Curriculum Vitae


Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio Art, May 2009
Electronic Document Sciences Foundation Heidelberg USA Scholarship recipient
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
B.A. in Media Studies, May 2003
Awarded The Bernard Mays Prize for Ethics and Imagination in Media, May 2003
Autonomous University of Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico, Dickinson College Mexico Semester Program, January-June 2002


Proficient in Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver ; Wordpress ; MS Office
Skilled with both Mac and PC platforms
Skilled at using a broad range of scanning and printing equipment
Proficient in writing HTML and CSS code for the web
Experienced in implementing php, Javascript and AJAX
Proficient in reading, writing and speaking Spanish
Experienced in a broad range of professional writing
Experienced in digital audio and video editing using Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools and other software

Relevant Experience

Production Editor, 2011-present
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Edit and typeset books for publication; Edit photos, draw figures, and create infographics for TC Press titles

Artist In Residence, 2010-2011
Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
Participated in a one-year studio residency at the Lower East Side Printshop in Manhattan

Teaching Artist, 2010-2011
Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY
Implemented arts-enrichment workshops for elementary school kids in Brooklyn

Teaching Artist, 2009-2010
Art With A Heart, Baltimore, MD
Implemented arts enrichment workshops in schools, group homes and job training programs throughout the city

Afterschool Art Teacher, 2009-2010
Child First Authority/Ft. Worthington Elementary School, Baltimore, MD
Taught afterschool art classes to public school elementary students four days a week
Coordinated student projects including exhibits, stop motion animation movies and a collaborative comic book

Freelance Graphic Design, 2003-Present
New York, NY
Designed CD packaging, flyers, business cards, letterhead and other materials for individual clients

Co-Founder/Co-Editor/Writer, 2005-Present
Mildred Pierce Magazine Chicago, IL/New York, NY
Edit, design, finance and publish, along with a co-editor, an arts and culture print magazine
Distribute the publication online and through independent distributors and bookstores nationwide

Graduate Technician 2008-2009
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Printed digital films for screen printing and photolithography from an EPSON Stylus plotter printer
Helped students prepare and troubleshoot files for printing using Adobe CS3 and CS4 software

Press Operator/Layout Designer 2004-2007
Priority Press, Charlottesville, VA
Ran the production room for a small offset printing shop
Printed on and performed maintenance on 1-color A.B. Dick and 2-color Toko and Heidelberg presses
Performed bindery tasks such as folding, cutting, binding and padding and making digital plates
Design duties included digital prepress layout and design and web design

Arts & Entertainment Staff Writer/Associate Editor 1999-2003
Cavalier Daily student-run newspaper, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Conducted interviews, wrote reviews and edited stories for the Arts & Entertainment section of a daily student paper
Copyedited and prepared stories for print and the web using digital layout software

Research Assistant/Associate Producer 2003
With Good Reason Radio Program, Charlottesville, VA
Assisted in the production of the public radio program With Good Reason, broadcast on Virginia Public Radio
Duties included editing interviews, researching show topics, selecting music for the show, and scheduling guests

Art and Design Intern (through the Everett Public Service Internship Program) 2002
Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Sourced equipment and supplies for the maintenance of existing exhibits
Designed and fabricated new interactive exhibit components for children

Exhibitions (Group Shows)

2010 Concatenation/Disambiguation, Artscape 2010, Baltimore, MD
2010 Sign Language, Whole Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2010 Parts & Labor, Annex Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2009 Post Blank: Art from MICA's Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program, Fox Gallery Baltimore, MD
2007, 2008 Richmond Zine Fest, Richmond, VA
2006 Noisy Auction, Virginia Arts of the Book Center, Charlottesville, VA
2007 Cast Off Your Sloth, Cast Off Your Idylls, The Bridge PAI, Charlottesville, VA
2007 Fuzz, The Bridge PAI, Charlottesville, VA
2007 Raucous Auction, Virginia Arts of the Book Center, Charlottesville, VA
2007 Wood: Form vs. Function, The Bridge PAI, Charlottesville, VA
2008 Audio January, The Bridge PAI, Charlottesville, VA

Art Publications

2005 Mildred Pierce Magazine, Issue 1 (self-published, Megan Milks, John Bylander, eds.)
2006 Mildred Pierce Magazine, Issue 2
2008 Mildred Pierce Magazine, Issue 3 (Issue 4 forthcoming!!)
2007 Renovating the Milkcrate (self-published)
2008 Ladies of Collage (self-published)

Email Me: j(dot)bylander(at)gmail(dot)com. Check out the zine that I co-edit, Mildred Pierce .