Instructors/Contacts

Meet Your Professor(s)

Michael Blair

Michael Blair

Professor, Graphic Design
Ankeny Campus
Building 15, Room 9B
515-964-6695
Melissa Rarick

Melissa Rarick

Professor, Graphic Design
Ankeny Campus
Building 15, Room 16
515-964-6693
Melissa became a full time faculty member in the Graphic Design program in 2002. She teaches Communication Design, InDesign, Illustrator and Internship Preparation courses. Prior to teaching, her professional experience includes many years working as a designer on a wide range of projects in the Des Moines metro area. Melissa integrates community engagement pedagogies in her design classes that combine fundamental learning goals with community service. This provides opportunities for students to learn in real world contexts by collaborating with others to create effective human-centered designs. Outside of the classroom she is currently fascinated with sacred geometry and modular origami.

Education: Melissa received a BA from Iowa State University, College of Design.
Heather Sumners-Purdy

Heather Sumners-Purdy

Instructor
Ankeny Campus
Building 15, Room 17
515-964-6572
James Bendy

James Bendy

(Mac Support)
Ankeny Campus
Building 6, Room 21
515-​964-6668

Program Location

The Graphic Design Program is located in Building 15 on the Ankeny Campus

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