mercury Cafe: Denver, CO

April 20, 2014: The Poetry Show on 88.9 KRFC FM
Hosted by Susie Martinez
Fort Collins, CO local station: 88.9 FM

March 15, 2014: POG Reading Series
Featured reading with Giovanni Singleton
The Drawing Studio: Tucson, AZ

March 1, 2014: Jack Kerouac School 40th Anniversary Reading
Featured reading with Eileen Myles and Tracie Morris
Moderated by Andrea Rexilius
Washington State Convention Center: Seattle, WA

February 27, 2014: Courting Risk Reading Series
Curated by Khadijah Queen
with Natasha Marin, Bettina Judd, Anne Liu Kellor, Ashaki Jackson, Jason Koo, HR Hegnauer, Anastacia Tolbert
Elliot Bay Book Company: Seattle, WA

February 1, 2014: Emergency Index Release
Performance with GASP
Counterpath Press: Denver, CO

January 24, 2014: Litmus Press Feature
E. Tracy Grinnell, HR Hegnauer, Elizabeth Robinson, and j/j hastain will highlight the work of Brooklyn-based Litmus Press, its journal Augfabe, and O Books.
Counterpath Press: Denver, CO

November 22, 2013: Sir book release
Featured reading with Barbara Henning
New York, NY

October 26, 2013: Reading Series
Featured reading with Selah Saterstrom and Mathias Svalina
Las Cruces, NM

October 12, 2013: Bombay Gin Reading Series
Featured reading with Selah Saterstrom and J’Lyn Chapman
Innisfree Poetry Bookstore: Boulder, CO

September 28, 2013: Gertrude Stein Plays
Selections from Geography and Plays
Performed by GASP: Girls Assembling Something Perpetual
&Now at the University of Colorado: Boulder, CO

July 24, 2013: Antigonik play by Anne Carson
Character of Haimon
Naropa University: Boulder, CO

July 21, 2013: Grisaille
Premiere of a new movie by Ed Bowes
Atlas Theatre, University of Colorado: Boulder, CO

July 9, 2013: Panel Chair
“Hellfire, Drought, and Brimstone: A New Eco-Poetics”
Naropa University: Boulder, CO

July 9, 2013: Summer Writing Program Reading
Naropa University: Boulder, CO

June 22, 2013: Leon Reading Series
Leon Gallery: Denver, CO

April 25, 2013: Women of Naropa Reading
Naropa University: Boulder, CO

April 21, 2013: Gertrude Stein Plays
Selections from Geography and Plays
Performed by GASP: Girls Assembling Something Perpetual
Denver, CO

March 8, 2013: Troubling the Line Book Release & Reading
Club Cafe: Boston, MA

March 7, 2013: Women of Naropa Reading
Outpost 186: Boston, MA

February 2, 2013: Leon Reading Series
The Deer Pile: Denver, CO

January 25, 2013: Bombay Gin Book Release & Reading
Naropa University: Boulder, CO

December 9, 2012: Poets’ Co-op TV Show, Episode 60

November 15, 2012: Bouldering Poets Reading Series
Shine: Boulder, CO

September 15, 2012: Evening Without Edit Reading Series
Avogadro’s Number: Fort Collins, CO

June 14, 2012: Summer Writing Program Reading
Naropa University: Boulder, CO

May 31, 2012: 17 Poets Reading Series
The Goldmine: New Orleans, LA

May 30, 2012: Movement Research Project
Judson Memorial Church: New York, NY

May 22, 2012: Hot Text Reading Series
The Way Station: Brooklyn, NY

March 12, 2012: Leslie Scalapino Play:Sweet, A Play
Performed by GASP: Girls Assembling Something Perpetual
Denver, CO

March 4, 2012: Performance of Sir
Danny’s Tavern: Chicago, Illinois

January 12, 2012: Performance of Sir
Innisfree Poetry Bookstore: Boulder, CO

December 27, 2011: Performance of Sir
Puyallup, WA

September 14, 2011: Yellow Pine Reading Series
Boulder, CO

July 29, 2011: Midnight Tit Reading Series
Denver, CO

June 10, 2011: Performance of Sir
Denver, CO

March 10, 2007: kari edwards memorial reading
Edge Gallery: Dener, CO

November 9, 2006: Director of Poetic Plays
Gertrude Stein, Photograph
Samuel Beckett, Act Without Words 1 & 2
Naropa University: Boulder, CO

September 16, 2005: Women of Naropa 1st annual reading
Naropa University: Boulder, CO