Teaching Experience

As a design educator, I prepare students to execute skillful design work reinforced by research and conceptual thinking. This approach has guided my educational strategies in the undergraduate courses I have taught as an instructor of record at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I integrate research, design, and conceptualization by implementing actionable critique practices, one-on-one mentoring, and student-centered learning strategies. Within these ideals, students develop technical skills through design principles, tutorials, and exercises that extend beyond the classroom to prepare them for working in industry.

Teaching Statement

ARTD 251 Graphic Design Toolbox - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

As the instructor of record for two sections of an 8-week undergraduate course, Graphic Design Toolbox, I taught sophomore and junior students and introduced them to the field of graphic design theory and practice.

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ARTD 351 Graphic Design Inquiry - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The initial learning objective was to equip students with proficient user research skills, including creating personas, conducting interviews, crafting journey maps, and designing user flows, as well as teaching them how to design using Figma.

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ARTD 333 Type & Image - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

In this class students executed a semester long type and image project around Exhibition Design.

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