Digital Arts Instructors
WE Educational Programs
Program Advisor for Digital Arts Certificate Program
Eric is an internationally syndicated cartoonist and co-creator of the “Pink Panther Comic Strip” for MGM and “Bottom-liners” Business Cartoons distributed by Tribune. His drawings also appear in leading publications including The New Yorker Magazine, Forbes and Chicago Tribune.
Eric is an experienced educator and curriculum development expert specializing in creating digital arts programming for leading colleges and universities.
A seasoned classroom presenter he regularly lectures on creativity topics including Art Direction, Elements of Design and Preparing for Careers in the Arts.
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Robert is a new media designer and Director of The Design Associates based in Los Angeles. His credits include projects for Sony, Warner Brothers, Rhino Entertainment, and Maverick Records.
Robert is a seasoned classroom presenter who has taught Digital Arts classes as part of WE Educational Programs Certificate offerings at California State University Northridge, California State University Dominguez Hills, Cal State University Los Angeles and on leading campuses nationally.
Robert completed his arts training at Los Angeles based Valley College and earned a Certificate in Advanced Digital Design from California State University San Bernardino
Jill Thayer, Ph.D.
Jill is an artist, educator, curatorial archivist, and marketing strategist. As owner of a design firm for over two decades, she has worked with regional and global clientele providing visual communication and marketing initiatives in print and web. Credits include: Disney, NBC Burbank, Nestle Dairies, Carnation, Tejon Ranch, Buck Owens Production Company, Memorial Hospital, Mission Bank, and clients in service, manufacturing, corporate, and agribusiness industries. Jill received her doctorate from Claremont Graduate University in Cultural Studies/Museum Studies. Jill was part of a PhD transdisciplinary study in Global Strategy and Trade with Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at St. Peter’s College, Oxford University, UK. She holds a Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in the areas of MBA marketing management, contemporary art, and arts management. Jill teaches online and onsite curricula in graphic design, digital media, global visual culture, marketing, and arts management. She is contributing writer for
Artvoices Magazine, Los Angeles; and Artpulse Magazine, Miami.
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