Faculty Bios

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Greg Andrade

Greg Andrade

CLASSES

Architecture: Inside Out

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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Shaun Berke

Shaun Berke

(b. 1983) American painter; instructor; pupil in the Venetian school by pedigree; apprenticeship, Odd Nerdrum, Stavern, Norway; apprenticeship, Richard Houston, Venice, Italy; B.F.A., Art Center College of Design; A.A., Moorpark College; member of the Getty Research Institute; awards from The Art Renewal Center, Westlake Village Art Guild, Thousand Oaks Art Association; recipient of the Gerd Koch Paris Grant. Living in Pasadena, California.

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 Storytelling/Illust
DIY Printmaking + Textile

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Brenda Chi

Brenda Chi

B.F.A., ArtCenter College of Design. Illustrator and designer in entertainment.

CLASSES

DIY Publishing From A to Zine

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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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Chase Hagen

Chase Hagen

B.F.A., ArtCenter College of Design. Director of photography. Clients: ARRI, Creative Visions/Hasbro, Becker Automotive Design.

CLASSES

Behind the Scenes

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
Painting
Watercolor Illustration

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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. I served in U.S. Army. I have been teaching animation since 2002. I enjoy anime and video games.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Animation

Tasha Kusama

Tasha Kusama

Fine Artist and Illustrator.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Drawing, Painting, and Making

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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

Ronald Llanos

Ronald Llanos

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Illustration

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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

Ashley Pinnick

Ashley Pinnick

Ashley is an artist, VR developer and storyteller. She has spoken to tech and entertainment audiences about diverse representation in interactive experiences, facilitated virtual reality workshops & classes, and contributed her experiences as a developer to Engadget. Her work has been recognized at ACM SIGGRAPH, Indie Game Magazine, Gamespot and exhibited at Giant Robot gallery in Los Angeles.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. ArtCenter

CLASSES

Virtual Reality Exploration

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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Yuri Ranum

Yuri Ranum

Yuri Ranum is the director of design at MHT, one of the world''s largest automotive aftermarket companies. MHT brands include Rotiform, Niche, Fuel, DUB, and Foose wheel lines. An honor graduate of Art Center''s Entertainment Design program, graduate of CCS''s Transportation Design program, and former sponsored race car driver, in addition to his position as MHT Design Director, he designs vehicles for film and media for Action Vehicle Engineering in Chatsworth, California, as well as costume and prop design for commercials, television shows, and movies. 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. Recently he has started an automotive lifestyle brand called BadRoadFactory with a business partner based near Willow Springs Raceway in Lancaster.

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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Randall Smock

Randall Smock

B.S. Transportation Design, Art Center College of Design. Honda Exterior Designer. Other studio experience since 2001 includes: Honda Advanced Design(Pasadena)2yrs, Honda Design HQ Wako-shi, Japan(Tokyo)2yrs, and Honda R&D-Acura Division(L.A.)3yrs. Notable works include 2012 Acura RDX, 2008 TSX/EU Accord, 2007 Acura Sports Concept, various parts on 2009 Acura RL, 2006 Honda Pilot and 2006 Honda Accord 4dr.

CLASSES

Designing Cars

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Margaret Tonapetyan

Margaret Tonapetyan

CLASSES

Drawing and Making
Drawing, Painting, and Making

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Miguel Valenzuela

Miguel Valenzuela

EDUCATION

B.F.A. Art Center College of Design

CLASSES

Fundamentals of Drawing

Nicola Vruwink

Nicola Vruwink

M.F.A., University of Washington. Artist, designer and craft consultant with focus in ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and craft production. Clients: Grey's Anatomy on ABC, Amazon's Transparent, Yifat Oren & Associates, Molly Sims Productions.

CLASSES

Wearable Art

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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

Brice Wong

Brice Wong

CLASSES

Designing Cars Pro

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Scott Zenteno

Scott Zenteno

CLASSES

Designing Cars