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Staff List

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Stephanie Tucker
Drawing & Painting, Figure Drawing, Animation, Sculpture and Stage Design Instructor
-BFA in Illustration from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design)
-Freelance Video Game concept artist and Illustrator
-Prop weapon and Costume Designer
-Portfolio consultant for over 4 years
-Teaches painting, figure drawing, story boarding, color theory and perspective at the elementary and high school levels
Mandy Lin
Drawing and Painting, Concept Design, sculpture, sugar/fondant instructor, Visual Effects, Digital Art (Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D Max, After Effects)

- Director of U.S. Arts and Design - Arcadia
- 20+ years teaching experience
- Assists students on their art college applications in the U.S.
- Portfolio Consultant
- First former MIQ methods teacher
- BFA from Otis Art and Design - Digital Media
- Certified Wilton Method Instructor for all levels

Jason Hu
Drawing & Painting, Figure Drawing Instructor
-MFA from Shenyang University
-BFA from Shenyang University
-He has been an art teacher for eight years now; first as a private tutor in China, then as an instructor in US Arts and Design.
He excels at rendering in all drawing and painting media.


Katlin Evans
Drawing & painting instructor
-MFA from California State University Fullerton; painting and drawing
-BFA from University of Montana; painting and drawing
-Taught at CSU, Fullerton and Orange County School of the Arts
-Currently Teaches at Mt. San Jacinto College and US ARTS
-She continues her pursuits in drawing and painting in her studio in Laguna Beach, California and has a deep passion for teaching students of all ages
Brian Kinnaman
Drawing & Painting, Figure Drawing, Printmaking Instructor
- BFA in Drawing and Painting from CSU Long Beach
- 10+ years of additional art education at various universities in the US and abroad, including: RISD, LCAD, PASCA (France), and L'Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze (Italy)
-Completing single subject teacher credential in art, at CSULB
- Practice focuses on figurative painting, as well as writing and digital art, with occasional forays into sculpture and installation.
Jasmine Miranda
- BFA in Illustration (California State University Fullerton)
- AA in Liberal Arts (Santiago Canyon College)
- Was awarded "Student of Excellence" for the Regional Occupational Program (Graphic Design)
- Commissioned illustrator for primarily manga style characters since 2005
- Sold artwork at conventions
- Graphic Designer since 2012
- Character Artist for a visual novel in progress since 2017
- Specialties include character design (fantasy or manga style), drawing, painting, marker art, digital art, realistic portraiture, and more
Esther Lee
- BA from UC San Diego (Studied Art History, Studio Art, and Literature/Writing)
- Practice incorporates sculpture, painting, and installation
- Worked as an ACT/SAT English Instructor, teaching artist
- Freelance writer and researcher for arts nonprofits throughout Southern California
Stephen Bautista
- BFA Illustration from Art Center College of Design
- 20 years teaching in Higher Ed.
- 15+ years as a professional illustrator and concept artist
- Former Academic Director of Foundation Studies and Interim Academic Director of Media Arts Animation at The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire
- Teaches Drawing, Painting, Perspective Drawing, Life Drawing & Gesture, Color Theory, 2D Design, and Conceptual Storytelling
Shirin Rastin
- BFA in Drawing and Painting from Cal State Fullerton
- MFA in Fine Arts from Washington University, St. Louis MO
- Teaching 2D Design & Color Theory at IVC
- After-school art program teacher at Newland Elementary school
- Experienced in teaching Painting, Drawing, Color Theory, 2D Design, Printmaking, Installations, Performance, Sound Art, and Video Art
Digital Class instructor, Graphic Design, Illustration, Product design, Industrial design, Concept Design, Interior Design
- BFA Industrial Design, minor in Illustration from College for Creative Studies
- 10 years professional automotive/action sports industry experience
- Key Companies: Harman International, JAC products, Dragon, Vonzipper
- Instructing and mentoring in Industrial/product design, entertainment concept art, creature design, transportation design, graphic/logo design
- MA Arts Management from Claremont Graduate University (CGU)
- MFA Art Education from National Taiwan Normal University, NTNU
- BFA Fine & Applied Arts from National Taiwan Normal University, NTNU
- Experienced in teaching Painting, Drawing, Comic and 2D Design.
Jonathan Fan
Product Design, Industrial Design, Concept Design and Perspective Instructor
- BS transportation design from Art Center College of Design
- 4 years working as an industrial designer
- Teaches Drawing, Perspective, Marker Rendering, Industrial Design
Jackie Bainto
Film and Editing Instructor
Bachelor of Science: Media Arts – Digital Video Production from Platt College San Diego
• 5 years as freelance Videographer / Video Editor
• 4 years as freelance Assistant Director
• 5 years as freelance Graphic Design
Part-Time Film / Video Portfolio Teacher / Consultant at U.S. Arts and Design since July 2016
Karenssa LeGear
Script writing Instructor
- BA in Music-Voice from UCLA
- Associate of Arts Degree in Theatre from Mira Costa College
- Sag-Aftra & Actors Equity Association member with credits in Theatre, Film, & Television
- Additional performance studies: Meisner Trained (Graduate of 2 year program), Shakespeare, Alexander Technique, Theatre Scene Study with Larry Moss, etc.
- Completed Courses at UCLA's school of Theatre, Film, & Television including screenwriting classes.
- Experience as a collaborative writer.
- Currently working on a screenplay adaptation of a stage musical.
- Experience as a Director - Musical Theatre Production
Gilbert Hung
BFA of Art Center College of Design-Illustration
BFA: Univ. of Hawaii-Graphic Design
Walt Disney Character Designer
25 years Commercial Illustrator in Animation, Advertising, and Entertainment Industries.
Instructor of AI Inland Empire, Mt. SAC, Academy of Couture Arts.
Expertise/Skills: Drawing and Painting, Character Design, Photoshop
Andrew Keo
BA of Science Media Arts & Animation
Clients include Fox Television, CBS Digital, Walt Disney Animation, Marvel, HBO and so on.
Expertise/Skills: Digital Art, Visual Effects and Film.
(Photoshop, Illustrator, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds Max, Zbrush, After effects)

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