The Digital Textbook

Below are slides from a presentation that I gave at the 2016 CAA Conference in D.C. I encourage design students to work with educators to re-envision print textbooks as digital

Thrilled to Join the Wolfpack

I’m happy to share that I have accepted a position as Associate Professor of Graphic Design at North Carolina State University. I will miss my wonderful colleagues at Miami University,

Interested in design and technology? Apply to the Miami University MFA in Experience Design.

The application season has officially begun. Apply now for Miami University’s MFA in Experience Design. Collaboratively offered by Graphic Design and Interactive Media Studies, this degree stands at the intersection of

Congrats on Your Inaugural Year, AIGA Louisville!

In December AIGA Louisville celebrated their inaugural year with a design competition: The Show 2014. I was honored to be their keynote speaker. My first reaction to the invitation: “What a great

Rethinking Design Education at the AIGA GAIN Conference

In October, the Design Educators Community hosted a seminar on “Rethinking Design Education” as part of the 2014 AIGA GAIN Conference in NYC. I participated in a panel discussion moderated

WordBuild: A Workshop at Pratt in Participatory Design

Participatory Design, over the last 40 years, has begun to infiltrate mainstream commerce and culture in the US. Increasingly our always-on, instant feedback society of users demands a voice in

Before There Was Illustrator…

Ivan E. Sutherland, in 1963, changed the relationship between human and computer. While an Electrical Engineering doctoral student at MIT, he developed Sketchpad, the first computer program to use a

Using AGILE in the Design Classroom

Last semester I taught an Interactive Media Studies capstone course here at Miami U. The students worked as an interdisciplinary team to collaboratively develop a design solution for Coca-Cola. The

AIGA DEC Proposal for the AIGA National Board

For young graphic design students, the years spent in a classroom differ from their early years in a design studio—and that’s a good thing. Graphic Design educators craft student experiences

Advice for the Academic Job Search

Recently, I visited Ellen Lupton’s MFA studio at the Maryland Institute College of Art to share my experiences with academic searches—from both the perspective of the job seeker and the