Design Knowledge and Passion through Direct Engagement of Teaching and Curation

Course planning and oversight of over 50 classes a Quarter
Teaching and other Design Engagements across Los Angeles

Teaching and Design Engagements

Cover Series Designed
to Spark Lifelong learning

Starting with the Design Great Paul Rand in 1990, the series continues under my curation celebrating curiosity, learning and encourages engagement, through the lens of designers.

UCLA Master Series Covers

Finding the Big Ideas

And Helping Them Grow.

Role: University license holder, lead curator, branding, web developer and event oversight.

TEDxUCLA

Reframing the Role Of Law Enforcement to Build Resilience and Self Confidence

Direct Engagement with Children to build the tools needed to lead lives free from bullying, violence and substance abuse

Projects: Websites, Conferences, Branding, Positioning, Interactive Education

D.A.R.E. WebsiteConference After Effects and Video Samples

Deep Dive Volunteering

Hands on with the Community at scale.

Projects: Core Team Building the Virtual and Physical Center at its start, including: Website, Branding, Volunteer Day, Consulting

UCLA Volunteer Center

Lifting Children into Supportive Environments, Every One of Them

Over a Decade of Design and Strategy Work with two of the Leading Childrens’s Foundations in Southern California, Hathaway-Sycamores and Vista Del Mar

Hathaway-Sycamores and Vista Del Mar

Slightly Obsessed with the Maker Movement

And how it is reshaping the design field.

Role: I create one off maker projects for talks at universities, and I do builds for events with arduinos, makey makey’s, electronics hacks and CNC builds.

Example: Cal Poly SLOExample: Cal Arts

I love working with highly accomplished artists in areas where they not as accomplished

Meaning: giving voice to their work and museum shows through posters, artist books, photography of art, and website development.

Role: Photography of art, art direction of artists books, design of website and studio collateral.

VASA's WebsiteArt Direction for Book #1