D’Arcy Monforte Biography

T’ai Chi

Sifu/Teacher/Instructor 2012–present

Lead 15-week, Introduction to Yang Style T’ai Chi Chuan, including warm-up exercises. These cover bringing awareness to the breath, stretching, balancing, and a brief Qigong exercise.

Red Lotus School of Movement
Salt Lake City, Utah
www.redlotusschool.com

T’ai Chi Chuan Student/Player 2006–present

Student of Sifu Jerry Gardner
A continual learning of Middle Length Yang Style, comprising approximately 80 postures, sitting exercises including breathing, stretching and meditation, qigong exercises, straight sword form, and push hands. Assist the various sifus in their classes, substitute teacher as requested.

Red Lotus School of Movement
Salt Lake City, Utah
www.redlotusschool.com

T’ai Chi Chuan Student 2001–2004

Student of Sifu Connie Zhang
T’ai Chi Chuan Chen style and straight sword form.

Portland Community College
Portland, Oregon
www.pcc.edu

Calligraphy

Calligraphy 2004–present

Utah Calligraphic Artist’s guild member. Monthly meetings as well as workshops to practice and have fun learning many western hands and calligraphy related projects. Designed, wrote and produced guild newsletter.

www.utahcalligraphicartists.com

Tibetan Calligraphy April 2014

Taught by master calligrapher Tashi Mannox.

Conway, MA
www.tashimannox.com

In-depth Tibetan Calligraphy August 2015

Taught by master calligrapher Tashi Mannox.

Hay-on-Wye, England
www.tashimannox.com

Employment

Senior Graphic Designer 2007–present

Design and layout of newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, posters, and various branded items from lip balm to vehicle graphics as needed, using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat.

ARUP Laboratories
Salt Lake City, Utah
www.aruplab.com

Graphic Designer 2007

Pagination and ad design of small format, regional yellow pages, using QuarkXpress.

Utah Yellow Pages
Salt Lake City, Utah

Graphic Designer 2006

Layout and pagination of various construction-related magazines and directories.

McGraw-Hill publishing
Salt Lake City, Utah 

Web and Graphic Designer 1998–2004

Logo/letterhead/business card and user-interface design for various job-development programs. Programs included Adobe Creative Suite

Worksystems Inc.
Portland, Oregon
www.worksystems.org

Education

BA Graphic Design 2001

Portland State University
Portland, Oregon

Wing Chun Kung Fu 2009-2015

Student of Sifu Jerry Gardner
2015 earned Second Level Black Sash, 2013 became disciple to Sifu Jerry Gardner, Tenth Level Black Sash in Wing Chun Kung-fu. Learning this martial art that leverages power from the body’s structure rather than from pure muscle strength. Stretches, warm-up exercise, and sitting meditation form the basis of our training. Basic techniques and partner drills build confidence for further development and more complex techniques.

Red Lotus School of Movement
Salt Lake City, Utah
www.redlotusschool.com