City Tech: Web Design 1, S10

Teaching

I slowly got the code under control enough to really drive the design much more competently. This was the semester I sat with a student named Solomon and we figured out an enormously complex sprite set-up together. It took a couple of hours, but I realized that this level of instruction could happen in the classroom as well–if I internalized everything I could. This was right around the time I really wanted to quit working as a full-time designer for an agency and teach as much as possible. Within a few months, I’d started teaching at 2 more schools and finally started to get my students to make true leaps altogether as a group.

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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.