Adjunct Assistant Professor, Product Design Department
OTIS College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 2014 - Present (7 years 2 months)
Instructor for Senior Development Studios. These classes are focused on discovering insights, material exploration, Life Cycle Assessment and manufacturing.
Life Cycle Assessment - Ecological Design, Where does the Designer bring Value?
Insights for Discovery - Finding problems that matter.
Instructor for Senior Design Studios. These are advanced level, project based studio courses focused on helping students identify and execute a Senior Thesis project.
Previously, Instructor for Junior and Senior Integrated Design Studios. These classes are focused on developing the student's design process and sharpening their ability to identify opportunities where they can bring value as a designer.
Urban Mobility - Exploring the importance of mobility in the future of urban life.
Serious Play - Exploring the role of play in everyday interactions.
Previously, Instructor for Senior level Entrepreneurship and Professional Practice classes to bring together OTIS product design students and LMU business students.
red cape studio
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 1999 - Present (22 years 4 months)
Specialize in the conceptual development of interactive experiences and the design of educational environments for cultural institutions. Work with clients through a process of deep content exploration and design to create interfaces that engage and connect with visitors. RCS also creates small-run lighting and furniture projects.
Selected clients and projects include:
Norton Simon Museum . Expressive Body
Japan House LA . Game Changing
Ontario Museum of History and Art . Built on Water
California African American Museum . No Justice, No Peace, California Bound, Cross Colours
The Queen Mary . Their Finest Hours
LA Natural History Museum . Nature Gardens, Nature Lab, Age of Mammals, Paleo Play Zone Skirball Cultural Center . Another Promised Land, Chasing Dreams, Unauthorized History Discovery Science Center LA . Making the Grade, Inventors Hall, Ocean Challenge, Healthy Living Cedars-Sinai . Conservancy Exhibit
The Huntington . The Huntington Art Gallery
Orange County Water District . Interpretive Hallway Visitor Experience
Catalina Island Marine Institute . Marine Mammal Courtyard and Interactives
The Nature Collective . San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center
The J. Paul Getty Museum . Berman Collection, Cleveland Treasures, Weston Photographs
Royal Oak, MI
Sep 2006 - Feb 2007 (5 months)
Conceptual development on automotive reveals for Toyota, Lexus and Scion. Conceptual design for MOCAD opening and Global Green Pre-Oscar Party. Design and production for Dreamgirls ﬁlm signage. Conceptual development for conﬁdential exhibit project.
New York, NY
Aug 1998 - Dec 2004 (6 years 4 months)
Involved in all project phases from concept through fabrication drawings and construction. Roles included conceptual thinker, industrial designer, graphic and media designer. Projects included: Transition and Final Aquarium for the California Academy of Sciences, Ancient Americas Project at The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, Mad Scientist’s Laboratory and Aqua Expo at the Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville, Florida.