I love sharing my experience and story with others. 

If you would like to have me come speak at your conference, event or school.
Please get in touch. 

Talk Videos

WMC FEST 5 Cleveland, OH / 2014
A+D Lecture Series Columbia College, Chicago, IL / 2014 

Past Talks

Keynote Speaker, WeMake Celebrates
Portland, OR | Oct 2015

Keynote Speaker, Visual Arts Day, Arts Unlimited of Township High School District 214
Arlington Heights, IL | Oct 2015

Artist Talk, Museum of Contemporary Photography
Chicago, IL | Sept 2012

Artist Lecture, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI | Nov 2012

Artist Lecture, Neche Collection Exhibition, Public Works Gallery
Chicago, IL | Dec 2011

Panel Discussion, Power in Numbers
Chicago, IL | 2010

Guest lecture in the Writing Department, Text Off the Page
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL | Oct 2009

Featured Talks

Weapons of Mass Creation
Cleveland, Ohio | August 2014

In this talk I discuss the influence of cultural history in my work as an Artist and Designer. I specifically look at my Neche Collection project as a way to discuss using history as a platform for making in a way that moves beyond nostalgia.
(Approx 30 mins.)


A+D Lecture Series, Columbia College
Chicago, IL | April 2014

In this lecture I discuss the intersection of Art, Design and Archeology in my work. I also discuss my background and path to becoming an Artist and Designer. 
(Approx 1 hour)

Apple Store, North Michigan Ave
Talk Title: From Passion to Profession
Chicago, IL | June 2013

In this talk I lays out specific strategies and risks I've taken in my career. 
(Approx 30mins.)