Fall 2021

Section 1013 of LIR10
Introduction to Information Literacy -- : Oct 18 - Dec 17 2021

Section 1395 of CS70.11A
Adobe Photoshop 1 -- : Aug 16 - Dec 10 2021
Optional live Zoom class meetings to be held on Wednesdays from 12:00-3:00pm.

Section 1643 of GD15
History of Graphic Design -- : Aug 16 - Dec 10 2021

Spring 2021

Section 4518 of CS70.11A
Adobe Photoshop 1 -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021
Above section taught using Photoshop CC. The above section has no regularly scheduled Zoom meetings. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

Section 5417 of CS70.11A
Adobe Photoshop 1 -- : Jan 20 - May 21 2021
Above section taught using Photoshop CC. The above section has no regularly scheduled Zoom meetings. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

Section 5647 of GD60
Creating the Professional Portfolio -- : Mar 29 - May 21 2021
The above section has no regularly scheduled Zoom meetings. The instructor may occasionally schedule optional Zoom meetings for the class, but attendance will not be required at those meetings. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

No office hours

Spring Schedule:

  • GD60: Creating the Professional Portfolio. Wednesdays 6-9:20pm.¬†
  • LIR10 Introduction to Information Literacy. 2 courses.¬†Online.

Fall Schedule:

  • CS70.11A: Photoshop 1. Online.
  • LIR10 Introduction to Information Literacy. Online.

University of Birmingham, UK, BA French/Spanish, 1981
Santa Rosa Junior College, CA, Cert. Graphic Design, 1986
UC Berkeley, CA, Community College Credential, 1989
UC Berkeley, CA, MLIS (Information Studies), 1991

I was born and raised in London, England (still have the accent to prove it) and moved to Santa Rosa in 1982. That Fall, I took my first graphic design course at the JC and quickly discovered what a fascinating subject it was. From there, I pursued a career in graphic design and typesetting. It was at my first job that I encountered my first computer. (It didn't matter that it didn't have a floppy disk drive -- if you did it wrong, you just typed it in again!) We have come a long way since then!

In 1988 I was asked to teach Typography in the Applied Graphics Department. Although I'd always said that I'd never be a teacher, I agreed to give it a try. Many years later, I'm still teaching and still loving it. During those years, I have specialized in desktop publishing, typography, online resources and web design. In 1997, I moved from Santa Rosa to Hong Kong for 2.5 years. Whilst in Hong Kong, I designed and managed an extensive International School website and also taught basic Internet skills and web design. Since my return to Santa Rosa, I have been teaching a wide variety of classes at SRJC including graphic design (page layout and advertising, typography, portfolio), web design (principles of screen design), computer studies (Photoshop 1 and Adobe Acrobat) and information research.

Professional Areas of Interest

Typography
Digital page layout and design

Web and interface layout
Photography and photo restoration/retouching using Photoshop

Library research and information