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Full Time Design Faculty

Rachel Beth Egenhoefer, Program Director, is an artist, designer, writer, and educator. Her work explores the intersections between design, craft, technology and sustainability. full bio

Stuart McKee is an environmental graphic designer and publication designer.  Stuart has designed exhibition typography for institutions such as the J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, and the United States Pavilion at the 1992 World's Fair in Seville, Spain.  full bio

Scott Murray is a code artist who writes software to create data visualizations and other interactive phenomena. His work incorporates elements of interaction design, systems design, and generative art. full bio

Adjunct Design Faculty

Rhiannon Alpers teaches design courses in the Department of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco. Rhiannon is book artist and designer, specializing in the mediums of letterpress printing, bookbinding and papermaking.

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Yoon Chung Hang is an interaction designer, multimedia artist, and researcher who has presented and published her works in many international group exhibitions, art/design festivals and conferences. Her principal interests have been in exploring new multimodal experience by transforming visuals and sound in a diverse scope of forms such as biometric data visualization and sonification, new interface for musical expression, and mobile user experience design. She holds two M.F.A degrees from the Seoul National University and Design | Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles, currently is a PhD candidate at Media Arts and Technology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and teaches at the Academy of Art University and the University of San Francisco.

Sandra Kelch has worked in the design field for more than 20 years, and has received awards for her publications from Print, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and the Society of Publication Designers. She received two degrees in graphic design from The Cooper Union School of Art and The Cranbrook Academy of Art. Most of Sandra's career has been focused on socially responsible design: promoting non-profit organizations and working on socio-political design projects. Sandra has worked as the Coordinator of Visual Communications at San Francisco State University, and currently teaches part-time at the University of San Francisco, California College of the Arts, City College of San Francisco, and KALA Art Institute.

Kathryn Kenworth is an artist and graphic designer interested in social practice artwork. Her work explores ways in which artists can activate community connections through artistic practice that exist in everyday situations. She received her Masters in Fine Arts from Mills College (Oakland, CA) and actively exhibits her work in galleries, parking lots, small businesses and other unexpected places. Kathryn has worked as a graphic designer in both web and print for over 10 years and brings her real world experiences to the classroom and to her approach to art making.

Jamie Kosoy is Founder and Tech Director of Arbitrary, a creative technology company. Jamie is one part programmer, one part creative tinkerer, one part artist and one part educator. Jamie’s work has received wide and varied praise, including recognition at Cannes and the Museum of the Moving Image. Prior to USF, Jamie taught in the Design + Technology program at Parsons.

Whitney Lynn is an artist and writer who mines cultural and historical artifacts to create sculptures, photographs, videos, performances, and works on paper. Exhibition venues for her work in the Bay Area include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, di Rosa, Headlands Center for the Arts, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, Catharine Clark Gallery and Southern Exposure.

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Gopika Prabhu is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Elefint Designs. A highly accomplished visual designer, Gopika has devoted her talents to helping good causes communicate their stories, while also advancing design literacy for the social sector. Her work has been featured in various publications including GOOD, .net Magazine, Wired, Design Like You Give a Damn, and Fast Company.

Alessandra Wood is a design historian writing a dissertation on mid-twentieth-century department store interiors. She has an M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts and Design from Parsons and is currently working towards a PhD with the University of Delaware. She has intense academic training in style, production, and consumption of furniture and decorative arts with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries.

Changying Zheng is a designer, entrepreneur and artist. With over 15 years of experience working in the visual design field, she is extensively involved in helping non profit and education sector clients.  Changying also serves on the board of directors for Art in Every Classroom, a non profit organization that strives to bring more art education to San Francisco schools.