Courses

FOUNDATIONS
CAMP I + II (Core Art and Media Program), University of Denver
A freshmen course, the Digital Design segment of CAMP is an introduction to the formal aspects of design with an emphasis on the computer as a process tool and environment.

Digital Imaging II, Sage College of Albany
This course continues to develop the technical and creative skills introduced in Digital Imaging I with an emphasis on the fundamentals of the meaning of images and vector images.

Image + Color, Ringling College of Art + Design
This freshmen course introduces students to the basics of color systems and the making and manipulation of images.

Intro GIC, Ringling College of Art + Design
This freshmen course introduces students to the basic foundations of form and space with respect to 2D design. Projects start as simple studies that evolve into more complex compositions.

Intro Web, Ringling College of Art + Design
This freshmen course introduces students to the basics of web design and development. Key topics include sequential structures, organizing information, navigation design, and web-specific production techniques.

Language of Form, Art Institute of Boston
Sophomore level course introduces students to the design process and form of composition, sequence, and interaction.

Sequential Design, Ringling College of Art + Design
This freshmen course is an introduction to sequence as a key component of communication design. Both the printed page and onscreen motion sequences are explored.

INTRODUCTORY
Design with Type I, Ringling College of Art + Design
A sophomore level course that introduces students to grids systems. Projects begin with type-only compositions and end with an integration of image and graphic elements.

Graphic Design I, Massachusetts College of Art + Design
A sophomore level course that acquaints students with graphic design principles of hierarchy of information, creative problem solving, and text/image interaction and meaning.

Graphic Design I, Ringling College of Art + Design
A sophomore level course that acquaints students with graphic design principles that build off of the first year experience. Topics include graphic translations, text/image interaction, creative problem solving, semiotics, and visual rhetoric.

Graphic Design I, Sage College of Albany
An introductory course in which students become familiar with the basic tools, techniques, and terminology of the graphic designer. Students learn to integrate form and message to solve visual communication problems.

New Media Design I, Ringling College of Art + Design
A sophomore level course that acquaints students with time, motion, and sound as part of the digital design environment. Topics include interface design, audio/visual feedback, user experience, and digital design process.

Type & Design I, Sage College of Albany
This course introduces students to the anatomy of type and the typographic space. Students explore type as an element of design, using both individual letters and blocks of text.

Type & Design II, Sage College of Albany
This course builds upon the fundamentals of type, design, and layout explored in Type & Design I. Fundamentals of typesetting, page layout, and publication design are covered.

INTERMEDIATE
Graphic Design II, Massachusetts College of Art + Design
In this junior level course students investigate design elements such as complex grid systems, page sequencing and designing across mediums. Students are also required to develop their own content for certain projects. (Teaching Assistant)

Graphic Design II, Ringling College of Art + Design
In this junior level course the main focus is on systems. Color, type, icon and grids are explored through a series of projects. The final project starts in print and crosses over to the screen.

Graphic Design III, Sage College of Albany
An advanced design course that emphasizes methodology in design. Emphasis is given to research, process, critical evaluation and professional presentation.

Identity + Branding, University of Denver
This junior level course focuses on the process of conceptualizing logos, developing style guides, and implementing identity systems.

ADVANCED
Advanced Web Design, Ringling College of Art + Design
In this upper level course students investigates the web design and development process. Students start by defining their own projects. They then develop user personas, collect and write content, design information architecture diagrams, develop wireframe compositions, write and test user scenarios, design the interface, and produce html webpages.

Design for the Internet, Art Institute of Boston
An upper level course for students of multiple disciplines that concentrates on information architecture, navigation, and interface design.

Designing Social Awareness, University of Denver
This team-oriented class investigates the development and design of websites for local non-profit organizations with an emphasis on usability and accessibility. Students participating in this service-learning course are exposed to real-world scenarios to understand audience segments, user testing, and the designer/client relationship.

Interactive Zine Design, Ringling College of Art + Design
An experimental investigation of publication design in an interactive environment. This course focuses on the investigation of the strengths of print and digital media as they apply to content delivery. Students conceptualize, design , and develop a publication that incorporates a strong foundation of type, image, and grid into a screen-based interactive reading and viewing experience.

Internship, University of Denver
Oversee coordination of seniors and the internship providers. Require students to keep a journal, write a final paper, complete student and supervisor evaluations, develop a professional-level résumé, and collect a portfolio of work created during the internship.

Digital Production, Sage College of Albany
This course explores the processes involved in preparing graphic work for print and digital media. One publication is designed and produced for both print and tablet formats as the main project for the course.

Type in Motion, Art Institute of Boston
The course addresses combining typography, imagery, and sound with time and motion to communicate visual messages.

Web Design, Massachusetts College of Art + Design
An upper level course for students of multiple disciplines that concentrates on information architecture, navigation, and interface design.

GRADUATE
Interactivity Seminar, University of Denver
The course explores the various modes of human-computer interaction through articles, discussions, and investigations of interface and interactive tools.

Graduate e.M.A.D. Critique, University of Denver
The course focuses on the individual student’s work. Conceptual, methodological and theoretical concerns are stressed. Critiques are designed to assist in the preparation and construction of individual thesis projects.