· Admission Officer at Kendall College of Art and Design since 2010
BFA Fine Art/ Illustration Grand Valley State University, 2008
Learning to Cook
Marcel Dzama, Jay Howell, Thomas Doyle, Hieronymus Bosch
Top 3 Favorite works of Art:
This changes so rapidly; I’m too much of a visual glutton
Creativity requires being self aware and allowing the process of creativity to be an organic reflection of who you are as an individual. I don’t mean just the end product being a reflection of you but the entire way you work and live as well.
"Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity." GK Chesterton
Favorite KCAD Fact:
The Library is free; this means CDs and DVDs as well as books.
Who do you think every KCAD student should meet?
Anyone and Everyone involved at the DAAC or UICA, just go there and check it out.
Best kept secret about Grand Rapids:
The great food; Sparrows Coffee Tea and News Stand, Marie Catribs and Pho Soc Trang are some of my favorites
Favorite medium and why:
Drawing because of the ability to react and see immediate results on a tactile surface
Which art book would you recommend to students?
Going to a library and paging through books is great - but if you want to know what is going on now, check out blogs about art and see what your peers are doing. Then go a listen to a million podcast about the world.
What is the one thing you do not feel should be represented in a portfolio review:
Anything you do not feel confidante about or that is just there to fill up space. Similarly try not to talk down your work. Act confidently about the things you have made.