3D and Multimedia Instructor

My students' work

Modeling for animation, printing, and product design

Utilizing:

  • Blender
  • AutoDesk 3ds Max
  • AutoDesk Maya
  • AutoDesk AutoCad
  • AutoDesk Inventor
  • 123D
  • Matter Control
  • Repetier Host

Architecture

Utilizing:

  • AutoDesk Revit
  • AutoDesk 3ds Max
  • Formit
  • Sketchup

Traditional Media

The non-digital side of art:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Ceramics

Education

Masters of Art in Teaching

Pacific University - Forest Grove, OR

2008-2009

With a speciality in Art Education

Bachelors of Arts in Studio Art

Pacific University - Forest Grove, OR

2006-2008

With a focus on ceramics, drawing and painting

Lane Community College - Eugene, OR

2004-2006

Major: Studio Arts / Minor: Music and Audio Production

Art Institute of Seattle

1999-2000

Major: Music Industry

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy evolves around the idea that everyone learns in their own way. My job as an educator is to figure out how a student consumes, processes and applies information. I am then able to provide that student with techniques to help them reach their learning potential.

I believe that every student learns in a different way, with different rates depending on their learning style, and how information is being presented to that student. Everybody is able to take in information in multiple ways, but the rate that we retain that information depends on our individual tendencies as active learners.

As we identify the style that provides the highest rate of development for that student, we can tailor the delivery of information to best suite that learner. It is my belief that students have the best chance of success if they are provided information in as many ways as possible. This ensures that their development encompasses multiple styles in case some concepts are better understood with their secondary learning preferences, and therefore students are not forced to rely on understanding through a single style of learning.

Utilizing multiple learning styles provides the student with the best chance of retaining information. By engaging multiple senses we allow the brain to continually establish and strengthen neural pathways. From there we can move the student through Bloom's Taxonomy of learning domains by utilizing project based learning. This provides the proper tools and settings for student's to achieve high levels of success.

My Technical Literacy

I have utilized these programs on project throughout my professional and educational career.

Adobe Creative Suite

  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • InDesign
  • Edge
  • Lightroom

3D Software

  • 3ds Max
  • Revit
  • Inventor
  • AutoCAD
  • Draw123
  • FormIt
  • MatterControl
  • Repetier Host
  • Blender
  • Poser
  • Daz3D

Developer Tools

  • Coda 2
  • Filemaker Pro Advanced
  • XCode
  • TextWrangler
  • FileZilla

Programming Languages

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • PHP
  • Javascript
  • Swift
  • C
  • Arduino

Hardware

  • 3D Cartesion Printers
  • 3D Delta Printers (Rostock)
  • Plotters
  • Digital Vinyl Printers
  • CNC Machine
  • Laser Cutter

Audio Engineering

  • MOTU MKII
  • iConnect
  • Digitech Audio interfaces
  • Mixer Boards and Preamps
  • Ableton Live
  • Logic Pro
  • Pro Tools
  • Various Microphones and Instruments