Graphic & Interactive Design Faculty

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Graphic & Interactive Design Faculty

  • Associate Professor and Department Chair of Graphic & Interactive Design
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Dermot Mac Cormack

    • Email: dermot@temple.edu
    • Phone: 610-653-8227
    • Office: Tyler 210T and 240L
    • Website: www.21xdesign.com
    • Dermot Mac Cormack is graphic designer, educator and writer. His research is multi-faceted and involves the creation of analog and digital narratives that give voice to the forgotten and the voiceless in contemporary culture as well as Ireland’s historically rich past. He cares deeply about issues such as gun control and the historical impact of the Famine in 19th century Ireland. He also creates interactive installations that combine digital, generative technologies with audio. His research is concerned with issues pertaining to mid-century European design and the impact of...

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  • Professor and Program Head of Graphic & Interactive Design
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Kelly Holohan

    • Email: kholohan@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9733
    • Office: Tyler 240M
    • Website: www.holohandesign.com
    • Kelly Holohan is a designer activist whose creative research focuses on issues surrounding the LGBTQ+ community, women’s rights, health and wellness and environmental protection. She is co-creator of We the Women, an initiative designed to raise awareness and build platforms around women’s rights. Holohan is also a member of the women’s activist group, Sisters in Solidarity. Elizabeth Resnick’s book, Developing Citizen Designers, features a community partnership project developed as part of her graduate curriculum at Tyler.

      Holohan’s teaching practice parallels her...

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  • Assistant Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Abby Guido

    • Email: abby@abbyryandesign.com
    • Phone: 215-777-9890
    • Office: 240O
    • Website: www.abbyryandesign.com
    • Abby Guido is a communication designer and educator whose research examines the process of implementing graphic design principles while building complex systems. These systems include branding, typographic hierarchies, data visualizations, information graphics (infographics), user experience design and user interface design. She is also interested in exploring how advances in technology may disrupt the industry and change the landscape of teaching graphic design.
       
      When not teaching, Guido spends time creating work for Abby Ryan Design, a design studio she founded that...

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  • Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Stephanie Knopp

    • Email: stephanie.knopp@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9891
    • Office: Tyler 240F
    • Website: www.saknoppphotos.blogspot.com
    • Stephanie Knopp is a graphic designer, photographer, educator and writer whose work explores cultural, political, social and environmental issues. Her graphic design practice focuses on poster design. As a photographer, she uses lens-based, alternative and digital techniques to produce images focusing on the manmade environment. She is currently co-authoring a book about art and music.

      Professor Knopp’s work has been published and won awards in many well-respected journals and books, including Graphis, How International Design Annual and Print Regional Design Annual...

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  • Assistant Professor of Instruction
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Jenny Kowalski

    • Email: jenny.kowalski@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9885
    • Office: Tyler 240G
    • Website: www.jennybkowalski.com
    • Jenny Kowalski is a graphic and interactive designer and educator who sees design as a tool for both asking and answering questions. She inspires students to approach each new challenge with a spirit of confident inquiry, armed with the tools they will need to solve tomorrow’s problems. Her own research interests include experimental design for the screen, creative coding and STEAM education.

      With a background in design for nonprofit institutions, colleges and universities, Jenny has presented at multiple conferences related to Design Education, including the University and...

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  • Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Scott Laserow

    • Email: slaserow@temple.edu
    • Office: Tyler 240P
    • Website: www.scottlaserowposters.com
    • Scott Laserow is a graphic and poster designer who blends traditional graphic design techniques with emerging technologies. His research into political/social/environmental poster design began in 2004. Most recently Laserow’s work explores the relationship of interactive technology and its effects on traditional poster design. His new research includes animated, augmented reality (AR) and interactive posters and how they engage the new generation of users. 
          
      Most of Laserow’s work has been pro-bono in support of humanitarian causes worldwide. He has...

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  • Assistant Professor of Instruction and Director of The Hatchery
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Bryan Satalino

    • Email: bryan.satalino@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9889
    • Office: Tyler 240I
    • Website: www.bryansatalino.com
    • Bryan Satalino is a designer, educator and entrepreneur whose practice and teaching focuses on the intersection of design and entrepreneurship. He is interested in how the iterative process can shape designed artifacts by incorporating economic, functional, aesthetic and user-level constraints. His work considers the imprint this process can have on designed artifacts when incorporated into the artifact’s own narrative.
       
      His current practice involves running two design-centric businesses, PhillyRow and Sol & Luna Yoga. PhillyRow is an experimental research-based...

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  • Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Paul Sheriff

    • Email: paulsheriff@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9887
    • Office: Tyler J240
    • Website: www.sheriffdesign.com
    • Paul Sheriff is a graphic designer and educator who specializes in design for the nonprofit sector. His studio, Sheriff Design, has repositioned cultural organizations, such as the Annenberg Center of the University of Pennsylvania, The Grand Opera House of Wilmington Delaware, The Academy of Vocal Arts of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Zoo.
       
      For the past 10 years Paul has been writing and producing the documentary, My Sister Hali, a project that utilizes his design skills through the process of cataloging six years of photographic history from the 1960s....

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  • Assistant Professor of Instruction
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Nathan William Young

    • Email: nathan.young@temple.edu
    • Website: www.nathanyoung.design
    • Nathan Young (he / him) is a designer and educator interested in using graphic design to amplify truths through the seemingly impenetrable noise of contemporary public discourse. 

      Drawing from an abiding interest in performance, Young's work contends that if “all the world’s a stage,” graphic designers should look the audience in the eye and tell them as such. To do so, his practice expands upon many tactics found in metatheatre, including meta-reference, defamiliarization and what he calls, “I See What You Did There”—emphasizing a transparent process and honesty of...

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  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Ksenia Agres

    • Website: www.kseniaagres.com
    • Ksenia Agres is a Philadelphia-based graphic designer and illustrator. She has worked in regional firms including The Heads of State, Streamline Printing Agency and 215 Design Group.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BS, Financial University, Moscow, Russia

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Kirk Bray

    • Email: tua54984@temple.edu
    • Website: www.weholden.com
    • Kirk Bray is an award-winning art director whose work has been recognized by The One Show, The Art Directors Club, AIGA and various design publications. He has worked over the past decade on numerous high-profile, international branding and design campaigns.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Sean Brodbeck

    • Website: www.seanbrodbeck.com
    • Sean Brodbeck is a graphic designer, web designer, web developer and educator based in the Philadelphia area. He designs and develops responsive websites on the Wordpress and Drupal platforms using PHP, HTML, CSS and Javascript.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Mike Calamusa

    • Website: www.aardvarkbrigade.com
    • Mike Calamusa is a partner at Aardvark Brigade—a modern, full-service, digital agency. For over 10 years he has worked with top-level brands spanning multiple verticals, helping brands make an impact through strategy, design and technology.

      BFA, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Brian Cassidy

    • Email: tua57865@temple.edu
    • Website: www.briancassidygraphics.com
    • Brian Cassidy is a graphic designer at Backe Digital Brand Marketing in Radnor, Pennsylvania. He specializes in creating motion graphics and animations for web and video based projects.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple/University
      AD, Musician’s Institute

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Emily Cohen

    • Email: tug32144@temple.edu
    • Website: www.emilycohen.com
    • Emily Cohen has consulted and worked with many leading design firms across the country. In addition to her work as a designer and client advocate, she has developed, tested and curated key business insights and strategies that have helped these firms become more effective and profitable, as well as fun places to work.

      BFA, Purchase College, State University of New York

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Bridget Currie

    • Email: tuc49172@temple.edu
    • Bridget Currie is a Philadelphia-based designer and problem solver with specializations in UI/UX design, branding and interactive products with strategic and compelling designs for both brands and people. Her past clients have included The Home Depot, Wawa, Comcast Xfinity and various segments of Johnson & Johnson and Abercrombie & Fitch, among others.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Steve DeCusatis

    • Website: www.stevedecusatis.com
    • Steve DeCusatis is the founder of Steve DeCusatis Design. He leverages more than 17 years of design and branding experience to build brands and making existing brands better with the best identity, print and web design.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Anthony DeLuca

    • Email: tub53101@temple.edu
    • Website: www.anthonydelucadesign.com
    • Anthony DeLuca is an interactive and visual designer currently working with Nutrisystem's in-house digital marketing team. In addition to creating marketing materials, he is constantly researching ways to improve the process of designing with the Adobe Creative Suite.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Jen Denis

    • Jen Denis has more than 19 years of experience in brand development and reinvigoration. From 2013 to 2019, she served as the Chief Brand Officer for Honeygrow—the successful Philadelphia startup restaurant chain focused on sustainable eating and healthy living—where she led a team of designers, artists and marketers to create all creative content and visual brand expressions, including custom murals, packaging and a VR module.

      BFA, University of Delaware

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Keith Greiman

    • Email: tuk46430@temple.edu
    • Website: www.keithgreiman.com
    • Keith Warren Greiman’s paintings, prints and drawings focus on humans as conduits of the gritty, vibrant energy that propels our day-to-day living. 

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Caleb Heisey

    • Email: tud32828@temple.edu
    • Website: www.goodbonesstudio.com
    • Caleb Heisey is a freelance designer, illustrator and owner and principal of Good Bones Studio, the Philadelphia-based full-service design and branding studio.

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BA, Susquehanna University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    James Hultquist-Todd

    • Email: tuk44764@temple.edu
    • Website: www.jtdtype.com
    • James Hultquist-Todd is the founder of JTD Type—the Philadelphia-based digital type foundry and design studio that creates high-quality custom fonts for agencies, studios and organizations around the world, including Nike, Travel+Leisure and Penguin Random House, among many others.

      BFA, The State University of New York Fredonia

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Erica Keith

    • Email: tuk46851@temple.edu
    • Erica Keith spent 16 years at Hallmark Cards, Inc. as a creative leader and is the creative director for the marketing company Innovairre in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, which focuses on helping non-profit organizations stand out in the market. She is passionate about inspiring creativity, innovation and forward thinking.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Paul Kepple

    • Email: pkepple@temple.edu
    • Website: www.headcasedesign.com
    • Paul Kepple is the owner and art director of the Philadelphia-based firm Headcase Design.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Jason Kernevich

    • Email: jjkernev@temple.edu
    • Website: www.theheadsofstate.com
    • Jason Kernevich is a principal and creative director of the Philadelphia-based design agency The Heads of State.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Soonduk Krebs

    • Email: tua00113@temple.edu
    • Website: www.skdesignworks.com
    • Soonduk Krebs is the president and creative Director of SK Designworks—a full-service graphic design firm in Philadelphia. She uses her experience to develop creative, dynamic design solutions for some of the region’s most important commercial, educational, public service and not-for-profit institutions.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Alex Lash

    • Email: alex.lash@temple.edu
    • Website: www.alexlashdesign.com
    • Alex Lash is a user-experience designer at the Philadelphia-based firm Azavea. She has proficiency as a front-end web developer and software designer, with interests in creating and maintaining smart design systems that empower designers and improve interface pattern visibility.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Michelle Leclerc

    • Email: tug78254@temple.edu
    • Website: www.michelleleclerc.com
    • Michelle LeClerc strives to add context and meaning to the growing world of information design. She has developed infographics for brands including American Express, Uber and Google. In 2017, she created the data visualization for Elizabeth Warren’s book, This Fight is Our Fight, a No. 1 New York Times bestseller.

      BFA, California State University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Sean McCabe

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Mary Kate McDevitt

    • Website: www.marykatemcdevitt.com
    • Mary Kate McDevitt is a Philadelphia-based illustrator and lettering artist. She has created hand lettering and illustrations for clients including, Target, Chronicle Books, Smucker's and Macy’s, among others.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Melissa McFeeters

    • Website: www.melissamcfeeters.com
    • Melissa McFeeters is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer working on both print and web projects from her Philadelphia studio.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Marissa Raybuck

    • Email: Marissa.Raybuck@temple.edu
    • Website: www.marissaraybuck.com
    • Marissa Raybuck is a Philadelphia-based graphic designer whose work blurs the line between the modern and the relatable. She currently works at Running Press Book Publishers, an imprint of Perseus Books, where she employs her design specialities of illustration and editorial layout.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Todd Ryan

    • Website: www.aardvarkbrigade.com
    • Todd Ryan is a partner at Aardvark Brigade, a modern, full-service, digital agency.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Josh Schott

    • Email: tuf20100@temple.edu
    • Website: www.joshschott.com
    • Josh Schott is the UI art director at Anthropologie. His skills include UX/UI, branding and identity, as well as advertising.

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BA, Susquehanna University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Keith Somers

    • Website: www.keithsomers.com
    • Keith Somers is the Creative Director of DIY Media Group. He has extensive knowledge working with multiple brands and in various marketing channels and is skilled in web design, print design, art direction, brand identities, typography, SEO and email production.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Courtney Spencer

    • Email: tud05185@temple.edu
    • Courtney Spencer is the founder and Principal of Courtney Spencer Design—a design studio that creates custom websites, interactive products, branding and marketing assets for companies from startups to Fortune 100 corporations. She specializes in interactive products by creating strategic and compelling websites, apps and other content for brands and people.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Jennifer Urdang Stern

    • Email: tuk47343@temple.edu
    • Website: www.452design.com
    • Jennifer Urdang Stern is owner and chief creative officer of the Philadelphia-based firm 4:52 Design. She brings 20 years of real-world graphic design and business experience into the classroom.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BA, Pennsylvania State University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Rodd Whitney

    • Website: www.causedesign.com
    • As principal of Cause Design Company, Rodd Whitney brings over 18 years of experience in identity design, annual reports, marketing collateral, packaging and web design to every project, including award-winning designs for Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and start-ups.

      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Professor Emeritus
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Alice E. Drueding

    • Website: http://cargocollective.com/sdposters
    • BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BA, Brown University

      Selected Exhibitions
      • The Biennial of the Poster Bolivia (BiCeBe), La Paz, Bolivia, 2013.
      • Posters Without Borders, Space One Eleven, Birmingham, Alabama, September 2013.
      • Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012. The Stephen B Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, January 15–March 2, 2013.
      • Fourth Block, 8th Triennial of Ecological Posters and Graphics, Kharkov and Moscow, 2012.
      • Es Geht Um die Welt: Internationale Plakate zu Natur und Umwelt, Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus, Germany, 2012.
      • 17th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, 2011.
      • Ekoplagát 2011: The 12th International Triennial Exhibition of Posters on the Topics of Conservation of Nature and Protection of the Environment, Museum of Arts, Zilina, Slovak Republic.
      • CIPB 2011: The 5th China International Poster Biennial, Hangzhou, China.
      • The Eleventh International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico, 2010.

      Selected Awards
      • The Biennial of the Poster Bolivia (BiCeBe), Silver Medal, 2013.
      • Fourth Block, 8th Triennial of Eco Posters and Graphics, Kharkov and Moscow, 2012. Honorable Mention Award.
      • How Magazine’s International Design Awards, Certificate of Merit, 2012
      • Graphis Poster Annual, Gold Award 2011.

  • Professor Emeritus
    Graphic & Interactive Design

    Joseph Scorsone

    • Website: sdposters.com
    • MFA, University of Illinois
      BFA, University of Buffalo

      Selected Exhibitions
      International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, Poland
      Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, Fort Collins
      Lahti Poster Biennial, Finland
      The International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico, Mexico City
      The International Triennial of the Political Poster, Mons, Belgium
      The China International Poster Biennial, Hangzhou, China

      Selected Collections
      Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen Cottbus, Germany
      Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong
      The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
      Lahti Poster Museum, Lahti, Finland
      Museum of Modern Art, New York
      The Poster Museum, Wilanów, Poland