My Design classes are a hybrid of graphic design & illustration, focusing on the way these two disciplines can be used to create powerful imagery for branding, print, web, and mobile experiences. In my Web Design Classes, I teach a combination of UX and UI design, as well as HTML and CSS. I focus on Design Thinking, audience, and user research as a core part of any project. I am especially interested in how design thinking can be applied to social entrepreneurship, and cofounded a company called Mulxiply, which led to teaching my Design for Good class at Rhode Island School of Design.
I began teaching in the late 90s, leading workshops on design & code for through Webgrrls. I have also taught senior citizens — my favorite group! Teaching is challenging and rewarding in the way that working with startups can be. There's never enough time in a semester to do all the things you want to do, and I work on adapting my classes every semester to the changing world we live in.
Rhode Island School of Design - Illustration Department
Design For Good
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Illustrator as Designer, Book Cover Design, Introduction to Graphic Design
Brookline Center for Adult Education, Brookline, MA
Webgrrls, New Haven, CT
Graphic Design for the Web, Web Design