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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

 
 

My professional focus is in creating highly compelling user experiences across devices and services structures.

EDUCATION

  • The Ohio State University, Columbus. OH, Masters in Fine Arts, Design Development, 2012

  • Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne. IN, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Communication, 2010

  • The Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta. GA, Associates Degree in Arts (Honors), Graphic Design, 2000

  • The Kenya Polytechnic, Nairobi, Kenya., Diploma in Graphic Design and Communication, 1994

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2015 - 2018, Assistant Professor & Program Director, Media Arts - Department of Visual, Performing & Media Arts, Grace College & Seminary, Warsaw. IN

  • 2013 - 2015, Assistant Professor - Department of Art & Design, California State University, Fresno. CA

  • 2012 - 2013, Lecturer - Department of Design, The Ohio State University, Columbus. OH

  • 2011 - 2012, Graduate Teaching Associate (Teaching Assistant) - Department of Design, The Ohio State University.

  • 2009, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - Department of Visual Arts/Fine Arts Program, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne. IN

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Visual Communication Design

  • Advanced Graphic Design

  • Computer Graphics

  • Internet Design

  • Multimedia Design

  • Motion Graphics Design

  • Design Media for Non-Majors & Majors

  • Typographic Design for Non-Majors & Majors

  • Design Professional Practices

  • Digital Illustration Techniques

  • Introduction to Image Graphics Techniques (2 courses)

  • Art Appreciation (Online Course)

  • Selected Topics in Art, Design & Culture

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

  • Third Annual Coleman Fellows Summit in Lisle, Illinois, August, 2014

  • 2014 California Faculty Association Equity Conference, Los Angeles, California, March, 2014

  • AIGA Connecting Dots Conference in Cincinnati, OH, March, 2014

  • Richard Minsky’s Book Critique Workshop, Invited Panelist, Ohio State University, March, 2012

  • response_ability: AIGA Design Educators Conference in Toledo, OH, May, 2010

  • Make/Think: AIGA Design Conference in Memphis, TN, October, 2009

EXHIBITIONS/SHOWS

  • Nouveau Africana Art Exhibition., The African American Museum, Downtown Fresno, CA, February, 2014

  • Exquisite Storybook, Intersections of Books and Technology, Fresno State Library, March, 2014

AWARDS

  • Lyles Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Outstanding Coleman Fellow of the Year Award, 2014-2015

  • The Ohio State University, Graduate School Fellowship, 2010 - 2011

  • Indiana University - Purdure University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Himes Scholarship, 2009 - 2010

  • Department of Visual Communication IPFW, Labov & Beyond Scholarship , 2009

  • Department of Visual Communication IPFW, Waterfield Foundation Endowed Scholarship , 2007

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), 2002 - Present

  • Omicron Psi Society, 2008 - Present

  • College Art Association, 2012 - 2018

ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS

  • Black Faculty and Staff Association, California State university, Fresno , 2013- 2015

  • Council of Graduate Students, The Ohio State University , Delegate, Department of Design, 2010- 2012

  • AIGA at OSU, The Ohio State University , Treasurer, 2010- 2012

  • Indiana Purdue Student Newspapers, Inc. Board of Directors , Student Board Member, 2009 - 2010

PUBLICATIONS

Gikuyu Riddles by Richard Wanjema, The Ohio State University, 2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2009 - 2010, Do it Best Corp.. Graphic Designer

  • 2006 - 2008, All American Homes, Senior Graphic Designer

  • 2001 - 2006, Fort Wayne Newspapers, Ad Production Supervisor

  • 1994 - 1998, Lowe Scanad & Marketing - Nairobi, Kenya, Art Director/Designer

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Organization of Kenyans in Fort Wayne – KENFWA, Assistant Treasurer, 2017 - Present

  • Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne, Volunteer - Teaching Visual Communication Design, 2017

  • United Negro College Fund, Fresno Chapter, Jazz Festival For Scholarships Promotional Materials Design, 2014

  • The 29th African American Recognition Program, California State University, Fresno, Booklet Design, 2014

  • CANstruction competition (Fort Wayne), Design Consultant for Blackhawk Christian School, 2009

  • Christian Hope Ministries (Kenya), Director and Volunteer Graphic Designer, 2008 - Present

  • Powerhouse Worship Center (Fort Wayne), Volunteer Graphic Designer, 2008 - 2018

  • First Assembly of God (Fort Wayne), Volunteer Media Dept., 2006 - 2010

  • International House (Fort Wayne), Volunteer Graphic Designer, 2006 - 2008

  • Upendo Fellowship, Treasurer, 2008 -2009

LANGUAGES

Native: English, Kiswahili, Gikuyu

Beginner: Kikamba, Luo, Luhya, Kisii, Maasai, Spanish