Introduction to Graphic Design
An introduction to graphic design as a form of visual knowledge production and communication. Historical and contemporary cultural literacy is emphasized. Print and screen- based projects familiarize students with the process of problem discovery, creation, setting, and solving (2012–2016).
An introduction to the core principles of typography, this studio course takes students through a series of progressively complex studio assignments—supported by readings, informal lectures, and brief software tutorials; a solid foundation for practicing purposeful and expressive typography (2017–2019).
Production for the Graphic Designer
Advanced studio in graphic design for sharpening production and packaging, design research, and problem solving skills in order to create unique messaging and connections. Other areas of focus include: brand strategy, design functionality, points of entry, interaction, and user experience (2019).
Chronological survey of art and design from historic to contemporary works; cultural literacy is emphasized (2018).
Adobe Software for Graphic Designers
Adobe Creative Suite for graphic designers: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, AfterEffects, and Premier. Students learn to use Adobe software more effectively in a hands-on learning environment (2012–2015).
Advanced undergraduate thesis/capstone seminar wherein students work to produce a cohesive body of work. Historical and contemporary cultural literacy is emphasized.
Advanced graduate thesis/capstone seminar wherein students work to produce a cohesive body of work. Historical and contemporary cultural literacy is emphasized.