University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, M.A. art history
The University of the Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.F.A. fine arts, painting, merit scholarship, Dean's list
A.I.C.A. (Association of Independent Colleges of Art) New York City, New York, independent studio work in SoHo with other nationally selected students based on merit
Ringling School of Art and Design Sarasota, Florida
Jefferson State Jr. College Birmingham, Alabama


Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, ImageReady, Acrobat, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Quark, PageMaker, InDesign and most similar or related software.

Work experience:

Stephen Smith Fine Arts (2011-present)
Illustration work for numerous national books and magazines, including mental_floss, Cabela's, The Birmingham News, Southern Sporting Journal, Purdue University Press, Penguin Books, HarperCollins, and various Books-A-Million imprints. Murals, portraits, fine art, etc.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Dept. of Art History (2009-2011) Graduate assistant
Doxa Design Group (2008-2009) Art director for print magazines.
Cygnus Business Media (2002-2008) Internet art director and art director for several print magazines.
Vulcan Publications (1997-2002), Birmingham, Alabama. Illustrator, graphic designer, prepress, scanner/ color correction and internet art director.
Bourbon Street Sounds (1995-1996), New Orleans, Louisiana. Art director, ad design, layout, computer work, organizing and dealing with printers.
The Stephen Smith Press (1995-1996), New Orleans, Louisiana. Owner, print shop specializing in graphic design and artwork.
H&R Printing (1992-1995) New Orleans, Louisiana. Operated cameras and all stripping equipment, created designs and artwork for four-color printing.
Silkscreens Inc. (1991-1992), New Orleans, Louisiana. Created artwork and cartoons for silk screen printing. Used production camera and computer for seven-color screen printing press.
Omni International Design Company (1987-1991), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Created displays for casinos and various functions.
I Cover The War (1985-1987), Birmingham, Alabama. Paste-up and layout, cartoons and illustrations.
A.S.A.P. Printing/Jefferson Advertiser (1983-1985), Trussville, Alabama. Stripping and camera work.
The SouthSider (1983-1985)(2000-2003), Birmingham, Alabama. Art director, layout, cartoons, illustrations.

Fine Art Experience:

Curatorial team, Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, University of Alabama
Continually displaying art in gallery and non-gallery venues including:
Daniel Day Gallery, Birmingham
The Birmingham Art Association, Birmingham
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The French Quarter Arts Guild, New Orleans, LA
The Jennings Museum, Jennings LA
Upstream Peoples Gallery, Omaha, NE
Atchison Gallery, Birmingham
Almost Famous Gallery, Birmingham
Bradshaw House Gallery, Birmingham
Nude Nite (traveling international figure art exhibition)
Magic City Art Connection
Birmingham Art Walk

Published dozens of essays on art criticism in various publications including:
The Birmingham Free Press
Black and White, Birmingham's city paper
The Southsider
isms, the journal of art criticism and contemporary thought

General information:
Publisher of isms, the journal of art criticism and contemporary thought (1991-1998) and Birmingham Free Press ( (1998-current). Creator of Venues Online,, and Webmaster for Artwalk ( in addition to numerous commercial internet projects.