As I approach building a syllabus, I aim to balance short exercises that facilitate the mastery and investigation of technical skills and visual principles. The ultimate goal is to build up to a more sustained project with parameters designed to give necessary structure and limitations for the timely production of a strong project. I emphasize thematic investigations encouraging students to develop their visual language around a theme of their own choosing. The self selection of content that students can devote their energy and imagination towards is of utmost importance to me.

 

Design Principles

2016

Student Portfolio for Dylan Cronk

Colour compositions

Experimental Alphabet

Chapbook

 

Student Portfolio for Emma Shickell

Colour Compositions

Patterns

Chapbook

2015

Cat In The Hat by Elana Lo-McEnaney

A Wild Flowers Song by Chelsea Baltazaar

Fire by Grace Ives

The Vast and Endless Sea by Felicity Bell

2014

Key by Evan Nolan

Student Loans by Dani Llamas

Caring for a Cactus by Sarah Yalaju

2013

Ra22 by Brian Bowen

Alvin Lustig by Kara Fallen

Nautica by Marina Havriliak

 

Cross Cultural Video Production

2016
Oral History Project

Winbrook Projects by Steven Ferri

Immigration story by Renzo Valenzuela

Hometown by Renzo Valenzuela

Collaborative projects  

Purchase College students collaborate with peers from Zimbabwe institute of Vigital Arts

2015

Zuleka’s World

Purchase College students:  Caitlin Blunnie, Katlyn Wolff, Alyna Van Dunk

ZIVA student: Lionel Chibvongodze

Winner

Purchase College students: Saidkamol Javadov, Nicole Manganiello

ZIVA student: Kevin Steenkamp

Sgt Porice

Purchase College students: Evan Nolan, Melissa Tamayo, Kevin Egbert

ZIVA student: Pious Nyenyewa

2015

Mbira by Kevin Egbert

More Time / Thirteen by Daliza Sanchez Osoria

Hometown Colours by Melissa Tamayo

Quite Nightmares by Caitlin Blunnie

2014

Card Game by Artemis Karotseri-Vermeulen

My Mother’s Mother by Artemis Karotseri-Vermeulen

Those Days by Emily. J Locke

Happy by Saidkamol Javadov