online courses written

Academy of Art University, School of Graphic Design

Introduction to Visual Communications
first-year foundation design studio focusing on the principles and elements of design communications
Cross-listed with the Schools of Marketing and Web/New Media. Responsible for written content, assignments, live and screen-captured demonstration video development.

Visual Communications
second-year design studio focusing on developing conceptual visual solutions
Assignments focus on image and concept development, plus single and multi-page design systems. Responsible for written content, assignments, live and screen-captured demonstration and lecture video development.

The Nature of Interaction
third-year undergraduate design studio focusing on the roll of branding in interactive design
Assignments were written to focus on the idea of “interaction” beyond digital applications. Responsible for written content, as well as screen-captured demonstration video development.

Type Compositions
graduate-level typography studio focusing on multi-page design systems
Responsible for written content, assignments, and screen-captured lecture and demonstration video development.


online courses taught

Academy of Art University, School of Graphic Design

Pre-College Art Experience
pre-college course taught to high school students interested in trying out online education and the School of Graphic Design

Making Ideas Visible
introductory graduate-level studio focusing on fundamental design concepts, including principles and semiotics

History of Graphic Design
undergraduate- and graduate-level seminars providing insight into the development of graphic design as a profession

Thesis Forum
graduate-level one-on-one and group studios focusing on the formalization of thesis design deliverables

Visual Communicationssecond-year design studio focusing on image and concept development, executed as single and multi-page deliverables


onsite courses taught

University of Cincinnati, School of Design

Design Aesthetics
first-year undergraduate studio aimed at teaching fundamentals of graphic design

Design Systems Studio
fourth-year collaborative studio where students from multiple design majors work on a single real-world design project, developing deliverables spanning print, digital, and environmental applications


Miami University, Graphic Design and Interior Design Programs

Highwire Brand Studio
fourth-year collaborative studio in which graphic design and marketing students co-develop a strategic marketing campaign for a real-world corporate client

Business Of Design
third-year level seminar discussing job-seeking and the professional practices of graphic designers
Cross-listed with Marketing and Interactive Media programs.

Knowhere Italy
study-abroad studio where students attempt to get lost in the Italian countryside, observing environmental clues and human behavior in an attempt to understand navigation techniques

Business of Design
third-year level seminar discussing job-seeking and the professional practices of graphic designers
Cross-listed with Marketing and Interactive Media Departments. 

Print Design Systems
third year level studio focusing on application of design principles in print design projects

Multidisc
third year level studio focusing on collaborative projects involving architecture, interior design, and graphic design disciplines

Design, Perception, and Audience
second year level seminar focusing on the universal principles of design and their application
A sample syllabus can be downloaded here.

Image Design Studio
second year level studio focusing on semiotics, sequencing, composition, media, and image-making skill development

Retail Interiors
third year design studio focusing on retail and restaurant spatial programming, materials, and basic branding

Architectural Representational Skills
architectural graphic skills, including software lessons, drawing techniques, collage, and hybrid composition
A sample assignment can be downloaded here.

 

University of Arkansas, Department of Architecture

Architectural Design I
first year foundation design studio covering basic design skills and architectural ideology

 

Northwest Arkansas Community College, Communication Design Program

Color Studies
introduction to color theory and its practical application to advanced graphic design

Portfolio Design
studio, covering topics of print and web identity, resumes and interviewing