Implementing Design as a Driver for Big Ideas, Insights and Solutions

Teaching, Course Development, and Advising. Course planning and oversight for approximately 50 classes a Quarter, engagement with Los Angeles universities and purposed focused companies and individuals.

Teaching and Design Engagements

TED Circles

TED Circles is an open platform of small groups that meet for conversations about ideas.

Part of core team that produced a three-month ‘insight sprint’ with weekly meetings  to find the need and developed and ran workshops at TED Summit. program official launches January 2020



TED CirclesHighlights from the TED Circles Pilot

Finding the Big Ideas

And helping them grow leveraging the diverse megaphones of UCLA

Role: Speaker Coach, co-curator, branding, UCLA license holder


Curation and Art Direction: 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

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 Newsroom Article on 10th Anniversary

UCLA Volunteer Center

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.

Cal Poly SLO Staircase ComputerCal Poly Interview

I love working with highly accomplished artists

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