M.F.A. Textiles/Fiber, 1999-2002, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
B.F.A. Painting, 1989-1994, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Related Courses
AutoCAD, Fall 2006, IADT Seattle, WA
Perspective drawing for Interiors, Spring 2004, Moore College of Art and Design; Philadelphia, PA
Complex structures, Summer 2003, RISD, Providence, RI
Painting, 1991, Studio Arts Center International, Florence, Italy

Professional Experience
Domestic Element, Savannah, Georgia
Textile Designer 2004 – Present
Textiles used in the home, which are both hand and digitally printed, as well as dobby and jacquard woven. Specializing in the redesign of historic conversational motifs with a subversive twist. Wallpaper patterns licensed to Studio Printworks.

SCAD Savannah, Georgia
Fibers Department Faculty 2007- present
Courses: Digital Printing, History of Fibers, Introduction and Advance Screen printing, Senior Projects and Graduate Theory Seminar.

Seattle Art Institute, Seattle, WA
Interior Design Department Faculty 2006- 2007
Courses: Textiles for Interiors, Materials and Sources, Global Design, History of Interiors, and Textiles for Fashion.

Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Textile Design Department Assistant Professor 2003-2005
Courses: Off Loom, Introduction to Weaving, and Woven Design.

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Assistant Professor – Acting head of Fibers Program 2002-2004
Courses: Interdisciplinary project centric curriculum, Resist and Embellishment, Screen Printing and Senior Projects.

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Foundations and Fibers Department Instructor of Record 1999-2002
Courses: 2-D Design, Screen printing, and Handprint and Resist.

Authored Articles and Presented Papers

  • Branding Authenticity, Cambodian Ikat in Transnational Artisan Partnerships (TAPs) – Design History Journal, August 2011 (co-authored with Susan Falls)


  • From East to West and all the Bizarre things that happen in between – Textile Society Annual Conference, From Plain Space to Cyber Space
  • Art and Anthropology Panel – Co- Chaired panel, SEACAC annual conference, Richmond, VA.
  • Slothenticity: The Slow Movement, Cambodian Textiles and Transnational Artisan Partnerships (TAPs) – Presented collaborative paper as part of Art and Anthropology panel, SEACAC


  • Branding Authenticity – A collaborative project presented at the Design History Society’s conference, Writing Design
  • Good Hands; Transnational Artisan Partnership(TAP’s) in Cambodia – A collaborative project presented at the Society for
  • Economic Anthropology conference, Weaving Across Time (Pending publication)


  • Designed Conversation – Surface Design News Letter (October)


  • Elevation through Decoration; The Significance of Printed Textiles/Wall coverings to the Socially Aspiring Homeowner – The 19th Century Studies Association Conference. New Orleans, LA


  • Wallpaper: Seeing Beyond the Wall – Surface Design Journal (Winter)

Reviews & Interviews
Fiberarts – Review of El Dorado installation (January)

Lincoln Journal Star – Review of New Material Matters: Rethreading Technology (October)

Country Living – Wallpaper (September)

Fiberarts – Designed Conversation, a collaborative student project (October)
SCAD Chronicle – Biography (October)
Pittsburgh City Paper – Review of Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes (May)
Print—Digital Printing (April)
Jim Lerher News Hour – Worlds Away (July)

Mondo—Review of Design Life Now (March)
O Magazine – What’s Old is New (June)
Art Inc – Review of Design Life Now (July)

Sunset Magazine—Designers to Watch (November)
Fiberarts—News and Notes (March)
LBD—Contemporary Toile (February)
Home Decor Buyer—(February)
Inside Out Magazine—Review of South Beach Toile (January)

Boston Tribune—Contemporary wallpaper design (Dec. 5th)
Interior Design—Review of lounge for 2005 World’s Fair (July)
Waco Times— Contemporary Toile (January)
House and Garden—Domestic Bliss, Things We Love (January)

Philadelphia Style—Philadelphia’s most innovative designers (October)
I.D—Artists making statements in wallpaper (November)
GQ—Wallpaper (September)
American Craft—Gallery Section (August)
New York Times—House and Home design reviews (June 10th)

Fiberarts—Home Issue, pg. 24 (Nov/Dec)
Lawrence Journal World—Art and Living (Lawrence, KS)
Home and Away—Television Interview w/ Channel 6 (Lawrence, KS)

Solo Exhibitions
Vues de Savannah (a collaborative installation) – 24e. Savannah, GA

Domestic Element – Appalachia Center for Craft, Smithville, TN

Pursuing Leisure – Woven Fiber Art House. West Chester, PA

American Landscape – Window on Broad; Philadelphia, PA
Domestic Element – 3 Window Displays at Sarah’s, Bay Leaf, and Blue Heron; Lawrence, KS

Princess – Annex Theater; Seattle, WA

Selected Group Exhibitions
New Material Matters: Rethreading Technology – Sheldon Museum of Art; Lincoln NE

The State of Things – The Design Museum Holon; Holon, Isreal

Dorothy Saxe Invitational – Contemporary Jewish Museum; San Francisco, CA

Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes (traveling exhibition) – Walker Art Center; Minn. MN, Carnegie Museum of Art; Pittsburg, PA and Yale School of Architecture

Design Life Now (traveling exhibition) – ICA; Boston, MA and CMA; Huston, TX
Material Matters – Albrecht Kemper Museum; St Joseph, MO

Design Life Now – Copper Hewitt Museum; New York, NY
XX People with Girl Parts – Southern Graphics; Madison, WI
Living Spaces – Design Week; Brooklyn, NY
Explorations in Fibers – Berea College; Berea, KY

Cars go Beep – 2005 Worlds Fair; Japan
Recursions of Zeros and Ones – Museum of Design Atlanta; Atlanta, GA

Mentors – Rosenwald – Wolf Sachs Gallery; Philadelphia, PA
Gathering of Gifts – Woven Gallery; West Chester, PA

Americana – School of Visual Arts West Side Gallery; NYC, NY
Craftforms – Wayne Art Center; Wayne, PA
James Renwick Alliance Auction (catalogue) – Washington, DC

Commissioned Works

  • South Beach Toile, Wallpaper for Art Basel, Miami entrance to 2005 Design Miami, Miami, FL
  • Toilet of Venus, Pattern for bookend sheets, 2005 Random House
  • Cars Go Beep, Wallpaper in the lounge of 2005 World’s Fair, Osaka, Japan

Featured Publications
The State of Things – exhibition catalog
Forwards by Barbara Bloemink, Julie Lasky, Garth Walker, and Aric Chen
2010 Design Museum Holon, Isreal

Worlds Away, New Suburban Landscapes – exhibition catalog
Edited by Andrew Blauvelt
2008 Walker Art Center Press

Material World
By Cat Wei
2007 Rockport Publishers INC

Design Life Now – exhibition catalog
Forward by Paul Warwick Thompson
2006 Cooper Hewitt Press

The Surface Designers Handbook
By Holly Brackman
2006 Interweave Press

Awards & Grants

  • ICFF Editors Award for Best Design School, Lead Faculty – Designed Conversation; Student collaborative project with Union Mission, 2008 – Savannah, GA
  • WOO, Leeway Foundation, 2004 Philadelphia, PA
  • Honors -Master of Fine Arts, University of Kansas, 2002 Lawrence, KS
  • Doris Fair Carey Scholarship Award, University of Kansas, 2000 Lawrence, KS
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Washington, 1994 Seattle, WA
  • SACI Spring Exhibition (First Place in Textiles), Studio Art Center International, 1991 Florence, Italy
  • National Deans List, University of Washington, 1990-1993 Seattle, WA

Trade Shows

  • New York International Gift Show (Handmade division) 2005 & 2006
  • American Craft Council Baltimore Show (Wholesale/Retail) 2005 & 2006
  • Las Vegas Furniture Show 2005
  • Philadelphia Craft Show 2005
  • Philadelphia Furniture Show 2005

Visiting Artist Lectures and Panel Participation

  • Hand to Pixel – Digital Textile printing workshop as part of Kent Blossom Art, 2011 Kent State University, OH
  • Visiting Scholar Lecture – WIBTAG, Jepson Museum of Art, 2011 Savannah, GA
  • Public Art Symposium – Public art within the socio-political landscape; relational aesthetics, community strategies and the public audience. SCAD, 2009 Atlanta, GA
  • Groundbreaking: The Past as Inspiration – Moderator: Ellen Lupton, Co- Panelist: Anna Sui, Bill Diamond and Tony Barrata. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. 2008 New York, NY
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Kent State University, 2005 and 2007 Kent, OH
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Berea College, 2006 Berea, KY
  • Domestic Element (Artist Lecture), Psychobiology Psychology Association, 2002 Kansas City, MO

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Projects
Public Art Theory and Practice
Fall 2009
Co- taught collaborative project centric course working with Atlanta Public Art agencies.

American Craft Council School to Market Program
2009 and 2010.
Co-lead students to curate an exhibition of their work at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, MD.

Ethnography of Artisan Production: Cambodia
Winter 2009
Co- Designed and taught off campus program exploring Transnational Artisan Partnerships in Cambodia

Designed Conversation
Spring 2008
Organized and co-taught community based design project working with clients from Union Mission homeless shelter. Savannah, GA. Students presented non-traditional bedding solutions at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC.