I'M

Josette starks-Van.

EDUCATOR, TRAINER AND DEVELOPER

Teaching Philosophy

I am an enthusiastic and steadfast believer in education. I hope my work and ideas will inspire my students, as well as their work and ideas will inspire me and create feedback and consistent communication. The connections and insights that occur in a collaborative environment can be both meaningful and powerful— I strongly encourage this type of engagement.

STUDENT'S WORK EXAMPLES

INSTRUCTOR LEAD PROJECTS
Erin_Hays
Erin_Hays

Student: Erin Hays DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS This introductory course explores the principles of design, and introduces and develops the creative process. Design elements and relationships are identified and employed to establish a basis for aesthetic sensitivity and critical analysis. Design is presented as a tool of communication.

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Green_Meagan_2

Student: Meagan Green TYPOGRAPHY – EXPRESSIVE & EXPERIMENTAL Emphasis is placed on the expressive potential of typography. How the form of the written letter affects meaning is studied experimentally. The emphasis is on design elements from the perspective of history, psychology, and artistic interpretation executed with digital tools.

Green_Meagan
Green_Meagan

Student: Meagan Green INFORMATION DESIGN In this course students explore the role of visual communication design (graphic design) in communicating information in visual form. Emphasis is placed on competency in research, production, and presentation of advanced- level projects that encompass the use of information design in graphic visual communication.

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Shannon_Stine

Student: Shannon Stine IMAGE MANIPULATION In this introduction to raster-based digital image manipulation, students become acquainted with the concepts, hardware, and software, related to digital image acquisition, image editing, manipulation, color management basics, masking, layering, retouching, scanning and output.

Cedric_Shirley
Cedric_Shirley

Student: Cedric Shirley DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION This course advances students’ understanding of the computer as an artist’s tool. Building on previous courses in drawing, concept development and introductory computer aided design; students are asked to generate a number of expressive solutions that address specific illustrative problems, both technical and creative.

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Meagan_Green_3

Student: Meagan Green DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION This course advances students’ understanding of the computer as an artist’s tool. Building on previous courses in drawing, concept development and introductory computer aided design; students are asked to generate a number of expressive solutions that address specific illustrative problems, both technical and creative.

JeffEllis
JeffEllis

Student: Jeff Ellis RAPID VISUALIZATION This course introduces the philosophy behind illustration, emphasizing conceptual visual problem solving and quick sketching methods to portray ideas. It also highlights the uses of illustration in the graphic design and advertising industries. Assignments will focus on black and white and color techniques, using contrast, values, composition and function.

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Amey_Dondre

Student: Amey Dondre ADVANCED LAYOUT DESIGN This course explores various means of indicating, placing and manipulating visual elements in page design, systematically developing strong and creative layout solutions by means of a cumulative, conceptual design process. The ability to effectively integrate photographs, illustrations, and display and text type is developed using page composition software.

Haag Evan Fantasy
Haag Evan Fantasy

Student: Evan Haag IMAGE MANIPULATION In this introduction to raster-based digital image manipulation, students become acquainted with the concepts, hardware, and software, related to digital image acquisition, image editing, manipulation, color management basics, masking, layering, retouching, scanning and output.

01 PROFESSIONAL

MY KNOWLEDGE LEVEL IN SOFTWARE

PHOTOSHOP

95%

ILLUSTRATOR

95%

INDESIGN

85%

PREMIERE PRO

85%

AFTER EFFECTS

80%

INVISION

80%

DREAMWEAVER

60%

HTML & CSS

45%

CONTACT

I am an enthusiastic and steadfast believer in education. I hope my work and ideas will inspire further communication. 

jstarksvan@hotmail.com

Tel: 317.414.7923

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