I am extremely grateful for the unique opportunities
presented to me over the years by Women in Photography International
and my great friend, Jean Ferro. The experience of being a part
of its history and being able to creatively assist her and this
important organization, which nurtures female photographers and
their work, has been highly energizing. In 2001 I was initially
asked to be involved as a graphic designer, collaborating on the
design, print and production--primarily the poster and CD jewel
case graphics--for WIPI’s 20th Anniversary Show, Tea Time.
During the unimaginable days following 9/11, it was an extraordinary
experience to have to move forward with the project and not let
ourselves be deterred from our September 14 disc production deadline.
Notwithstanding its cataclysmic nature, that moment in time taught
me that, as artists, we can rise to the challenge and singularly
focus to get the job done, never allowing the chaos of world events
to stop the flow of our work and ideas. From the beginnings of Tea
Time in 2001, to the Put Yourself in the Picture Photo Art Interactive
Installation in 2015, I have been uniquely challenged and inspired
by the various Women in Photography International projects it has
been my pleasure to be associated with.
Art Center College of Design - BFA - Graphics/Packaging major
Orange Coast College - Art major
Glendale Community College - Digital education updates
Freelance Retoucher, Compositor, Graphic design/production
American Greetings Corporation, Lettering Department - Promoted
from production to creative as a Lettering stylist and type specifier.
Created designs in script, calligraphy and unique lettering styles
for greeting cards, calendars and books for seven years.
Jack Keely, Illustration, Los Angeles, CA - Colorist. Teamed up
with Jack Keely, producing final hand coloring for illustrations
in a greeting card line and twelve children's books including the
original Grossology series (publishers Penguin, Putnam, Walter Foster).
Book credit: Walter Foster - Make Your Own Halloween Fun, Colorists
Jack Keely and Sharyn Keller.
Jack Keely, Art Director, Hershey Communications, Irvine, CA - Graphic
design/photo editing assistance - brochure, billboard, catalog,
newspaper ad and shopping bag design for nationwide shopping malls.
International Automotive Design (IAD West Coast), Huntington Beach,
CA - Freelance graphic designer. Dashboard graphics design for concept
cars featured in international shows in Italy, Japan, and Los Angeles
- introducing one of the earliest GPS in-car navigation devices
- showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Mattel Toys (Disney division) El Segundo, CA - Pantone color mixing/model
painting of multiple prototypes for Toy Fair, including Polly Pocket
playsets and characters/Transformers for Toy Story II.
Applause Inc., Woodland Hills, CA - Freelance assistant stylist
of children's plush toys, collectibles, and novelty gift items for
catalog photoshoots. (Featured American licensed and non-licensed
Bob Giraldi, Film and Television Director - Freelance designer,
creating various Alaska period graphics - in turn produced by sign
painters and neon artists for Director Bob Giraldi’s award-winning,
retro chic series of 60-second Alaska Airlines television ad campaign,
Airlines. The last great airline! Filmed at Paramount Studios
New York City Backlot, Pasadena and Santa Monica. (http://www.nytimes.com/1995/05/09/business/media-business-advertising-stand-present-alaska-airlines-uses-retro-chic.html)
Scubapro, Rancho Dominguez - Trade show graphic designer for invitations,
brochures, binder covers, software jackets, and signage for two
succeeding years. Design of company manuals and product packaging.
Hollywood Arts Council - Assistant to Instructor Elayne Koslow in
Kodak-sponsored After School Arts Programs (2003-2014). Elementary
students used donated disposable cameras and were taught basic photography
lessons, the final product being either a photo album or framed
Peter Marshall Enterprises - Collaborated on design and production
with Laurie Marshall (Art direction) on the Peter Marshall 2011
Music CD, Let's Be Frank with a Touch of Tommy.
Arte and Gisela Johnson Trust - Collaborated with Gisela Johnson
on the organization and preparation of a large First Day Cover archive
submission to the HPA Hawaii Preparatory Academy and ISAATS Art
Center at HPA.
Roger Davies Photography - Freelance compositing/retouching for
interiors and places.
Women In Photography International - Collaborated with Jean Ferro,
President and Photo Artist on all projects: Design and production
of exhibit invitations, promotional materials, poster and commemorative
multimedia CD for WIPI's 20th Anniversary Show, Tea Time •
25th Anniversary Turning Silver logo and promotional cards including
those for PIDE/Beauty, kitsch & klick, and Photo la 2003 •
Ad production for Lucie Awards 2003 and 2004 • Slideshows
for Photo la 2012 and 2013 • Installation for photo la 2014
• WIPI online logo update 2015 • Installation, lens
typography and FB event photos for photo la and Photo Independent
2015 • Competitions, beginning 2006: Digital file prep/organization
for juror review.
In Photography International - June/July 2015: organized/scanned/photographed
documents featuring additional materials for Tea Time, Turning Silver,
Programs-Press, Lucie Awards, photo la, Photo independent and various
competitions. Approx 250 items from 2001-2015, organized on a CD
with 16 printed pages of contents notation for the WIPI Archive
Women In Photography International Exhibitions:
i AM woman…i AM digital 2015, Juror: Clive Waring, Editor/Silvershotz,
(Portrait), Rags to Riches
photo la 2013 onsite digital presentation, Transportation, Metro
photo la 2012 onsite digital presentation, Footwear, NY Punk
Partial Client List:
American Greetings, Amdahl Communications, Applause Toys, Arte and
Gisela Johnson, AT&T, Bob Giraldi Productions, Hershey Communications,
International Automotive Design (IAD West Coast), Mattel, Medicus
Graphics, Mitsubishi Electronics, Peter Marshall Enterprises, Roger
Davies Photography, Scubapro, Smiling Moon Studios, Women In Photography
- JULY 2015 - MARCH 2016
Susan Jeffers, psychologist and internationally renowned author
of the bestseller “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway" -
Graphic design/production of Fearbusters Logo and stationary design;
Further expansion of retouching/compositing work with photographers.
Blending my affinity for films and photography doing design, production
and compositing for movie poster design companies.
photographer NO response - NO new updates: SEPTEMBER 2016 - APRIL
Women In Photography International Charter Member (2001)
Los Angeles, CA
for all images remains the property of exhibited photographer, and
promotional use for Women In Photography International. All inquiries
regarding use of and purchasing image use rights must be directed
to the photographer.
GALLERY & BIO completee
August 30, 2014
7/15 documention materials included
UPDATE. WIPI binder support/assist to Beinecke and 6 libraries (APRIL
2016 - SEPTEMBER 2016)
photographer NO response - NO new updates: SEPTEMBER 2016 - APRIL
FINAL: May 2017 website content 1999-2017
file transfer to the Beinecke.
All organization files, computer, external hard drive, printed materials,
DVDs, books, competitions files and onsite installation art