Faculty Bios

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Erin Althea

Erin Althea

Illustrator, Painter, and Sculptor.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Drawing the Clothed Figure

Jody Asano

Jody Asano

B.F.A., Art Center College of Design. B.A., New York University; Photographer and Illustrator. Clients include: Dazed and Confused, Commons & Sense Magazine, Details Magazine, Eyescream Magazine, Esquire Magazine

CLASSES

Photography 2

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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Lizbeth Barrios

Lizbeth Barrios

B.F.A., Art Center College of Design. Visual Strategist, Designer. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

CLASSES

Inventor's Workshop

Shaun Berke

Shaun Berke

Painted with loose, deliberate brushstrokes, Shaun Berke''s women are intimate depictions of the collapse of an ideological system. His paintings and prints exhibit knowledge of classical iconography, which he molds to fit the requirements of his own experience; thus, his depictions of biblical scenes are informed by his knowledge of the specific text, his assimilation of classical composition, and contemporary re-cast of Christian dogma. Rather than angling his subjects'' faces in such a way as to recall the works of Rembrandt, Berke often chooses a direct eye line between subject and viewer. The line of demarcation between brightly illuminated and shadowy areas seem to be the product of thrust rather than the genteel comfort of a thoroughly planned sitting. By dramatizing the division of overwhelming clarity and brooding duskiness, Shaun impresses a diary of stolen moments into classic portraiture. by Matt Kennedy

EDUCATION

M.Ed Moorpark College
B.S. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Drawing the Clothed Figure

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
Comic Book Storytelling/Illust
DIY Printmaking + Textile

Lindsay Buchman

Lindsay Buchman

B.F.A., School of Art, California State University Long Beach. Multidisciplinary artist. Exhibition history includes: Robert Blackburn Gallery, NY; SHO Gallery, NY; The Danforth Museum of Art, MA; LA Artcore Brewery Annex, CA; The Torrance Art Museum, CA; Art Share LA,CA; University Art Museum-Long Beach, CA; Circolo deli Artisti, Italy. Recipient of Creative Capacity Fund's Professional Development Grant, Jane Stokes Memorial Award and Rikk Beaty Memorial Award. Bibliography includes: Locale Magazine Blog, Laguna Beach Independent, The Orange County Register, and South Coast Magazine.

CLASSES

Fundamentals of Drawing

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Brenda Chi

Brenda Chi

CLASSES

DIY Publishing From A to Zine

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

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Joe Del Rosario

Joe 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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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

Illustration
Imagination Workshop

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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

Abstract Drawing

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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Nas Oh

Nas Oh

Freelance production designer, working in films, commercials and music videos.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Inventors' Workshop

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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

Bill Powell Jr.

Bill 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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Jennifer Rahardjanoto

Jennifer Rahardjanoto

CLASSES

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

Yuri Ranum

Yuri Ranum

Yuri Ranum is a vehicle and entertainment designer living in Hollywood, California. An honor graduate of Art Center''s Entertainment Design program, graduate of CCS''s Transportion Design program, and former sponsored race car driver, he now designs vehicles for film and media at AVE brands in Chatsworth, California, as well as costume and prop design for commercials, television shows, and movies. In addition, he also does freelance design work for several automotive and product design companies. Yuri has been instructing at Art Center College of design since 2012, and has been teaching the Saturday High Entertainment summer intensive course since its inception.

EDUCATION

B.S. Art Center College of Design
B.F.A. College for Creative Studies

CLASSES

Designing Cars
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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Brooke Sauer

Brooke Sauer

CLASSES

Painting
Watercolor Illustration

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
Drawing, Painting, and Making

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Miguel Valenzuela

Miguel Valenzuela

CLASSES

Fundamentals of Drawing

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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