Miami University

College of Creative Arts, Adjunct Faculty

Thomas is a member of the Adjunct Faculty with the College of Creative Arts at Miami University–most recently teaching the graphic design senior thesis and business of design classes.

The graphic design program at the Oxford, Ohio campus has two interrelated goals: to prepare students for the practice of design in the professional context, and to provide the basis for their continued creative and personal growth. With a problem-solving format, students develop visual communication skills, explore the integration of type and images through a variety of traditional and computer media, and imaginatively deliver messages responsive to the needs of the sender and the receiving audience. Students learn to be aware of the cultural context in which they work, keeping in mind the responsibilities inherent to a discipline that engages our society.

Senior Thesis Project | ART452

  • Individual projects proposed, researched, and executed
  • Enables students to learn how to define and limit a project,
    choose the best format for a particular communication goal,
    organize and schedule time, and set and meet interim goals
  • Participation in a gallery exhibit is a requirement of this course

The Business of Design | ART353

  • An introduction to basic business issues relevant for
    designers in today’s competitive marketplace
  • Development of strategic marketing skills, a basic
    understanding of finances and budget, the creation of
    client contracts, basic production knowledge

Introduction to Design | ART151

  • An introductory course in the graphic design program
    that defines the field and gives an overview of the
    professional venues in which designers practice