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Students graduating in 2017 will be active members of the art and design community until 2067 or beyond. My teaching is driven by the skills and competencies they will need to not only become responsible global citizens but eventually take over creative leadership. Looking at the world’s changes in the last fifty years, it is obvious that we educate for a society no one is able to know, predict, or simply understand today. However, we can foresee the discipline’s attributes that best facilitate professional communication and ethics. For our students, this does not only include critical thinking and agency to foster sustainable thinking and social justice; more importantly, it requires developing creative skills that are unique, strong, and independent of technology, media, or zeitgeist. In my thesis classes as well as in my international collaborations, I focus on supporting students in finding and applying their own visual language, embrace diversity and interdisciplinary collaborations, and propel their identity in order to vigorously influence their own creative practice.

since 2012 Parsons School of Design, New York
2010-2011 Lebanese American University, Beirut
2007-2009 Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong
2001-2007 Academy of Media Arts, Cologne

BFA Communication Design Thesis 2
Thesis 1 & Thesis 2 are a year-long self-driven investigation into the research, prototyping and design of an identified problem, providing an opportunity for design innovation following an appropriate methodology, and building the project in different ways and on various trajectories.
Parsons, S17, S16, S15, S14, S13, S12

BFA Communication Design Thesis 1
Thesis 1 & Thesis 2 are a year-long self-driven investigation into the research, prototyping and design of an identified problem, providing an opportunity for design innovation following an appropriate methodology, and building the project in different ways and on various trajectories.
F17, F16, F15, F14, F13, F12

Speak Music Speak Design
This class is a collaboration between Parsons and The New School for Jazz, taught jointly by one
faculty of each division and populated with a 50/50 student ratio from each school. Students of both areas will appreciate tools to partner with each other and understand the differences and overlaps to create cross-disciplinary projects.
Parsons, F16, S15, F14

Microhabitats
The class investigates personal MicroHabitats and their influence on the creative process. How does this process change when we shift the environment? Students in New York, Cologne and Hong Kong will dissect their habitats into layers (visuals and sounds) to create an archive that feeds re-sampling and composing through printing technologies– including rizograph. The aim is a collaborative open end audio-visual publication. International academic partner include: Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Hong Kong Baptist University: Academy of Visual Arts.
Parsons, F15

45 Symbols — Identity hacking
A collaborative exploration of visual language that unites students, teachers, scholars, and ideas from 6 cities across 4 continents that culminates in a central exhibitions and a series of publications. International academic partner include: Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Hong Kong Baptist University: Academy of Visual Arts, Lebanese American University Beirut: School of Architecture & Design, Falmouth University UK: Graphic Design Department and Universidad de los Andes Bogotá: School of Architecture and Design.
Parsons, F13

Topics Typography
This course is an advanced and intensive studio for students particularly interested in developing more complex projects within the domain of typography. Students will experience the nature of the discipline ranging from micro- to macro-typography and build an understanding for its unique interdisciplinary character across media and culture. Based on given and self initiated projects students will explore experimental approaches in the creation of type as well as general contemporary practices.
Parsons, F12

Core Studio: Interaction
This studio course exposes students to thorough and elaborate interactive concepts and techniques for digital applications. It is an extensive investigation in the interface, the mechanism, the controls and the aims of interactive works. Students will learn how to undertake a thorough research and direct their thinking process from brainstorming to final outcome. They will be given the tools to conceive, plan and develop an interactive system and they will become aware of the importance of their role in the development of interactive media.
Parsons, S12

2010-2011
Lebanese American University Beirut
School of Architecture & Design

2011/2012 – 2
» » GRA 484 Web Design, Sect. 11
» » GRA 484 Web Design, Sect. 12
» » GRA 499 Senior Studies, Sect. 10
» » GRA 499 Senior Studies, Sect. 11
2010/2011 – 1
» » GRA 212 Intro to Typography
» » GRA 411 Advanced Typography
» » GRA 451 Publication Design
» » GRA 484 Web Design
2010/2011 – 2
» » GRA 351 GD1 Corporate Identity
» » GRA 486 Advanced Interaction
» » GRA 499 Senior Studies 1 & 2

2007-2009
Hong Kong Baptist University
Academy of Visual Arts

2008/2009 – 2
» » VA2230 Typography
» » VA3230 Information Aesthetics
» » VA2210 Hypermedia
2008/2009 – 1
» » VA1160 E & P of Design A
» » VA1160 E & P of Design
» » VA2220 Interfaces
2007/2008 – 2
» » VA2230 Typography A
» » VA2230 Typography B
» » VA2210 Design for Hypermedia
2007/2008 – 1
» » VA1160 E&P of Design A
» » VA1160 E&P of Design B
» » VA3360 Media and Space A
» » VA3360 Media and Space B

2001-2007
Academy of Media Arts Cologne

2007
» » *fusion 5: xxxfusion (Workshop)
» » Designbasics 2 (Graphic Design 2)
2006
» » *fusion 4: suomifusion (Workshop)
» » Designbascis (Graphic Design 1)
» » Typography 1
» » Experiment: Font (Typography)
» » Vorspiel (Motion Graphics)
» » Reactype (Interactive Typography)
2005
» » *fusion 3: visualfusion (Workshop)
» » *fusion 3: virulentfusion (Workshop)
» » Letters on screens (Typography)
» » Loop (Digital Media Workshop)
» » Computational Media Design
2004
» » Typography
» » Algorithm, Visualization and Interaction
» » Controlled: Experimental Electronics (Workshop)
» » Treets: Experimental Electronics (Workshop)
» » Computational Media Design
2003
» » In the Power of Ten: Visualization
» » Navigable Structures: Visualization of Data
» » Book of seconds (Graphic Design)
» » Proce55ing (Coding Workshop)
» » Analog Robots 2 (Workshop)
» » Analog Robots 1 (Workshop)
» » Typography/Layout
» » Computational Media Design
2002
» » Letterscape (Typography)
» » Ad Hoc (Graphic Design)
» » Mini Viehtures (Digital Media)
» » Typography/Layout
» » Computational Media Design
2001
» » Computational Media Design