Full Time Design Faculty
Rachel Beth Egenhoefer, Program Director, is an artist, designer, writer, and educator. Her work explores the intersections between textiles, technology, and the body on historical, constructional and conceptual levels; and often incorporates tactile elements such as candy, knitting, and machines to represent intangible computer codes and conceptual spaces. 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 practitioner of an emerging, as-yet-unnamed field that uses computer code as a creative medium. Often conveniently categorized as simply “new media,” Scott’s work incorporates elements of interaction design, systems design, generative and algorithmic art, data visualization, sound design, and video installation.
Adjunct Design Faculty
Stacy Asher graduated from California College of the Arts with an MFA in Design. Stacy has taught Typography, Publication Design, and Design Media Lab II for the Department of Art + Architecture at USF. As an Assistant Professor at the Ohio University School of Art, she created classes in Drawing, New Media, Video for Artists, Typography, Identity Design, Senior Thesis, and Graphic Design and Social Change. In addition, Stacy has taught Communication Design and Design Principles at Metropolitan State College of Denver and the University of Dayton. Stacy is dedicated to creating what she calls social art, which engages the public in assessing and reflecting on how we exist in public space. Her art focuses on the relationship between aesthetic and social activity and promotes collaborative processes of interdisciplinary creativity.
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.
Kelly Murdoch-Kitt combines her design sensibility, interest in research, and linguistic facility to create sensitive, effective, and delightful concepts and solutions. In 2009, Kelly relocated to California, after completing her Master of Graphic Design degree at North Carolina State University's College of Design. Her thesis research explores theories of situated learning and experiential elements of virtual communities. Kelly balances her love of researching and designing for the digital environment with an equal passion for communication in the physical realm: her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University is in fine art and theatre, and she has more than ten years of experience working in print design. Currently, Kelly divides her time between a variety of freelance design projects and working as a design researcher and UX specialist at gotomedia, an interaction design and research firm in San Francisco's Mission district. In her spare time, she cooks, crafts, gardens, takes photos, travels, and teaches yoga.
Mimi Sheiner teaches courses in Visual Communications within the Design Program, along with other courses at San Francisco State University. In her private practice Mimi has won several design awards, among them ones from the National Greeting Card Association and Butler Paper. Recent design and illustration projects include low-literacy educational materials for diabetic patients for San Francisco General Hospital and poster design for the contemporary musical theater group the Paul Dresher Ensemble. Her fine art project work has appeared at the Pasadena Design Center and the De Young Museum. She holds a Master's degree in Art from Lone Mountain College and was an undergraduate in the College of Architecture at Cornell University.
Rachel Smith is a designer, artist, and writer born and raised in the Bay Area. Much of her work centers around telling stories and creating visual narrative. She is particularly interested in how new media is informed by the old, both aesthetically and technologically. She attended the UC Davis Design Program for her Master of Fine Arts degree. Her thesis research culminated in a campaign for updated agricultural packaging for produce, including an updated Victory Garden poster series, and plans for a mobile application based on food distribution models. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked in the Bay Area, creating effective design solutions and branding for a variety of clients that included small businesses, start-ups, UC Berkeley, and the SF Department of Health. She completed her Bachelor's degree at UC Berkeley in Art Practice in 2004, and her solid grounding in the traditional illustration and drawing skills continues to inform her work in new media.