Design Thinking: Where is the Art?

Ideation. Prototyping. Development. These three stages of product development utilize generative to evaluative to iterative mindsets to design products or services that reflect human-centered behaviors. How do we create these mindsets to stimulate design-thinking? Certificate programs and graduate programs are being offered to teach design-thinking processes to lead students towards a mindset of creating products […]

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Is there an Atticus Finch in your life?

To Kill a Mockingbird – we all know the story. Set from 1933-35 in Maycomb, Alabama, the story depicts the racial disparities in the South and how one man, Atticus Finch, an attorney in a small Southern town,  stands up for what he believes is right.  It is not just that the fictitious Atticus is […]

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Action Verbs

The evolution of collecting ideas is ongoing. What I realize I am looking for is the ability to engage with audiences and through art be able to dialogue around shared values. Knowing who we are are and what we have in common is so important. I can imagine taking scrawled lists, mind maps, drawings on […]

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What World Do You Imagine?

Graphic design is not just a means to a profession, but as I continue to delve into the possibilities, I am compelled to make art. I kicked off “Our Ideas Matter” – a project where I combine community facilitation and graphic design to create posters around social issues relevant to the people I come in […]

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Your Ideas Matter

Your Ideas Matter. On the grand stage, I fear a most basic gap has developed. Do our ideas matter? Today I am launching a campaign to listen. I want to hear what  issues you face in your communities. Let’s talk about the assets that exist to address these issues and focus on the needs. Your […]

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Do You Love Teaching and Learning As Much As I Do?

As an artist and educator, I am always pushing the boundaries between media, technology and messaging in my work.  I recently began working with two adult students to collaboratively investigate the potential of Photoshop to graphically evidence our strengths and personalities.  I loved the process of learning new tools, applying what we learn to real-life […]

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