teaching

My teaching is student-centered and based in dialog. Classes and projects emphasize exploration and process, challenging students to set goals, create original work, critique, and present professionally. My goal is to provide resources, skills, and opportunities to prepare all students for success. My current position is Campus Dean and Assoc. Professor of Graphic Design at the NYIT BFA/MFA program in Beijing, China. Previously, I taught graphic design in the United States for over 15 years. My teaching experience includes undergraduate and graduate graphic design, typography, design history, digital photo, professional communication, portfolio development, design management and direction, and art foundation. Scroll down to see graphic design student work.  Click here to see art foundation student work.

 

 
  Student Process Work    |    Introductory Symbols for Graphic Design     |    Process and thumbnail sketches for project to develop symbolic representation of objects and meaning

Student Process Work    |    Introductory Symbols for Graphic Design    |    Process and thumbnail sketches for project to develop symbolic representation of objects and meaning

 
  Symbol Logos   |    Introductory Symbols for Graphic Design      |    Symbols to represent objects, actions, meaning    |    Ink,  gouache, vector drawing, Adobe Illustrator

Symbol Logos   |    Introductory Symbols for Graphic Design    |    Symbols to represent objects, actions, meaning    |    Ink,  gouache, vector drawing, Adobe Illustrator

 
  Letterform Exercises    |    Introductory Typography    |     Transform glyphs to create original compositions. Ink, gouache, vector drawing    |    Adobe Illustrator

Letterform Exercises    |    Introductory Typography    |    Transform glyphs to create original compositions. Ink, gouache, vector drawing    |    Adobe Illustrator

 
  Letterform Exercises    |    Introductory Typography    |      Transform glyphs to create original compositions    |    Ink, gouache, vector drawing, Adobe Illustrator

Letterform Exercises    |    Introductory Typography    |    Transform glyphs to create original compositions    |    Ink, gouache, vector drawing, Adobe Illustrator

 
  Letterform 3D Exercises    |    Introductory Typography    |      Transform 2D compositions into 3D sculptural form    |    Museum board construction

Letterform 3D Exercises    |    Introductory Typography    |    Transform 2D compositions into 3D sculptural form    |    Museum board construction

 
  Typographic Semantics   |    Introductory Typography    |      Typeset words to visualize meaning    |    Ink and Adobe InDesign

Typographic Semantics   |    Introductory Typography    |    Typeset words to visualize meaning    |    Ink and Adobe InDesign

 
  Typeface Compositions     |    Introductory Typography    |      Promote and display a typeface using two spot colors    |    Adobe InDesign

Typeface Compositions     |    Introductory Typography    |    Promote and display a typeface using two spot colors    |    Adobe InDesign

 
  Creative Type Compositions    |    Introductory Typography    |      Typeset an essay to create composition, hierarchy, meaning    |    Adobe InDesign

Creative Type Compositions    |    Introductory Typography    |    Typeset an essay to create composition, hierarchy, meaning    |    Adobe InDesign

 
  Creative Type Compositions    |    Introductory Typography    |      Typeset an essay to create composition, hierarchy, meaning    |    Adobe InDesign

Creative Type Compositions    |    Introductory Typography    |    Typeset an essay to create composition, hierarchy, meaning    |    Adobe InDesign

 
  Image Type Semantics   |    Introductory Typography    |      Combine original photography and typesetting to create meaning  |    Adobe Photoshop & Adobe InDesign

Image Type Semantics   |    Introductory Typography    |    Combine original photography and typesetting to create meaning  |    Adobe Photoshop & Adobe InDesign

 
  Issue Billboard    |   Photo for Graphic Design    |      Art direct and shoot original photography, write copy for issue-based billboard  |    Adobe Photoshop & Adobe InDesign

Issue Billboard    |   Photo for Graphic Design    |    Art direct and shoot original photography, write copy for issue-based billboard  |    Adobe Photoshop & Adobe InDesign

 
  Water Conservation Poster    |    Intermediate Graphic Design    |      Black/white poster using original imagery to create water awareness for Spanish speaking audience

Water Conservation Poster    |    Intermediate Graphic Design    |    Black/white poster using original imagery to create water awareness for Spanish speaking audience

 
  Logo Design   |    Intermediate Graphic Design    |      Design logo/identity for local business

Logo Design   |    Intermediate Graphic Design    |    Design logo/identity for local business

 
  Magazine Advertisement    |    Photo for Graphic Design    |      Art direct and shoot original photography to create magazine ad layout for imaginary health product

Magazine Advertisement    |    Photo for Graphic Design    |    Art direct and shoot original photography to create magazine ad layout for imaginary health product

 
  Magazine Advertisement    |    Photo for Graphic Design    |      Art direct and shoot original photography to create magazine ad layout for imaginary health product

Magazine Advertisement    |    Photo for Graphic Design    |    Art direct and shoot original photography to create magazine ad layout for imaginary health product

 
  Identity and Branding Design    |    Advanced Graphic Design    |      Design logo and apply to a full identity system

Identity and Branding Design    |    Advanced Graphic Design    |    Design logo and apply to a full identity system

 
  Identity and Branding Design    |    Advanced Graphic Design    |      Design logo and apply to a full identity system

Identity and Branding Design    |    Advanced Graphic Design    |    Design logo and apply to a full identity system

 
  Identity and Branding Design    |    Advanced Graphic Design    |      Design logo and apply to a full identity system

Identity and Branding Design    |    Advanced Graphic Design    |    Design logo and apply to a full identity system

 
  Informational Website    |    Advanced Graphic Design     |      Design multipage website for a group of people with similar interests

Informational Website    |    Advanced Graphic Design     |    Design multipage website for a group of people with similar interests

 
  Identity and Package Design    |    Intermediate Graphic Design     |      Research, branding, logo, and packaging prototype design for new beverage company

Identity and Package Design    |    Intermediate Graphic Design     |    Research, branding, logo, and packaging prototype design for new beverage company

 
  Movie Poster    |    Photo for Graphic Design     |      Art direct and shoot original photography for movie poster design

Movie Poster    |    Photo for Graphic Design     |    Art direct and shoot original photography for movie poster design

 
  Movie Poster    |    Photo for Graphic Design     |      Art direct and shoot original photography for movie poster design

Movie Poster    |    Photo for Graphic Design     |    Art direct and shoot original photography for movie poster design

 
  Museum APP Guide    |    Advanced Graphic Design    |      Research and design an APP for a museum exhibition guide

Museum APP Guide    |    Advanced Graphic Design    |    Research and design an APP for a museum exhibition guide

 
  Coffee Company Identity and Package     |    Advanced Package Design     |      Research regional architecture. Design identity and package prototype for coffee company.

Coffee Company Identity and Package     |    Advanced Package Design     |    Research regional architecture. Design identity and package prototype for coffee company.

 
  Game Design and Packaging     |    Advanced Package Design     |      Design game and all components based on research of American historical event

Game Design and Packaging     |    Advanced Package Design     |    Design game and all components based on research of American historical event

 
  Game Design and Packaging     |    Advanced Package Design     |      Design game and all components based on research of American historical event

Game Design and Packaging     |    Advanced Package Design     |    Design game and all components based on research of American historical event

 
  Information Package    |    Advanced Package Design     |      Design packaging system to present information and materials fora craft or hobby

Information Package    |    Advanced Package Design     |    Design packaging system to present information and materials fora craft or hobby

 
  Condom Identity and Packaging     |    Advanced Package Design     |      Design brand and packaging for condoms, marketed to3 different demographics

Condom Identity and Packaging     |    Advanced Package Design     |    Design brand and packaging for condoms, marketed to3 different demographics

 
  Museum Exhibition Identity and Promotion Campaign     |    Advanced Graphic Design     |      Design identity and promotional campaign for Smithsonian Museum exhibition

Museum Exhibition Identity and Promotion Campaign     |    Advanced Graphic Design     |    Design identity and promotional campaign for Smithsonian Museum exhibition

 
  Museum Exhibition Identity and Promotion Campaign     |    Advanced Graphic Design     |      Design identity and promotional campaign for Smithsonian Museum exhibition

Museum Exhibition Identity and Promotion Campaign     |    Advanced Graphic Design     |    Design identity and promotional campaign for Smithsonian Museum exhibition

 
  Museum Exhibition APP Guide     |    Advanced Graphic Design     |      Design APP guide for museum exhibition

Museum Exhibition APP Guide     |    Advanced Graphic Design     |    Design APP guide for museum exhibition

 
  SIGGRAPH Poster Design     |    Advanced Graphic Design     |      Design poster using original imagery to promote annual SIGGRAPH conference

SIGGRAPH Poster Design     |    Advanced Graphic Design     |    Design poster using original imagery to promote annual SIGGRAPH conference