Meri Brin meri *at* meribrin.com
Academy of Art University
Teacher – Printmaking Department June ’11 – Present
Teach Silkscreen, Monotype, Book Arts, and Introductory Printmaking class. Onsite and online teacher; re-build online classes, including video demonstrations. Build and run a new class “Zines: Reproduction Techniques for Communication and Expression”.
Studio Manager – Printmaking Department July ’06 – June ’11
Manage the studio facilities, arrange and balance budgets and oversee work-study helpers. Design the posters to market classes and events, and create informational signage for classrooms. Teach Workshops, Art Experience (High School summer program), introductory level Printmaking and Silkscreen classes.
San Francisco Center for the Book Sept 2018 – Present
Instructor, Introduction to the Risograph and Risograph Project Lab.
Feb ‘02 – Present
Design, research, production, layout, management, marketing, editorial production, silkscreen printing, art-for-hire, and teaching for Chronicle Books, the California Society of Printmakers, Pravic zine, Aviary Press, Mission Grafica, Gingko Design, Mobile Arts Platform, Tinhorn Public Works, Scott Wall Photography, Black Cat Design, and Sin and Syntax (Broadway Books).
One Media Aug ’00 – July ‘01
Associate Photo Editor
Researched photography for print magazine and accompanying website. Acquired images, researched photographers and illustrators, assigned freelance projects. Logged and tracked artwork, scanned and resized images, and assisted with selections. Assisted Photo Editor with coordinating photo shoots and reviewing talent. Hired interns and oversaw daily tasks.
Smart Matter, Inc. Oct ’99 – May ‘00
Helped start-up toy company with all operations. Implemented office set-up, computer backups and supply purchasing. Developed and executed accounting procedures. Provided President with industry research. Assisted Design and Engineering department with purchasing, testing, and fabrication. Designed, edited, photographed imagery for and maintained and implemented company web site.
Conde Nast Publications Jan ‘99 – Oct ‘99
Negotiated article syndication rights to publishers. Reviewed television and movie requests for set dressing. Tracked articles syndicated via outside sources and disbursed payments to writers.
Wired Ventures/Wired Books/HardWired Feb ‘95 – Jan ‘99
Operations Manager – Associate Editor/Assistant to the Publisher
Managed freelance publicists and facilitated publicity campaigns. Wrote press releases and sales presentations. Scheduled author interviews. Maintained vendor relationships. Proofread layouts. Managed shipping process for domestic and foreign distributors. Facilitated bi-annual royalty statements and payments to authors. Conducted research and wrote contributing essays for books and website including Reality Check (HardWired). Collaborated with editorial team on book conceptualization. Solicited, read, and analyzed book proposals. Negotiated reprint, photography and text permissions. Oversaw author contracts. Facilitated the conception and initial design of web site and provided site copy.
Fixated Press ‘19 – Present
Independent press creating zines, artist books, and Risograph prints. Available on Etsy and through Quimby’s. Original and collaborative content often focused on cats, other animals, and food-related travel.
Fixed Orifice Press ‘06 – ’19
Small-run press that sells handmade journals, prints, postcards and t-shirts. Design, silkscreen, bind, letterpress and relief print all items as well as shoot photography for projects and marketing use. Fixed Orifice Press sold at Maker Fair in 2007, Rose and Radish in Hayes Valley and The Lab in the Mission.
Decease ’04 – ‘05
A ‘zine about “the culture of death” which was created, curated, edited and designed by Meri Brin. Decease debuted at APE in San Francisco and was sold online and in a few small boutique stores across the U.S.
Goodbye Doggy ’01 – ‘05
An art and music project with an interactive website that includes songs, a text adventure game, handmade products, a comic strip and fortune teller. Conceived the initial character and logo, played bass and keyboards on the music, created illustrations and graphics for the website, implemented and managed online sales.
Articles for E Design, Wired, Street Tech and Bunnyhop.
Academy of Art University ’02 – ‘06
BFA with a major in Printmaking and additional studies in Graphic Design and Book Arts.
Continuing Education: Graphic Design including typography; Fashion sewing and construction.