Hi, I'm Chelsea!


I'm a UX/UI designer and multimedia artist from Cleveland, OH. Beginning in cello performance, and since focusing on photography, video, audio production, and design, I've built my career on my lifelong love of learning and experimentation.

I believe in creating helpful and exciting user experiences backed by elegant interfaces.

With a strong foundation in fine art, I hold an MFA in Multimedia & Audio Production from Massachusetts College of Art & Design and a BFA in Photography & Video from Cleveland Institute of Art. I'm currently finishing up my certification in UX/UI Design from Springboard.

My work has been exhibited at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA, and The Center for New Media Culture in Riga, Latvia. 

I currently live in Pittsburgh, PA where I work remotely in UX/UI, graphic design, and digital marketing. In my free time, I play cello and rock climb!

Download my resume here. 

Education

2021 

User Experience/User Interface Design Certificate Program, Springboard


2019

MFA in Multimedia, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA


2017

BFA in Photography + Video, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH


Exhibitions

2019

MassArt Masters Thesis Exhibition (pt. 2), Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA

44,320 Mass Art MFA Thesis Show, Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA


2018

2nd Year Collective, Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA


2017

Maps of Placelessness (BFA Thesis Show), Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

American Fiber, The Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH


2016

Dissimilarity, Ann & Norman Roulet Student & Alumni Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

The Peer Show, Cleveland Print Room, Cleveland, OH

Waterloo Juried Arts Exhibition, Waterloo Arts Gallery, Cleveland, OH

NEO Student Show, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Landscapes: Nature and Social Interaction, John F. Seiberling GalleryPeninsula, OH

70th Annual Student Independent Exhibition, CIA's Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland, OH


2015

Happened Then, Happening Now, Forum Artspace at W. 78th St. Studios, Cleveland, OH


2013

Black Friday Anti-Capitalist Collective, Doubting Thomas Gallery, Tremont, OH


Productions

Strawberry Forever (2020)  — Score

Sink (2019) — Sound Designer

Exordium (2019) — Sound Recordist

The Landlord (2019) — Sound Recordist


Awards + Presentations

2020 

Lunch on Friday Lecture Series, Strawberry Forever, with Jacob Koestler and Michael McDermit

2019

Lunch on Friday  Lecture Series, 44, 320, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

RIXC Un/Green: Naturally Artificial Intelligences, Lecturer on 44,320, Riga, Latvia 

44,320 Lecture for Jane D. Marsching's Sustainability Studio, Mass Art, Boston, MA

Media Matters Panel for the Continuing Education Department, Mass Art, Boston, MA


2018

RIXC Global Control Art & Science FestivalPresenter on Kemeri Bog, Riga, Latvia


2017

Third Agnes Gund Memorial Scholarship for Travel


2016

Joyce Seid ‘77 Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Photography, The Cleveland Institute of Art

Prizm Sponsorship Award70th Student Independent Exhibition, The Cleveland Institute of Art


2013

Gund Family Scholarship, The Cleveland Institute of Art



Press

cleveland.com

hyperallergic

wired

public broadcasting of latvia

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