Design Faculty

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Barbara Brennan

Professor Brennan was exhibition designer and Chair of the Exhibits Design and Technology Department at the National Air and Space Museum for over 30 years, where she was lead designer for Star Trek and the Sixties, How Things Fly, The Wright Brothers & the Invention of the Aerial Age, America by Air, and Pioneers of Flight.
Nigel Briggs

Nigel Briggs

Nigel Briggs received his degree in Industrial Design from Leicester Polytechnic (Leicester, UK) at a time when "design software" might have meant a comfortable stool at the drafting table.
Kevin Brookes

Kevin Brookes

Currently Kevin is working as a Visual Information Specialist for the National Park Service, where he ensures that media projects are designed, produced and installed as contracted by the National Park service.
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John Carmody

An experienced university professor, Carmody teaches interactive graphic design, communication, book arts, audio and video post-production & animation courses in diverse departments and academic disciplines.
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Naomi Crellin

For a number of years Naomi led a "double life" - as her career began working at a strategy consulting company, she also began practicing as an artist and drafting, designing and making furniture.
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Andrea Hunter Dietz

Andrea Dietz is an architect, curator, and writer. Her creative and scholarly practice is focused on “architecture(s) of and on display” – or the translation and exhibition of the built environment.
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Jonathan Goldman

Through his curatorship and exhibitions, Jon explores the intersection between creativity and development and uses exhibitions to highlight how creativity and culture improves lives and can solve real-world challenges.
Steph Hooton

Steph Hooton

Steph Hooton has over 30 years of experience in the field of visual communications and is a subject matter expert in design and photography.
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William "Jake" Jacobs

A native of Minnesota, Jake first earned an undergraduate degree in art history/studio arts from the University of Minnesota and pursued independent study in graphic design at the Statens Haandverks og Kunstindustri Skolen in Oslo, Norway before attending RISD.
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Sara Jamshidi

Sara Jamshidi is a research-based designer with a practice that spans between the realms of archives and special collections, museum and education, with an editorial design approach.
Sohee Kim

Sohee Kim

Ms. Sohee Kim has contributed to brand value creation and management through environmental analysis for business growth, sophisticated brand strategy development and significant branding.
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Donna Kirk

Professor Kirk is a licensed architect and has worked in the Design Office at the NGA for over 30 years.
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Jae Rhim Lee

Jae Rhim Lee is an award-winning designer, entrepreneur, and transdisciplinary artist whose living units and wearables reimagine basic life systems and propose alternative and occasionally transgressive relationships between the body and the built and natural environment.
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Mark Leithauser

Mark Leithauser has exhibited his artwork throughout the United States, and is currently represented by Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York. He lives in Washington, D.C., where he is a senior curator and the chief of design at the National Gallery of Art.
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Julia Louie

Julia Louie is an exhibition designer at the National Museum of Natural History, as well as a professor of Exhibition Design.
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Robert McVearry

Robert McVearry has been an educator for 30 years. His professional background is in strategic marketing, brand messaging, and visual communication.
Jae Moon

Jae Moon

Professor Jae Moon has over twenty years of experience in developing user-centered design strategies and solutions for all levels of digital and print experiences using consumer insights gathered from research, psychology and taking a human-centered approach.
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Michael Pacheco

Michael Pacheco is adjunct faculty at GW Corcoran College of the Arts and Design in the Graphic Design Program teaching CDM2320 and CDM3320 Digital Illustration 1 & 2.
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Hyung Park

Mr. Park has been a designer and an educator. His professional practice specializes in strategic branding and visual communication.
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Kevin Patton

Kevin Patton is an artist and speculative designer whose primary mode of making is through creating interactive systems.
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Sanjit Sethi

Born in Rochester, New York, Director Sethi has taught at numerous academic institutions including the Memphis College of Art, the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and California College of the Arts.
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Johan Severtson

Mr. Severtson participated in the first international invitational exhibition, Cybernetic Serendipity, of computer-related art and design at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London and in the Art and Technology show at the Museum of Modern Art and Brooklyn Museum.
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Alvin Tsao

A proud detailer, Professor Alvin Tsao has worked in technical design, production, and drafting for over 30 years.
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Chloe Varelidi

Chloe Varelidi is a product designer, educator and the founder of the design studio Humans Who Play.