NCSU Graphic Design Summer Studio 2016

This month I taught the NCSU Design Lab Graphic Design Summer Studio. This week-long immersive experience introduces high school students to the glories of graphic design. Over the course of

VR Prototyping at Moogfest 2016

Dr. Derek Ham and I lead a Virtual Reality Prototyping Workshop at Moogfest this spring. Using VR to prototype for the real world?? Think again. Let’s use the real world

The Digital Textbook

Below are slides from a presentation that I gave at the 2016 CAA Conference in D.C. I encourage design students to work with educators to re-envision print textbooks as digital

Thrilled to Join the Wolfpack

I’m happy to share that I have accepted a position as Associate Professor of Graphic Design at North Carolina State University. I will miss my wonderful colleagues at Miami University,

Congrats on Your Inaugural Year, AIGA Louisville!

In December AIGA Louisville celebrated their inaugural year with a design competition: The Show 2014. I was honored to be their keynote speaker. My first reaction to the invitation: “What a great

Rethinking Design Education at the AIGA GAIN Conference

In October, the Design Educators Community hosted a seminar on “Rethinking Design Education” as part of the 2014 AIGA GAIN Conference in NYC. I participated in a panel discussion moderated

WordBuild: A Workshop at Pratt in Participatory Design

Participatory Design, over the last 40 years, has begun to infiltrate mainstream commerce and culture in the US. Increasingly our always-on, instant feedback society of users demands a voice in

AIGA DEC Proposal for the AIGA National Board

For young graphic design students, the years spent in a classroom differ from their early years in a design studio—and that’s a good thing. Graphic Design educators craft student experiences

Advice for the Academic Job Search

Recently, I visited Ellen Lupton’s MFA studio at the Maryland Institute College of Art to share my experiences with academic searches—from both the perspective of the job seeker and the

AIGA DEC

The AIGA Design Educators Community (AIGA DEC) was established in 2004 to support the unique activities and responsibilities of design educators at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels in a wide