My class curriculum is derived from my own professional design work. When developing new ideas, I rely upon my collaboration with the world of practical activity.

Web design

Screen Design and Graphics
Web Design I
Web Design II


Fundamentals of Digital Media
Graphic Design Principles
Graphic Production
Graphic Symbolism


Digital Imaging
Digital Image Manipulation
Digital Imagery for Interactive Media
Web Imaging Techniques


Web Animation
Interactive Authoring I
Interactive Authoring II
Interactive Portfolio Design


User Experience Design in Practice
User Prototyping
Rapid Visualization
User-Centered Information Design


Design and Typography
Type and Layout
Typographic Design


Commentary on Communication

One Dot At A Time, Lichtenstein Made Art Pop.

Roy Lichtenstein is best known for his dotted, angst-filled comics featuring full ladies in distress. But a major retrospective at the National Gallery shows that the painter found inspiration beyond the comic book world; he also painted his respects to the masters–Picasso, Monet and more.

Ellsworth Kelly Brings Joy with Colorful Canvases.

The nonagenarian artist recently received the National Medal of Arts, and museums around the world are still celebrating his May birthday. The Phillips collection, in Washington, D.C., is displaying seven “exuberant” pieces: layered or lined up canvases painted in bold solid colors.

Where's Thor When You Need Her? Women In Comics Fight An Uphill Battle.

The first issue of Marvel's new Thor is now on newsstands. In it, a mysterious woman shows that she, too, is worthy of wielding the hammer of Thor. She joins a growing list of superhuman heroines leading their own comic books as Marvel and DC push to diversify and improve the representation of women on their pages.

About Me

Design practitioner and teacher

There should be no separation between spontaneous work with an emotional tone and work directed by the intellect. Both are supplementary to each other and must be regarded as intimately connected.

Instructor & Student Work



Regardless of person or purpose, one goes through a process before being struck by inspiration. The vision comes from life experience.


Anticipation makes the heart and mind swell. The difference between artists who create and those who don't is a belief in conviction and purpose.


In between excitement and apprehension, you rely on your instincts. Clarity, like vision, can often take place in a transitory moment.


When the sky opens and sings, the tireless consuming passion of perfection begins the entire process again, forming an infinite loop.


Cummer Oak
Sierra Nevada
Pop Art
Poster and Collaboratives

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