City Tech:
Type & Media Fall 14

Teaching

Type & Media is a class I helped rewrite with Profs Maria Giuliani and Genevieve Hitchings. We took the old classes Typography 1 and Publication Media and massaged them into a lovely mélange of type, tech, and hand skills. I contributed my thinking on carving and drawing type for the beginning along with the use of zines (or chapbooks) as a format for later work. This is the second semester it has run, and I am still tweaking my approach to the material.

For the chapbook, I had the students think about their Five Year Plan–this way they could do some constructive thinking about their own careers while fulfilling the assignment.

We also turned the chapbooks into animations or interactive PDFs to help the students get into the idea of interaction design.

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Libby Clarke is an artist, designer, and educator living in Maplewood, NJ. She received her BFA in Printmaking from James Madison University and her MFA in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Professionally, Libby has worked as an interaction art director for over 15 years for such companies as Agency.com and Scholastic.com. She was an Assistant Professor at the New York College of Technology in Brooklyn, New York. She also served as the Director of the Studio School of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. As an artist, Libby has produced a series of multi-media conceptual products under the name Monstress Productions since 1996. She gives workshops and lectures across the United States on the intersection of art, activism, and technology, and her pieces are exhibited and collected internationally.