Faculty Bios

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Erin Althea

Erin Althea

Illustrator and Fine Artist. Instructor of Painting Workshop and Drawing the Clothed Figure (ACFK)

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Drawing the Clothed Figure

Yelen Aye

Yelen Aye

Graphic designer and illustrator. Pasadena City College Visual Arts Department.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Fashion Sketching
Fun With Fashion

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Thomas Broersma

Thomas Broersma

B.F.A., Art Center College of Design, Illustrator, Sculptor, Comic Guy, and Fine Artist. Published in TapCab Books, Pasadena Weekly, OC Weekly, FIND Art. Exhibitions in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. Clients Include: Mattel, SpinMaster, Hasbro, Jakks Pacific. Course: Comic Illustration.

CLASSES

Comic Book Illustration
DIY Printmaking + Textile

Shawn Bruce

Shawn Bruce

Product Design, Environmental Design, Illustration, Storyboards, Graphics. Press: Los Angeles Magazine, Trend, Wallpaper, Interior Digest, Forbes, Absoluut Architectuur, Surface, Box, The Age, Frame, Metropolis, K+BB. Course: Inventors Workshop.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Inventor's Workshop

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Charles Cho

Charles Cho

Ed.D., University of Southern California; M.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills; M.Ed. and B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; Multiple Subject Teaching & Administrative Services Credentials. Instructional coach, Los Angeles Unified School District. F.I.R.S.T. LEGO League coach.

CLASSES

Design-A-Robot

Shawn Collins-Lopez

Shawn Collins-Lopez

Shawn Collins-Lopez: B.S., Art Center College of Design. Honors in Transportation Design. B.I.D., Pratt Institute. Honors in Product and Transportation Design. GM California Advanced Design Studio. Hyundai Design North America Studio. Honda R&D of Americas Studio. Fisker Automotive Studio. Five Axis Design Studio. Johnson Controls GmbH Studio. Mattel Inc. Design Studio.

EDUCATION

B.S. Art Center College of Design
B.I.D Pratt Institute

CLASSES

Designing Cars

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Josefino Del Rosario

Josefino Del Rosario

EDUCATION

B.S. Art Center College of Design
B.S. UCLA

CLASSES

Dynamic Drawing

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Christopher Gehl

Christopher Gehl

Chris Gehl, BFA, Art Center College of Design. Director, Writer, and Producer, living in Los Angeles. His work has been shown on PBS, MTV, and has been featured across North America and abroad.

CLASSES

Behind the Scenes

Jenna Gibson

Jenna Gibson

B.F.A with Honors, Art Center College of Design. Illustration/Fine Art. Clients/Exhibitions: Giant Robot, Gauntlet Gallery, 35MM Design, La Luz De Jesus, Cella Gallery, Phone Booth Gallery, 11:11 Collective, Cannibal Flower, Boroff & Co, Art/Work/Place, Flower Pepper

CLASSES

Illustration

Monica Guzowski

Monica Guzowski

Artist, Muralist, Set Designer, Scenic Artist. Companies: City of Clinton Showboat, The Red Barn Playhouse, Alpha Theatre Project, Body Politic Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, Children's Theatre of Western Springs, Murals by Monica.

EDUCATION

B.A. Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin

CLASSES

Animal Sculpture

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Ralph Herscu

Ralph Herscu

Freelance filmmaker, editor, and art director. Participant in the 1st German Film Festival in Los Angeles, Flickers Film Festival.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Art Center College of Design
M.F.A. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Digital Film 360

Gail Holding-Howland

Gail Holding-Howland

Fine art photographer. Landscape and private portrait commissions for collections in the U.S. and Europe.

EDUCATION

B.A. UC Berkeley
B.F.A. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Photography
Photography Book Workshop

Michael Horowitz

Michael Horowitz

Artist/Illustrator. Michael Horowitz has worked in the animation industry for over 25 years. Michael has been involved with character merchandise, including the position of Character Art Manager for The Walt Disney Company for the Asia Pacific region from 1996 to 1999. Currently, Michael is a freelance illustrator for various companies including Hallmark, Disney, Random House and Nickelodeon.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Otis-Parsons Art Institute

CLASSES

Cartooning Technique
Creative Drawing
Imagination Workshop

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Levon Jihanian

Levon Jihanian

B.F.A., Illustration, Art Center College of Design. Freelance illustrator, designer and cartoonist. Clients: Portland Mercury, USC Annenberg School, Giant Robot, Fantagraphics, Teenage Dinosaur, I Will Destroy You.

CLASSES

Drawing the Clothed Figure

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Chiaki Kanda

Chiaki Kanda

Creative Director: notNeutral. Senior Associate: Rios Clementi Hale Associates. Lecturer/Guest Critic: LACMA, USC, Woodbury Univ. Previously: Universidad del Diseno, Garnier BBDO Advertising, "Northfork", Hodgetts + Fung Architects, "Being John Malkovich", Form Zero Architectural Books + Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, Guggenheim Museum.

EDUCATION

B.S. Art Center College of Design
B.A. Amherst College

CLASSES

Architecture: Inside Out

Howard Kouo

Howard Kouo

Little Red Plane, an animated short film. Based on a short story written by Howard Kouo. Served in U.S. Army. Love animation, and play video game.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Animation

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Margaret Lee

Margaret Lee

Graphic designer and instructor. Senior Lecturer, Packaging Design, Otis College of Art and Design.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

T-Shirt Design

Jeffrey Leon

Jeffrey Leon

Jeff Leon B.S., Art Center College of Design. Honors in Transportation Design. Honda R&D Americas. GM Advanced Design. Patented Inventor. Course: Designing Cars, Independent Study.

EDUCATION

B.S. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Designing Cars

Ronald Llanos

Ronald Llanos

Illustrator, artist, teacher. Ronald enjoys teaching and making art just as much. Possibility is a key factor in both his motivation to continue making art and passing knowledge and information to his students.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Illustration

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Felix Monasakanian

Felix Monasakanian

CLASSES

Architecture: Inside Out

Melanie Moore Bermudez

Melanie Moore Bermudez

M.F.A., Claremont Graduate University. B.F.A, University of California, Irvine. Artist. Exhibitions: Autonomie, Claremont Graduate Galleries and various pop-up group shows throughout Los Angeles and San Diego.

CLASSES

Collaborative Comics
Creative Drawing
Painting
Portrait Party
Simple Books & Paper Toys
Wacky Tiny Creatures

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Atilio Pernisco

Atilio Pernisco

Atilio Pernisco has been a full time painter and illustrator for the past 15 years, working with such clients as the Walt Disney Company, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Trader Joes. He is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and lives in Los Angeles. Atilio spent his childhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina a place that has given him an unlimited reservoir of nostalgia. Along with his family, his memories of South America are the main source of inspiration behind his work.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Spring 1992
M.F.A. Spring 2012

CLASSES

Still Life Drawing

Joseph Powell Jr.

Joseph Powell Jr.

Illustrator and muralist. Celebrity portrait artist for KLSX 97.1 FM Frazer Smith Show.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Portraiture / Self-Portraiture
Supersize Me

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Yuri Ranum

Yuri Ranum

EDUCATION

B.F.A. College for Creative Studies

CLASSES

Designing Cars Pro

Rachel Rogov

Rachel Rogov

B.F.A., Art Center College of Design. Fine artist and illustrator with more than seven years of experience teaching and working with kid of all ages.

CLASSES

Painting

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Daniel Sorenson

Daniel Sorenson

Art Director/Graphic Designer. Photoshop CS2 for Advertising and Marketing: Secrets from an Entertainment Advertising Insider, published by Peachpit Press, shares Photoshop techniques and behind-the-scenes information invaluable to anyone using Photoshop in a commercial situation.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Digital Zine Workshop

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Margaret Tonapetyan

Margaret Tonapetyan

CLASSES

Drawing and Making

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Steven Weissman

Steven Weissman

Cartoonist and illustrator.

EDUCATION

A.A. San Francisco State University
A.A. Academy of Art College

CLASSES

Cartooning Technique
Cartooning Technique Workshop