Associate Professor, Graphic Design

Phone:  617-994-4266
Office: Sawyer Building, 10th floor - room 1045


MFA, Painting, State University of New York at Buffalo
MFA, Graphic Design, Yale University

Courses Taught at the School of Art & Design

Illustration for Graphic Designers, The Italian Journal: Painting and Drawing on Paper in Florence, Italy, Graphic Design III, Graphic Design IV, Packaging Design 

Teaching Philosophy

I enjoy the process of learning, the thrill of being presented with new problems, experimenting to find solutions, conquering new challenges, celebrating accomplishments. As well I enjoy the structure of learning -- being given the freedom to discover my own way while at the same time being guided, the give-and-take between mentor and apprentice, the luxury of time dedicated to exploring new concepts, talents, and abilities. This is precisely my approach to teaching -- giving each student the freedom to find his/her own way while at the same time imparting the rigors of classic design elements, ultimately guiding each student to surpass his/her own limit.

Recent Professional Highlights

  • Program leader - Italian Journal Summer Study Abroad Program
  • Annual summer travel to Europe since 1997 to develop work in painting, watercolor and drawing.
  • 2008 - 2010: Artwork acquired by IBM, Fidelity Investments and for other private and corporate collections
  • 2007: Awarded tenure and promoted to the position of Associate Professor

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society of Illustrators
Member, The American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA)
Member, The Boston Athenaeum
Member, The New England Watercolor Society
Member, International Council of Graphic Design Associations