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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 - Present, 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

Graduate Teaching Associate (Lecturer) - Department of Design, The Ohio State University.

Graduate Teaching Associate (Teaching Assistant) - Dept. of Design, The Ohio State University.

 

2011, Graduate Teaching Associate (Lecturer) - Department of Design, The Ohio State University, Columbus. OH

 

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

College Art Association

2012 - Present

 

Omicron Psi Society

2008 - Present

 

AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts)

2002 - Present

 

 

 

ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS

Black Faculty and Staff Association, California State university, Fresno

2013- Present

 

Council of Graduate Students, The Ohio State University

Delegate, Department of Design

2010- Present

 

AIGA at OSU, The Ohio State University

2010- Present

Treasurer

 

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 - Present

 

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

 

 

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