Between 1987 and 2016, I taught Design at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC. My students ranged from BFA Freshmen to MA Graduate students.
Courses included book design and layout, fundamentals of graphic design, communication design, foundations studio, page layout, and a summer study-abroad course in Ladakh, India. In addition, I had the pleasure of designing and implementing a highly recognized MA program in Art & The Book with my Corcoran colleagues from Printmaking and Humanities. I also functioned as a thesis advisor in both written and studio practice.
My studio, 11 x 17 Design, is where I have been continuing my professional graphic design practice. Aside from designing and producing all types of printed materials, I have been fortunate to be involved in exciting collaborations with other designers, such as Kelly Doe, Art Director at the New York Times. Recent examples are the 75th Anniversary book for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and two photography books by Russian Photographer Alexey Titarenko. Other recent projects include The Artist in Edo, and The Global Reception of Heinrich Wölfflin's Principles of Art History—both books published by the National Gallery of Art's Center for Advanced Studies in Art.
In 2017, I returned to my hometown in Germany and spent a year at Steidl.de as an image designer, preparing images for print with color correction, editing, restoring, and proofing for books by and about Gordon Parks, Lázló Moholy-Nagy, Timm Rautert, Anish Kapoor, Robert Lebeck, Orhan Pamuk, Martin Schöller, Jakob Tuggener, Jean Arp, Klaus Staeck, among many others.
My professional life began in that same place in Germany, where I worked at a print shop during my high school years. After my Abitur, I completed two apprenticeships: one as an Interior Consultant, the second as a Graphic Artist in a large advertising firm that specialized in commercial interiors, display, and logo design. After receiving my diploma, I continued my professional practice there until I moved to the U.S. in 1981 to study at the Corcoran College of Art + Design.
After graduating with a BFA in 1986, I worked at Wickham & Associates where I had the opportunity to be at the forefront of desktop publishing—beginning with a DOS-based system until the arrival of Postscript and the first professional Mac. It was an exciting time for designers, and I really wanted to pass along what I was learning. I started teaching evening courses at the Corcoran in 1987 and became a full-time professor in 1989, at which point I started my own studio.
Resume and references available upon request.