student work

I have worked with students from over 20 countries and from across the USA at The University of Tampa as a professor of design since 2018. I have also served as Internship Coordinator and overseen numerous internships in the Tampa Bay area, including this one where the student designed the Super Bowl LV host committee logo.

Check out some of my students’ work below.

Graphic Design 2

COVID-19 Social Media Motion Graphics

View the press release about this project with the City of Tampa: University of Tampa Students Create #FaceTheFactsTPA and #HappyAtHomeTPA Designs in Partnership with the City of Tampa.

User Interface and Experience Design

I walk my students through a UI design process and some UX methodologies. Students write project briefs and construct brand elements, app prototypes, and website prototypes based on the user personas they create from their user research. Students have small group critiques throughout the project to iterate their designs and concepts. Process posters and demo videos are used for final critique.

Product + Package + Brand

Students use digital fabrication tools to design and produce a product that they brand and package. Additionally, they write a fictional brand story and supplement the piece with at least two brand extensions.

The Graphic Enneagram

I am an enneagram type 8. The enneagram is a powerful tool that aids in self-awareness and team building. Since empathy is at the forefront of any good design, I created this introductory project to learn more about my students and for them to learn more about themselves and each other. Students are tasked with learning about and representing each of the 9 enneagram types as a cohesive visual system, and contextualizing their piece for real-world application.

Typography 2

Kinetic Typography

Non-Western Typography

Korean Typography Workshop

3D Typography

Annual Reports

Typography 1

Applied Vernacular Typography

Menu Redesign

Branding Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard Linear Park

Dimensional Typography + Editorial Design

Book Arts Studio tour field trip, guided by Dr. Richard Mathews and Carl Nudi

Special Projects/Independent Study

Graphic Design Portfolio 

SPARK tour field trip

Foundations: Digital Art

BFA GD Capstone

Fall 2018, exhibition reception

Fall 2019, exhibition reception
Fall 2019 defense presentations; additionally, each student completed an extensive process book documenting their research and project

Spring 2020 BFA Graphic Design Senior Capstone

Capstone guest critique with Alex Coyle, Design Director at SPARK (screenshot taken with permission)

The tradition of publicly showing senior capstone projects in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery was disrupted by COVID-19 in spring 2020, and The University of Tampa spring semester class of 2020 BFA Graphic Design capstone defense presentations were conducted virtually due to limited public audiences during COVID-19. Please join us in congratulating the seniors by perusing their defense videos. (Student names shared publicly with permission.)

  • Michael Acampora: defense video
  • Jordan Aleman: defense video
  • Monica Argudin: defense video
  • Imaeyen Effiong: defense video
  • Nicole Heligman: defense video
  • Kerry Hood: defense video
  • Taylor McCormick: defense video
  • Samantha O’Donnell: defense video
  • Erica Plotnikiewicz: defense video