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Fall 2018

Section 1268 of GD63
Online Resources for Graphic Designers -- : Aug 20 - Oct 21 2018
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Section 1442 of LIR10
Introduction to Information Literacy -- : Aug 27 - Oct 28 2018
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Section 2076 of GD20
Introduction to Typography and Letterforms -- : Aug 21 - Dec 11 2018

Section 2338 of CS175.11
Introduction to Adobe Acrobat -- : Oct 22 - Dec 16 2018
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to (https://classes.santarosa.edu/) to find the section number links.

Spring 2018

Section 5295 of GD63
Online Resources for Graphic Designers -- : Jan 17 - Mar 11 2018
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process, visit the Distance Education website to find any available online course material.

Section 5296 of GD72
Principles of Screen Design -- : Mar 26 - May 18 2018
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process, visit the Distance Education website to find any available online course material.

Section 5470 of LIR10
Introduction to Information Literacy -- : Apr 06 - May 11 2018
The above section combines traditional and online instruction. After registering through the normal SRJC registration process, visit the Distance Education website to find any available online course material. This class does not meet on 2/17.

Section 5647 of GD60
Creating the Professional Portfolio -- : Mar 28 - May 16 2018

Section 6654 of LIR10
Introduction to Information Literacy -- : Mar 05 - May 06 2018
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process, visit the Distance Education website to find any available online course material.

Section 7200 of LIR10
Introduction to Information Literacy -- : Mar 05 - May 06 2018
After registering through the normal SRJC registration process, visit the Distance Education website to find any available online course material.

Spring Schedule:

  • GD72 Principles of Screen Design. Online.
  • GD63 Online Resources for Graphic Designers. Online.
  • GD60: Creating the Professional Portfolio. Wednesdays 6-9:20pm. 3/29-5/17. Room 2920.
  • LIR10 Introduction to Information Literacy. Fridays 10:30-1:30. 1/20-3/3. Room 4420.
  • LIR10 Introduction to Information Literacy. 2 courses. Online.

Fall Schedule:

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. Twenty 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), web design (principles of screen design), multimedia (Macromedia Director and Flash) and information research.

Professional Areas of Interest: 

Typography, online and multimedia design.
Web and interface design
Library research and information