Work Experience

          2015 – Present  Clinical Anaplastologist at the Craniofacial Centre for Epithetics, The V!GO Group, Sterrebeek, Belgium

  • Creating highly realistic limb and facial prostheses in silicone
  • Orbital, auricular, and nasal prostheses, oculars, obturators
  • Aesthetic silicone covers for leg and arm prostheses
  • Silicone liners for arms and legs
  • Partial hand and foot prostheses, fingers and toes
  • Research and development - implementation of 3D printing, 3D scanning, and other innovative technologies adapted for prosthetics

2015 Assistant Instructor for Code Abode, Chicago, IL

  • Assisted with instruction for introductory coding courses in HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Created content and tutorials for students
  • Aided students in creating web pages and simple app design

2015 Intern at the National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Conduct research for projects and museum exhibits
  • Create content and assets for museum exhibits

2014 – 2015  Graduate Student at the Instructional Technology Lab, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Graphic and instructional design
  • Create instructional materials and tutorials for university faculty, staff, and students

2013 – 2015   Graduate Research Project exploring non-invasive digital fossil excavation methods with the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • CT data compilation and segmentation
  • 3D modeling of fossil data

2013 – 2015   Volunteer, Craniofacial Clinic, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Create adhesive and implant-retained auricular, nasal, and orbital prostheses for patients
  • Surgical planning

2011 – 2013  Sculpture Lab Manager, University of New Mexico Department of Fine Art, Albuquerque, NM

  • Coordinated and operated Art Department Sculpture facilities
  • Trained Faculty, staff, and students on equipment and safety protocol
  • Taught introductory training courses in woodworking, metal fabrication, silversmithing, foundry, lost wax/bronze casting
  • Provided construction and conceptualization support and assistance for faculty and students

2009-2010  Sculpture Lab Assistant, University of New Mexico Department of FineArt, Albuquerque, NM

  • Ran and maintained Sculpture Lab facilities in lieu of Lab Manager
  • Provided support and assisted students with projects, tools, and equipment

Education

2015   Master of Science in Biomedical Visualization, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

2010   BFA cum laude in Fine Art (studio), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2008   Rome Art Program, Rome, Italy

Exhibitions

          2015   TechAbility Exhibit, National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago, Chicago, IL

          2015   Traumatic Brain Injury Exhibit, National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago, Chicago, IL

          2014   SAMA Art Show, National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago, Chicago, IL

2013   SAMA Art Show, National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago, Chicago, IL

2010   Back From the Dead, Factory on 5th Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2009   Group show, Wooden Cow Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2008   Sibling Rivalry, Stove Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Presentations

          2017   Anaplastologie: Gezichts en Ledematen Prothesen in Silicone - Centrum voor Volwassenenonderwijs (Centre for Adult Education, Presentation in Dutch), Tervuren, Belgium

          2017   SILDEP Symposium on Silicone Technology - 2-Layer Silicone Aesthetic Cover Tutorial (Leg Prosthesis), Sterrebeek, Belgium

          2016   SILDEP Symposium on Silicone Technology - 2-Layer Silicone Aesthetic Cover Tutorial, Wetteren, Belgium

          2016   Digital Archaeology - Gobero Burial Complex, Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA) Biennial Converence, Toulouse, France

          2015   Anaplastology - nasal prostheses ("Nose Demonstrator" program R&D), iMinds Conference, Mechelen, Belgium

2015   Non-Invasive Digital Excavation and Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of Human Paleontological Remains - Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia

Published Works

2008   Illustrations for Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences, Vol. II, textbook by Dr. James Swan

2007   Illustrations for Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences, Vol. I, textbook by Dr. James Swan

Associations

2014 – 2015   Social Media Blogger, Student Association of Medical Artists (SAMA)

2014 – 2016 Student Member, Association of Medical Illustrators

Skills

  • Anaplastology:  Silicone prosthetic leg and arm covers, partial hand and foot prostheses, adhesive and implant-retained ear, nose, and orbital prosthesis fabrication, ocularistry, obturators, substructure and superstructure fabrication
  • Digital Media:  Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, InDesign, Audition, Dreamweaver), Autodesk 3Ds Max, MudBox, Pixologic ZBrush, Materialise ® Mimics, data segmentation, interactive 3D modeling, 3D scanning, rapid prototyping, photogrammetry, haptic simulation/augmented reality, coding (HTML, CSS, C++), surgical planning
  • Traditional Media:  Graphite, pen & ink, wash, oil paint, acrylic paint
  • Sculpture: Woodworking, metal fabrication, welding, silversmithing, foundry, casting, mold making
  • Printmaking:  Screen printing, intaglio, lithography