BA, SUNY Empire State College; MFA School of Visual Arts.

Professional Experience

Co-founder and co-chair Masters Workshop in Design History, Theory and Practice in Italy. Founding Managing Editor, American Illustration & Photography; reporter-at-large, Italian Design, Graphis; professional advisor US Port of Entry at Massena Design Charrette; architect selection consultant: Cleveland Museum of Art, National World War II Memorial Design Competition, Pritzker Architecture Prize annual jury meeting; project director Whitehall Ferry Terminal Design Competition; project coordinator, Italian Manifesto Conference, International design Conference in Aspen; conference co-chair, Designer as Author:Entrepreneurism in the Digital Age Conference.

Honors and Awards

Visiting Scholar American Academy in Rome 2008 & 2010


Co-author Typography Sketchbooks, Design School Confidential, Deisgn Firms Open for Business. Graphic: Inside the sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers, Design Entrepreneur: Turning Graphic Design into Goods that Sell, Design Career: Practical Knowledge for Begining Illustrators and Graphic Designers