VITA

LISA GABRIEL

DESIGN EDUCATOR

lgabriel@neohstudios.com

EDUCATION

  • Continuing Education
    2011-2013 – Texas A & M University-Commerce, 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, Digital Art and Design Program
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:

  • Typographic Design (hybrid)
  • Digital Imaging I (online)
  • Digital Publishing I (online)
  • Basic Graphic Design
  • Graphic Design Portfolio Development (capstone class) (hybrid)

Digital Art & Design Program Coordinator

  • Oversee department budget and classroom laboratories
  • Supervise teaching assistants and scheduling
  • Design and write course curriculum
  • Organize professional advisory committee meetings
  • Hire, evaluate and support adjunct faculty pool

2006­–2010 Full-time Instructor, Graphic Design Coordinator
Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico
Coordinator of all graphic design curriculum, art department promotions and Runnels Gallery exhibition catalogs

Oversee department relations with ITS including tech meetings, status reports and software support to faculty and students

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

2005­–2006 Online Facilitator – The Art Institute Online, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Develop virtual online classrooms, manage discussions, mediate participation and process grading through distance learning softwareFacilitate 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

2019 – WE Group Exhibition
North Lake College Gallery, Irving, Texas

2018 – Burning Man Art Festival, Cafe Exhibition
Black Rock City, Nevada

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

2010, 2012, 2016, 2018 – Art Faculty Exhibition
North Lake College, Irving, Texas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

Dallas Maker Space (DMS), Dallas, TX

Texas Community College Teaching Association, (TCCTA) · Dallas, TX 

American Graphic Art Association (AIGA) · Dallas, TX

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

College Art Association (CAA) · New York, NY

American Graphic Art Association (AIGA) · Santa Fe, NM
2007-2010Faculty Advisor, Eastern New Mexico University

WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

Academic Development

2019 – Engage 2019 Accessibility Conference – Dallas County Community College District

2019 – SGC International Conference – Dallas, Texas

2018 – Burning Man Art Festival Conference & Exhibition – Black Rock City, Nevada

2017 – Beyond Printmaking Symposium – Texas Tech University.

2016 – SGC International Conference – Portland, Oregon

2014 – 2015 – Quality Matters Online Course Review, Dallas, Texas

2013 – Online Teaching Squares Faculty Development – North Lake College

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

2010 – BlackBoard eCampus Training – North Lake College

2009 – BlackBoard Vista Training – Eastern New Mexico University

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

2007 – Podcast Stipend – Eastern New Mexico University

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

2006 – New Faculty Internal Grant – Eastern New Mexico University

2005 – Web CT Training – University of Akron

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

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

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

Professional Development

2019 – Accessibility Training for Faculty, North Lake College

2018-2019 – Adobe Campus Leader – Adobe Campus Leadership Program

2018 – Adobe Professional Development – Infographics in the Classroom Workshop

2018 – Adobe Professional Development – Podcasting in the Classroom Workshop

2017 – Adobe Professional Development – STEAM Workshop

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

2011 – Attendee SIGGRAPH Computer Graphic Conference, Vancouver, BC

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

2009 – Attendee HOW Design Conference – Austin, TX

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

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

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