Dennis P Jordan


  • Raised in a good catholic home in the SF Bay area. Educated in a catholic school where I colored outside the lines and a saint halos were always rainbows. I combine religion, art, and found objects to create new collage assemblages that contrast several influences to create new ways of expression and insights. By layering together completely different objects and inspirations, creating my artwork enables me to use my accumulation of thrift store finds combined with life experiences. This is a new direction for my artwork, the addition of found objects and 3d elements. My work at times reflects my personal experience as a schoolboy in parochial school. These three artworks, and my other collage assemblages, are all connected, and reflect struggles with my religion. View more at
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    Work Experience



  • Instructed 500 students in art K- 8, drawing, painting and collage, including special needs students. 
  • Assisted in math, science and technology classrooms
  • Provide instruction by which students develop aesthetic concepts and appreciation. Provide individual and small-group instruction
  • Demonstrate techniques in activities such as drawing, painting, and modeling, using standard and
  • teacher-prepared instructional aides. Proficient in various crafts, clay, stained glass and paper
  • Adapt the curriculum to the needs of students with varying intellectual and artistic abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities
  • Classroom presentations to students K-8, demonstrating the importance of art
  • Teach knowledge and skills in art, including crafts, drawing, painting, lettering, design,
  • commercial art, art history, and three-dimensional art, and other appropriate learning activities
  • Provided classroom instruction for K-8 grade students in multiple subject areas:Math, Science, Visual Arts;
    assisted teacher with academic instruction and the implementation of Individual Education Program (IEP). 
    ·Highly skilled in using assessment data to recalibrate curriculum.
    ·Taught lesson plans and utilized collaborative learning styles.



  • Trained staff sales associates on retail store operations, use of computers and office equipment
  •  Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills to ensure smooth daily operations and prompt resolution of issues, improving customer service. Provide motivation and evaluation to foster staff development
  • Team leader, Manager, and supervisor for 5 store locations & provided conflict resolution to store staff members
  • Mentor younger staff members for supervisory positions
  • Excellent customer service skills and positive attitude as demonstrated by receiving employee/business of the month in Gig Harbor as voted by the community



  • Created and designs graphics for layout of posters, slides, overhead transparencies, newsletters, brochures, booklets, flyers and logos as requested by client using traditional and computer graphic methods.
  • Led interoffice 5-member team to develop and implement neighborhood (Gig Harbor) wide advertising strategy for  CIMI (copyit mailit) brand
  • Use computer software to generate new images in Photoshop.  Mark up, paste, and assemble final layouts to prepare layouts for printer using Adobe CS3 InDesign
  • Worked with word processing, desktop publishing and communications through social media. Updated company websites, created and maintained blogs .
  • Independently developing unique artistic designs in Photoshop, developed charts and graphs with Excel, and created technical art work for business, construction and industrial, academic and research applications.
  • Experienced using professional grade digital cameras, presentation graphic software programs; operate high-end printers, scanners, copiers  and  preparing layouts and designs for projects.

  • education

    Pacific Lutheran University

    1991 – 1994

    B.A.E.  Bachelors of Art In Education – Major In Elementary Education. 
    Undergraduate Fellow in School of Education and Jimmy Knudsen Memorial Scholarship
    GPA: 3.5