Printastic Educator Award

Congratulations to our Printastic Educator Award Winners over the years!

2018

Jessica Curran

Jessica Curran specializes in teaching Graphic Design & Communications courses within the Visual Art & Design Department at Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her passion lies in Graphic Communications and the technical side of the graphic design world. This includes software applications like Photoshop and InDesign, running printing presses, cost estimating for print production, etc... She LOVES all things G-COM! Jessica has a Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design, a Masters of Science in Graphic Communications u2013 Technology Management, and a Masters of Fine Art in Media Design. She has been teaching for over 11 years, the last 7 at Salt Lake Community College as an Associate Professor. Before moving to Utah in 2011, she lived in Burlington, New Jersey and worked as an adjunct instructor at Kean University, Ocean Community College, Gloucester Community College and Camden Community College. And before teaching, Jessica worked in print estimating and prepress for several years. Jessica's impressive experience has been instrumental in building a successful program for her students, colleagues, department, school and college. Her students see her not only as an instructor but a supportive mentor and friend. Her fellow instructors are in awe of her tireless pursuit of cutting edge technology and enthusiastic promotion of the Graphic Design & Communications area. However, despite Jessica's love of technology she never seems able to keep her phone charged. Good luck calling her! Despite the tremendous amount of time devoted to teaching, Jessica is not all work and no play! She is a HUGE Philly sports fan. She loves the Phillies, Eagles, and Flyers! Since moving to Utah she's become a Real Salt Lake season ticket holder. Jessica is a world traveler, hikes & bikes, enjoys outdoor concerts, rescues cats, is more than generous with invitations for pizza and drinks, and loves a good cuppa coffee! We cannot help but wonder what the future holds for Jessica Curran. It will most certainly be action packed as she is not one to sit still! Congratulations and You Go Jessica!

Lewis Franklin

Lewis is a graduate of Corvallis High School and has lived within the Linn-Benton region for a good share of his life. He graduated from Linn-Benton in 1995 with an AAS in Graphic Communications and an AS in Fine Art. His BS in Graphic Design is from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and his MA in Graphic Design & Digital Media through the Academy of Art University of San Francisco. He has worked for several design firms and spent several years with Diamond Multimedia (Supra / S3). He is a freelance designer and Macintosh consultant when not busy with his work here at Linn-Benton, Lewis has been teaching in the Graphics field since the Fall of 1996 when he started work at Chemeketa Community College as adjunct faculty. Lewis came home to Linn-Benton in the fall of 2001 when a full-time position within the Digital Imaging and Pre-press Technology program was opened. Lewis is the primary adviser for the Visual Communications and is a retired 1SG with the Oregon Army National Guard where he served two tours in Iraq and was deployed to Hurricane Katrina. He is recently (VERY) married too!

2017

Dave Weber

Experienced instructor, faculty advisor, and production coordinator in graphic communications, including commercial printing process and communications media, since 1995. Graduate of Southern Illinois University accelerated program of study of workforce education and development, with a focus on occupational analysis, curriculum design, performance analysis, state and federal assistance programs, and characteristics of adult learning.

2016

Lane Yokoyama

Experienced instructor, faculty advisor, and production coordinator in graphic communications, including commercial printing process and communications media, since 1995. Graduate of Southern Illinois University accelerated program of study of workforce education and development, with a focus on occupational analysis, curriculum design, performance analysis, state and federal assistance programs, and characteristics of adult learning.