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EDUCATION

MFA in Graphic Design
2007–2011
Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Accredited by NASAD and WASC

BFA in Studio Art
1996–2000
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
Accredited by NASAD


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Online Associate Director
2013–current
School of Graphic Design
Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA

Online Class Coordinator
2012–2013
Academy of Art University
School of Graphic Design
San Francisco, CA

Assistant Professor
2010–2012
Ferris State University
Graphic Design Program
Big Rapids, MI

Adjunct Professor
2010
Virginia Commonwealth University
Graphic Design Department
Richmond, VA

Adjunct Professor
2008–2010
Academy of Art University
School of Graphic Design
San Francisco, CA

Adjunct Professor
2008–2010
Northern Arizona University
Visual Communication Program
Flagstaff, AZ

Lecturer
2007–2008
Northern Arizona University
Visual Communication Program
Flagstaff, AZ

RESEARCH AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Research
Hybrid, online and onsite teaching methods and evaluations, socially interactive design, curriculum development and implementation.

Teaching
Fundamental principles of aesthetic and design, typography, design thinking, professional development and practices, interaction design and responsive design, hybrid, online and onsite education delivery methods.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Advertising Copy and Layout Onsite
Practical application of advertising design techniques and electronic layout. Creative strategy. Intensive practice in copy writing for various media channels.

Branding Principles Online
The goal of this course is to enable students to visually and conceptually understand the principles of identity design and branding. Students will investigate what defines a "brand" at a fundamental level, and will craft refined brand expressions that extend this core message to new products, services, and environments.

Communication Design 1 Onsite
The analysis and communication through expressive design. Exercises will include the selection and arrangement of type, color exploration, and imagery development as applied to conventional and digital solutions that communicate toward a specific audience. Continued application of presentation skills.

Communication Design 2 Onsite

Continued research, analysis, and exploration of solutions in advanced information design to include multi-element campaigns for print and web applications. Students will work on individual, as well as, team projects.

Computer Imaging 1 Onsite

Introduction to computer literacy. Historical, practical, and technical concepts for the entry-level image manipulation. Demonstrations, exercises, and concepts necessary
for computer imaging and graphic design.

Design Application 1 Onsite

The structure of the class will simulate a professional studio environment involving client contact, design, project management, and production. Projects will include research, identification and assessment of client need and the presentation of design proposals for print and web applications.

Design Application 2 Onsite

A continuation and addition of projects from Design Application 1. The structure of the classroom will continue to simulate a professional studio environment involving client contact, design, project management, and production. Projects continue in research, identification and assessment of client need, and the presentation of design proposals for print and web applications.

Design Seminar Onsite
Advanced research and study in communication design for print and digital media through case studies, guest lecturers, and site visitations.

Design Studio Onsite
Visual communication projects designed for community and university organizations. Focuses on professional design practices, techniques, understanding, creation and implementation of design projects. Design studio business organizational structure
and design principles are studied through professional client interactions.

Digital Design Studio 1 Online
Graphic design has always worked in close concert with technical innovation. The digital revolution has accelerated that dynamic – today’s designers use any means at their disposal to get their ideas across. This course explores the limitations and possibilities of numerous user experiences — web, tablet, mobile devices and more.

Digital Tools 1 Online
Students learn to use the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop). The goal of the class is to obtain basic competence in creating page layouts and typesetting. Assignments are geared toward the technical aspects of page grids, detailed layout specification and creating illustrative forms for reproduction.

Graduate Thesis Development Online
This course prepares students who are embarking on their thesis journey to handle the demands of self-directed study and provides them with the tools necessary to successfully complete their thesis projects. Emphasis is placed on resourcefulness, risk-taking, initiative, and productivity. Class activities revolve around brainstorming, creative process, and presentation skills.

Graduate Thesis Explorations Online
The primary objective of this course is to provide a collaborative studio environment with the individual focus of a directed study. This directed-study class is a major step in the thesis journey for graduate students as they work on their individual Thesis Final Projects.

Graduate Thesis Refinement Online
The primary objective of this course is to provide a continued collaborative studio environment with the individual focus of the final stages of thesis development. This directed-study class is a the final step in the thesis journey for graduate students as they work on their individual Thesis Final Projects.

Graphic Design 1 Online
Assignments devised to encourage conceptual thinking in relation to design development. Emphasis is placed on understanding and evaluating information, learning the value of research, and creating communicative symbology for idea-driven design solutions. Integration of form and content are required in all projects.

Graphic Design 2 Online course author
This course teaches the design and production of a variety of two-dimensional printed materials. From initial concept through the full-size rough layouts to a completed comprehensive presentation, the process is applied to a variety of design projects including posters, brochures, newsletters, promotional pieces and environmental graphics. Three dimensional design is also introduced.

Graphic Design 3 Onsite

This studio course is designed to explore visual communication and the language of design through advanced creative problem solving. Issues relating to the research, planning, design, and application of branding and visual identity systems will be emphasized.

History of Graphic Design Online

Course explores a comprehensive survey of the historical and cultural events, technical innovations, art and design movements and important designers and typographers that have formed the origins of the art form that we now call graphic design.

Independent Study Onsite

Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation.

Information Graphics Onsite and online

Visual problems in typographic, diagrammatic, cartographic, and environmental displays
of information. Ideation developed in two and three dimensions. Intermediate to advanced computer skills required.

Introduction to Interaction Design Online

This course introduces students to user experience principles such as human-computer interaction, user personas, user interfaces, and information architecture. Students will implement design strategies that enhance clarity, density, and dimensionality of information display in user experiences. Professional best practices of the interactive design process will be emphasized.

Introduction to Visual Communication Online

This course introduces students to the visual communication design process and culture common in Advertising, Graphic Design, and Web Design and New Media firms and agencies. Students will gain hands-on interdisciplinary practice with creative projects that emphasize ideation and creative problem solving. Collaboration and creating solutions that engage the audience will be emphasized.

Making Ideas Visible Online
This course introduces students to the conceptual requirements of the design profession. Attention will be placed on developing the thinking skills necessary to conceive unique design solutions. Visual communications will also be explored from a variety of historical, social and cultural contexts.

Motion Graphics Online
This course investigates the discipline of motion design. Motion design employs many theories, principles and practices of graphic design. Students will learn to respect motion design as a powerful medium available to designers. Unlike print or web design, it utilizes both visuals and audio to create an orchestrated presentation.

Packaging 4 Online course author
In this course, students learn to extend areas of branding innovation while maintaining awareness of client goals and specific target audiences. A wide variety of prototypical client areas are used as project subjects. Research and comparative market analysis are emphasized. The work is geared toward inclusion in the final portfolio.

Principles of Graphic Design Online course author
This course provides the beginning designer with the basic principles, terminology, guidelines, methods and systems necessary to solve graphic design problems. Students study the creation and use of communication methodology, as well grid usage and other layout devices such as composition, visual hierarchy, content development, scale, contrast and pattern.

Principles of User Experience Online course author
This foundational course covers user experience principles including human behavior, personas, navigation, hierarchy, and information architecture. It introduces design strategies targeted at enhancing the clarity, density, and dimensionality of information display in an interactive environment. Students will learn the current best professional practices of the interactive design process.

Production Seminar Onsite

The exposure to current and future equipment and production methods utilized in visual communication and web design professions through case studies, guest lecturers, and site visitations.

Senior Capstone Onsite

Analysis, development, and preparation of a professional portfolio plus a written capstone statement. Self-promotion, resume, visual documentation and a final oral presentation.

Senior Portfolio Online

In this culminating course, students will develop a comprehensive branding system of print and digital work to represent their advanced skills in conceptualization, innovation, and design theory. Emphasis will be placed on developing a cohesive portfolio with impact, individuality, and memorability to clearly demonstrate potential and value to an employer.

Type Foundations Onsite

Explores the structural and visual elements of typography. Develops hand skills with visual acuity and detail. Emphasizes history, anatomy, and terminology, and introduces computer-generated type.

Typography 1 Onsite

Engage students to explore traditional and conceptual typographic problems and applications. Focusing on letter, word, line, paragraph, and type-image relationships. Computer-generated type at the intermediate level. Creation and updates of class projects.

Typography 2 Onsite
Advanced typographic exploration and generation. Individualized study of type design, research, and technology in advanced experimental configurations and compositions by investigating the principles and communication qualities of typography.

Visual Communication 1 Onsite

The professional development of the student, aspects of time management, and multiple project assignments in print and web media. There will be a specific focus on direct and effective communications, consistency, comprehensive problem-solving, and the ability to present concepts clearly and in-depth.

Visual Communication 2 Onsite

Continued research and discussion of the development, interpretation and implementation of information, evaluation processes, theories of communication, and design methods for print and web media. Will increase focus on multi-assignment project management, communication planning, and presentation skills.

Visual Literacy Online
The goal of this course is to introduce the nature of visual/visible language. Students will understand the essence of visual syntax and expand that understanding by creating visuals that communicate clear messages.

Visual Thinking Online
This course teaches the process and importance topical design thinking including ideation, refinement, strategy, and the design of supporting materials—all of which are elements of the student’s upcoming Midpoint Review and Thesis project. Reinforcement of the Program Learning Outcomes also enables the student to reflect on their own development.

TEACHING SCHEDULE

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
Fall
GR 242: History of Graphic Design
GR 330: Typography 3
GR 324: Branding Principles
GR 327: Graphic Design 2
GR 425: Visual Systems 2
GR 460: Senior Portfolio

Summer
GR 107: Introduction to Interaction Design
GR 242: History of Graphic Design
GR 605: Digital Design Studio 1

Spring
GR 327: Graphic Design 2
GR 330: Typography 3
GR 425: Visual Systems 2
GR 460: Senior Portfolio
GR 604: Nature of Identity
GR 619: Type Composition

2016
FAll
GR 150: Introduction to Visual Communication
GR 242: History of Graphic Design
GR 327: Graphic Design 2: Integrating Principles
GR 360: Graphic Design 3: Nature of Interaction
GR 460: Senior Portfolio
GR 810: Thesis 1: Concept

Summer
GR 242: History of Graphic Design
GR 615: History of Graphic Design

Spring
GR 150: Introduction to Visual Communication
GR 242: History of Graphic Design
GR 327: Graphic Design 2: Integrating Principles
GR 460: Senior Portfolio
GR 802: Thesis Forum
GR 850: Thesis Refinement

2015
Fall
GR 105: Principles of Graphic Design
GR 242: History of Graphic Design
GR 327: Graphic Design 2: Integrating Principles
GR 460: Senior Portfolio
GR 616: Making Ideas Visible

Summer
GR 105: Principles of Graphic Design
GR 242: History of Graphic Design

Spring
GR 105: Principles of Graphic Design
GR 242: History of Graphic Design
GR 242: History of Graphic Design
GR 434: Typography 4: Refinement of Form
GR 460: Senior Portfolio

2014
Fall
GR 105: Principles of Graphic Design
GR 242: History of Graphic Design
GR 327: Graphic Design 2: Integrating Principles
GR 434: Typography 4: Refinement of Form

Summer
GR 242: History of Graphic Design
GR 429: Information Design
GR 802: Thesis Forum 1

Spring
GR 105: Principles of Graphic Design
GR 221: Graphic Design 1: Visual Communication
GR 429: Information Design
GR 801: Thesis 3: Refinement

2013
Fall
GR 620: Visual Thinking
GR 801: Thesis 1: Development
GR 801: Thesis 3: Refinement

Summer
GR 429: Information Graphics

Spring
GR 801: Thesis 2: Exploration

2012
Fall
801: Thesis 2: Exploration

Summer
GR 102: Digital Tools

Spring
GR 618: Visual Literacy

2010
Spring
GR 242: History of Graphic Design

2009
Fall
GR 232: Digital Tools 1

Summer
GR 232: Digital Tools 1

Spring
GR 232: Digital Tools 1

2008
Summer
GR 221: Graphic Design 1

FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
2012
Spring
GRDE 320: Communication Design 2
GRDE 326: Production Seminar
GRDE 420: Visual Communication 2
GRDE 422: Design Application 1

2011
Fall
GRDE 310: Communication Design 1
GRDE 410: Visual Communication 1
GRDE 412: Design Application 1
GRDE 414: Design Seminar

Spring
GRDE 310: Communication Design 2
GRDE 312: Production Seminar
GRDE 420: Visual Communication 2
GRDE 422: Design Application 2

2010
Fall
GRDE 310: Communication Design 1
GRDE 410: Visual Communication 1
GRDE 412: Design Application 1
GRDE 414: Design Seminar

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
2010
Spring
GDES 472: Senior Capstone

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
2010
Spring
VC 490: Independent Study

2009
Fall
VC 490: Independent Study

2008
Fall
VC 331: Graphic Design 3

Fall
VC 470: Senior Capstone

Spring
VC 330: Typographics 2
VC 370: Design Studio
VC 433: Information Graphics

2007
Fall
VC 152: Type Foundations
VC 251: Computer Imaging 1
VC 329: Typographics 1

Spring
VC 251: Computer Imaging 1
ADV 307: Advertising and Copy Layout

2006
Fall
VC 329: Typographics 1

ACADEMIC AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Faculty Assessment and Evaluation Committee
2017
Chair
School of Graphic Design
Academy of Art University
Each semester, faculty receive ongoing course feedback, evaluation and recommendations through student representatives, student evaluation summary reports, and peer feedback.

Rubric Development and Training Committee
2017
Chair
School of Graphic Design
Academy of Art University
Development, testing and faculty training for department rubrics to provide evaluative criteria, scoring strategy and quality definitions for criteria at all levels of undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Online Instructional Review & Improvement Team
2016
School of Graphic Design
Academy of Art University
Live testing and user feedback for LMS interface features and best practices in the online classroom environment.

Conference Co-Chair
2015-2016
AIGA Frontier Design Educators Conference

Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
Frontier is a conference concerned with alternative models for learning, radical pedagogy, utopianism, emerging technology and tools, global economics and design, virtual classrooms, invisible worlds, the growing relationship between design and tech, homogeneity in design, imagined scenarios, the role of critique in a post-internet culture, and the speculative future of graphic design education.

Awards Judge
2015
CASE District VII Awards of Excellence
Annual awards program that showcases best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public relations, advancement services, special events, and communications. Experts from all disciplines throughout the district judge the entries in more than 70 categories and select the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners for each category.

Board Member

2012–2015

City of Bozeman Beautification Advisory Board
Bozeman, MT

The Beautification Board's purpose is to identify, investigate, and recommend community beautification projects and programs; investigate and pursue possible funding sources for beautification projects, in coordination with City staff; and advise the City Commission concerning beautification of City owned properties and facilities.

MFA Thesis Midpoint Review Committee

 2012–current
School of Graphic Design
Academy of Art University
Evaluate graduate thesis proposals for topics selections, advise on potential research directions.

MFA Thesis Final Review Committee

 2012–current
School of Graphic Design
Academy of Art University
Evaluate final thesis submission deliverables and presentations.

Coordinator

2011–2012
Design Project Center
Graphic Design Program

Ferris State University
Direct the development and growth of the Design Project Center through project solicitation/design/production, building community/University client relationships and provide a unique recruiting tool for the Graphic Design Program. Responsible for the supervision of 15–20 part-time, inexperienced design students in a professional business environment.

Mentor

2011–2012

Faculty Mentor Honors Program
Ferris State University

Purposeful pairing and structured guidelines create a foundation for a successful new student experience. Veteran faculty are recruited and selected to serve as mentors and meet with new Honors Program students throughout the academic year. Monthly meetings are designed to help students grow to their full potential and to successfully transition to college life. Students in the mentorship program will learn to develop academically, socially and personally by networking with their faculty in a supportive and motivating environment.

Faculty Advisor

2010–2012

AIGA Student Group Photography Collective
Ferris State University

Committee Member

2011–2012
Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Group

Ferris State University

Committee Member

2011–2012

Student Conduct Committee

Ferris State University

Chair and Commissioner

Chair 2009 Commission
Member 2006–2008

City of Flagstaff Public Art and Beautification Advisory Commission
Flagstaff, AZ
The Commission studies and recommends community beautification projects ranging from landscaping and irrigation, signs and billboards, buildings, facilities, streetscapes, gateways, the purchase and installation of public art projects within beautification projects, property acquisition for beautification and/or public art projects, and neighborhood initiated projects.

Co-Chair

2008

Faculty Advisory Committee
Lumberjack Student Newspaper
Northern Arizona University

Internship Coordinator
2007–2008
Visual Communication Program

Northern Arizona University
Implemented two student internship programs for Visual Communication Majors between W.L. Gore Medical Devision and Northern Arizona University. Internships consist of 6 month long graphic design employment roles and responsibilities with professional marketing team members from W.L. Gore.

Drop In Academic Advisory
2007–2008

Visual Communication Program
Northern Arizona University
Answered questions and planned future coursework for Visual Communication students.

New Faculty Mentoree
2007–2008
Colleague-to-Colleague Mentorship Program
Northern Arizona University

Purposeful pairing and structured guidelines create a foundation for a successful program. Since fall 2002, veteran faculty have been recruited to serve as mentors and meet with new faculty members with whom they are matched. I took advantage of this offering.

New Student Greeter

2007

Northern Arizona University Faculty Welcome Weekend Reception
Greeted incoming freshman students and discussed their majors and career paths.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Creative and Strategic Consultant
2010–current
Working with a variety of local and national clients with an emphasis in the non-profit sector. William has provided creative and strategic consultation to multidisciplinary teams in successful print campaigns, website designs and brand experience projects. One key element William brings to his design approach is an understanding of user-centered design and a sensitivity to the business goals of his clients.

Senior Graphic Designer and Managing Art Director
2005–2007
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
Art directed, coordinated, and implemented two major marketing rebranding initiatives; completed launch of new university identity and marketing campaigns as well as a new university website. Continued art direction and brand management for the campus, departments, and outside designers to maintain university brand and graphic standards.

Art directed, designed, prepared and marketed: advertising campaigns, billboards, brochures, environmental displays, exhibits, focus groups, invitations, photography, posters, strategic plans, web designs, and other university promotional and marketing materials. Supervised in-house graphic designer and photographer. Developed campus wide photo gallery with over 1,500 images and archive procedures for all images and data.

Graphic Designer

2003–2005
River Rock Marketing
Boulder, CO

Designed and created, brochures, flyers, logos and other promotional materials. Conferred with clients regarding project specifications, wrote bids and cost estimates. Coordinated direct mail marketing for River Rock Marketing. Handled all aspects of real estate marketing for River Rock including: architectural photography, business and strategic plans, customer relations, and marketing.

Graphic Designer

2002–2004

KL Realty
Boulder, CO

Handled the design and marketing needs of a luxury real estate office including: advertising, art direction, graphic design, marketing and photography in both printed and digital formats. Designed and maintained company web site, produced a variety of weekly and monthly ads, organized and scheduled deadlines for a variety of ads, created brochures and content for property profiles of multiple real estate listings, worked with a variety of outside design and print venders on a variety of marketing projects, and delegated work related responsibilities to office personnel.

Freelance Designer

1999–current
William Culpepper, Inc.
Various locations

Produced a wide range of outputs including: advertising, branding, business plans, marketing, graphic design, photography, print management, strategic planning, and web development

Freelance and Contract experience
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, W.L. Gore and Associates, Summit Velo Cycling Team, Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff, River Rock Marketing, Black Hawk Station Casino, Sage Inc, Concept Object, Becky Adams Real Estate, Friends First, Tool Studios, St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, GS Boulder Cycling, Boulder Cheesecake, Boulder Nordic Club, Start Events, Old Firehouse Museum, Java Recruiters

EXHIBITIONS

2016
Grafik Archistruct
Amarillo Museum of Art
High Plains Highways
Amarillo, TX

2011
Interactive Contemplation
Kendall/Ferris Annual Faculty Exhibition
Big Rapids, MI

Design for Good Exhibition
Phoenix Design Museum
Phoenix, AZ

Brainstormers
Katzen Art Center
American University
Washington, DC

Seven x 11: Art for Art
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Grand Rapids, MI

2010
Archistruct
ISE Cultural Foundation: Student Exhibition
New York, NY

Lens of Observation
Take Art / Leave Art
AVA’s Landis Gallery
Chattanooga, TN

Kendall/Ferris Annual Faculty Exhibition
Grand Rapids, MI

2009
Situational Awareness
ISE Cultural Foundation: Student Exhibition
New York, NY

Their Life
Fine Art Salon Spring Show at the Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA

Hello I am
Take Art / Leave Art
AVA’s Landis Gallery
Chattanooga, TN

2008
User Defined Observations 01
Day on the Artist Land
Flagstaff, AZ

Visual Observations in a Natural Setting
Wakonse Arizona
Payson, AZ

Hidden Typography 1,2,3
Recycled Art Show
Flagstaff, AZ

Hidden Typography 4,5
AIGA CMYK Show
Flagstaff, AZ

Electronique
KJACK
Flagstaff, AZ

2007
Escape or Reality?
Recycled Art Show
Flagstaff, AZ

Patterns of Weather and Change Mail Art
Various destinations across the US

2006
Then and Now
NAU Faculty Art Show
Flagstaff, AZ

2005

Close
Space Gallery
Minneapolis, MN

2004
Surprise Weeds
West Lawn
Alexandria, LA

2001
8x8
Billings Art Museum
Billings, MT

2000
Typographic Contemplations
Undergraduate Thesis Show
Bozeman, MT

Movements to Sky
Emerson Cultural Center
Bozeman, MT

Space
Filling Station
Bozeman, MT

Sectors
KGLT Radio
Bozeman, MT

Pink Flamingo
Battleridge
Bozeman, MT

1999

Turning Point
Little Johns
Bozeman, MT

Twin Rights
Undergraduate Photography Show
Bozeman, MT

Mixed Nuts
Warehouse Muse
Bozeman, MT

Sectors
KGLT Radio
Bozeman, MT

Distortionize
Haynes Hall
Bozeman, MT

Analog Evolution
Sunset Hotel
Bozeman, MT

1998
Muse
Bozeman, MT

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2011
Honors Program Annual Art Exhibit
Awards Judge
Rankin Art Gallery
Big Rapids, MI

2010

Where I Live
Guest Curator
AIGA Student Show
Big Rapids, MI

2009
back/track/ing
Guest Curator
AIGA Student Show
Flagstaff, AZ

2008

Arizona Digital Media Investigations
Director and Curator
Flagstaff, AZ
This exhibit presented views of current digital media by higher education digital media faculty from across the country, while concurrently presenting live and interactive works that push beyond known digital media boundaries.

The exhibit was open to all faculty teaching in the fields of: animation, computer-based art, digital art, media and interactivity, emerging technologies, graphic design, interactive design, media technologies, multi-media, music and electronic sound art, photography, photojournalism and visual communication.

Journal postings to the exhibit by each participating faculty artist fostered a dialogue of visual and written discussion on the processes involved in producing each of the educators’ exhibits.  The public audience was invited to participate by viewing the faculty journal postings and contributing their own comments and observations.

PRESENTATIONS

2017
All Pathways are Connected
Guest Lecturer
Drury University, Springfield, MO

Grafik Intervention
Design Incubation Colloquium
Kent State University, Kent, OH
Presented by Brit Rowe

2016
MOOC-ing design education?
Grafik Intervention
AIGA Frontier Design Educators Conference

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Grafik Intervention
AIGA Nuts and Bolts Design Educators Conference
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

The Purpose of Grades
Natasha Haugnes, Faculty Development
William Culpepper, Graphic Design
Academy of Art University, San Fransico, CA

2015
Tools and Principles for Critique and Feedback in the Online Environment
Natasha Haugnes, Faculty Development
William Culpepper, Graphic Design
Academy of Art University, San Fransico, CA

2013
Grafik Intervention
TEDx Bozeman, Bozeman, MT

Creative Coalition: A Career Fair for Creatives
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

2012
Harrison Lecture Series

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

2011

Grafik Intervention
Pivot: AIGA Design Conference
Phoenix, AZ

Archistruct
Honors Program Lunch and Learn Series
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

2010

Creativity in Advertising
Dr. Clay DeDeaux Advertising Management Class

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

2009
A Designers View of Alternative Transportation in America
Rocky Mountain Fleet Managers Spring Conference
Winslow, AZ

Archistruct
Deconstructing the economic downturn of retail businesses through architectural landscape photography

OLIO
Charlottesville Community Design Center
Charlottesville, VA

2008

Digital Technology: A Hybrid Classroom Environment
Wakonse Teaching Retreat
Payson, AZ

Teaching for Student Success: A Hybrid Classroom Environment
International Conference on Critical Literacy in Visual Culture
Dallas, TX

What Next?: Design Life After College
Panelist
Flagstaff, AZ

PUBLICATIONS

2011

Getting the Conversation Started with the Living Principles
Communication Arts
Sep/Oct Issue

Winterhouse Symposium on Design Education and Social Change
07.15.11

Picture Perfect
Ferris State University Torch
01.26.11

Student Thesis Sparks Urban Revitalization
Academy of Art University
04.11.11

Design Grad Starts Conversation About Urban Renewal
Academy of Art University

2010

Untapped Potential
Ferris State University Torch
12.08.10

Graphic Design Students Project History and Potential in Big Rapids
University News at Ferris State University
12.15.10

Projection Project
Pioneer Press
12.09.10

Projecting the Right Image
Pioneer Press
12.06.10

2008

Arizona Digital Media Investigation
Inside NAU TV
09.22.08

Arizona Digital Media Exhibit
Flagstaff Live
09.25.08

Artistic Intersections: Where digital technology meets fine art
The Noise
09.2008

CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS

2017
Webinar: Main Street Redux: Creative Placemaking Strategies

2016
AIGA Froniter Design Educators Conference, Bozeman, Montana
AIGA Nuts and Bolts Design Educators Conference, Bowling Green, Ohio
Webinar: Reflection and Intention to Improve Teaching Over Time
Webinar: Using Existing Rubrics for Multi-Perspective Feedback
Webinar: Negotiating the Online Grading Tools
Webinar: Five Components of Feedback

2015
Webinar: Make Learning Connections Happen
Webinar: Tools and Principles for Critique and Feedback in the Online Environment
Webinar: Grade Inflation: Issues & Challenges with Sarah Sherwood
Erik Brandt History of Graphic Design Presentation

2014
Design Thinking for Productivity with Swissnex
Introduction to Design Thinking with Kevin Budelmann
Designs on e-Learning Conference 2014, San Marcos Texas

2013
Design Ignites Change: Impact Measurement: The Power of Partnerships
Design Ignites Change: Impact Measurement: How to Measure What Matters
Design Ignites Change: Design for Social Change: Designing with Communities
AIGA Blunt: Explicit and Graphic Design Criticism Now: AIGA, Norfolk, Virginia
AIGA Webcast: Design for Good
Webinar: Crafting Effective Critique Feedback

2012
AIGA Webcast: Wireframing + Prototyping: Pencil to Paper to Screen
AIGA Webcast: Design for Good
AIGA Webcast: Living Principles for Design
AIGA Webcast: Responsive typography for the mobile web
AIGA Webcast: The Evolving Expectations of Design Education
AIGA Gain: Design for Social Value Conference, San Francisco, CA

2011

Seek Design Conference, Dekalb, IL

AIGA Pivot: Design Conference, Phoenix, AZ

TEDx Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI

Devices Everywhere: Smartphones and Tablets and Consoles, AIGA

Responsive Web Design: Design Once, Display Everywhere?, AIGA

Graphic Design Thinking, Ellen Lupton

Writing for Visual Thinkers, Andrea Marks

2010

AIGA New Contexts / New Practices, Raleigh, NC

Lilly North Conference on College and University Teaching, Traverse City, MI

The Future of a User Experience Designer, Grant Carmichael, ThinkXD
Customer Relationship Management in the Age of Social Media, Pierre Hulsebus
Social Media: Campus Policies and Protocols

2009

Compostmodern 09, San Francisco, CA

Motivating Students: Theory and Practices for Generating Productive Class Discussions
Discussing Curricular Redesign: Experiences from Four Academic Projects

2008

Wakonse Teaching Retreat Arizona, Payson, AZ

International Conference on Critical Literacy in Visual Culture, Dallas, TX

2007

Southwest Arts Conference, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2006

How Design Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Exploring Multiple Connections, Kip Fulbeck
Strategies to Help Students Realize Their Potential, Dr. Constance Staley

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects), MS Office, analog/ digital SLR cameras, MAC and PC operating systems.

HTML5, CSS3, CMS, PHP, mobile design, interaction design, data visualization, design for interaction, user interface design, responsive design, analog/digital printing process, audio/video production.

HONORS AND AWARDS

2013
Gold Addy in Collateral Material, Transformotion: Brand Identity, Co-Art Director
Gold Addy in Collateral Material, Small Town Studio: Brand Identity, Co-Art Director
Silver Addy in Collateral Material, Student Advancement Foundation, Co-Art Director

2012
Silver Addy in Mixed Media Campaign, Student Advancement Foundation, Art Director

2011
TIMME Grant, Ferris State University

2010–2008
Presidents Academic Honor List, Academy of Art University

2008
Northern Arizona University Faculty Development Support Grants Program

1992
Eagle Scout

ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIPS

2005–current
AIGA: The Professional Association for Design

2010–2012
CAA: College Art Association

PERSONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2012–current
Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club
Bridger Ski Foundation

2010
Friends of the White Pine Trail

2005–2008
Flagstaff Biking Organization

THE COMPLETE JOB LIST

“If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.”
James Russell Miller

Age 15 to present day
Burger King Server
Landscape Worker
Corn Detassler
Girl Scout Camp Worker
Leaf Raker
Fruit Hauler
Tomato Stuffer
Linen Driver
Sculpture Lab Assistant
Art Gallery Installation Worker
Electronic Music DJ
Electronic Music Promoter
Art Show Director
Production Artist
Sailing Instructor
Swimming Instructor
Bike Mechanic
UPS Night Crew
Sculptor Assistant
Architectural Photographer
Marketing Director
Sign Installer
Cycling Coach
Ceramics Instructor
Wedding Photographer
Graphic Designer
Art Director
Print Broker
Senior Graphic Designer
University Professor

LECTURES ATTENDED

“Always be around. Come or go to everything.” John Cage

Patch Adams
Sean Adams
Sadik Kwaish Alfraji
Design Army
Jonathan Baldwin
Carolina de Bartolo
John Bielenberg
Erik Brandt
Will Bruder
Kate Bingham Burt
Kelly Cunningham
Tim Calkins
Stuart Candy
Grant Carmichael
Valerie Casey
Rob Carter
Allan Chochinov
Meredith Davis
Aaron Draplin
Brian Edlefson
Peter Eisenman
Marc English
Shelley Evenson
Bob Faust
Michèle Wong Kung Fong
Michael Gibson
Mike Gorman
Cabell Harris
Stanley Hainsworth
Jessica Hirsch
Chris Horton
Amber Howard
Terry Irwin
Chip Kidd
William Massie
Nic Meta
Debbie Millman
Marc O’Brian
Santiago Piedrafita
Alison Popp
Rick Poynor
The Post Family
Plural
Shel Perkins
Doug Powell
Sandra Wheeler
David Stairs
David Thorburn
Jakob Trollbäck
Manuel Toscano
Danny Yount

Peter Zak