Visual Communications

 
 

Full Time Faculty - Visual Communications: Art & Graphic Design

 

 

  • George Fernandez

    Assistant Professor, Department Chairperson

    Location: Hale Hall Room 155
    Phone: 631-420-2181
    Email: george.fernandez@farmingdale.edu
    Website:
    Academic Credentials:
    MFA, Illustration, Marywood University
    MA, Illustration, Syracuse University
    BFA, Illustration, School of Visual Arts
    BBA, Marketing, Hofstra University
    AS, Business Administration, SUNY Farmingdale
    Classes Taught at Farmingdale:
    VIS 101 Intro to Drawing
    VIS 110 Drawing I
    VIS 112 Two-Dimensional Design
    VIS 114 Color
    VIS 120 Drawing II
    VIS 214 Figure Drawing
    VIS 222 Graphic Design
    VIS 238 Illustration for Graphic Designers
    VIS 252 Painting and Drawing Techniques
    VIS 256 Foundations of Illustration
    VIS 372 Campaign Production
    VIS 380 Illustrative Style I
    VIS 382 Illustrative Style II
    VIS 425 Senior Project
    VIS 484 Illustration Portfolio
    Major Non-Teaching Responsibilities (Current):
    Chairperson of Visual Communications Department
    Farmingdale Executive Committee 2008 – Present
    Academic Orientation Leadership Team Member
    Farmingdale Auxiliary Services Corporation Board
    Permanent Collection Committee Member Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators 2007 – Present. Co-Chair 2010-13
    Society of Illustrators Board of Directors 2004-13
    Professional Experience:
    Illustration and design of editorial, book, and advertising art for various publishing companies and advertising agencies.
    Current Professional Memberships:
    Society of Illustrators
    Grants:
    Title III Students First Grant “Designing and Writing Your Future”
    Awards:
    School of Visual Arts Rhodes Award for Outstanding Merit in the Media Arts
    Society of Illustrators
    Farmingdale Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Thomas Germano

    Full Professor

    Location: Hale Hall Room 147
    Phone: 631-420-2468
    Email: thomas.germano@farmingdale.edu
    Website:
    Academic Credentials:
    MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT
    BFA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    Classes Taught at Farmingdale:
    ART 201 Art History
    ART 202 Art History
    ART 302 American Art History
    ART 303 Mesoamerican Art History
    ART Art Studies Italy
    ART Art Studies Spain & England
    ART Art Studies France, Belgium, Holland
    ART Art Studies Greece
    VIS 110 Drawing I
    VIS 120 Drawing II
    VIS 214 Figure Drawing I
    VIS 216 Painting
    VIS 252 Painting & Drawing Techniques
    VIS 381 Figure Drawing II
    VIS 383 Painting & Sculpting the Figure
    Major Non-Teaching Responsibilities (Current):
    International Education
    Professional Experience:
    Art Gallery, Art Museum, Lecture Circuit, NYAA Graduate Lecturer
    Thomasgermanoartlectures.com
    Thomasgermano.com
    Current Professional Memberships:
    CAA (College Art Association), MMA (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Museum of Modern Art, NYC
    Grants:
    National Endowment for the Humanities "Revisioning The Maya World" Summer Institute, 2011
    EduEspana, 2012
    Honors & Awards:
    National Academy Museum, NYC, Edwin Palmer Award in Painting, 2004
    Germano_T_ Coba_2013_ Oil on canvas_24x24
    Germano_T_Huntington_2014_ Oil on canvas_24x24
    Germano_T_Oyster Bay_2013_ Oil on canvas_24x24
  • Paul Gustafson

    Full Professor

    Location: Hale Hall Room 151
    Phone: 631-420-2179
    Email: paul.gustafson@farmingdale.edu
    Website:
    Academic Credentials:
    MFA, Pratt Institute
    BS, SUNY Oswego
    AAS, SUNY Farmingdale
    Classes Taught at Farmingdale:
    VIS 101 Intro to Drawing
    VIS 105 Intro to Photography
    VIS 110 Drawing I
    VIS 112 Two-Dimensional Design
    VIS 122 Typography I
    VIS 124 Photography I
    VIS 210 Digital Media
    VIS 220 Desktop Publishing I
    VIS 222 Graphic Design
    VIS 230 Digital Illustration
    VIS 250 Photography II
    VIS 254 Package Design
    VIS 322 Typography II
    VIS 324 Pre-Press Production I
    VIS 425 Senior Project
    VIS 475 Pre-Press Production II
    Major Non-Teaching Responsibilities (Current):
     
    Professional Experience:
    Graphic Design, Photography, 3D Design
    Current Professional Memberships:
     
  • Jack Harris

    Assistant Professor

    Location: Hale Hall Room 150
    Phone: 631-420-2008
    Email: jack.harris@farmingdale.edu
    Website:
    Academic Credentials:
    BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Magna Cum Laude
    MA, Syracuse University, Independent Study Degree Program, Visual and Performing Arts
    MFA University of Hartford, Hartford School of Art
    Classes Taught at Farmingdale:
    VIS 222 Graphic Design
    VIS 352 Graphic Design II
    VIS 380 Illustrative Style I
    VIS 410 Digital Imaging II
    VIS 412 Web Page Design
    VIS 422 Advanced Web Design
    VIS 474 Agency I
    VIS 476 Agency II
    Major Non-Teaching Responsibilities (Current):
    Unit Promotions Committee
    Visual Communications Branding and Web Design
    Memorial Gallery Promotions Designer
    AIGA Student Chapter Advisor
    Design Club Advisor
    Professional Experience:
    Harris Design, Inc., Branding Marketing Communications and Graphic Design
    Visual Logic Illustration Studio
    Illustration Area Coordinator, Delaware College of Art and Design
    Current Professional Memberships:
    Society of Illustrators
    Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
    University and College Designers Association
    AIGA
    Honors & Awards:
    Posters 1 Annual of Poster Design, Brite Books, 2012
    Graphis Logo Design 8, 2011
    Washington Illustrators Club, Merit Award and Exhibition, 2008
    Innovative Promotions That Work: A Quick Guide to the Essentials of Effective Design, Included in book published by Rockport Publishers, 2006
    2nd American Graphic Design Awards, Merit Awards, Published in annual, 2001
    Society of Illustrators Annual Awards, Illustration, Merit Award, Published in annual, 2001
    Graphis Design, Prestigious International Journal of Design, Merit Award, 2000
    The New Big Book of Logos, Included in book published by HBI, Harper Collins, 2000
    Print Regional Design Annual, Prestigious National and Regional Design Competition, Merit Awards, Publication in award annual, 2000
    Graphic DesignSpeak: A Visual Dictionary for Clients and Designers, Included in book published by Rockport Publishers, 2000
    Communication Arts Magazine Design Annual, Prestigious National Design Competition Logo Design, Merit Award
    Graphis Interactive Design 2, Prestigious International Journal of Design, 2 Merit Awards, Publication in award annual, 2001
    Graphis New Media, Prestigious International Journal of Design, 2 Merit Awards, Multimedia Design, Publication in award annual
    The Best Brochure Design 5, Included in book published by Rockport Publishers, 1999 In Your Face: The Best of Interface Design, Included in book published by Rockport Publishers, 1999
    Graphis Logo Design 4, Prestigious International Journal of Design, Merit Award, Logo Design, Publication in award annual ,1998
    Graphis Poster Design, Prestigious International Journal of Design, Poster Design, Merit Award, Publication in award annual, 1997
    Society of Publication Designers Spots, Illustration, Merit Award, Publication in award annual, 1995
    Print Regional Design Annual, Prestigious National and Regional Design Competition, Merit Award, Publication in award annual, 1995
    Print Regional Design Annual, Prestigious National and Regional Design Competition, Merit Award, Publication in award annual, 1996
    Print Regional Design Annual, Prestigious National and Regional Design Competition, Merit Award, Publication in award annual, 1991
  • Wayne Krush

    Associate Professor

    Location: Hale Hall Room 148
    Phone: 631-420-2425
    Email: wayne.krush@farmingdale.edu
    Website:
    Academic Credentials:
    MA, Empire State College
    BFA, School of Visual Arts
    Classes Taught at Farmingdale:
    VIS 101 Intro to Drawing
    VIS 103 Intro to Watercolor
    VIS 112 Two-Dimensional Design
    VIS 114 Principles of Color
    VIS 122 Typography I
    VIS 210 Digital Media
    VIS 220 Desktop Publishing I
    VIS 222 Graphic Design
    VIS 230 Digital Illustration
    VIS 310 Digital Imaging I
    VIS 322 Typography II
    VIS 352 Graphic Design II
    VIS 370 Desktop Publishing II
    VIS 372 Campaign Production
    VIS 410 Digital Imaging II
    VIS 474 Agency I
    VIS 476 Agency II
    Major Non-Teaching Responsibilities (Current):
    Athletics Committee
    Professional Experience:
    Art Director, Walter Thompson
    Art Director, Ogilvy & Mather Direct
    Senior Art Director, Grey Advertising
    Current Professional Memberships:
    UUP, Long Island Advertising Club
  • Mark Moscarillo

    Assistant Professor

    Location: Hale Hall Room 149
    Phone: 631-420-2428
    Email: mark.moscarillo@farmingdale.edu
    Website:
    Academic Credentials:
    BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
    MA, Syracuse University
    Classes Taught at Farmingdale:
    VIS 103 Intro to Watercolor
    VIS 214 Figure Drawing I
    VIS 256 Foundations of Illustration
    VIS 310 Digital Imaging
    VIS 372 Campaign Production
    VIS 412 Web Page Design
    VIS 420 Career & Freelance
    VIS 474 Agency I
    VIS 475 Production II
    VIS 476 Agency II
    VIS 477 Career & Portfolio
    Major Non-Teaching Responsibilities (Current):
     
    Professional Experience:
    Twenty-one year working in advertising, illustration, web design and graphic design. Clients have included: Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Life Magazine, Doubleday, McMillan Publishing and Young & Rubican
    Current Professional Memberships:
     
  • Donna Proper

    Associate Professor

    Location: Hale Hall Room 146
    Phone: 631-420-2471
    Email: properd@farmingdale.edu
    Website:
    Academic Credentials:
    JD, University of Miami
    BA, Pace University
    Classes Taught at Farmingdale:
    VIS 210 Digital Media
    VIS 220 Desktop Publishing
    VIS 230 Digital Illustration
    VIS 310 Digital Imaging I
    VIS 322 Typography II
    VIS 410 Digital Imaging II
    VIS 412 Web Page Design
    VIS 422 Advanced Web Design
    VIS 477 Career and Portfolio
    Major Non-Teaching Responsibilities (Current):
    Sabbatical and reduced Load Committee
    Professional Experience:
    Graphic Designer: PZitive Advertising, Systemax Corp., Michael Tedesco Studio, Nassau Newspaper Group
    Web Designer: PZitive Advertising
    Art Director: Hometown Newspapers, Lanco Corp.
    Publisher: The Merchant
    Current Professional Memberships:
    NAPP
    Graphic Artist’s Guild
    AIGA
    NYC/LI Chapter of Women Leaders in Higher Education
  • Allison Puff

    Allison Puff

    Full Professor, Associate Dean - School of Business

    Location: Hale Hall Room 229-A
    Phone: 631-420-2150
    Email: allison.puff@farmingdale.edu
    Website:
    Academic Credentials:
    MFA, School of Visual Arts, Illustration as Visual Essay
    BA, Ursinus College, English and Communications
    AST, Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Communication Arts-Illustration
    Classes Taught at Farmingdale:
    VIS 106 Introduction to Pastels
    VIS 110 Drawing I
    VIS 112 2-Dimensional Design
    VIS 122 Typography I
    VIS 210 Digital Media
    VIS 220 Desktop Publishing I
    VIS 222 Graphic Design
    VIS 230 Digital Illustration
    VIS 256 Foundations of Illustration
    VIS 370 Desktop Publishing II
    VIS 312 Art and Creative Direction
    VIS 322 Typography II
    VIS 415 Senior Project I
    VIS 425 Senior Project II
    Major Non-Teaching Responsibilities (Current):
    Associate Dean, School of Business
    Writing in the Disciplines Committee, Member
    Distance Learning Task Force, Chair
    Public Art Task Force, Chair
    Artist & Lecturers Program, Board Member
    College Catalog Taskforce, Member
    College Registration committee, Member
    Professional Experience:
    Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator
    Computer Graphics Coordinator/Marketing Associate, Danaher Tool Group
    Current Professional Memberships:
    American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
    College Art Association (CAA)
    National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
    The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA)
    Honors & Awards:
    SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2010
    Farmingdale Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching 2004
    Who’s Who Among American Teachers
    Who’s Who Among American Women
    Allison Puff Art
  • Bill Steedle

    Bill Steedle

    Associate Professor

    Location: Hale Hall Room 153
    Phone: 631-420-2430
    Email: bill.steedle@farmingdale.edu
    Website:
    Academic Credentials:
    MA, New York Institute of Technology
    BPS, Empire State College
    AAS, SUNY Farmingdale
    Classes Taught at Farmingdale:
    VIS 104 Intro to Calligraphy
    VIS 105 Intro to Photography
    VIS 116 Digital Media & Methods
    VIS 242 Publication Design II
    VIS 225 Photography I
    VIS 236 Typography II
    VIS 250 Photography II
    VIS 340 Industry Preparation
    Major Non-Teaching Responsibilities (Current):
    Alumni Association Board of Directors
    Professional Experience:
    Computer Graphic Artist at National ImageMakers, Freelance Graphic Design Photography, Calligraphy
    Awards:
    State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service
    Farmingdale State College Alumni Association; Award For Excellence in Service
    Farmingdale College Foundation; Award for Outstanding Service to the College
    Farmingdale College Division of Continuing Education; Instructor of the Year
    Bill Steedle Collage
  • Jennie Thwing

    Assistant Professor

    Location: Hale Hall Room 152
    Phone: 631-794-6204
    Email: thwingj@farmingdale.edu
    Website: http://www.jenniethwing.com
    Academic Credentials:
    BFA, Tyler School of Art
    MFA, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Imaging and Digital Arts
    Classes Taught at Farmingdale:
    VIS 414 Interaction Design VIS 228 4D Design
    Major Non-Teaching Responsibilities (Current):
     
    Professional Experience:
    New Media Artist. See website for list of exhibitions, awards and fellowships.
    Curator. See website for list of exhibitions.
    Associate Professor, Media Arts, Rowan University
    Graphic and Web designer for various arts organizations including Soho20 Gallery, Nexus Foundation for the Arts, the Banff Center for the Arts, Rowan University Art Gallery, The Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture
    Current Professional Memberships:
    Center for Emerging Visual Artists Fellow
    College Arts Association
    AIGA
    OOF Animation Collective
    Jennie Thwing Artwork