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Ambrosino, William "Dewey"
Ambrosino lives in Los Angeles and performs and exhibits internationally. Recent performances and exhibitions include: Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Samuel Freeman Gallery, S� n Art - Ho Chi Minh City, VietNam, LACE, Goethe-Bunker - Denmark, MOCA LA, MOCA Miami, Municipal Art Centre Fundacion Astroc - Madrid, Spain, ARCO International Contemporary Fair, Long Beach City College Gallery, Nueva Cinema Festival - Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo, Internationale Kurzfilmtage 49 - Oberhausen, Germany.
Atkinson, Christine

Christine Atkinson received her undergraduate degree from the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. Atkinson was born and raised in Northern California. Her works have been included in various shows across the United States including The Aviary Gallery in Boston, SOIL in Seattle, Monte Vista Projects in Los Angeles,  Focus Photo LA curated by Charlotte Cotton, Nicholas Fahey and Wendy Posner and will be featured in the upcoming fall edition of Vellum. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Interview with Floorr https://www.floorrmagazine.com/issue-22/christine-atkinson

Attebery, Warren

Craig Attebery is a native southern Californian. He Graduated from ArtCenter in 1980, receiving a BFA with Honors. He then completed his MFA studies at Otis/Parsons Art Institute in 1984. Craig is the author of The Complete Guide to Perspective Drawing: From One- to Six-Point. He has worked as a freelance illustrator for advertising agencies, science books, and the entertainment industry, as well as creating conceptual art for JPL/NASA and the aerospace industry. Craig’s illustrations have appeared in many publications including Newsweek and Time magazine. In addition to his commercial work, he has participated in exhibitions at galleries and museums throughout the country and internationally, including the Fry Museum (Seattle, WA), the Arnot Museum (Elmira, NY), the Art Museum of South Texas (Corpus Christi, TX), the Oceanside Museum (Oceanside, CA) and the il Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone (Italy). Craig’s work is in the permanent collection of the de Young Museum (San Francisco, CA).

Aumann, Christina

Christina Aumann combines language with typography through antique letterpress printing technologies. She delights in merging analog processes with contemporary design. She views the metal and wood letterforms she works with as miniature sculptures with battle scars from the years they have lived through. These imperfections reveal themselves in the prints, adding a human quality her artwork. 

Aumann received a BA in Studio Arts from University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work has been exhibited at venues including Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Brewery Project, Artworks/Bookarts. She is the recipient of a 2017 Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography Educators Grant.

Aye, Yelen
Graphic designer and illustrator. Pasadena City College Visual Arts Department.
Bass, Adele

AB&Co.Design provides a full range of marketing solutions for business and non-profit agencies. We offer over 30 years of award winning marketing strategies, web development and graphic design services. We use strategic planning and analysis to provide award winning strategies for marketing from concept to implementation.

Adele Bass has been a respected professor at ArtCenter College of Design for the last 25 years while maintaining a successful Communication Design company. She joined the faculty at ArtCenter in 1990 specializing in Typography. In 2001, Ms. Bass earned an MFA in Media design and has added website development to her diverse business offerings.She was recently featured in an internet article by The Art Career Project, naming 15 Noteworthy Art professors in Los Angeles.

Ms. Bass studied psychology at the State University of New York at Binghamton. She worked in a Manhattan Advertising agency and completed an Executive Training program in Boston before deciding to pursue a career in Design. She opened AB&Co.Design in 1981 and designs award-winning work for clients such as the Los Angeles Zoo and the City of Pasadena among others. 

Blanchard, Kevin
Broersma, Thomas
Illustrator working in commercial and entertainment marketing as a storyboard and sketch artist. Previously in toy prototyping as a sculptor for the toy industry. Gouache painting and making comics are my passions.
Byron, Antoinette

Public Speaking and Presentations Skills Coach 

Antoinette Byron is an accomplished actress in film, television and on stage. She trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney, Australia. Her television credits include "All My Children" and the hit Australian TV show, "Home and Away" and "Melrose Place." Her many theatrical credits include the lead female role in the Australian National Production of the "Rocky Horror Show" and "Macbeth" at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival, Scotland. She taught Acting and Voice from 2002-2011 at the Australian Institute of Dramatic Art, Hollywood, CA. Antoinette is a highly qualified communications consultant and has a successful voice and public speaking coaching practice. She utilizes her wealth of experience from the acting and teaching world to help clients communicate confidently with power and purpose. Antoinette has been teaching the presentation skills workshop, "Powerful Presentations" at ArtCenter College of Design since 2006. She has also led workshops at business and educational institutions such as the Beverly Hills Police & Fire Dept, Toastmasters, TAFT Correctional Facility, CA and University of California, Los Angeles.

Her private clients include Goldman Sachs, RTKL Associates Inc, ITV, Univision and Wonderful Company.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2006—Current: ArtCenter College of Design, ArtCenter at Night Instructor "Powerful Presentations"

2002–2011: Australian Institute of Dramatic Art, Hollywood, CA, Voice and Acting Instructor

2006–Current: University of California, Los Angeles Extension Guest Teacher "Public Speaking for Profesionals"

2002–Current: Independent Public Speaking and Presentation skills coach for individuals and various institutions.

EDUCATION

National Institute of Dramatic Art, Australia.
Flinders University, Australia.

Related Experience

Past President Toastmasters Club 21, Santa Monica

Awards

Advanced Communicator Gold, Advanced Leader Bronze, and Various other Speaking Awards

Carboni, Gabriella

MFA in Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art. BS in Studio Art, Skidmore College. Interdisciplinary fine artist. Has exhibited in group shows in Italy, New York, and Michigan.

Carranza, Albert

Over 10 years of experience in concept art, production, UI/UX, prototyping and art direction working in games. I have had the opportunity to contribute to some amazing projects over the years including Marvel Strike Force, League of Legends, Skullgirls Mobile, Dungeons & Dragons, Threes, Thor, Bag it, Tic Tactics, Follow me Dragon and other R&D titles.

Chesin, Jacob

Jake Chesin is a U.S. Navy Veteran and experienced mechanical engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the mechanical and manufacturing engineering industry. With a background in submarine operations and navy diving, as well as a bachelors degree focused on electromechanical systems engineering technology from Cal Poly Pomona, he looks to bring his experiences to the Humanities and Sciences Department.

Previously, Chesin worked at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as a mechanical engineer for the Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators group, where he supported the Sample Caching System of the Mars 2020 Rover Perseverance. Currently, Chesin is the technical project manager for an engineering start-up in Pasadena called Amorphology.

Chubak, Carly

Carly Chubak was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She has degrees in Physics & Astrophysics (with Honors) from UC Berkeley and spent several years as a test engineer in the optics industry, analyzing distortion in space-borne telescopes. Chubak next studied Fine Art at ArtCenter, focusing on soft sculptures and textile/fiber installations and graduating as valedictorian. Her experience in science and academia continues to inform her art practice; she focuses on research-based work, an interest in labor, and a feminist perspective. Chubak’s works are heavily analytical, emphasizing the historical and cultural meanings of materials and processes alongside more formal and conceptual concerns.

Clarke, Mark

Mark D Clarke is a design professional and educator with extensive international work experience in automotive, transportation and product design. Mark has held design management positions at Chrysler, BMW, Porsche and Fisker Automotive.

Clayton, Robert

Rob Clayton, graduated from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena with honors. Rob is currently working on a new bodywork exploring the ideas of self process creating environmental sculptural and painting content. Utilizing skills learned over the past 20 years of teaching, Rob is recently started to explore unconventional means of fabrication generated in a true DIY spirit. The focus of his new body of work is pushing the ideas and concepts of narrative and/or illustrative content. 

Rob currently serves as a full-time faculty member at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena.

Conerly, Chase
Cooke, Nathan
Cooper, Laura
Artist, working in multiple media including painting, collage, photography and fiber. Emphasis on forms found in the landscape, and collaborations.

Work reviewed: Art In America, Los Angeles Times, KCRW.

Exhibitions: Angles Gallery; Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles; Holly Solomon Gallery, New York; The Contemporary Museum, Oahu; Loeb Art Center, Vassar College; Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University; Norton Museum, Palm Beach.  

Upcoming solo show, 2023, RDFA Los Angeles
Cornwell, J.C.

J.C. comes from an engineering and robotics background, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After eight years in robotics, he began working in multiple areas of the field of visual effects. For the last 14 years, he's been teaching a wide range of software, works with producers, developers, and artists, and assists in pipeline development and support. He is currently the Director of Training at Dreamworks Animation.

Deyto, John
Di Claudio, Dario
Motion designer for broadcast and independent film.
Dix, Adam

Adam Dix was born in the United States and raised in Chile. He attended the Academy of Art Univeristy in San Francisco for college. For the first four years of his career, Dix worked in San Francisco as a designer for Disney Interactive where he participated in creating mobile games. He then moved to Los Angeles and began working in animation at DisneyTV on Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor and DuckTales. Then, Dix moved to Dreamworks TV to work as a character desinger on Boss Baby Back in Business. Dix has worked at Cartoon Network (Victor and Valentino), Nickelodeon (The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and at Warner Bros (DC Superhero Girls). Recently, Dix worked on titles including Central Park (AppleTV) and The Cuphead Show(Netflix) where he focused on prop and effects design. Currently, he is working on the sixth season of Rick and Morty. Dix instructs the character design courses at ArtCenter and has been doing so for four years.

Donahue, Gayle

Gayle Donahue is a Los Angeles-based illustrator and fine artist. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in design ultimately working as a free-lance illustrator in advertising and merchandising. Her clients include the Beverly Hills Hotel, Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Consumer Products, and Cedars Sanai Medical Center. Her paintings and collages have been featured in numerous exhibitions. The work is represented by J. Cacciola of New York, Thomas Paul Fine Art in Los Angeles, and CK Contemporary in San Francisco. She has taught classes at UCLA Extension and Otis College of Art andDesign, as well as conducting seminars on mixed media and creativity. Donahue is an Associate Professor in the Illustration Department and has taught drawing classes at ArtCenter since 1990.

Doody, David
Dave spent a decade living on a sailboat with his partners, and worked for three years on Santa Catalina Island as a systems engineer. Next, Dave found work with NASA's Deep Space Network as an instructional systems engineer, where he learned all about interplanetary flight and space communications. Since then, Dave has worked as a member of the flight teams on the Voyager outer solar system mission, the Magellan Venus radar mapper, and the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan. Today, he's Senior Engineer and Technical Group Lead with Caltech in JPL's Mission Command and Control group. He's also proprietor of Space Craft International, founded 1987, online at SpacecraftKits.com, and Publisher, Bluroof Press, founded 2011. Dave holds a commercial pilot license, and an MA from Pacific Oaks College. Previously, he was an instructor and instructional design engineer with Japan Air Lines.
Dube, Stephan
Eastwood, Steve
Automotive, Industrial, Product & Graphic Designer. Automotive Illustrator.
Eichacker, Tom
Ellico, Jesse
First and foremost, Jesse Ellico believes that you have to have FUN at your job/career and works hard to bring fun and accomplishment to the workplace whether it is the office, hangar, or the classroom. He has done a multitude of pretty cool things from working on the B2 bomber, to teaching at ArtCenter and Otis, to racing motorcycles in the Baja 1000. Airplanes and engineering are his passion. As a Mechanical Engineer, he is a "hands on guy" who loves to take things apart and then, sometimes forgetting how to put them back together again! Building a model of an idea that you have is an essential part of the narrative of describing your creation. It all comes down to the satisfaction that you get once you finish the job and can say, "Hey! I made that!"
Ferreira, Carlos
Environmental designer with an international and multidisciplinary perspective possessing a broad and diverse background in various aspects of design strategy, spatial design, branding, graphic design, production and project and team management, in small to large budget projects.Resume includes multi-million dollar automotive exhibits, branded and experiential spaces, marketing events, custom residences and lighting design.
Fitzgerald, Kathleen
Frazee, Marla
Gabl, Rosi
Rosi was born and raised in Switzerland. After graduating as a dressmaker Rosi studied fashion illustration at Central Saint Martins College in London. After, Rosi enrolled at the School of Art and Design Basel, where she graduated with a Diploma in fashion design. In 1996 Rosi immigrated to Los Angeles and soon landed work in the entertainment industry. Rosi teaches Model Drawing at Otis Fashion. Rosi freelances as a costume illustrator and and creates and produces costumes for film and TV.
Gibson, Jenna
Gottlieb, Daniel
Daniel Gottlieb is the co-owner of PadLab, a lighting/new materials/architectural glass/fine art studio. He is lecturer/guest critic at Materials & Applications Gallery, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Woodbury University, and SCI-Arc.
Harvey, Mark
Hawker, Devin
Hernandez-Salazar, Stella
Stella has been teaching in the Environmental Design and Public Programs departments since 2014 and has led Designmatters studios, helping to create and implement social design award-winning projects. Her own “Safe Agua” system design for informal communities in Latin America is part of the permanent collection at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in NY. She received her first bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design and worked for several companies within the furniture and hospitality design fields in South America. After moving to California and graduating with honors from Environmental Design at ArtCenter College of Design, she worked for prominent interior design firms, contributing to many high-profile luxury residential projects, from interior architecture design to furniture, lighting, and finishing details. She established her own studio in 2013, and her lighting and furniture pieces have been featured in leading interior design markets around the country. She also collaborates with other design studios developing branded commercial spaces for companies with strong presence in Latin America.
Holzmann, Joshua

Joshua Holzmann, a native of Milwaukee, is an artist living and working in Los Angeles, California. His primary mediums are paint and collage. His art practice employs paint as content and the complicated history that is tied to the medium through the lens of an African American male. As a conscientious millennial the artist struggles with putting more objects into the world. To mitigate these concerns Holzmann uses repurposed materials and items from his family's daily consumption as the raw materials for his paintings.

Holzmann holds a BFA from ArtCenter and an MFA from the University of California, Riverside. He has exhibited at the Riverside Art Museum, Harriet and Kern Gallery, Nan Rae Gallery at Woodbury University, Barbara and Art Culver Center for the Arts, Phyllis Gill Gallery at the University of California Riverside, ArtCenter DTLA and The Honolulu Museum of Art.

Holzmann is an assistant professor of Art at ArtCenter College of Design.

Hong, David
Howard, Houston

As the Chief Storyteller and Co-Founder of One 3 Creative, Houston Howard is a recognized producer, author, speaker and thought leader in the entertainment and branding communities because of his unique and proprietary transmedia approach to story. Houston has written two books about transmedia strategies for professionals — Make Your Story Really Stinkin’ Big and You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Story.  Advising entities such as Mattel, Disney Imagineering, ABC, CBS, Reliance Media Works, West Coast Customs, Samuel Goldwyn Films and Harper Collins Publishing, as well as designing a number of transmedia-focused projects for Fox, the CW, TNT, Slinky and the writers of Toy Story, Houston has an impressive amount of of experience designing projects that are primed for the 21st Century. 

If you need some links to some interviews and such here’s a short list of a few.
Hoy, Daniel
Dan is a full-time faculty member and has been an instructor at Art Center for over 20 years. While at Art Center he has led many trans-disciplinary projects for top companies from around the globe including Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, Samsung, Nestle, Nissan Infiniti, FordGlobal, Acer Computers, and others. He has instructed at Woodbury University, Otis, CSUN, and Caltech. He collects antique and unique packaging from around the world, and has a particular interest in materials and sustainability.
Hshieh, Shenho
Shenho Hshieh received his BFA in Illustration from the ArtCenter College of Design in 2015. After graduating, he's been working as a freelance illustrator for editorial and commercial clients. Some of his clients include the Los Angeles Times and the Dallas Observer.
Hursey, Dana
Katz, Michelle
Michelle Katz is a veteran attorney and business specialist working with start ups and mature companies in Intellectual Property, Contracts, Promotions and Licensing Matters. Her capabilities include identifying, structuring and negotiating strategic partnerships; drafting and negotiating contracts; developing and implementing IP Strategy: copyright, trademark, online policies, and business and legal strategic counseling for start ups. She is a faculty member at Art Center College of Design and adjunct professor at California College of the Arts, teaching law for artists and designers, as well as graduate level Business Law and Negotiations in the MBA program at CCA. Prior to starting her own practice in March of 1999, Michelle was Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs Universal Studios New Media Group; Vice President Business and Legal Affairs Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, and Director of Business and Legal Affairs, Paramount Pictures Consumer Products Group & Anti-Piracy Department. Prior to joining the Studios, she was associate counsel at the Writers Guild of America, West.
Kondrup, Gloria
Gloria Kondrup spans both fields of art and design. As a design consultant to national and international firms she has helped evolve extensive branding, identity, and packaging systems. Companies benefiting from her expertise include Aon, Avon, and Goodwill Industries. As a full-time professor at ArtCenter College of Design, Gloria Kondrup has been a dedicated design educator for over two decades. As the Director of Archetype Press, ArtCenter’s unique and vibrant letterpress studio, she redefines the value of typography and analog technology in the digital landscape. Her fine art printworks and books are in private and public collections including AIGA, The Getty, and the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry. She was awarded the AIGA Greening of Design in1997. Gloria Kondrup received her bachelors degree in fine art and her masters degree in design. She is currently the Executive Director of the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography.
Kong, Stan

A renowned design educator, consultant and design advocate, Stan has inspired and influenced generations of individuals to pursue an education in design that have gone on to become successful leaders in companies throughout the world. Stan is GradID Faculty Director, a core member of the faculty and teaches in Art Center’s Public Programs. He was formerly Head of the Product Design Program at Pasadena City College. A founding Co-Chair of the alumni scholarship fundraising group, Legacy Circle, he also serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Armory Center for the Arts and the Rowe and Gayle Giesen Trust Board of Trustees. Stan’s many honors include ArtCenter’s “Outstanding Service Alumni Award”, the NAACP Ruby McKight Williams Arts Award, the Institute of Education Service Award, the Risser “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” Award, and the Los Angeles County Cherry Blossom Festival “Teachers Making a Difference” Award. Stan Kong has a B.S. in Product Design from ArtCenter College of Design (83-02).

Kulikauskas, Jonas

A son of Lithuanian refugees, Jonas Kulikauskas is a Los Angeles based interdisciplinary artist inspired by his heritage, fatherhood, and faith. His works have been exhibited by the M.K. ?iurlionis National Museum of Art, Lithuania, California Museum, and Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles. His project, Yosemite People, culminated in an award-winning book, a national tour, and has been accessioned into the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian. His photographs have been featured in the NY Times, CNN, and Photo District News. Kulikauskas is a Fulbright award recipient and has lectured at Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and ArtCenter College of Design where he has been a part-time faculty member since 2002. BFA Otis Art Institute of the Parsons School of Design, MFA California State University, Los Angeles. Courses: Photography Projects: Delivering Your Big Idea and Photo Book: From Start to Finish

Kupchick, Janet
Kupczyk, Alex
Lawrence, Alan
Liu, I-Ten "Teen"
Llanos, Ronald

Born and raised in Southern California, Llanos graduated from ArtCenter’s Illustration program with honors in 2003. His most recent commission came from Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority where he designed 24 mosaic panels for the Western/Expo station in Los Angeles and designed posters for MTA’s “Through the Artists Eyes” celebrating the Van Nuys in 2005. In addition to doing commissioned works, Llanos has taught figure drawing/painting, head drawing, and character and costume design courses. He’s worked with a wide variety of students ranging from Woodbury University, Brentwood Art Center and ArtCenter. Llanos has exhibited in many galleries throughout Southern California since 2003. His most recent solo exhibition entitled “Snapshots”, at Avenue 50 Studio Gallery, was themed around on-location illustrations he did inspired by the urban landscapes and it’s denizens. In the early 2000s, Llanos also did some illustrations for independent newspapers and magazines.

Luna, Luis "Tony"
Mr. Luna is an Adjunct Professor focusing on professional practices, communication and leadership skills in several departments. He also conducts a course for Art Center''s Public Programs, "Crafting a Meaningful Career," designed for mid-career professionals eager to take their careers to the next level. He is the author of "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" from Allworth Press, and has recently completed his latest book for Skyhorse/Allworth, "Mastering the Business of Photography: What the Pros Do When They Are Not Taking Incredible Pictures" from Skyhorse/Allworth Press.
Lundgren, Alvalyn
Marshall, Sterling
Masilko, Gary "Todd"

Todd Masilko graduated from ArtCenter with a B.S. in Product Design in 1996 and has taught at ArtCenter since 2006.

As an instructor, Masilko has taught multiple classes hosted by ArtCenter’s Designmatters program as well as Sponsored Studio Classes for partners that include the Aquarium of the Pacific, Blackberry, Dell, KBA Notasys, and Honda.  Masilko has also helped facilitate Designstorm sessions at ArtCenter for companies including  ADP, Amazon, Microsoft, and the Sundance Film Festival.

Masilko worked as an Interaction Designer on a variety of projects at the Walt Disney Company between 1998 and 2007 as both a consultant and a full time employee.  Experience included working as Director of Creative at Disney Mobile as well as a consultant at Walt Disney Imagineering R&D.   Since 2008, he has worked as an Interaction Design consultant for the The Walt Disney Company, Fuel Industries, Mattel, as well as multiple early stage technology start-up companies. 

McGuire, Gary
Meraz, James
James Meraz works and teaches in the field we call Environmental Design. This field represents a multi-faceted and emerging profession which encompasses and blurs the line between many design disciplines. James has a unique vision and understanding of this complex field. He brings rich academic and professional expertise to the departments he teaches in.Principle of Studio Meraz, Inc. - A multi-disciplinary design firm providing exhibit, furniture, product, interior, set, architectural design services.
Merfeld, Kenneth
Moss, Scot
Provides signage, graphics, and concept design for Disney theme parks domestically and internationally. Previous experience and projects: Landmark Entertainment Group where he worked on a variety of location based entertainment projects domestically and internationally as well as a variety of logo, print, and collateral design projects for independent clients.
Mumper-Drumm, Heidrun

Professor Heidrun Mumper-Drumm teaches, conducts research and is director of Sustainability Initiatives at ArtCenter College of Design. Her academic classes and studio courses prepare and challenge designers to create sustainable product service systems that improve environmental performance, while also considering social and economic impact. Her research interests include methods and practices that incorporate life cycle thinking and lead to design innovation.

She was an environmental engineer with Bechtel and Parsons Engineering, where she worked on nuclear and wind energy projects, and managed environmental and cultural compliance for NASA/US Air Force construction projects. Moving from engineering to design, she founded a graphic design and letterpress company and became a faculty member at ArtCenter. She teaches, participates in and holds leadership positions in national and international design organizations, and consults and leads workshops for companies on the integration of sustainability into design practices. She recently completed a masters in sustainability and environmental management at Harvard University.

Ng, Eric

Eric Ng is an educator and concept designer. As a part of the inaugural Entertainment Design class at ArtCenter, he has returned and continued to teach students since 2008. Eric has been a designer for Walt Disney Imagineering R&D and Interactive as well as Sony Online Entertainment and Mattel. He pursues photography as well and has his work featured by Mercedes Benz, MTV and Kotaku. Eric is currently creating captivating images that featuring unique lifestyles as seen in his book, Project: Bazooka.

Courses include: Intro to Entertainment, Perspective, Advanced Perspective, Architcture 2, Entertainment Sketchbook, Viscom 1,2, Visualization 1,2,3

Ngo, Johnny

Johnny Ngo is a first generation Chinese American screenwriter. As the only son of two refugees, he gravitates to stories dealing with second chances and acceptance. Johnny got his start working for international production house Vendome Pictures where he acquired 4 years of development experience in television and features before writing CONVERSION, a feature about conversion therapy camps from the perspective of an ex-attendee turned counselor. It landed him an opportunity to work with legendary producer Chris Lee (PHILADELPHIA, JERRY MAGUIRE). His current feature, HOLD STILL, VINCENT, tells the life of Vincent Chin and how his untimely death sparked an Asian-American civil rights movement never-before-seen in American history. Johnny hails from the San Gabriel Valley, the epicenter of fine Asian cuisine in Los Angeles County. He’s currently repped by Writ Large Management and CAA. 

Nikravan, Amir

Amir Nikravan is an Iranian-Mexican-American artist based in Los Angeles. His practice centers around an interest in the politics of form, interrogating how form becomes a facade for meaning, and how it shapes our understanding of surface, color, shape, architecture, and design. Nikravan creates hybrid objects which fuse elements of painting, photography and sculpture, drawing from architectural lineages that range from the modernist Case Study houses, to the Orientalist public buildings of Edward Durell Stone, and the vernacular styles and finishes of the anonymous—often immigrant—builders of his native Los Angeles. Nikravan's ongoing investigation into the legacy of Modernism, while employing the re-appropriation of Middle Eastern forms that have been filtered through the orientalist lens of Western Modernism, form the basis of his most recent work.

He has held previous solo exhibitions at Vigo, London (2019),Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (2018, 2014); Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York (2017); and Jonathan Viner, London (2015).

Parish, Justine

Justine Limpus Parish has worked extensively in the Los Angeles and San Francisco fashion industries as a fashion illustrator, designer, educator, art director and published author. As an associate professor and the director of the Sewing Lab at ArtCenter College of Design, she teaches in the Product Design and Entertainment Design departments. She also teaches workshops for Disney Consumer Products and other industry studios. She created the fashion department at the Academy of Art University and served as art director for Liberty House of California. She holds a BFA in painting and drawing and has been a designer of her own signature collection of special occasion fashion. She is the author/illustrator of her own E-Book series Drawing Fashion available on lulu.com, and writes illustrated articles for magazines such as Belle Armoire Magazine. Her designs and illustrations have appeared in “Artwear: Fashion & Anti-Fashion,” “Fabric Artistry” by Singer, “Color with Style” by Donna Fujii, and she was curator of “Opulent Splendor” artwear exhibition at Brand Library Art Gallery in 2005. She is a member of The Costume Society of America, and past president of the Wearable Art Connection of Southern California.

Pastrana, Robert

Robert Pastrana spent his childhood in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico. He's been a freelance illustrator since graduating with distinction from ArtCenter College of Design in 1992. His book, Simplifying Perspective, was published in 2015 by Focal Press. An ArtCenter instructor since 1992, Pastrana has emphasizes personal voice through the the creative process; especially as it relates to concept, composition and color. Pastrana has recieved awards including recognition from Communication Arts, Print, Graphis, American Illustration, The Society of Publication Designers, Illustrators Only among others.

Paz, Leon

A native of Cali, Colombia, Leon Paz's interest in car design was sparked when he first saw a Ferrari 308 GTO at the impressionable age of 8.

He graduated from ArtCenter in 2008 with a degree in Transportation Design and has since worked for companies such as Hyundai's Design and Technical Center, Kia Motors America, Honda Research & Development Americas, and the independent development firm Technicon Design.

Paz has taught "Viscom" Fundamentals (Visual Communication) for both ArtCenter's degree program and extension program. He is also an inaugural instructor for ArtCenter Online, the College's foray into online education for remote learners.

Perez-Morin, Christian
Christian Perez-Morin is a graphic designer, art director, and educator. Select clients include: Acura, Victoria's Secret, Girl Skateboards, Royal Trucks, Nike SB, The Quiet Life, Paul Frank, The Colburn School, and Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Over the course of 16 years he's worked freelance for small startups and non profits, in-house for brands and artists, and at senior roles in advertising. As an instructor he also teaches in ArtCenter Extension and at CalState LA. He's been a visiting lecturer/critic at Otis College of Art & Design, Boston University, and Biola University. He earned an AA at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, BFA at ArtCenter College of Design, and an MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Christian also continues a painting and printmaking studio practice which began as a student of Tony Zepeda as well as with other fine art faculty at ArtCenter.
Pichetrungsi, Justin
Preizler, David
Prussia, Leslie
Sahlit, Matthew "Matt"
Saitzyk, Anne
Artist. Exhibitions include Bunny Gunner Gallery; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; Patricia Correia Gallery; The Bradbury Building; Peggy Phelps Gallery.
Saitzyk, Steven

Steven Saitzyk is an Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Sciences at ArtCenter College of Design, a painter, art materials consultant, and former biochemist. He has taught about the properties of artist materials and their best practices since 1991. He is the author of Art Hardware: The Definitive Guide to Artists' Materials, and a member: International Art Materials Trade Association (NAMTA), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA). Since 1996 he has been International Director of Shambhala Art, shambhalaart.org, a nonprofit arts education program designed to integrate meditation into the creative process. He has practiced and taught meditation internationally since 1976 and is mentor to more than one hundred Shambhala Art teachers around the world. He is also author of Place Your Thoughts Here: Meditation for the Creative Mind. 

Saldana, Rodolfo
Sandberg, Erik
In 2002, Erik Mark Sandberg received a BFA with distinction, from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and studied with former Gemini Gel Master Printer Anthony Alan Zepeda from 2003-2007. From 2006 to present, he has taught at Art Center College of Design, OTIS College of Art and Design, and California State University Northridge. He currently resides and works out of Los Angeles, CA.
Scaff, Julian

Julian Scaff is an associate professor of Interaction Design at ArtCenter College of Design. Scaff's areas of expertise include interaction design, design research, HCI and futurecasting. Scaff also runs a one-person design consultancy with a client list that includes Hitachi, Fidelity, Walmart, and Spatial Labs. During the course of his career, Scaff has worked for NASA/JPL, Idealab, and Siegel+Gale, and has taught at several universities in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Scaff is particularly interested in the interaction design of mobility and aerospace systems, the convergence of XR and IoT, and design for social/environmental impact. In 2015, Scaff delivered a talk titled Designing Change for Good at TEDx Crenshaw in Los Angeles.

Shahbaz, Delbar
Sherrill, Robert
Landscape, Figure, Still Life for Galleries. Design / Concept for Animation.Set Design Art Director
Shively, Orrin
Show, Michael

A native of Minnesota, Michael Show is a former Walt Disney Feature Animation supervising animator. As a student at California Institute of the Arts he created the award winning Chickin's Fer Rent. In his 20+ years career at Disney he worked on such classics as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. Show was also the supervising animator of the Muses for Hercules and Morph for Treasure Planet. With the end of 2D at Disney he was selected to retrain as a CG animator and additional credits include Chicken Little, Meet The Robinson's and Bolt. He has been teaching animation at ArtCenter College of Design since 2016 and Laguna College of Art and Design since 2011.

Sloan, Alix
Smock, Randall
B.S. Transportation Design, Art Center College of Design. Honda Senior Exterior Designer. Studio experiences since 2001 includes: Honda Advanced Design(Pasadena)2yrs, Honda Design HQ Wako-shi, Japan(Tokyo)2yrs, and Honda R&D(L.A.)13 yrs. Notable works include 2008 Acura TSX Lead Designer, 2012 Acura RDX team, 2017 Odyssey Lead Designer, 2018 Acura RDX Project Leader.  
Sotelo, David
Steadman, Lucas
Steiner, Jeremy

JEREMY STEINER
BFA, with honors from ArtCenter College of Design.  Senior User Interface(UI) and User Experience (UX) Artist and Designer with over 13 years in casual mobile gaming, combining visual design, illustration, to craft beautiful mobile designs and experiences.

Notable Projects  include: Disney Emoji Blitz, Disney Club Penguin, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Legends of Norrath.  

Course Include: The Art of UI

Ueda, Rick
Valencia, Debra

About Debra Valencia

Debra Valencia, a visionary artist, designer and entrepreneur with a passion for world travel, artisan traditions and popular genres, has branded a modern style uniquely her own.  The Debra Valencia™ brand surface designs take a fresh approach to creatively blending florals, paisleys, geometric and decorative motifs in a distinctive sense of style.  Her signature look is artistic, lively, vibrant, colorful, vivid and imaginative. She is inspired by craftsman of cultures from all over the world, including textile arts and architectural ornamentation, as well as pop art, fashion and everything vintage. Like a talented chef whose fusion of unexpected ingredients turns an ordinary dish into an extravaganza, Debra mixes and matches elements to create rich designs spiced with style and color.

Professional Recognition

Debra’s expertise includes creating distinctive branding, packaging and product design for globally recognized companies in a variety of industries. Gift, Home, and Stationery: Esprit Bed & Bath, Karen Klein Candles & Spa; Toy: Hasbro, Playskool, Milton Bradley, Swingset Press, Herrington Teddy Bears, and CowParade; Entertainment and Hospitality: Disney, Hard Rock Cafés & Hotels International, The Cheesecake Factory, MGM Grand Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Luxe Hotels Worldwide, Costume Designers Guild and Leonardo DiCaprio; Publishing: Book design for artists including Mark Ryden and Liz McGrath, museums, galleries and a variety of travel, business, children and trade book publishers. 

Debra founded greeting card company, Vida Valencia, in 2006. The company features a line of pop-up cards specifically designed to hold gift cards. The Vida Valencia catalog of over 130 items is currently licensed to Jillson & Roberts. Products received accolades in the press for ingenuity and design innovation including Greetings Etc. January 2007 cover and named Top Trends of 2007 as well as Best of Show at National Stationery Show 2007. 

Debra is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Greeting Card Association (GCA) and Craft & Hobby Association (CHA). Her design work has been featured in publications including Time, Interiors, HOW, Print, ID, Communication Arts, Identity, Abitare, Process Architecture, Greetings Etc., Gift & Decorative Accessories, Giftware News, and the definitive book, Women in Design 1900–2000. She has received numerous awards from the AIGA, STA and other professional design organizations.

Debra is a published author with her first title Sewing Pretty Bags: Boutique Designs to Stitch & Love, launched May 1, 2015 for Fox Chapel Publishing. The title is the first in a series of three books for the DIY sewing and craft market. She is also author/artist of three coloring books for the adult market published in 2015. 

Arts Educator

She has served as a part-time faculty member in the Communication Arts department at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles for over 13 years. Courses she has taught in the past include Basic Design Fundamentals, Typography, Production Technologies and Professional Practice for Graphic Designers. Debra Valencia is currently teaching private seminars on the Business of Art Licensing and is an occasional guest lecturer at colleges and design conferences. In Spring 2013, Debra launched a new 10-week Business of Art Licensing course at Otis College of Art + Design in Los Angeles as part of the Continuing Education program and is repeating the same course every Spring semester. She is also teaching Digital Surface Design at Art Center of College of Design at Night Program in Pasadena every Spring semester. 


Debra has selected, supervised, trained and mentored over 50 student interns from Otis College of Art & Design, California State University/Long Beach, Rhode Island School of Design, University of the Arts/Philadelphia, Santa Monica College, University of California/Los Angeles, Art Center and California Institute of the Arts. The students gained real world work experience and were better prepared to enter professional positions.

Well respected as a design educator, Debra has been invited to portfolio reviews for AIGA/LA, Otis Intern Program and National Portfolio Day. Debra has lectured at major institutions and conferences including Cal Poly Tech in San Luis Obispo, Harvard University, Fresh Dialogue program sponsored by the AIGA New York, Western Regional Conference of the Society of Environmental Graphic Designers (SEGD) and Art Director’s Clubs of both Los Angeles and Washington, DC. She has served as a judge in numerous national design competitions for the same organizations.

Volk, Lauren
Teamwork Design; Society of Illustrators, (London).
Walker, Raymond "Scott"
Storyteller and world builder.

Co-founded Brain Candy, LLC, which launched the participatory entertainment property Runes of Gallidon.

Designed and produced live-action role-playing experiences that provided improvisational narrative experiences for participants.

Co-founded Transmedia Los Angeles, launched Shared Story Worlds website, co-created Star Wars Remix website. 

Holds a B.A. in Creative Writing, a B.A. in Religious Studies, and an M.B.A. Course: The Art of Visual Storytelling.
Wallace, Brian

Brian Wallace - Sound Designer

Brian began perfecting the art of recording long before he founded his first commercial studio in 2002. As a kid, he made countless cassettes of sounds, songs, and stories as audible postcards to his grandparents. Naturally drawn to the art of Foley, he began practicing and collecting techniques from the greats.  In high school, he played the saxophone in rock and jazz bands and produced weekly news broadcasts for his school. By the time he was in college, he was programming at KLON 88.1 fm, a nationally syndicated radio station and recording with bands all over Los Angeles, well known for Sublime (Baritone Saxophone - 40oz to Freedom). Musicians and Filmmakers come from all over the country to record with Brian because of his industry experience, his collaborative methods, and his innate respect for the artist.  Most days he can be found working both sides of the glass at Majestic Sound Studios.  You can learn more about his sound work and marvel at the time machine he built at www.dubrobot.com

Willey, Claude
Artist, urbanist, consultant, and professor of Urban Studies and Planning. Various research projects have focused on such diverse topics as Mojave Desert hydrology, Inland Empire transportation infrastructure, and environmental philosophy. His activities have been funded by the California Council for the Humanities, the LEF Foundation, Rain Bird, The Beall Center for Art and Technology, and the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts.
Wilson, Warren
Principal Graphic Designer for Walt Disney Imagineering and lead the WDI-Anaheim graphics group located at the Disneyland Resort before assuming his current role working on the Shanghai Disney Resort project. He is responsible for environmental graphics as applied to theme parks, pedestrian promenades, parking structures, retail, dining and entertainment venues as well as hotels. Project work over more than 20 years in environmental graphic design includes Sony Pictures Studios, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers Studios and Paramount Pictures backlot enhancements, The Beverly Hills Hotel renovation, along with comprehensive sign programs for health-care facilities, justice centers, hotels and airports. Warren holds a U.S. Patent for a sonar-based height measuring tool used in theme parks.
Winterfield, Mary

BS, Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin, Madison; MA, Linguistics, Universidad de Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela; Art Students League of New York, New York; Cape School of Art under Henry Hensche, Provincetown, MA.; School of the Museum of Fine Arts of Tufts University, Boston; Syracuse University, NY. Artist.

Solo exhibitions: Georgetown Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Multiple Impressions, Stephen Fineman Gallery, New York, New York; Society of Illustrators, New York, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Venezuela; Museum of Modern Art, Venezuela; Ayacucho Museum of Art, Galeria Epoca, and Galeria Apeiron, Venezuela. Work included in more than 250 collections internationally.

Illustrator, books for Editorial Monte Avila, Caracas, including Los Colores Occultos by poet Vicente Gerbasi. Personal interests include color, light and space in painting and architecture. She has been teaching at ArtCenter since 2004. Currently represented by Aaron Galleries, Chicago.

Wohlgemuth, Denis "Deni"

Born and raised in The Netherlands, Wohlgemuth's education includes studying at Royal Academy of Fine and Applied Arts, The Hague, The Netherlands; Otis/Parsons Institute of Art (Los Angeles); ArtCenter College of Design (Pasadena); Glenn Vilppu Studio and Associates in Art.  

Exhibition designer for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Samuel Goldwyn Corporation. Illustrations for History Channel, A&E, HarperCollins. 

Teaching: Laguna College of Art and Design, Associates in Art, ArtCenter College of Design (since 2000); drawing, painting, composition, production design.

Recent museum shows of personal work (2018-2019): Harvard University, Cooper Gallery: “Re-Significations;” Museo Bardini Museum, Florence, Italy (part of international conference put on by New York University, in cooperation with Harvard University; Awam Amkpa, curator), "Manifesta" art biennale, Palermo, Italy.

Wong, Brice

Brice Wong BS, Industrial Design, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA.

Brice is an experienced industrial designer specialized in transportation design in the Los Angeles area. His passion for design started at the age of six. Accompanying his parents, Brice went to an art show featuring graduating students' art works and concepts. He was so intrigued by all the design concepts that could one day change how people would live. The future looked so bright; all the lines, colors, and patterns took root in Brice's mind and he begin to draw and design his own inventions.

In 2002, Brice graduated from ArtCenter then went to intern at various car companies, including Peugeot in Paris, Ford in Detroit, and Honda in Torrance. Brice then settled in as a lead designer at Andus R&D Inc., a satellite design studio which designs cars for production in China. Later, Brice moved on to work as a consultant for various companies and projects including Sphere One Limited which works with Beijing Auto Works (BAW) designing concept cars for military-based companies in China; design concepts for Tesla Motors through Prime Wheels; and various projects through 5 Axis Design.  He is now at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in the Power Sports Division.

Brice's extensive experiences in industrial design in various markets made him a resource-rich teacher. He aspires to bridge real world experiences with experimental design in the classroom. Brice has taught for the ArtCenter at Night program since 2008. 

Wu, Hao
Yamamoto, Eric
Yamin, Samira
Yanish, Mary
Illustrator, Artist
Yanke, Angelo
Zepeda, Anthony

A master printer with Gemini G.E.L., Tony Zepeda has worked for Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Nauman, Robert Rauschenberg, Jonathan Borofsky, Ellsworth Kelly, David Hockney, Sam Francis, Richard Serra, Richard Diebenkorn and other artists.

Zirkle, Emmett
Zopf, Jini

Jini is a 3rd generation designer. Her earliest memories involve drawing and discussing design themes with her family. She graduated with honors from ArtCenter College of Design in Illustration and then began this incredible adventure in her design career. 

She has a passion for inspiring and strategically leading teams of creatives to soar far beyond the realm of what they thought possible. She believes that teams that are well-fueled and empowered are able to create above and beyond their expectations. Over her 15 years in branding, packaging, product design, style guide creation and design leadership, she has learned that keeping herself inspired, remembering it is about the people, not the task and finding the learning in each project keeps her curious and highly engaged.

In Jini's 20-year design career, so far she has heald in-house creative leadership positions at LEGO, Airstream Inc, Disney, Mattel (Hot Wheels). LinkedIn

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