FACULTY

SEAN BACON

Sean is a professor, passionate designer and obsessive typophile who teaches a wide range of classes at San Diego City College. He also helps direct and manage the graphic design program and its administrative responsibilities. His courses have included portfolio preparation, portfolio, page layout, portfolio building, travel by design and basic graphic design. He brings his wealth of experiences and insight to help produce many of the award winning portfolios from City. He has worked for The Daily Aztec, Jonathan Segal Architecture, Parallax Visual Communication and Silent Partner. He attended San Diego City College, San Diego State and completed his masters at Savannah College of Art and Design.

MIN CHOI

Min Choi is a passionate designer & educator. Leveraging over 13 years of brand identity, corporate communications, design for entertaining, environmental, infographics, packaging to interactive design, she has won numerous design awards, and owns Min Choi Design. Min imparts her knowledge and love of design to the next generation of designers by teaching at City, SDSU and abroad. She has served AIGA SD as an Education Director, Vice President, and a current faculty advisor for City College student group.

DONALD GOULD

Donald Gould is an artist, illustrator and designer specializing in product design and development, print design, illustration, branding, photography and video. Raised in Southern California he currently works as lead designer at Knockaround LLC where he creates product design, marketing materials, packaging and advertising.  Donald also oversees brand identity and develops new trends and ideas for future campaigns. When he’s not watching Kitsch movies for personal amusement, he works to expand his creative range by experimenting with old-world trades and alternative forms of communication.

MAELIN LEVINE

A passionate educator who is proud that many of her former students are very successfully practicing design, MaeLin Levine is a partner at Visual Asylum.  The firm is noted for being a strong strategic partner, helping clients reach their customers in a way that brings brand identification and loyalty. A past President of the American Institute of Graphic Arts San Diego and AIGA National Fellow she is also President of the Board of Trustees at Urban Discovery Academy. Lead petitioner and founder of this dynamic, public charter school in downtown San Diego her firm has won many local and national awards for design.

ROSEMARY RAE

Rosemary Rae has over 20 years of graphic design experience. She currently is Creative Director for PCI (Project Concern International), an international nonprofit based in San Diego. Previously she worked at boutique design firms creating advertising, publications and corporate brand identity for clients such as Snapple, Bloomberg L.P. and the San Diego Museum of Art. Rosemary earned her B.F.A. from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia and has studied Typography at the School of Visual Arts (NYC) in Rome. She also has a freelance design business creating custom invitations and promotional material for galas and weddings.

JAMES BOWMAN

James Bowman is an award-winning Art Director and Designer. He currently works in-house at Taylor Guitars while maintaining a freelance practice doing projects for a diverse client list. Passionate about education, he began teaching design in 2002. Seeing so many students flourish ranks among the most rewarding experiences of his life. He has been an active part of the San Diego creative community through volunteer work and as a past member of the AIGA San Diego board of directors. Outside of the office, James enjoys surfing, vintage drums, guitars, Blue Note records, good tea, and Saturday pancakes with his wife and daughter.

RANDALL CHRISTOPHER

Randall Christopher (BFA, Studio Art, Florida State University; MFA, Visual Art, University of California at San Diego) is an artist, designer, and filmmaker living in San Diego, California. His commercial clients have included Billabong, Vans, Andy Davis Designs, YouTube channel Network A, Spy Optic, UC San Diego, San Diego State University, MIT, Matuse Wetsuits, and others. Christopher has over ten years of teaching experience having taught Drawing, 2D Design, Beginning Graphic Design, and Digital Imaging at various colleges including Mesa College, MiraCosta College, and Southwestern College. www.randallchristopher.com

LEANNA JONES

Leanna Jones has over 7 years of experience applying her strategic design mind to a variety of project media from packaging and signage to identity and digital. Set up for success at San Diego City College, she transferred to San Diego State University where she earned her BA in Graphic Design, went on to freelance for a large digital agency and never looked back. She currently works as a Senior Designer/Art Director at Cozy where she is responsible for the design execution of (mostly) digital products for a wide variety of clients, large and small. She is passionate about the ever-changing world of design and committed to bringing her big agency/small agency expertise to the classroom.

CANDICE LÓPEZ

Candice López is an educator and design activist who has taught at San Diego City College for over 25 years. Recognized as a national design fellow by the American Institute of Graphic Arts she is dedicated to serving a diverse student population. She challenges her students to think about social responsibility, culture, and conceptual communication to develop global competencies and thrive in our increasingly interconnected world. She has taught design abroad in Italy, Mexico, Spain and Switzerland and is a founder of the Urban Art Trail project that helped transform urban areas plagued by blight and violence.

ANDREA SINGER

Andrea Singer is an accomplished artist who teaches graphic design, fine art and drama. A gifted book arts instructor who has exhibited her work in many galleries and shows, she teaches students the structures and techniques to create unique books. One of the main objectives of her book arts course at San Diego City College is to give a three dimensional life to a two dimensional product. She organizes dynamic showcases of student work and brings her creativity and style to the SDCC book arts program. She is also the Executive Director and founder of Realize: Creative Social Action.

EUGENE BROWN

Since 1997, Eugene has assisted students and faculty in the graphic design Mac lab located in Room AH 406 on the San Diego City College campus. He runs a variety of open lab sessions that meet during the week on days, evenings and Saturdays to help students further their projects and digital abilities. Eugene is skilled at trouble shooting most of the technical software needs for our program and maintains the instructional lab offering additional assistance to our campus’ Technical Support Group. He is particularly motivated by the diversity of staff, faculty and students that has allowed him  to continue to evolve as a contributor to society and the creative community.

PAUL DROHAN

As Executive Design Director at Mirum Paul has specialized in award winning interactive digital since 2000. He has worked for a number of interesting clients like: Rolex, Verizon, Nokia, Facebook, Toyota, Toyo Tires, Kawasaki, Adobe, Sony, CBRE, Monarch Schools and many others. Leading the design team at Mirum San Diego, fomerly Digitaria for ten years he is a graduate of San Diego City College Graphic Design. Committed to growing digital education he teaches both the mobile experience design and web page design classes at City bringing his extensive knowledge of brand strategy, visual design and user interaction design to the classroom.

AMY LEVINE

Amy is a principal of Visual Asylum, a communications design firm and a past President of the American Institute of Graphic Arts San Diego chapter. Her firm collaborates with companies and institutions to create dynamic, effective communications which  include; a branded identity, a strategic environmental signage program or a hot new product package. Clients include major casinos and restaurant owners, educational institutions and many start-up businesses. An award winning designer who specializes in brand identity, environmental and packaging design she has brought her expertise to the classroom for over a decade.

BRADFORD PRAIRIE

Bradford Prairie is an educator, graphic designer, digital artist, and brand strategist. For over seven years, he has applied his keen eye for detail and aesthetics to a wide variety of digital and print projects. A product of startup culture, his embedded curiosity and spirit of innovation has helped realize the vision of early-stage growth companies. He is currently a Senior Designer at Ignyte, where his concept-driven process helps create authentic and emotionally-engaging brands. Open-minded and infinitely curious, thinking is at the heart of everything he does. Bradford is an alumni of San Diego City College and the University of California, Irvine.

JULIE WARREN

Julie Warren, adjunct faculty member at City College since 1999, is an artist, designer and educator. Currently teaching Digital Media courses online and in the classroom in the highly acclaimed program to help students bring their ideas to life, understand their options and master their tools. Her BFA is in studio art and her career has spanned a wide range of design work from television and film production, long document publishing, art direction for periodicals, freelance illustration, photography, digital drawing, web development, printmaking, painting, and three dimensional art.