Chris Ruch

: Chris Ruch
ChrisRuch.com

BIO PARAGRAPH:
As I was discovering a passion for art/design/illustration/film, I enrolled in Bethlehem Vo-Tech’s Commercial Art program, followed by 3 years of Graphic Design study at PCAD. In the years following, I’ve worked for a variety of advertising/marketing agencies, printers, publishers and have supported my own clients (primarily entertainment, education, nonprofit) with an ever growing skill set (print/web/video/photography/illustration/mixed media). I am currently a part-time instructor at Lancaster Catholic High School (teaching Media Arts, and supporting their Broadcasting program), and I am the videographer for Revelo Magazine.

OTHER CURRENT PROFESSIONAL WORK: 
www.ReveloMag.com (Website Admin / Videographer)
www.LCHSYes.org (Media Arts Instructor)
www.EspialDesignGroup.com (Multimedia Designer)

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY: 
I strive to help students learn to problem solve, research, experiment (without fear) and be self-motivated. Grading prioritizes interaction/communication/asking questions, focused effort and a good attitude. Willingness to try new challenges is a high priority. The industry, tools, techniques and trends are always in flux …. so as future professionals, students are encouraged to develop a mindset of constant discovery & experimentation. I encourage students to be socially/environmentally conscious and to use their skills & interests to benefit others positively.

CURRENT COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & ORGANIZATIONS:
American Home Life International — Exchange Student Host Parent
St. Paul’s UMC — Bass Guitarist

How many years teaching at PCAD? 1 year (started January 2018) DepartmentGraphic Design, Class:Motion Graphics Spring 2019