Graphic design provides a means to communicate powerfully and effectively through images and typography. From the label on a soda can to the most sophisticated interactive website, to the look and function of applications – the creative process always involves working with other designers, photographers, digital artists, and illustrators to meet the needs of a client.
In Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s graphic design program, you will focus on conceptual and technical courses that are enhanced by gradual involvement with clients. All faculty in the department are freelance or full-time designers who bring professional jobs to the classroom as competitive assignments. Chosen and published designs can enhance your portfolio with professional work before you graduate.
The required senior internship is another professional experience for graphic design majors – the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your skills to potential employers. The senior year ends in a concentrated effort to hone presentation skills and prepare a final portfolio and senior exhibition. Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s graphic design program is structured to prepare you to work successfully in this highly competitive field.
Activities: American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) member, Society of Design member
Teaching Philosophy: Teaching is an opportunity to educate and inspire. My goal for students is to make them aware of design and how it touches almost every part of our lives. I encourage students to solve problems, discover opportunities and create work that will make them proud to call themselves artists.