Teaching

  • Frame By Frame Animation

    COURSE DESCRIPTION Frame-By-Frame Animation (a course I designed and teach at George Washington University) introduces students to principles and workflows for frame-by-frame animation with still images and text. From the syllabus: Students will learn basic principles of animation as they explore the temporal movement of hand-drawn and still imagery; dynamic claymation and stopmotion techniques; time-lapse […]

  • Design, Content Portability & the Information Hierarchy

    There are many ways to say the same thing. I designed and coded these examples for my students to demonstrate the idea of “portability of content”, to get them thinking about the information hierarchy and simultaneous uses of data in layout design. For each design, there are the same 7 sections in the information hierarchy. The HTML in each of these designs is 100% the same – all that changes is the CSS.

  • Introduction to Obsolete Media

    Intro to a lecture for an Art History class I taught at the Corcoran College of Art + Design: Digital Media Culture. I put together coverage of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster using obsolete media to fuel the discussion: “How will we communicate 75 years from now? To what extent will contemporary modern media be extant then?”

  • Print to Web Experiments: Future-Proof Solutions

    A big part of teaching emergent communication (and programming) to college design majors is getting the students comfortable with the new paradigm that virtually all future design will be executed by code. They have to learn basic programming skills at the very least to be competitive. These screenshots are from work I designed and executed for class lectures toward that end: I took print ads, album covers and book covers and reproduced them with HTML5, jQuery and CSS3. Then the students created their own fully-coded versions, recycling dying media into future-proof solutions.

  • How To Watch Sound

    I remixed & animated this classic rock song for one of the New Media Photojournalism graduate classes I taught at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. The idea was to introduce people to observing sound with their eyes, not their ears.