Development of a professional presentation, learning how to best present work.
Methods of structuring and styling web page content with added agency research.
A portfolio-level class focused on process and brand identity books.
An introduction to InDesign with a focus on contemporary layout techniques.
An exploration of the synthesis of visual and information design finishing with a process book.
An introduction to updated web standards, ending with a completed website.
An MA class challenging students to create thoughtful design ventures.
A class that facilitates working with real-world clients on real-world projects.
Students create a new brand with a final presentation to professionals.
This year I was a support member for the Educator group and the Portfolio show and helped set up the judging for the event.
I was one of several faculty judges to help choose the three finalists for the high school competition for this annual event that took place at the AI-Dallas campus.
On our campus I gave a presentation on design and inspiration as well as an overview on the creative process I use to help students deep dive into their portfolio projects for this group of church-affiliated communication professionals.
I organized the first call for entries for Educators to speak at the conference and volunteered in all aspects of the day to day events.
I helped organize the Educators events as well as the bringing in professionals for the 2-day portfolio review for juniors and graduating seniors.
I was new to the National Student Show and volunteered in all aspects of the day to day events as well as the bringing in professionals for the 2-day portfolio review for juniors and graduating seniors.
A focus on creative process, project workflow and print production in design.
Projects that explored type in a visual, communicative and decorative manner.
An upper-level class where all majors participated in field internships.
* Concept and ideation is made evident in leave behind book that supplements video sales presentation to internal and professional audience.
The topic for this class was to create an anniversary re-issue of a DVD package redesign for one of the top-rated AFI movies.
This class culminated in the presentation of a professional matted portfolio of 10 works and a final presentation to the class summarizing the objective, the challenges overcome and what was learned from each project.
A class that focused on identity and leave behind materials for the Art Institute Senior Show as well as for the interview process.
The challenge was to pick between creation of a new tradeshow experience.
Students were challenged to brainstorm together and consider audience and appropriateness of message.
* Projects that allowed students to explore their personal issues and solutions with sustainable design.
The challenge of exploring, creating and adapting 2D designs to 3D forms.
An advanced layout class that employed style continuity, type and visual elements for multi-page layouts.
* This project was based on creating a new brand within a store and to have students work together in groups like they would in an agency.
* A new class added to the design curriculum. This intermediate layout class was specifically added to introduce the grid.
This project helped students describe and create an immersive experience.
This class was redesigned to focus specifically on the conceptualization of logos and its introductory function in solving design problems.
An introduction to hand-lettering, typographic concepts and the history of letterforms.
An introductory class to raster-based digital image manipulation.
An introductory course into the principles and elements of design.
Leading animation students to create a professional animator’s portfolio.
An upper-level class where the final project for the class was a 24-page self-promotional book.