Rebecca Mackay Rosen Carlisle
Avid creative in love with bright ideas, sound concepts, happy accidents, messy experiments, arts & crafts, Illustrator, Photoshop, clean code, thoughtful writing, engaging design, memorable lessons and transformative learning experiences.
Education & licensure
Oregon & Washington Teaching Licenses
Middle and High School authorizations, Art and Language Arts endorsements — 2011
Master of Arts in Teaching
Pacific University — Forest Grove, OR — Spring 2011
Courses in illustration, printing and the arts at PNCA, Newspace Center for Photography, IPRC and Oblation — Portland, OR — ongoing
Certificate in Digital Media for Print and Web
Moore College of Art and Design — Philadelphia, PA — Summer 2006
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
University of Massachusetts — Amherst, MA — Spring 2004
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts
Greenfield Community College — Greenfield, MA — Spring 2001
Designer, Illustrator & writer — Freelance — ongoing since 2002
Design and produce websites, blogs, emails and identity. Illustrate book covers, logos, portraits, information design and other collateral. Retouch photography. Write and edit copy. Design, edit, art direct, typeset and produce books, journals, manuscripts and other publications. Work with an assortment of design firms, photography studios, publishers, non-profits, small businesses and individuals. Manage contracts, timelines, budgets and invoicing. Use industry leading software, as well as traditional handcrafting techniques.
Designer & Marketing Coordinator — PECI — Portland, OR — 1/10 to 5/10
Design brochures, brand identity, point of purchase, direct marketing and other creative collateral for a Portland-based company dedicated to green energy initiatives. Illustrate icons and other supporting graphics. Procure quotes and work with vendors to see print pieces through to completion.
Production Artist & Asset Manager — Second Story — Portland, OR — 6/08 to 9/09
Retouch, manipulate and produce diverse graphic assets for award winning design firm focused on educational interactive and video experiences at museums and cultural institutions. Assist lead designers with illustration and design. Manage, curate and archive studio and project related assets throughout all phases of development.
Art Director — Virso — Portland, OR — 6/07 to 3/08
Design company website and identity. Design identity, websites, blogs and emails for numerous non-profits and small businesses. Hire and manage staff. Determine project workflow. Conduct client meetings.
Web Designer — Expensewatch — Conshohocken, PA — 6/06 to 3/07
Design, build and maintain company website. Improve SEO via keyword placement and designing and building microsites. Design and produce newsletters, emails, direct mail and webcasts.
Associate Website Editor — 1&1 — Chesterbrook, PA — 2/06 to 6/06
Manage content of the U.S. website for international web hosting company. Ensure accurate visual and textual reflection of the 1&1 brand and latest marketing campaign. Travel to and collaborate with offices abroad in Germany and England.
Content Specialist — Lightsky — Philadelphia, PA — 4/05 to 2/06
Help produce and maintain websites for small businesses, non-profit clients and school districts. Write and edit client copy, ensure SEO, write briefs, manipulate images, conduct client training, help determine site architecture and critique design mock-ups.
Art Teacher — Ridgefield High School — Ridgefield, WA — 8/11 to present
Develop curriculum and teach Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, 3D Design, Illustration, and Advanced Art in mixed age and ability art classroom. Teach a sophomore advisory class. Co-teach Graphic Design. Faculty advisor for after school Art Club. Manage all associated budget, materials, accommodations, discipline, and classroom concerns.
Observation & Student Teaching Practicum — Lincoln High School & George Middle School — Portland, OR — 9/10 to 6/11
At George, teach printmaking & design unit on Japanese "mon" crests as well as Chinese watercolor landscape painting unit in mixed age and ability art classroom. Teach creative writing unit on poetry in 7th grade language arts classroom. At Lincoln, teach relief printmaking in beginning and advanced 2D art classes, and a felting workshop in "IB Interdisciplinary Art." Additionally, observe numerous experienced teachers practicing their craft. Interact with students, parents, faculty, administrators and staff.
Classroom Assistant — Albina Youth Opportunity School — Portland, OR — 10/09 to 12/09
Assist high school English teacher in "Middle Eastern Literature" and "Business Pathways" classes. Tutor, mentor and motivate students in an alternative high school for at-risk youth. Provide desktop publishing advice and art instruction for student calendar project.
Group Leader — Norris Square Neighborhood Project — Philadelphia, PA — 9/04 to 5/05
Lead teacher for fourth grade classroom in an after school program for at-risk and impoverished youth primarily of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. Manage classroom of eighteen students. Create and implement lesson plans and activities. Guide student learning and homework time. Meet with parents to discuss behavioral and educational problems and successes. Attend United Way sponsored teacher education seminars. Mentor high school and university student volunteers.
Teaching Assistant — University of Massachusetts — Amherst, MA — Fall 2003
Attend lectures, hold office hours, tutor students and grade essays for Psych 305: "Educational Psychology."
Tutor — Amherst Regional Middle School — Amherst, MA — Fall 2001
Assist students with learning disabilities in Math, Science, English and Social Studies classrooms. Tutor in an after school homework club for students who speak English as a second language. Mentor students in an after school program where students could socialize, play games, or make arts and crafts.
Classroom Assistant — Horace Mann Elementary School — Iowa City, IA — Fall 1999
Assist lead teacher in a class designed to prepare students with physical disabilities or behavioral problems for conventional kindergarten.
Essays & Reviews
"Bernadette Mayer." "The Golden Book of Words by Bernadette Mayer." "Joe Brainard." "I Remember by Joe Brainard." "The Vermont Notebook by John Ashbery and Joe Brainard." Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets. Ed. Terence Diggory. New York: Facts on File, Inc. (2009): 310-312, 199-200, 70-71, 247-248, 487-488.
Review of Coming After, by Alice Notley. Rain Taxi 10.3 (Fall 2005): 35.
Review of Joe: A Memoir of Joe Brainard, by Ron Padgett. Rain Taxi 9.4 (Winter 2004): 15.
"Condense Roundly." Matchbook 1 (2004): 14-15.
"Men (& Women)." Cant 1 (2004): np.
"21 Rue Messageries." Cre:activity (U.K.) Summer 2003: np.
"It is raining petals." La Voz (Spain) Summer 2003: np.
"You are little and the clouds are so large." Paragraph 23 (Summer 2003): 17.
"Morning Song." "Poem for John Wieners." baffling combustions 1 (2003): np.
"Morning Song." Can We Have Our Ball Back 11 (2002): np.
Readings & exhibits
"Imminent Perception." Albina Press: Portland, Oregon, August-September 2012.
"Specimen." Mississippi Health Center: Portland, Oregon, May-June 2011.
"Postal." Jinx Art Space: Bellingham, Washington, February 2011.
"Survival Knife." Bushwick Studios: Brooklyn, New York, May 2010.
Gallery TK: Northampton, Massachusetts, July 2004.
Twilight Tea Lounge: Brattleboro, Vermont, May 2004.
"Junior/Senior Show." University of Massachusetts: Amherst, Massachusetts, May 2004.
Wordsworth Books: Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 2003.
Harvard Square Summer Poetry Festival: Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 2002.
Awards & Affiliations
Oregon Reading Association member.
Presenter at 2011 conference on a panel about literacy integration.
Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society, 2011.
Kappa Delta Pi Counselor's Scholarship Recipient, 2011.
National Art Education Association member. Attended 2011 conference.
Oregon Art Education Association member. Attended 2010 conference.
Adobe MAX Awards, AIGA Annual Design Competition, American Association of Museums Muse Awards, Communication Arts Interactive Design Annual, HOW Interactive Design Awards, Print Magazine Creativity & Commerce, Rosey Awards, Self Service Excellence Awards, Time Magazine 50 Best Websites: awarded to Second Story for projects on which I played an integral role, 2008 through 2009.
Class of 1940 Creative Writing Award: University of Massachusetts, May 2004.
Short Fiction Competition: Hull University (U.K.), April 2003.
Dean's List: University of Massachusetts, 2001 through 2004.
Dean's List: Greenfield Community College, 2000 through 2001.