Lead Instructor of Graphic Design and Web The Art Institute of Dallas
I am lead instructor of Communication Design, Web and Final Portfolio for the Graphic/Web program at Art Institute of Dallas. I enjoy the creation/facilitation of design-thinking assignments in the classroom to introduce students to new ways of viewing ideas, brainstorm new solutions and find conceptual nuggets in ideation thumbnails. I create UI/UX assignments that start with directed design research to guide the creation of new products and features through strategic conception and finally through front-end development and prototyping to final portfolio projects. By designing SMART weekly project workflows and facilitating group reviews of assignments I’m able to raise the benchmarks of projects. You can see those results at my website, www.profward.com.
My desire to learn is demonstrated by adding new skills, particularly in the web and prototyping areas to constantly challenge the speed of change in our industry. I research and create the new portfolio requirements for the advancement our program as well as the professional development of students, coaching them to maturity in their craft and as professionals.