My primary goal in teaching is to empower student designers to develop their own unique voice. I serve as a guide in this process by emphasizing a consistent and professional work ethic, promoting an appreciation and understanding of critical theory and creative thought, and establishing an experimental approach to investigating, problem solving, and making. I believe that designers are producers of mass culture and have great influence on their surroundings, human emotion, and society at large. It is important for students to understand this ethical responsibility as they emerge into the world. My primary goal for instruction seeks to underscore this unique power of design.