2012, Interdisciplinary History, Ph.D.
National Institute for Design Research, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

2006, Graphic Design, Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design with Distinction
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

1998, Political Science, Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Employment History

2013-present Assistant Professor of Visual Journalism
University of Nevada, Reno

2013 Teaching Assistant
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

2013 Teaching Assistant
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

2012-2013 Teaching Assistant
Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

2009–2012 Research Assistant to Prof. Per Mollerup
Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

2007–2012 Graphic Designer
Open Spaces Publishing, Melbourne, Australia

2007-2008 Editor and Graphic Designer
Argus magazine, Melbourne, Australia

2006–2007 Graphic Designer
Melbourne University Student Union, Melbourne, Australia

Classes Taught

2015-present, All Things Media: Design
An introductory visual communication design course tailored to the needs of journalists.

2017-present, Data Visualization
A project-based course where students create data visualization-based promotional materials for a local not-for-profit organization, using the data they have collected about the services they offer, and the clients who use them.  

2013-present, Visual Communication
A course giving students an interdisciplinary understanding of visual communication by combining principles from psychology and cognitive science with visual communication design skills. 

2013-2014, Media Graphics
A course introducing students to online and print visual communication design production principles, techniques, and software skills.

2012-2013, Contemporary Design Issues
A general design history course for juniors in a wide range of design majors.

2012-2013, Publication Design
A senior course where communication design majors learn advanced design skills for high end print publication.

Communication Design Skills

Art direction
Data driven, multimedia storytelling
Brand creation, execution, and management

Data visualization
Hand lettering 


Audience research & profiling
Interface design
User experience testing

Adobe Illustrator CC, Indesign CC, Photoshop CC, Acrobat Pro

Professional Memberships

2015-present, Design History Society
2013-present, AIGA