I have been teaching at the college level for over 5 years. In those 5 years, I have taught across Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology, Advertising & Graphic Design, and Photographic Technology degree programs. My list of classes taught include Graphic Arts I & II, Screen Printing I & II, Image Manipulation I & II (Photoshop), Computer Graphics I (InDesign), Computer Graphics II (Illustrator), Computer Graphics III (Dreamweaver & Muse), Interactive Design I (Flash Animation & UI Design), Multimedia Design, and Multimedia Production. In addition to teaching at the college level, I also teach Continuing Education and Teacher Renewal classes for adults for the last 3 years. These classes vary from semester to semester, but include topics such as photography, Adobe Creative Suite, and more. During the summers, I also teach summer camps for children ages 5-16. These camps offer fun and interactive enrichment lessons in a variety of subjects including arts and crafts, computers, math, science, and reading & writing. The camps I have organized and taught over the last 5 years have including Photography I & II, Adobe Photoshop, Digital Painting, Digital Scrapbooking, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Office for Students, and Graphic Design.
I show my students how to properly do a task or work through a problem and then I'll help them master the task or problem solution. It's important that my students can independently solve similar problems by using and adapting demonstrated methods.
PICA Award Winner
Associate of Applied Science - Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology
In addition to being an instructor since graduating college in 2011, I have also worked as a freelance graphic artist. My clients include both small and larger businesses, individual clients, and non-profit organizations. Some of the services that I offer include graphic and web design, marketing, printing services, photography, videography, and computer repair. While working with over 35 regular clients on a monthly basis, I have gained a lot of information, knowledge, and tips that I enjoy being able to pass on to my students.