Posted by Jane Public on 20 November 2009, 11:54 AM
I am Assistant professor of Graphic Design at Pratt Institute. I teach undergraduate students and I am currently working on a book project.
I have been teaching at Pratt since 2007. Previously I was at SVA and OTIS. Before teaching I worked in Seattle as Senior Designer at CyberARts in charge of online advertising. I am working on my second book and design a new graphic design course for Pratt.
Posted by Jane Public on 20 November 2009, 12:58 PM
My students always ask me about whether as graphic designers we should specialize in print or web. Though you may find one medium more interesting than the other, remember that good graphic designers can adapt, and can work with different clients and subject matter.
I don't set out to produce art about one subject or another. I'm never without a sketchbook to hand so I am constantly drawing and sometimes the drawings are left in the sketchbook and other times they develop into more in-depth ideas and detailed images.
Chicago Midland Exhibit, 2004
California Bacon, 2005
Winner: Midwestern Typography Competition, 2007
Photoshop Elements, 2008
TEACHING: 2007- Present
I believe the fundamental goal of teaching is to foster learning. Although everyone is capable of learning, a student's desire to learn is a vital pre-condition to effectively mastering new concepts and skills.