TEACHING

Adjunct Instructor, Product Creation and Innovation
Miami Ad School New York

Visiting Professor, Design Thinking and Methodologies
School of Art, Anhui Polytechnic University, Wuhu City, China
via Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, University of Bridgeport

A Great Success.
— Jin Chengxing, Director, Office of International Exchange Program, Anhui Polytechnic University

Excellent curriculum.”
— Dr. Feng Baifan, Professor, Anhui Polytechnic University

WORKSHOPS

Industry Heroes residency | 2017
Advertising Workshop, Miami Ad School–Wynwood, Miami, FL

Diversity Dialogue: An exchange of ideas and opinions for Wakeman Keystone Club Members | 2015
Wakeman Boys & Girls Club, How does social media help and harm the world?

Awesome presentation by kHyal on the importance of being aware of privacy and concerns via social media!
— State Senator Tony Hwang, Diversity Dialogue Keynote Speaker

Industry Heroes residency | 2015
Advertising Workshop, Miami Ad School–Wynwood, Miami, FL

Run Your Career Like A Business — On- and Offline Techniques for Professional Success | 2015
Hygienic Academy, Fundamental Business Skills for Creative Entrepreneurs

Your workshops are very popular …
— Sharma Piersall Howard, Artist Academy

Web Design and Online Marketing | 2014
Hygienic Academy, Mastering The Art of Business on The Internet

Brilliant.”
— Joseph Celli, Hygienic Art Inc, Development Director

Custom Workshop with DesignerJournals™ | 2014
Teen Advisory Group, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
The Wadsworth Atheneum

Wonderful project!
— Olive White, Executive Director, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture

Digital Publishing and Branding Project | 2013–14
Teen Advisory Group, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at The Wadsworth Atheneum
Six-month project of ongoing workshops with the Teen Advisory Group focused on branding, marketing and design — and, culminating with the launch of a teen-centric website with fresh editorial content intended to promote the institution’s vast art collection, the inherent meaning of individual pieces, and to increase visitation to the museum.

PUSH Design Camp | 2011–12
Mobile design camp for creative professionals on Block Island, Rhode Island. Included three days of design workshops, salons, talks and hands-on creative activities

PUSH Design Camp was the ‘perfect storm’ of scheduled inspirational events, enlightened discussions, exotic flavors, ideal mix of personalities, peaceful bicycle journeys and superb, high-summer weather.
— Mary Ellen Butkus, VP/Senior Designer, TFI Envision

Social Media Bootcamp | 2010–2011
Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) Annual Career Conference at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

SELECTED TALKS / PRESENTATIONS

Guest Lecturer
New Media and Digital Design Program
Fordham University
New York, New York

Panelist
CADC Student Conference | 2017
Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, Connecticut

Guest Lecturer
Industry Heroes | 2017
Miami Ad School–Wynwood, Miami, FL

Guest Lecturer
Industry Heroes  | 2016
Miami Ad School–New York, NY

Guest Lecturer
Industry Heroes  | 2015
Miami Ad School–Wynwood, Miami, FL

“kHyal, you are definitely an Industry Hero who makes a statement with your presence and way you see the world.”
— Miami Ad School

Guest Lecturer | 2015
The Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

Guest Lecturer CADC SONO Studio Crawl  | 2015
Presentation — Metropolitan interactive projects:

  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Lincoln Center
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Guest LecturerSelf Promo | 2015
School of Art, Anhui Polytechnic University, Wuhu City, China
via University of Bridgeport, Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, USA

Guest LecturerTips for Professional Success | 2015
AIGA Rhode Island at Rhode Island College—Providence

Presenter Branding, Marketing and Social Media for Creative Professionals
Sacred Heart UniversityConnecticut Art Directors Club (CADC) Student Conference

Guest LecturerBranding, Marketing and Social Media for Creative Professionals
The Creative Circus—Atlanta

Guest LecturerBranding, Marketing and Social Media for Creative Professionals
School of Visual Arts (SVA)—New York

PresenterSocial Media Tips and Tricks
The Grove—New Haven

PresenterCrafting a Creative Career | 2013
HOW Design Live—Boston, Creative Freelancers Conference

Guest LecturerSelf Portrait Fashion Photography
Lower Eastside Girls Club, New York, NY

PresenterBuilding an Interactive Advertising and Software Development Agency
FleetBoston Financial’s Women Entrepreneurs’ Connection

Facilitator Cash Flow Management in the Information Age | 1998
TechnoPOP Digital Community Events

SOCIAL MEDIA / MARKETING CONSULTANT

2011  Pictoplasma — The world’s largest character design conference and festival — New York City edition of Berlin-based conference and festival

2010  4Heads Governors Island Art Fair — New York City

MEDIA PARTNER

2016  NYC Creative Tech Week Fundraiser

2012  A Better World by Design Conference, RISD/Brown University

2012  Inaugural Leaders in Software and Art (LiSA) Conference, Guggenheim Museum

2011  A Better World by Design Conference, RISD/Brown University

SENIOR PORTFOLIO / RESUME REVIEWER

  • ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University—New York
  • Miami Ad School + Portfolio Center Portfolio Review—New York
  • CADC Student Conference Portfolio/Resume Review—University of Bridgeport
  • We Design, Portfolio/Resume Review, The Shintaro Akatsu School of Design—University of Bridgeport
  • AIGA Rhode Island: Design Portfolio and Resume Review—Providence
  • Design 29, BFA Graphic Design Review—SUNY New Paltz, NY
  • The One Club, Young Ones, Creative Week Portfolio Reviews—New York
  • AIGA Philadelphia, Feedback 16—Philadelphia
  • AIGA Connecticut, Emerging Professional Workshop—University of Hartford
  • The One Club, Multicultural Career Fair—New York
  • The Art Directors Club, National Portfolio Review—New York
  • School of Visual Arts (SVA)—New York
  • The Creative Circus—Atlanta
  • Advertising Women of New York (AWNY), Annual Career Conference—New York
  • Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)—New York
  • Pratt Institute—New York
  • Parsons The New School for Design—New York
  • Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)—Providence
  • Tyler School of Art at Temple University—Philadelphia
  • Kutztown University—Pennsylvania
  • Carnegie Mellon University—Pittsburgh
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)—New York
  • Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University—New York
  • University of Hartford Art School—Hartford
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design—Boston
  • Cleveland Institute of Art—Cleveland
  • The Portfolio Center—Atlanta

INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT

Judge
Faculty Research Day 2017
University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Advisor
Program Development Group 2015–16
Connecticut Forum
Hartford, CT

Judge
Design Awards 2015
Design Arts Museum
Anhui Polytechnic University, Wuhu City, China

Judge
Portfolio Awards
The Shintaro Akatsu School of Design
University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT

Materials Juror
Material ConneXion
New York, NY

Advisory Board
GraphicDesign.com
London

Marketing Committee
MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City, Inc.
New York, NY

Communications Chair
AIGA Brand Central
Greater New York Metro Area

Fundraising Chair
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Los Angeles

Events Committee
Bookbuilders Boston
Boston, MA

Website Committee
Book Industry Guild of New York
New York, NY

Technology Committee
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
New Haven, CT

Vice President of Marketing Forum
Connecticut Technology Council
East Hartford, CT

Steering Committee
Spirit of Women Healthcare Marketing
Stamford Health

Juror
London Interactive Advertising Awards
London, UK

Juror
Big W Awards
Westchester Ad Club
Westchester, NY

Judge
Project Upcycle Design Awards
Hasbro Corporation
Providence, RI

Member
Annual Career Conference Committee
Advertising Women of New York (AWNY)
New York, NY

Member
Annual Career Conference Resume + Portfolio Clinic Subcommittee
Advertising Women of New York (AWNY)
New York, NY

Cofounder
PUSH Workshops
Marketing + Business Practices for Creative Professionals

Cofounder, PUSH Design Camp
Mobile Design Camp for Creative Professionals
Block Island, Rhode Island

Cofounder
kHyal + Karl
Creative Consultancy
New York, NY

Founder
SECTION Magazine
Art + Culture Magazine

Cofounder
SoNo Spaces
South Norwalk, CT

Cofounder
Fairfield County Adobe Users Group
Stamford, CT

Cofounder
TechnoPOP
CT/NYC

INDUSTRY AFFILIATIONS

  • New York FinTech Meetup
  • New York Augmented Reality Meetup
  • Art Directors Club—New York
  • Type Directors Club—New York
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)—New York
  • 212NYC
  • The One Club—New York
  • Women’s Internet History Project
  • Manufacture New York—Garment Center Pilot Program
  • Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator
  • Open Source Fashion—New York
  • Fashion 2.0—New York
  • Arts, Culture and Technology Meetup—New York #ArtsTech
  • wimlink (Women’s Network for Technology and Media Pros—New York)
  • New York Tech Meetup
  • New York Tech Women

BOOKS

Contributing Author, 365: A Daily Creativity Journal: Make Something Every Day and Change Your Life! by Noah Scalin

ARTS JOURNALISM

  • Huffington Post: HuffPost Arts & Culture
  • Miami Herald: Art Basel Miami Beach coverage
  • SECTION: Art + Design — Founder, Editor-in-Chief

DESIGN TRADE CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

EARLY TECHNOLOGY ADOPTER

1985  Member, Yale Amiga Users Group

1985  Controller, Cello, Ltd.

1991  Illustrator, Mondo 2000 Cyberculture Magazine—Berkeley, CA

1991  Member, ASCI (Arts + Science Collaborations)—New York

1991  Creative Director, Microtech International, Inc

1994  Member, WWWAC, NYC (World Wide Wide Artists Consortium)

1994  Cofounder, SunStar Interactive

1995  Backstory Member, Women’s Internet History Project

1995  Marketing Committee, MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City, Inc.

1996  Photojournalist, Art Dirt, Pseudo Networks + ArtNet.com, NYC

1995  Digital Photographer, Canadian Consulate, New Media Division, NYC

1995  Featured Artist, “CODE”— an international juried exhibition of top artists working in digital media — at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York; sponsored by Microsoft, Apple, Softimage and Silicon Graphics

1996  Member / Digital Artist, Rhizome, The New Museum, NYC

1996  Guest, Silicon Alley Reporter, Pseudo Networks — Silicon Alley, NYC

1996  Member, Vice President of Marketing Forum, Connecticut Technology Council

1996  Member, Technology Committee, New Haven Chamber of Commerce

1996  Cofounder, blowtorch (digital agency and software development company)

1997  Founder, New Media Division, WondriskaRusso Associates

1998  Cofounder + Marketing Director, TechnoPOP, Connecticut Digital Professional group founded with Miles Rose of New York’s SiliconAlley.com

1998  Creative Director, Circle.com, World’s largest direct and digital agency network. (Now Havas Worldwide)

1999  Creative Director, NetKey

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