RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN:

 

Freelance Communication Designer

Partial Client List

  • Universal Studios, Los Angeles, CA

  • BRC Imagination Arts, Burbank, CA

  • Payasos Cycling Team, Los Angeles, CA

  • Tu Tu Good LLC. Orlando FL

  • Hettama Group, Los Angeles CA

  • Thinkwell, Los Angeles CA

  • The Disney Channel, Los Angeles CA

  • Café Tu Tu Tango, Atlanta GA, Los Angeles CA, Orlando FL

  • Universal Studios, Orlando FL

  • Hard Rock Café LTD., Orlando FL

  • Florida Theater Alliance, Orlando FL

  • Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, Orlando FL

 

Creative Director

Café Tu Tu Tango

Creative Mgmt. Group

Coconut Grove FL

  • Responsible to maintain consistency in the theming and concept for this eclectic restaurant

  • Created appropriate graphics for collateral from ads, brochures, menus, & signage

 

Art Director

The McBride Company

Coconut Grove FL

  • Worked on a team with architects, engineers, artists and contractors on the design and installation of themed environments.

 

Author & Illustrator

  • The Bear Handbook

  • Holiday Account of Dr. Frankincense

  • A Visit to Fauxtopia!

  • The Totally Cynical Broadway Musical Alphabet Book

  • A History of Western Civilization in 133 3/10th Musicals...TO COLOR!

 

LEFT SIDE OF THE BRAIN:

 

Department Chair/Professor

Visual Communication Design,

Art Department, Cal Poly Pomona

  • Full Tenured Professor

  • Chair of 12 Tenure/Tenure Track faculty and 15+ Part time faculty

  • Direct a department of approx. 400 undergraduate majors in Visual Communication Design and Art History

  • Administer department budget, scheduling of faculty and curriculum while growing the program in the College of Environmental Design

  • Teaching a wide variety of Graphic Design courses centering on Visual Communication at all undergraduate levels

 

Instructor

The Disney Institute

Walt Disney World, Orlando FL

  • Developed personal enrichment programs in the visual arts field, specializing in Disney Architecture and Faux Finishing

  • Instructed classes in Imagineering, Computer Design and
    Youth Drawing

  • Extensive guest contact with a high satisfaction rating

  • Internal Institute design services for special events involving the Culinary and Gardening tracks, including concept design, layout
    of specialty booths, and signage

 

Education

  • MFA in Communication Design

    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

  • BFA in Visual Communication Design

    Kutztown University, Kutztown PA

AND everything you need to know about ray kampf... but are afraid to ask;

  

where is he from?

  • born outside philadelphia

  • undergraduate at temple university and kutztown university

  • worked for various philadelphia ad agencies

  • moved to miami to work for an entertainment design firm

  • moved to orlando to freelance and teach at a fledgling art school

  • summer in austria with kutztown university

  • graduate studies at virginia commonwealth university

  

what does he do?

creates, researches, interprets, produces and shares the knowledge

  

how does he do it?

uses a variety of mediums associated with graphic design

  

why does he do it?

Because it's what sometimes needs to be done

  

teaching: a brief overview

  • orlando school of visual and entertainment Design
    various classes: illustration, visual thinking, and production
    processes

  • the disney institute
    disney architecture, faux finishing, imagineering and intro to drawing

  • full sail
    introduction to computers in graphic design

  • virginia commonwealth university
    systems design

  • southwest minnesota state university
    concepts in graphic design, typography, graphic design1 & 2, 
    history of graphic design, digital imaging, digital publishing,
    internships, graduation projects, professional practices

  • calpoly pomona university
    digital design, foundations in 3D design, graphic design 1,2 &3, environmental graphic design, package design, graphic design seminar, special studies

  

recipient of:

  • 2011 outstanding advisor award at cal poly pomona

  • 2004 outstanding graduate student award at vcu school of the arts

  • 1992 cruex limerick writing contest award

  

other information:

  • member of college art association and aiga

  • favorite living artist: greg crewsden, ed ruscha, kara walker

  • favorite dead artist: rene magritte, marcel duchamp, manray

  • been to: argentina, australia, austria, germany, the netherlands, england, cambodia, canada, china, spain, france, greece, hong kong, malaysia, mexico, portugal, italy, thailand, china, japan, qatar and all 50 states