Teaching and Experiencde

My abilities reach into the classroom, as well as the design studio. My designs are based on over six years of classroom teaching experience and curriculum development


• 6 years teaching experiences in both online and classrom

• 4 years experience as an instructional designer

• Over 20 years of professional publishing and design experience

• Masters of Fine Arts (MFA), Visual Communications, The Ohio State University

• Friendly, approachable personality

• Highly creative and innovative

• Ability to create an environment that encourages creative, critical thinking

• Works well independently and in a collaborative team environment
• Communicate with stakeholders r
egularly to define deliverables, discuss project status, design outlines, and review timelines


Teaching Online

I was an online instructor for the Pittsburgh Arts Institute Online. I taught a variety of undergraduate online courses.

I've taught:

• Digital illustration

• Editorial Illustration

• Digital Image Manipulation

• Publication design

• Typography

• Color theory

• Design fundamentals

• Design principles


I am proficient with both Blackboard and Moodle Learning Management Systems (LMS).

Software proficiency

I am proficient in a wide variety of design software. They included:

• Adobe Illustrator

• Adobe Photoshop

• Adobe InDesign

• Adobe Premier

• Adobe Flash

• Adobe AfterEffects

• Articulate Storyline2

• Camtasia screencasting 

• Comic Life

Teaching face2face

From 2010 to 2013, I taught visual communications courses in the Mass Communications Department at the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait City, Kuwait. I taught a wide vareity of undergraduate courses. These included:

• Introduction to Mass Communications

• Introduction to Visual Communications

• Graphic Design

• Visual Storytelling

• Digital Video and Audio

• Digital Animation

• Web Design

• Typography

• Photojournalism

• Advertising Design

Curriculum development

I can create courses that achieve course objectives, promote student success, and offer value-added benefits to all involved. 
I use front-end analyses such as needs assessment, task analysis, content analysis, learner characteristic assessment, environmental review, and instructional analysis.
I continually research, evaluate, and recommend new technologies, materials, and instruction.

I work hard to build relationships with subject-matter experts to encourage their feedback.



Content Plan

Course Schedule

Module Layout



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