Reboot of Design School

Creating a New Breed of Design

as the Director of Design Education at Flatiron School

For more than 18 years, I found a variety of ways to foster the design community but this was the first time I was able to commit fully to the education of our future designers. The outputs are less tangible and the traditional design deliverables flew out the door but the rewards were satisfying in a very different way.

Program Design

  • Focused on scaling locations and offerings
  • Program iterations for campus programs
  • Design and launch of full time and part time online programs
  • Converted all discipline programs over to Canvas LMS (Learning management system)
  • Enterprise course creation

Curriculum

  • Rewrite of 4 year old curriculum
  • Directed a team of 5
  • Hands on with strategy and writing

Instructional Management

  • Hired over 35 instructors
  • Developed teacher training/onboarding
  • Directed Master Instructors
  • Substitute instructor
  • Student support

Client Sourcing

  • Procured clients for capstone projects
  • Onboarded clients prior to student engagements
  • Created project briefs based on client and student needs
  • Project managed client and student issues