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LISA GABRIEL

DESIGN EDUCATOR

lgabriel@neohstudios.com

EDUCATION

  • Continuing Education
    2011-2013 – Texas A & M University-Commerce
    UCD Centers of Dallas, TX, studied Design Research

    2007-2009 – Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, studied Printmaking

    2009-2010 – Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM, studied 2D/3D Animation

  • Master of Arts – December 2004
    Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
    Major: Visual Communications
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – May 1988
    The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
    Major: Graphic Design

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2010–Present Full-time Faculty & Program Coordinator, Computer Graphics –
North Lake College, Irving Texas

    Developed syllabus and overall structure, weekly lab practicum, and administered all grades.
    Teach lecture and studio Macintosh laboratory classes in the following:
      -Web Design I (Online)
      -Computer Illustration I
      -Digital Publishing I
      -Digital Imaging (Online)
      -Basic Graphic Design
      -Graphic Design Portfolio Development (capstone class) (Hybrid)

2006­–2010 Full-time Instructor, Graphic Design Coordinator –
Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico

    Writing curriculum and teach studio/lecture classes for the following:
      -Introduction to Graphic Design
      -Visual Concepts and Principles II
      -Web Design (Online)
      -Flash Animation
      -Professional Practice
      -Graphic Design Portfolio (capstone class)
      -Graphic Print Techniques
      -Typography I
      -Letterpress Printmaking
    Coordinator of all graphic design curriculum, art department promotions and
    Runnels Gallery exhibition catalogs
    Oversea department relations with ITS including tech meetings, status reports and software support to faculty and students

2005­–2006 Online Facilitator – The Art Institute Online, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Develop virtual online classrooms, manage discussions, mediate participation and process grading through distance learning software
    Facilitate online classes with turn-key curriculum for the following:
      -Digital Image Manipulation
      -Design Print Procedures
      -Web Animation

2002­–2006 Associate Lecturer – University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

    Wrote curriculum and taught studio/lecture classes for the following:
      -Print Production
      -Typography
      -Advanced Graphic Design
      -Web Design
      -Flash Animation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2002­–Present Freelance Graphic Consultant – NEOH Studios – Dallas, Texas

1993-2001 Print Technology Manager – Digital Color Imaging – Akron, Ohio

1992-1993 Graphic Systems Manager – Excelsior Graphics – Stow, Ohio

1991-1992 Computer Designer – Gowe Printing Company – Medina, Ohio

1990-1991 Graphic Designer – Haines & Company – North Canton, Ohio

AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS

August, 2012 The Art of Letterpress Group Exhibition
Croft Art Gallery, Waco, Texas

September, 2011 Art Faculty Exhibition
Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, Texas

October, 2010 Art Faculty Exhibition
North Lake College, Irving, Texas

January, 2010 Art Faculty Exhibition
Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico

September, 2007 MFA Candidate Exhibition
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

September, 2007 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition
Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico

April, 2005 Outstanding Part-time Faculty Award
University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

February, 2005 Myers School of Art Faculty Exhibition
University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

November, 2003 MA Portfolio Show
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

ASSOCIATIONS

Member American Graphic Art Association (AIGA) · Dallas, TX

Member Dallas Society of Visual Communications (DSVC) · Dallas, TX

Member College Art Association (CAA) · New York, NY
since 2004

Member American Graphic Art Association (AIGA) · Santa Fe, NM

2007-2010 Faculty Advisor, Eastern New Mexico University

Member University & College Designers Association (UCDA) · Chicago, IL
1997-2001

Member Heidelberg Digital Imaging Association · Clifton Park, NY

1994-1996 HDIA DaVinci Committee Chairperson

WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

Academic Development

Spring, 2013 Online Teaching Squares Faculty Development – North Lake College

Fall, 2012 Face-to-Face Teaching Squares Faculty Development – North Lake College

2010 – 2011 Visions of Excellence Faculty Training – Dallas County Community College District

2010 – 2011 BlackBoard eCampus Faculty Training – North Lake College

Summer, 2010 BlackBoard eCampus Training – North Lake College

Summer, 2009 BlackBoard Vista Training – Eastern New Mexico University

Spring, 2008 Develop WebCT course for Web Design – Eastern New Mexico University

Spring, 2007 Podcast Stipend – Eastern New Mexico University

Fall, 2006-07 Faculty Enrichment Grant – Eastern New Mexico University

May, 2006 New Faculty Internal Grant – Eastern New Mexico University

Fall, 2005 Web CT Training – University of Akron

Spring, 2005 Facilitator Training – Socrates Distance Learning, Art Institute Online

Spring, 2005 Student Motivation – Institute of Teaching & Learning, University of Akron

Fall, 2004 Grant Seeking Basics – Foundation Center – Cleveland, Ohio

Professional Development

April, 2012 Attendee DSVC Student Show & Portfolio Review, Dallas, TX

August, 2011 Attendee SIGGRAPH Computer Graphic Conference, Vancouver, BC

Fall, 2009 TriplePlay Design Seminar – AIGA New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

July, 2009 Attendee HOW Design Conference – Austin, TX

Jan. 2009 Photopolymer & Linocut Workshop – Inky Lips Press, Dallas, TX

Oct. 2007 Paper & Printmaking Workshop – Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2004-2005 Letterpress Printing and Hand-Set Composition – Lesh Typesetting, OH

1997-2001 Workflow Management Training – Digital Color Imaging, OH

1997-2001 SGI Unix System Administration Training – Silicon Graphics, MI

1995-1997 Desktop Color Management Training – Heidelberg USA, IL

APPLICATION KNOWLEDGE

Print & Video Applications System Applications
QuarkXpress Mac OS9, OSX
Adobe Illustrator Microsoft Windows
Adobe InDesign Digital Asset Management
Adobe Photoshop Color Proofing Technology
Microsoft Office Retrospect Backup
Adobe AfterEffects
Final Cut Pro Font Management
Extensis Suitcase
Web Applications Font Book
Dreamweaver
Flash Animation Distance Learning (LMS)
Internet & Email BlackBoard
HTML & CSS WebCT
eCollege

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Industry Related

· Comprehensive understanding of pre-press and printing procedures for print based collateral

· Current knowledge of industry trends, as related to web page design, multi media creation,
digital workflows and digital asset management

· Broad technical background in computer operating systems, software maintenance
and installation procedures for Macintosh

· Configured Macintosh computer labs for teaching graphic design and animation classes

Management and Administrative

· Skilled in the area of purchase research for software applications and computer hardware

· Strong managerial and organizational skills for creative environments

· Exceptional art direction abilities including brain storming, design and layout
and vendor follow-ups

· Comfortable with demonstrations and presentation appearances

· Clear and concise writing skills for technical documentation and business writing

· Versed in the area of communication – customer service and help desk support

PUBLICATIONS

July, 2005 Yale University Library, Special Collections – Arts of the Book Collection
Distillation of Typography, Thesis December, 2004