what: research, photography, Instagram account
for: designers, design students, people curious about their surroundings

I teach design. That's my primary bread and butter, and probably my wheelhouse. I like teaching design. I like pointing out to students that design and, sometimes more specifically, design elements are all around, if we just learn how to see. Not look. See.

In my ongoing academic research, I'm constantly looking for ways of reaching design students and enthusiasts using media channels they're already comfortable navigating. Instagram is one such channel. By capturing various images and tagging them with design element and principle terms, I find new opportunities to educate beyond the classroom.

My instagram account (@_samperk) is dedicated to this idea—of seeing and sharing design education moments everywhere.