skills:
Adobe Suite
Web Design, html and CC.
Coding: Arduino, Processing. 
Book Design and Binding
Screen Printing
Lithography
Block Printing
Illustration
Logo Design and Branding
Wood and Metal Work
Any gallery work

exhibitions:
BFA Senior Exhibition, Diboll Gallery, 2018. 
Scully Scholarship and Mark Grote Show, 2018.
PARSE’s Southeastern Louisiana Juried ­Exhibition, 2017.
Clusterfunk, group show, Curator, 2017.
PARSE’s Southeastern Louisiana Juried ­Exhibition, Curator, 2016.
Tiny Objects, Curator, 2016.
Clusterfunk, group show, Curator, 2016.
Clusterfunk, group show, Curator, 2015.
Clusterfunk, group show, 2014.

readings: 
1932 Broadway Reading Series, New Orleans 2016-17.
The Next Lit Fest, Denver 2016-17.
2Tender4House (lit fest), New Orleans 2017. 
Big Heckin' Tour, North America 2017.
1718 Reading Series, New Orleans 2016. 

references:
Mark Grote- Loyola University. wmgrote@gmail.com
Fae Gehringer- tenderness, lit. gehringercat@gmail.com
Ricardo Barba- PARSE. writetomeanyday@gmail.com 

contact:
zoe.blair302@gmail.com
860.617.1780
tendernessyea.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

education:
Loyola University New Orleans: GPA 3.85, Magna Cum Laude.

Bachelors of Fine Arts
Art History Minor

experience:
project manager at Jewel Box Platinum 2018 to present
Jewel Box Platinum (jewelboxplatinum.com) is one of the three companies in the United States that fabricates RIAA certified gold and platinum awards. At JBP, I work with record labels and artist management teams to help them design custom awards for their artists or order standard awards for others involved in the project. From there, I interface with our production team and oversee that the order is completed correctly and on time. Through this job I’ve learned a lot about custom framing, as that is the foundation of the company, as well as the music industry in Los Angeles. 

assistant graphic designer at Manuka Textiles 2018 to present
Manuka Textiles (manukatextiles.com) is an up and coming ­wallpaper company in Los Angeles that specializes in hand drawn, silk screened wallpapers. I recently started working with the head designer and help her keep their shopify website updated, write copy for products, oversee our social media presence, as well as create content to populate our platforms.Currently this position is ­extremely part-time and will not interfere with other opportunities. 

co-founder and head designer of tenderness lit 2016 to present
Tenderness Lit is an online literary magazine and publishing house that focuses on publishing the work of LGBTQ and POC ­writers. I oversee website and book design, illustrations, and what we ­publish. Since launching in 2017, we have published more than 100 authors in our online magazine as well as 10 print books, all of which were designed and bound by myself. Find out more at tendernesslit.com.

studio assistant to sculptor Mark Grote 2014 to 2017
Ran administrative and studio happenings for artist Mark Grote at Loyola University, including work in the wood and metal shops as well as organizing the office and library. It was my responsibility to organize and coordinate with other assistants, as well as set up meetings, appointments, design print media for events and exhibitions, and keep track of scheduling. 

curatorial assistant at PARSE gallery 2016 to 2017
Helped to curate exhibitions as well as the prep work leading up to them at local New Orleans gallery space PARSE. At PARSE, I learned how to properly prepare a gallery for an exhibition, building and spackling walls, laying them out, as well as the actual hanging process.  Working closely with their in house graphic designer, I designed many print materials for their exhibitions.

untitled visual arts collective
President from 2016 to 2018. As a collective we organize and curate shows at Loyola University as well as the greater New Orleans area with the intention of fostering a community for young artists. With Untitled, I curated 8 exhibitions throughout the course of my college career, as well as set up events for students and locals alike, including late night crafting sessions and sales, lectures, and demonstrations. 

exhibition assistant at AIGA New Orleans 2015
Worked with Betsy Vardell and Jessica Helfand of Design Observer at their 2015 book exhibition at AIGA New Orleans.