Currently, I am the art director in the Office of Communications & Public Affairs at Columbia University. I use visual communication tools such as design, illustration, text, animation, video and photography to help fulfill the university’s mission of higher learning and cutting-edge research by executing a myriad of outward and inward facing graphic design needs for www.columbianews.com. Before its cancellation, I art directed the university publication The Record.
Additionally, I work with Columbia researchers on a number of scientific and technical illustrations for journal covers, presentation graphics, and art for grant applications. I also work with other clients such as Boston Medical, CUNY, Cal Tech, Harvard, and others on a freelance basis. Please contact me to inquire about availability and rates.
I am fluent in Italian as I was raised in Rome, Italy until the age of 12 when we moved to the United States. I have a master of education degree (Ed.M) in Art Practice & Art Education from Columbia University Teachers College. My scholarly research interests include the history of art education, particularly, uncovering the degree to which labor force demands have dictated art education curricula historically compared to the present. I earned my bachelor's degree (B.A) with a major in studio art, from Sarah Lawrence College and studied graphic design at the School of Visual Art. Furthermore, I ran my own craft figurine business, Go Leap©, for a number of years and now make figurines on a commission basis. In addition to my sculpture practice, I have been a professional graphic artist for over 20 years.