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Teacher & Mentor

Teaching Experience

Guest lecturer, student project critic and design education workshops. IDSA Facilitatior for POD Design Management program. Creator and facilitator of NZ Better by Design masterclass Provided personal consulting and Designworks/USA employee instructors to Art Center College of Design every semester for 18 years.


His tertiary teaching career includes classes at major Californian design schools:


  • Senior Product Design instructor, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California

  • Instructor, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

  • Instructor, California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, California


However, he has also held talks and special classes at universities around the world:


  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

  • Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA

  • Art Center College of Design, Interior Design Symposium video, 1986

  • Auburn State University

  • California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

  • California State University, Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

  • Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

  • Stanford University, Engineering Department, Stanford, CA

  • U.C.L.A., Westwood, CA

  • United States Library of Congress educational design video, 1996

  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

  • University of Monterey, Monterey, Mexico

  • University of North Dakota

  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • UNITEC School of Design, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Wellington Polytechnic School of Design, Wellington, New Zealand 


More talks:


  • New Zealand Lecture Series, Eight lectures on “Importance of Design”

  • I.D.S.A. Northwest Chapter Annual Conference, “Appropriate Products”, Seattle, WA, 1995

  • Plastics Design Conference, “The World Class Designer Creating World Class Products”, Los Angeles, CA, 1990

  • Art Center College of Design, “The Office in the Year 2000” panelist,

  • Pasadena, CA, 1990

  • Society of Automotive Engineers International, “Torrero, A Technical Perspective”, Truck and Bus Meeting Exposition, Charlotte, NC, 1989

  • Design Management Institute, “Developing Creativity”, Edgertown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 1988

  • Kuper Contract Furnishings, “Comfort Seating for the Modern Office”, 1987

  • Business Interiors, “The Real Meaning of Ergonomics”, Denver, CO, 1987

  • Conexion ‘87, “Points of Contact”, panelist on seating design, Atlanta , GA, 1987

  • Industrial Design Society of America National Conference, “Influences on Design”, 1987

  • Art Center College of Design, Interior Design Symposium video, 1986

  • Color Marketing Group, “Creative Ergonomics”, Knoxville, TN, 1984

  • Industrial Design Society of America National Conference, panelist 1983

  • American Standard, Bathtec, “The Pasadena Project: A Student’s Eve View of the Bathroom”, Toronto, Canada and Paris, France, 1984

  • Westweek, Designers’ Exchange, “A Dialogue about New Products Among Designers”, panelist, West Hollywood, CA, 1984


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