My professional experience extends to the academic. Throughout my career I’ve taught at many institutions and classes ranging from foundation design, conceptual and applied studio classes, to technical specialties. The classroom experience makes me a better designer. My professional experience makes me a better teacher and design mentor. Please download my Teaching Philosophy or visit The Elements of Design course site for further background and course curriculum.

Teaching Experience

Instructor, School of Visual Concepts / 01.1995 – present

Developed class curriculum and taught Design Foundations, Intermediate and Advanced design studios in addition to specialties such as Environmental Graphic Design, Portfolio and Package Design. Serve as UX mentor in the new UX course track.

Adjunct Instructor, Cornish College of the Arts / 09.2009 – 01.2012

Developed class curricula and taught courses on design concepts, professional practices, semiotics and typography. Projects emphasized research, analysis, critical thinking and concept development; frequent panelist and guest critic for student reviews and thesis presentations.

Adjunct Instructor, Art Institute of Seattle / 07.2007 – 08.2010

Instructed all levels of students in classes ranging from digital typography, type & letterform design, graphic stylization & symbols, packaging and 3D design.

Visiting Lecturer, University of Washington / 01.2009 – 03.2009

Design instructor for Semiotics in the Visual Communication design program focusing on the concepts, principals and creative development of symbols, marks and logotypes.

Instructor & Teaching Assistant, Rhode Island School of Design / 01.1995 – 06.1996

Instructed design students in developing proficiency with design software, digital design and instructing students in the fundamentals of typography and design.