California State University, Monterey Bay
I was hired by California State University, Monterey Bay in 1996 at the close of its first academic year to be its first staff graphic designer. I immediately added staff photographer to my responsibilities, and grew into the art director role in University Advancement’s Marketing & Publications Dept. After designing the university’s visual brand (logos, colors, publication styles, etc.) and creating a comprehensive photo archive of the first 10 years, I left to go freelance. CSUMB still calls on me for photo assignments for their alumni magazine or student recruitment campaigns, and I still provide them with any aerial photography I happen to take of the campus and surrounding region, along with other scenic selections. Working at CSUMB was also my first experience teaching photography. I had more than a dozen student photographers working for me to document every aspect of campus life in the early years, and I was the advisor for the CSUMB Photography Club.