Teaching and sharing are a crucial part of my art practice; my enthusiasm for making is channelled into the role of facilitator and guide. Let's make stuff together, okay?
OFFLINE: PORTLAND STATE GRAPHIC DESIGN
Along with being an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Portland State (go PSUGD!), I teach a variety of online classes through Skillshare and CreativeLive. I also have been traveling around for the last several years conducting zine workshops at a variety of institutions.
The classes that I teach at PSU range from sophomore level branding, information design, illustration, packaging and exhibition design to senior level thesis and portfolio. One of my most favorite classes to teach is one that I developed called A+D Projects. A+D Projects acts as the in house design studio for the Art + Design school. Populated with talented and enthusiastic Juniors and Seniors, we not only work with the art school population to execute projects, but we dream up and implement programming such as our quarterly zine Annex, Good Market pop-up shop, Be Honest student showcase, What the Help? mentorship program, field trips and the occasional Drake themed Bingo Night. We also explore the city and invade local design shops and are lucky to have professionals hang out with us and offer guidance and feedback.
Professional practice starts now! PSUGD students engage with the community from day one. Between our weekly lectures from local (and not so local) creative community members to hosting big design showcases to organizing quiet sit down reviews, students are making and thinking and talking about design all of the time. Check out some of our grads. Our Show & Tell Lecture Series is held every Thursday at noon in room 320 of the Art Building (2000 SW 5th Ave. It's open to the public so please come and say HELLO!
ONLINE: SKILLSHARE & CREATIVELIVE
I was one of the four instructors for CreativeLive's 28 to Make. This is a free class with short prompts to get you moving and making. I teach five short lessons where we draw our drinks, plants, music, stuff in your bag and receipts.
Get Into The Habit Of Making: Draw Inspiration From The Every Day. Get off your computer and play! Drawing the Everyday Every Day is your guide to exploring your creativity and integrating a drawing habit into your daily routine. In this class, you’ll learn: How to develop themes for your drawings, options for presenting your content: zines, prints, instagram and ways to add color to black and white drawings using Photoshop. Sign up now on CreativeLive!