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I am currently Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Woodbury University in Burbank, California. I have passionately taught classes in Typography, Design Communication, Information Design, Packaging Design, Publication Design, Senior Degree Thesis, and Portfolio Presentation. Before joining Woodbury as full-time faculty in 2006, I taught in the Communication Arts Department at Otis College of Art and Design, as well as for the UCLA Extension Design Communication Arts department.
After a successful career as a dancer and actor, I turned my focus to the study of design and design education. My research and practice are broad reaching, I draw on the disciplines of communication, history, ethnography, and design. I love to tell stories of the past. Always curious about the world around me and the people that inhabit it, my curiosity excavates forgotten histories in order to help foster a sense of place and belonging, As belonging requires language and communication, I became fascinated by the imperfections in our written and spoken communication. My built objects seek a visceral replacement for verbal dialogue. My ambiguous structures express what I am keenly aware of–but cannot put into words.
My graphic design practice ranges from exhibition design to packaging design. Partial Client List: Mattel, Inc., UCLA Events Office, Caruso Affiliated, Venus Films, Hill & Knowlton, The Craft and Folk Art Museum, Temple Sinai of Glendale and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.