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EDUCATION


2017-2021 Ph.D. candidate (ABD, expected completion 2021), Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought, Advisor: Benjamin Bratton. European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

2004-2006 M.F.A. University of California Los Angeles.

1999-2003 B.F.A. California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California.


EXHIBITIONS


2021

0008 at Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, Sky’s the Limit

0006, 0013, 0016 at Exhibizone, Smart

0008, 0013 at Atlantic Gallery, New York, New York, In Conversation

0006 at 311 Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina, All Abstract, Juried Show

0004 at The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, A Digital Art Salon, Curated by Michelle Robinson


2020

0002, 0004, 0005 at Contemporary Art Projects USA, Art Basel Miami Week 2020, Art Under Covid-19.

0004 at Art Students League New York, Linea: Quarantine 2, curated by James Little

0001, 0002, 0003 at #bienniale.NO, The unbearable lightness of internet, organized by noemata (Bjorn Magnhildoen, Zsolt Mesterhazy)


2017

countingtheminutes.com at Browserbased, Rietveld Art Academy, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

countingtheminutes.com at Yami-ichi, Brussels, Belgium.

countingtheminutes.com at Kulturnatt, Copenhagen, Denmark. Curated by Stora Götafors and Charlotta Eidenskog.

unixepoch.world at Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens, New York.


2016

Chronicles of the Lost at Libre Graphics Culture and Practice, London West Gallery, London, England.


2015

IDWRK, EMERGE at Pushing the Press, Architecture and Design Museum (A+D), Los Angeles, California. Curated by Stephen Child and David Mayes.

$1/Minute I LOVE YOU (collaboration with Ana Llorente) at Talleres Publicos/Big City Forum, Pacoima, California. Curated by Leonardo Bravo.

countingtheminutes.com at 0p3nr3p0, Singapore.

countingtheminutes.com at Leap Second Festival, Norway.


2013

$1/Minute (collaboration with Ana Llorente) at Typo San Francisco, California. Curated by Kali Nikitas and Erik Spiekermann.


2012

$1/Minute (collaboration with Ana Llorente) at BIO 23 Design Biennial Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012. Curated by Margo Konings and Margriet Vollenberg.

Hobo Diary at Hot Town, 323 Projects, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Tucker Neel.

Romney-Poetry at October Surprise, 323 Projects, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Tucker Neel.

Untitled at Fake Record Covers, Strangeways Academy, Los Angeles, California. Curated by AIGA Los Angeles, OTIS Chapter.


2011

Boredom #6 at Art in the Streets (included as part of Bill Daniel artwork) Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Roger Gastman.

Vulcan Pit at ReThink LA, Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Kellie Konapelsky.


2010

Punk Shirts at London Anti-Design Festival, London, England. Curated by Neville Brody.


2008

YouTube Paintings at Park Life, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Shepard Fairey/Studio Number One.


2007

CCAC Course Catalog at CCA@100: Innovation by Design, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Curated by Douglas Burnham.


2006

Ron Berg at Eisner Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Henriettas at Evomusart: Budapest, Hungary.

Los Angeles Times at Lost in Border, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles Times and The Path of a Butterfly Sometimes Deviates added to Rhizome Artbase.


2003

Grey at Extromission, San Francisco Arts Commission.


LECTURES

2018 Decolonizing Design, guest critic. Rhode Island School of Design,  Providence, Rhode Island.

2015 Undesign, Studium Generale, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Netherlands.

2014 Davey Whitcraft and Stefan Schäfer at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California.

2013 Davey Whitcraft at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California.

2013 Davey Whitcraft at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Netherlands.

2012 Davey Whitcraft at 20/20: Work+Tools, Design Matters Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

2011 Davey Whitcraft at BLINK #27, Los Angeles, California.

2009 Davey Whitcraft at Pecha Kucha, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California.

2007 Willem Augustus at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California.

2007 Willem Augustus at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California.

2007 Willem Augustus at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California.


CURATION

2015 Eindexamin grafisch ontwerp at HKU Utrecht, Netherlands.

2014 Eindexamin grafisch ontwerp at HKU Utrecht, Netherlands.

2014 Media Fluency at Nutrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2013 This Will Destroy That! at Design Matters Gallery Los Angeles, California.

2012 Crime+War at Strangeways Academy, Los Angeles, California.

2012 Orange Skies at Strangeways Academy, Los Angeles, California.

2012 Never Odd or Even at Design Matters Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

2011 Emerge at Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

2011 $1/Minute, Los Angeles Design Festival, Los Angeles, California.

2011 $1/Minute at ACE Summer School, Palm Springs, California.


WORKSHOPS

2014 Souvenirs from the Four+ Ecologies, at OTIS College of Art and

Design, Los Angeles, California. With Stefan Schäfer.

2013 This Will Destroy That! at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California. With Yasmin Gibson.

2013 Is Antwerp F**ked at St. Lucas Antwerp, Belgium. With Stefan Schäfer.

2012 Publication Workshop at 72University, 72 and Sunny, Los Angeles, California.

2007 Willem Augustus at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California.

2007 Willem Augustus at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California.


GRANTS

2012 Faculty Development Grant, OTIS College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California.


RESIDENCIES

2012 M4 Wisselatelier, Tetterode, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


AWARDS

2012 AIGA 365: 50/50 Best Book Award

2012 Graphis Design Award

2012 Print Magazine Regional Design Annual

2012 Mohawk Paper Best in Show Award

2011 OTIS College of Art and Design Award of Leadership Excellence

2010 Graphis Poster Award

2007 Art Directors Club New York Award

2007 AIGA 365: 50/50 Best Book Award

2007 How International Design Award

2006 SXSW Interactive Festival Award

2005 Alternative Pick Award


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2020 Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California. Faculty in M.F.A Graphic Design.

2016-2019 Adjunct Professor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. Faculty in M.F.A. ComD. Curriculum Coordinator for theory seminar courses.

2016-2019 Adjunct Associate Professor, Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, New York. Faculty in B.F.A. program.

2016-2017 Adjunct Associate Professor, The City College of the City University of New York, New York City. Faculty in B.F.A. program.

2016-2017 Visiting Lecturer, Parsons, The New School, New York City. Faculty in B.F.A. Art, Media and Technology program.

2016-2018 Adjunct Associate Professor, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, New York. Faculty in B.F.A. Design program and Arts Abroad program.

2014-2016 Docent Level 13 (Academic ranking for Netherlands, pre-rank to Assistant Professor), HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, The Netherlands. Faculty in M.A. Design program and B.F.A. Design program.

2007-2014 Full-time Associate Professor, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. Founding faculty in M.F.A. Graphic Design program and core faculty in B.F.A. Comm Arts program.

2004-2006 Teaching Assistant, University of California Los Angeles.

Design | Media Arts B.F.A. program.


COURSES TAUGHT

California College of the Arts

Graduate

Typography II (Fall 2020)

Motion (Fall 2020)


Pratt Institute

Graduate

Graduate Seminar A (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2019)

Graduate Seminar B (Fall 2017, 2018 Fall 2019)

Design Writing (Spring 2019, Spring 2018)

Typography I (Fall 2017)

Thesis I (Fall 2019)

Thesis Research (Spring 2019)

Thesis Production + Exhibition (Spring 2017, 2018)

Thesis Resource (Spring 2017)

Undergraduate

Graphic Design 3 (Summer 2017)


Queens College

Undergraduate

Design Thinking (Fall 2018, Winter 2018)

Design 3 (Fall 2018, Winter 2018)

Design 2 (Winter 2019)

Design 1 (Fall 2016, 2017, Spring 2017, 2018, Fall 2019)

Typography 1 (Fall 2016, 2017, Spring 2017, 2018, Fall 2019)

Mentor: Teaching Assistants (Independent Study) (Fall 2017, 2018, Spring 2017, 2018)


Parsons

Undergraduate

Portfolio and Process (Spring 2017)


State University of New York at Purchase

Undergraduate

Word and Image III (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)

Media and Design, Arts Abroad Program (Fall 2017, Spring 2018)


City University of New York

Undergraduate

Typography I (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)


University of the Arts Utrecht

Graduate

Editorial Design (Master in Media Design) (Spring 2015)

Thesis (Master in Media Design) (Spring 2015)

Undergraduate

Graphic Design I (Fall 2014, Spring 2014)

Graphic Design III (Fall 2014, Spring 2015)

Graphic Design IV (Fall 2015)

Thesis Exhibition (Fall 2014, Spring 2015)

Thesis (Fall 2014, Spring 2015)

Concept Development (Spring 2015)

Media Fluency (Spring 2014)

Professional Skills (Spring 2015)

Imagining Tomorrow (Spring 2015)

The New Designer (Fall 2015)


Otis College of Art and Design

Graduate

Theory and Innovation I (Summer 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Theory and Innovation II (Summer 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Theory and Innovation II (Summer 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Graduate Seminar I (Spring 2011)

Graduate Seminar II (Spring 2010, 2011)

Graduate Seminar III (Spring 2010)

Mentorship (Spring 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Advancing the Discipline (Summer 2008,

Advanced Image Making (Spring 2009)

Identity and Systems (Fall 2013)

Directed Studies - Offsite Belgium (Spring 2014)

Directed Studies - Offsite Netherland (Spring 2015, 2016)

Undergraduate

Communication Studio II (Spring 2008)

Communication Studio III (Fall 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Communication Studio IV (Spring 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Typography III (Fall 2007, 2008)

Typography IV (Spring 2008, 2009)

Advanced Image Making (Spring 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Design for Advertising (Fall 2012, 2013)

Identity and Systems (Fall 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Practicum (Fall 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Spring 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Final Project (Fall 2008)

Senior Project/Seminar (Spring 2010, 2011)

Internship (Spring 2010)

Directed study: Signage (Fall 2008)


University of California Los Angeles

(Teaching Assistant)

Undergraduate

Letterforms and Typography (Fall 2004, 2005, Spring 2006)

Design (Spring 2005)


PUBLICATIONS


Journal Articles

Greener Grass is Growing: Vampiric Technologies and the Anthropocene. Precog. Volume 4, Empire Vampire. New York City, New York, 2018.


The Franchise of the Self: Envisioning the Creative Worker Through Biopolitics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 2016.


Conference Proceedings


The Franchise of the Self: Envisioning the Creative Worker Through Biopolitics, presented during the Post-Society and Financial Exsanguination session at the 4th International Association for Visual Culture Biennial Conference, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 2016.



Chapters


A. Skip the Intro. St. Lucas Univ. College of Art and Design, Antwerp, Belgium, 2015.


Publications with visual work featured

David Mayes. Typecraft Design Library. Los Angeles, California. Typecraft, 2012.

The Shoplifters. Actual Source, 2012.

Beautiful/Decay. Los Angeles, California: Feral Children Productions, 2011.

Print Regional Design Annual 2011. New York, NY: RC Publications, 2011.

Graphis Design Annual 2010, Pedersen, B. Martin. New York: Graphis, 2010.

Typeface: Classic Typography for Contemporary Design. Riggs, Tamye. New York: Princeton Architectural, 2009.

The Graphic Eye: Photographs by Graphic Designers from around the Globe. Bucher, Stefan G. San Francisco: Chronicle, 2009.

365; AIGA Year in Design 29. Chronicle, Books Staff. N.p.: Chronicle LLC, 2009.

Graphis Poster Annual ‘08/’09. Pedersen, B. Martin., and Anna Carnick. New York: Graphis, 2008.

ADC LXXXVI: Art Directors Annual : The Best of Visual Communications around the Globe. Davis, Myrna. Mies: RotoVision, 2007.

Diksas, Journal for Art. Los Angeles, California, 2007.

1000 Bags, Tags and Labels: Distinctive Designs for Every Industry. Eldridge, Kiki. Gloucester (Massachusetts): Rockport, 2006.


Books designed

Fabricating Plasticity, Heather Roberge, Routledge Press, (In Progress).

Chronicles of the Lost, Murray Bowles, (In Progress).

HKU Graphic Design, graduation book, 2014.

This Will Destroy That!, exhibition catalogue, 2013. With Hazel Mandujano.

University of Southern California School of Architecture IDWRK, 2011.

University of Southern California School of Architecture IDWRK, 2010.

University of Southern California School of Architecture IDWRK, 2009. With Erin Hauber.

University of Southern California School of Architecture IDNWS, 2009.

New Wight Biennial, UCLA, 2007 (Willem Augustus).

University of California Los Angeles MFA Fine Arts, 2006 (Willem Augustus).

OTIS College of Art and Design BFA, 2008. With Yasmin Gibson.

Polar Inertia, Los Angeles Dept. Cultural Affairs, 2006 (Willem Augustus).

Dirty Southland, UCLA D|MA, 2006.


ACADEMIC SERVICE

Pratt Institute

2019 Curricular lead on Design Writing, 1st and 2nd year MFA theory seminar courses.

2019 Graduate Communication Design program assessment lead.

2019 Graduate Communication Design peer review committee, two tenure cases.

2018 Curricular lead  1st year MFA theory seminar courses.

2018 Curricular advisement team for new program.

2017 Faculty lead for VR development project with MFA students, awarded corporate funding.

2017 Advisement Typography Curriculum


SUNY Purchase

2017 Curricular lead for media design courses for Arts Abroad Program.

HKU University of the Arts Utrecht

2015 Developed international education program plan for graphic design department.

2015 Developed and led study abroad program.

2014 Developed and led study abroad program.

2014 Curricular advisement committee for new graphic design curriculum.


OTIS College of Art and Design

2013-2016 Developed international mentorship and travel study program in the Netherlands, Belgium for MFA graphic design department.

2008-2013 Curriculum coordinator for MFA Graphic Design.

2007-2012 Curriculum coordinator for BFA Communication Arts.

2008-2013 Faculty Senate.

2012 Faculty advancement Rank and Promotion committee.

2012 Developed planning for new media and digital technologies curriculum in BFA Communication Arts.

2011 Institutional development committee.

2010 Full-time faculty search committee.

2009 Curriculum development committee.

2008 As founding full-time faculty of MFA in Graphic Design created, developed and wrote curriculum for theory track.

2007 Founded OTIS AIGA chapter.

2007 Founded and co-organized Junior exhibition with colleague Jessica Wexler at off-site gallery locations.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017-2019 Lead Ambassador, Innovation Center for Design Excellence, New York City. Jury selection and administration for design competition.

2017-2019 Senior Advisor, INT Design Institute, Chongqing, China. Advising emerging design institute on art and design curriculum.

2013-2018 Executive Producer, Steps the film, Los Angeles and New York City. Executive production for database driven narrative online film / platform.

2014 Dutch / English Translation for typographer Hansje van Halem’s book Sketchbook and English subtitles for design filmmaker Erwin Slegers’ film Het Nieuwe Ontwerp Landschap

2009-2012 Co-founder / resident curator, Strangeways Academy, Los Angeles. Creative co-working and project space. Collaboration with designer Ana Llorente.

2006-2009 Co-founder, Studio Willem Augustus, Los Angeles. Graphic design studio. Collaboration with Dutch designer Willem Henri Lucas.

2004-2006 Senior Designer, Konnect Design, Los Angeles. Studio specializing in cultural clients.

2004-2020 Principal, Studio Davey Whitcraft, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and New York. Creative studio designing for multiple contexts, design research and cultural strategy. Selected clients and collaborators: MTV/Aaron Koblin, Tech. Dir. Google Creative Labs, 72 and Sunny, ACE Hotel, City of Los Angeles, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Architecture+Design Museum Los Angeles, Museum of Architecture and Design Slovenia, Telic Gallery, Design Matters Gallery, American Institute of Graphic Arts, University of Southern California, University of California Irvine, University of California Los Angeles, University of California Santa Cruz, Otis College of Art and Design, HKU Academy of the Arts Utrecht, Saint Lucas School of the Arts Antwerp.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Atlantic Gallery, New York, New York

American Institute of Graphic Arts, Founder of Otis College of Art and Design chapter, Member since 2003


SKILLS

Linux OS

Open source creative software - image editing, page layout, vector drawing, video editing

Adobe Creative Suite

Risograph printer


LANGUAGES

English, native speaker

Dutch, Level A2 Certification

German, some familiarity


CONTINUING EDUCATION

2021 Artist Programs, San Francisco Artists Network, San Francisco, California

2020 Non-Objective Painting, Color and Design, Art Students League, New York, New York

2019 Free, a design education workshop, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.

2019 Metal working, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

2019 Machine Shop Practice, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

2017 Free, a design education workshop, Otis College, Los Angeles, California.

2015 Das Arts Feedback Method Workshop, Utrecht, Netherlands.

2015 Open Library / Raspberry Pi Workshop, Utrecht, Netherlands.

2014 Kaos Pilot Workshop, Utrecht, Netherlands.