Curriculum Vitae

Professional Preparation

  • Drexel University, M.S. Information Sciences, 2013
  • New York University, Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Web Development, 2007
  • School of Visual Arts, Advertising (Cont. Ed.), 1999
  • California State University, Fullerton, B.A. Fine Art, 1991

Appointments

2012-Present
Assoc. Program Director, Interactive Digital Media
Dept. of Cinema & Television, Drexel University, Phila., PA
2011-2012
Program Director, Digital Media
Dept. of Cinema & Television, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
2008-2011
Assoc. Program Director, Digital Media
Dept. of Cinema & Television, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
2007-present Assoc. Teaching Professor
Dept. of Cinema & Television, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
2006-2007
Adjunct Professor
Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
2005-2007
Adjunct Professor
Dept. of Cinema & Television, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
2000-2003
Art Director
Media Designs / Brand Games, New York, NY
1999-2000
Art Director
Creative Network Services, New York, NY
1998-1999
Art Director
Earle Palmer Brown, New York, NY
1993-1998
Art Director / Owner
Finamore Design, Orange, CA
1991-1993
Graphic Designer
Strottman Marketing, Irvine, CA
1990-1991
Graphic Designer
Vision Sports, Irvine, CA
1987-1990
Graphic Designer / Production Manager
Scott’s Screen Printing, Orange, CA
1986-1987
Graphic Designer
Dr. Dream Records, Orange, CA

Synergistic Activities

2011-Present
Drexel University Westphal College Research Day Judge
2011-2012
Member of the AWCoMAD Web Committee
2011-2012
Westphal Representative for Drexel University Computing Academy (DUCA)
2010-2012
Drexel University Media Collaboration Group Member
2009-2011
SMAD Committee Member
2009-2011
SIGGRAPH Group Faculty Advisor
2008-Present
NASAD Committee Member
2007-2008
Design For Media Curriculum Revision Committee

Collaborations & Affiliations

  • 2012-Present Philadelphia Fire Department Web App freedomfromfire.com/fsapp
  • 2007-Present cap4kids.org for Saint Christopher Hospital
  • 2008-2009 PhillyHope.net for Saint Christopher Hospital

Professional Affiliations

  • ACM/SIGGRAPH
  • American Institute of Graphic Artists
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Professional Awards & Recognition

2002
WebAward.org Outstanding Web Site
mediadesigns.com
2002
WebAward.org Standard of Excellence
pfizer.com/brain
2002
AdWeek Icon Gold Award, Marketing Innovation
The Merrill Lynch Game Collection
2002
AdWeek Icon Silver Award, Marketing innovation, Non-tech Companies
Ralston-Purina “Incredible Dog” HTML email campaign

Citations

  • Identity Crisis: 50 Redesigns That Transformed Stale Identities Into Successful Brands (F+W Publications)
  • Encyclopedia of Advertising (Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers & Duke University)
  • Lurzer’s International Archive (Vol. 4-2000)

I teach students how to design and build amazing things.

Below is a list of classes that I teach. More information about these can be found in the Drexel Catalog.

DIGM-100

DIGM-100:
Digital Design Tools

Students learn the basics of visual design within the digital realm. Software tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are utilized.

DIGM-223

DIGM-223:
Creative Concept Design

This course explores methods to develop design concepts on demand. Topics to be considered include recognizing one's imaginative potential, expanding fanciful memory, and maintaining a creative ecology of mind.

DIGM-492

DIGM-491:
Senior Project in Digital Media

This is a three-course sequence. Requires a project that demonstrates the integration of the academic and practical knowledge the student has acquired in the overall field as well as in one or more specializations.

WBDV-216

WBDV-216:
History of Web Development

This course explores all aspects of web development including the foundations of web technologies, formulation of web standards and how the individual web surfer's wants and needs have changed over time. Also discussed will be ground-breaking websites and the evolution of interface design for the web.

WBDV-220

WBDV-220:
User Experience

This course explores all aspects of web development including the foundations of web technologies, formulation of web standards and how the individual web surfer's wants and needs have changed over time. Also discussed will be ground-breaking websites and the evolution of interface design for the web.

WBDV-240

WBDV-240:
Web Authoring I

This course explores prinicples and techniques for creating effective interactive media-reich websites. It includes aesthetics of human-computer interaction; bandwidth; project planning, budgeting and management; prototyping; testing and revision management.

WBDV-241

WBDV-241:
Vector Authoring I

Focuses attention on learning multimedia-authoring tools to create self-contained delivery programs, includes consideration and discussion of social impacts on digital technology.

WBDV-242

WBDV-242:
Dynamic Vector Authoring

Students work with concepts and software for better intergration of Internet multimedia-authoring programs with assorted browsers and server side databases.

WBDV-243

WBDV-243:
Content Management Systems

This course covers the basic principles of PHP. Students set up a content management system and develop a custom theme. Also includes instruction in XHTML/CSS techniques, project planning, organizing and maintaining effective stylesheets and recognizing common browser bugs.

WBDV-448

WBDV-448:
Interactive Digital Media Workshop I

This course explores the management process of developing or redesigning a successful website. Students work in team environments to analyze websites; define steps to develop well designed sites; and focus on audience, usability, testing and content development.

WBDV-449

WBDV-449:
Interactive Digital Media Workshop II

In this course, students work in a team environment to convert a digital media prototype into production quality product utilizing collaboration software, Gantt charts, and distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) systems.

Awesome student work that makes me happy.

More samples can be found on the Digital Media portfolio site.

Julia Tran

Plaque

DIGM-100

Jake Nichols

No Escape From Death

DIGM-100

Jake Nichols

Digital Portfolio

WBDV-240

Chad Porche

Digital Portfolio

WBDV-240

Todd Birchard

New York City

WBDV-241

Brian Burke

Coeur d'Alene

WBDV-241

Dan Fornace

Sharks

WBDV-241

Glenn Winters

San Francisco

WBDV-241

Jake Nichols

Lost

WBDV-241

Rachel Young

The Beatles

WBDV-241

Student Names Here

MoCCA

WBDV-448

Corinne D'Orsay, Jessie Amadio, Chad Porche, Pedro Rivera

Pennsbury Manor

WBDV-448

Annie Liu, Matt Duffy, Joe Parente, Brittani West, Brittany Wynne

Pennco Tech

WBDV-448

Mark Petrovich, Dan Fornace, Chris Stilitano, Brandon Wei, Mike V

We The People

WBDV-448