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2005 - 2007
M.F.A. Design/Visual Communication, Virginia Commonwealth

4.0 Grade Point Average
Full-tuition Graduate Teaching Assistantship/VCU Design
School of the Arts Graduate Student Advisor

1997 - 2002 B.A. Studio Art, Graphic Design
Michigan State University

Magna Cum Laude (3.5 GPA)
Cultural Anthropology Minor,
Film Studies Specialization
Officer, MSU AIGA (2001-02)




2003 - 08 3toed design, Principal,
Manchester, UK, Detroit, MI, &
Richmond, VA
I founded 3toed design in 2003 as a mobile, multi-disciplinary design studio. The flexible structure of 3toed has allowed me to work on diverse projects from traditional print design to motion graphics, sound design/audio installation and ethnographic film. My clients have included Co-lab* (2003 Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial), Proven Winners, The University of Manchester (UK) and Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2005-2006 I served as the creative/design director for (SCENE) Metrospace gallery in East Lansing, Michigan.

2005 Designatics, Practicum,
Cologne, Germany
Designatics is a “full service” design firm in Cologne, that specializes in industrial, exhibition and graphic design. I spent 3 exciting months focussing on exhibition design and craft, developing skills in both workshop production and in planning / project development (as well as brushing up on my German language skills).

2002-03 CiesaDesign, Junior Designer, East Lansing, MI
CiesaDesign provided me with the opportunity to work in a small and highly respected design firm upon graduation from Michigan State University. I designed a large variety of print and packaging materials (from catalogs to books, pamphlets to posters, labels to point-of-purchase materials), and worked closely with clients throughout the creative process.

2000 Valassis Communications, Intern, Livonia, MI
As an intern, I assisted Graphic Designers in the development of marketing materials at Valassis Communications, Inc, a large international marketing corporation. I assisted designers in the production of creative materials and worked within a creative team developing marketing ideas.

1997 - 98 Edict, Incorporated, Intern, Auburn Hills, MI
While interning at Edict, Inc. I developed Graphical User Interfaces for Web based applications, created product and project based graphical elements for use in both Web and Windows based systems, as well as implemented dynamic database driven web sites. I worked with a team of developers to create an online catalog for an industrial manufacturer using the Microsoft Solutions Framework.


some joy, some pain, Cross Roads,
Richmond, VA, May 2008
Corporeal, A\V, Gallery5,
Richmond, VA, April 2008
Voices of Our Community,
repressed iii: An Exhibition of Socially Conscious Works, Gallery5, Richmond, VA, April 2008
some joy, some pain, 207 Broad,
Richmond, VA, May 2007
1/18, Flicker Film Festival, Richmond, VA, October 2005
a small light, (dir. Julia Yezbick), South Asian International Film
Festival, New York City, NY,
October 2005
ex (and) a small light, JOMAS; Series.01, 555 Arts, Detroit, MI, June 2005
a small light, Nordic Anthropological Film Assoc. Festival,
Trondheim, Norway, June 2005
a small light, Mostra Internacional do Filme Etnográfico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2005
[auto]fable, Detroit @ 00:00:55, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills MI, October 2003
ex, Kresge Art Center, East Lansing, MI, March 2002

Group Exhibition, repressed iii: An Exhibition of Socially Conscious Works, Gallery5, Richmond, VA, April, 2008
Group Exhibition, Angst der Angst, Semantics Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, May-June, 2007
Group Exhibition, Re:Search, The 2007 Visual Communication Design MFA Exhibition, 207 Broad,
Richmond, VA, May 2007
Group Exhibition, Sonic
Landscapes, Scene Metrospace,
East Lansing, MI, Oct-Nov, 2006
Group Exhibition, DesignProcess, Pollak Building, Richmond, VA, May-Sep, 2006
Group Exhibition, The Buddy System, 555 Arts, Detroit, MI, May 2005, & Scene Metrospace, East Lansing, MI, October 2005
Group Exhibition, Critical Mass 2, Mary-grove College, Detroit, MI, Sep. 2004
Group Exhibition, Collaboration 1, Lansing, MI, May 2004
Three Person Exhibition, Surfacing, Gallery 114, East Lansing, MI, May 2002















*Michael Fanizza, designer & educator (and a mentor to many)