Jungian Institute, Chicago


Studied handbook binding with Gerard Charriere, New York


Illinois Institute of Technology, MS of Visual Communications


Syracuse University, BFA in Design


2008 - 2015         

Part-Time Faculty, Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, FL


Visiting Faculty, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

2000 - 2007          

Full-Time Faculty, Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, CA

1985 - 2007          

Part-Time Faculty, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

1985 - 2007          

Architectural Colorist & Designer, Moore, Ruble & Yudell, Santa  Monica, CA                    

1995 - 1999           

Full-Time Faculty, Otis School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA


Full-Time Faculty, Art Institute, Design Department, Kansas City, MO


Exhibition Designer, Jewish Museum of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Teacher, Rockefeller Foundation, Visual Arts In Beginning Education, NY



Color Usage - Presentation of the color theories of Albert Munsell, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Johannes Itten, Gyorgy Kepes and Joseph Albers with problems related to each theory.

Basic Design - A collection of twenty of the best problems from great educators to truly interest and teach students basic two and three-dimensional method and conceptual communication and the relationship to digital applications.

Visual Language - The development of an individual artistic style. The most subscribed to course in the history of the Kansas City Art Institute.

Working In Sequence - Basic to intermediate level course of instruction in the many possibilities and methods of using sequences and series in art and design from simple pagination, to digital application and exhibition design.     


Pattern Design - Basic to advanced repeat design practices from traditional to contemporary.

Collage - Historical presentation of collage applications & methods, 1890 to computer generated images.


Bookbinding - Introductory level workshop on paper and cloth, hand bound books and book boxes.


Creative Problem Solving - Seminar on seven basic problems solving methodologies.


Books of Kells - Studio course in illustration using manuscript illumination as a base.

Exhibition Design - A basic to intermediate level course of instruction on exhibits from displays to traffic flow systems.

Other Courses - Nature Design, Decoration Design, Drawing and Drawing Issues, Illustration, Gouache Painting & Book Design



Digital Pattern Design, work in progress, co-authored with Michelle Blackwell


A New Color Notation, Workbook for Fairchild Publications


Classroom Color and Design For Elementary Schools, completed manuscript


Visual Language:  A Guide to the Development of a Personal Artistic Style,  published by ARTSELF®, 1999


Color Manual, Prentice-Hall Inc., 100 pages, illustrated textbook


A Manual of William Morris Patterns for Working Designers:  47 Steps to Better Pattern Design, Syracuse University Studies


"Nietzche's Aesthetics,"  Illinois Institute of Technology, unpublished paper