Profile Artist and Landscape Designer with strong background in the fine arts, product development, team management, writing, and oral and graphic communication. Six years of experience in the game play industry, creative problem solving, and overseeing the growth of a product from sketch to toy store shelf, requiring exceptional visual communication skills. Six years in the field of landscape design, from problem solving to creative planning, working with residential clients, delivering blueprints for imaginative yet practical designs for indoor-outdoor living needs. Education Conway School of Landscape Design, Conway, Massachusetts Master of Arts in Landscape Design, June 1999 Project-oriented graduate program emphasizing environmentally sound landscape planning and design practices, site analysis, report writing, graphics, and public presentations for contracted clients. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin Master of Fine Arts, May 1969 emphasis on drawing, painting and printmaking Experience Exhibitions: Paintings and prints have been shown at the Cincinnati Art Museum The Heron School of Art; Kansas State University The New England Open Show in Canton, Connecticut Stout State University The Milwaukee Art Center; Photo Graphics Workshop, New Canaan, Connecticut The Ellsworth Gallery, Simsbury, Connecticut The University of Wisconsin, Madison Westfield State College; annual exhibitions of the Western Massachusetts Professional Illustrator’s Guild West Hartford Art League's 2007 Open Juried Exhibition (cash award). WHAL 2008 (cash award). Westfield Athenaeum one-person show, 2008. Sandisfield Center For The Arts Sandisfield, MA one-person show, 2008. National Fall Open Exhibition, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT, 2012. Art Instructor The University of Wisconsin The Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, Connecticut Northwest Connecticut Community College, Winsted, Connecticut Westfield State College, Westfield, Massachusetts. Conway School of Landscape Design, Conway, Massachusetts Projects contracted with clients included: Residential design for a newly constructed home in Shutesbury, Massachusetts, included relocation of septic system, design for entryway and backyard patio, planting plans for gardens, and siting new driveway. A Master Plan for an industrial park in Londonderry, New Hampshire, siting development to balance economic needs of the landowner with ecological issues on the land. Redesign of an urban park in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, as a town common, creating spaces for multiple use, siting a bandstand, tot lot, memorial garden, and picnic areas. Worked with several town organizations for consensus on design schemes. Town of Granville, Massachusetts Designed the expanded Granville Town Green. Drew proposed design and perspective drawings. Oversaw basic construction, selection and placement of boulders, stone retaining walls, and stone steps. Milton Bradley Co. (Hasbro Games), East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Game Designer and Product Developer Designed game play concepts for licensed and non-licensed games. Researched and formulated plans for developing products with marketing department objectives. Oversaw product development from oral presentation of concept, to construction of game prototypes, to observational play sessions, to coordination with Art Department staff, to final manufactured product. Supervised model makers and sculptors on projects. Wrote rules for assembly and game play. Worked with engineers on costs, mechanics, electronic components, safety and manufacturing issues. Was part of an 8-member team of designers whose game designs won for Hasbro exclusive rights from Lucas Film to the license for electronic games for the “Star Wars” movie sequel episodes. Other Work Experience Self-Employed Illustrator Illustrations for The Turbulent Mirror by Briggs & Peat, Harper & Row, 1988 Illustrations for The Looking Glass Universe by Briggs & Peat, Simon & Schuster, 1984. Other clients have included Hasbro, Inc., Milton Bradley Co., Learning Technologies, Inc., and Noble & Cooley Co. CTReview, fall 2005. University of North Carolina Institute of Fisheries Research, Morehead City, North Carolina Biological Illustrator.
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