EDUCATION

2009     Kansas City Art Institute | 2005-2009 | Bachelor of Fine Arts | Painting, Design, Fiber Arts

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 - Present   Assistant Teaching Artist, Marwen, Chicago, IL
2011 - Present   Co-Founder & Designer, The Patternbase, Chicago, IL
2013 - 2014       Graphic Designer, Velocity House Publishing, Chicago, IL
2011 - 2012        Studio Assistant, Nick Cave Art, Chicago, IL
2010 - 2011        Studio Assistant, Porter Teleo, Kansas City, MO
2009 - 2010      Costume Artist, Kansas City Costume Company, Kansas City, MO
2009 - 2010      Image Technician Intern, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
2005 - 2009     Computer Lab Technician, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009  How Do You Say?Stairway Art Space, Kansas City, MO
            - Friendly Faces, Strange Places. Javanaut Cafe, Kansas City, MO

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015   - Inspired ArtJackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL
            - Regeneration: The Nature of TransformationBrushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods, IL
            - Underground UnseenFLATS Studio, Chicago, IL
2014   - Inspired ArtJackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012   - BLU, Dispatch Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011    Stream of Consciousness, Dispatch Gallery Chicago, IL
            - PROCESS: A Group Exhibition, The Plaines Project, Chicago, IL

EVENTS

2015    What It Means to Be A Textile Designer in 2015UIC/Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
             - Painted Portrait Booth, Private event hosted by Pernod Ricard USA at Cheney Mansion, Chicago, IL
             - Textile & Graphic Design With The PatternbaseUIC/Chicago Design Museum, Chicago, IL
             - Discussing Textile Design With The PatternbaseLincoln Park Apple Store, Chicago, IL
2014    Visiting Artist, Pattern Design WorkshopMarwen, Chicago, IL
2013    Pattern Design for Printed Textiles and Products (ongoing e-course)Skillshare.com

PROJECT COMMISSIONS & AWARDS

2015    DCASE IAP Creative Projects Grant Award (The Patternbase) 
             - Named “Best Product Design Firm in Chicago” by CS | Modern Luxury (The Patternbase)
2014    Propeller Fund Grant Award (The Patternbase)
             - Designer Nail Wrap Collection for Appliq
2013    - Designer Tech Case Collection for Keka Case

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

2015    - Make Works, 10 Designers Who Are Inspiring Us To Start Printing On Fabric
             IdN | Vol. 22, No. 2, Collective Studios / Collective Farming for Creatives
             - The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs. Released by Thames & Hudson Publishing.
             - Cover Magazine | Issue 38, page 17, Hands-on Experience
             - L’Officiel Italia | The Patternbase - Diary - 18.03.2015
             - Cool Hunting | The Pattern Base Showcases the Future of Patterns and Beyond
             - FrizziFrizzi | The Pattern Base: A Book With Over 550 Patterns Created by the Best Designers in the
 World

             - Stir | Sherwin-Williams | Color by the Pixel: How a Chicago Digital Textile Design Studio is Creating New Ways for Designers to Work With Color
             - Publishers Weekly | The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs
             - Selvedge Magazine | Pattern Books: Inspiration in Print
             - CS | Modern Luxury, page 109 | Best In Design/Fresh Prints 
2014    VAMMAG | Presents #VAMinfluencers
             - MESH Magazine | Digital Textiles: How The Patternbase Makes The Tactile Clickable
             - KCAI Advancement & Alumni Relations | LOVE PATTERNS: A Conversation with Kristi O’Meara (‘09 painting) of The Patternbase.
2012    WGSN homebuildlife | The Patternbase: Tumblr, Website, Book.