My most recent work is an amalgamation of my interests in literature, artists' books, transmedia, and how these things may intersect and inform each other as the book moves into a digital format. Over the course of my MA in Design, I have investigated video, animation, and other forms of media and its application to the written word. The result has been an interactive piece and four short films based around the essays contained in J.B. Priestley's Delight.
In addition to my practice based work, I also have completed a written piece on how the artist's book can be used to develop not only the next generation of both physical books and ebooks.
Prior to my MA work at the University of Lincoln, UK, I worked for nine years in New York and lived across the river in Hoboken, NJ. Primarily I was employed as a senior graphic designer within the museum and exhibit design industry, but I also freelanced for a diverse and interesting groups of clients. My design work with enviromentally-scaled graphics for cultural institutions actually began in Boston, MA, giving me a total of a dozen years of experience in that industry plus a long and eclectic list of projects that I have been involved with.
My professional career as a designer began in a much different place. After receiving my bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at Austin, I moved to Chicago, IL with a friend and was hired by a local music magazine.
The exhibition presents two connected bodies of material: a survey of artists’ books by Australian painter, sculptor and bookmaker Robert Jacks (1942-2014), and an extensive selection of publications drawn from Jacks’ own collection, many of which were purchased from Printed Matter in the early years of the organization.
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