I began working at LCSC in 2004 after obtaining my bachelor degree in Public Communication and spending a few years in the printing industry. I held positions doing both graphic design and pre-press work which helped me to get a feel for the breadth of the Graphic Communications industry and learn many of the technical skills that I now pass on to our students. Over the past three years I have been teaching packaging design classes as an adjunct instructor. As of Fall 2018 I was appointed as faculty and will be developing more classes with plans to soon start offering an AAS degree. (an Intermediate Technical Certificate in Packaging Design is currently available) Packaging is an exciting and challenging field that is desperate for skilled workers, so I'm working to strengthen and expand this offering in the Graphic Communications degree program. In my courses we get to learn about this "hidden" industry and create custom structural designs using a CAD program and even print, cut, and create samples from corrugated boards.