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Winter 2022 Part-Time Faculty

Submitted on January 3, 2022 - 4:37pm

This quarter's part-time faculty include three in the Division of Art, one in the Division of Art History, and five in the Division of Design. Learn more about them below. We also have two part-time faculty who teach every quarter, so they are listed in the directory: Claire Cowie and Jayme Yen.

Andrew Allen

Visual Communication Design, website (he/him/his)

I’m an Alaskan-born Designer. I started ANDY to reimagine boring, everyday apps like calculator and weather with game design + artist collaborations to bring more joy and meaning into our daily routines. Previously, I was the co-founder of FiftyThree and Head of Design of the popular drawing app, Paper (50+ million downloads), later acquired by WeTransfer where I led as the Head of Product (US). I’ve been lucky to be honored by the Apple Design Awards, App of the Year, IDSA Gold, AIGA Design Annual, IXDA Awards, and covered by Wired, Fast Company, The Verge, The Wall Street Journal, and Alaska Airlines inflight magazine. I also build furniture and toys.

Fumi Amano

3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture, website (she/her/hers)

Fumi Amano was born in Aichi, Japan and first learned glassmaking as a traditional Japanese craft. She earned a BFA from Aichi University of Education (2008) and studied glass at the Toyama City Institute of Glass Art (2010). She earned an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University (2017). During graduate school, she faced difficulties as a foreigner and, specifically, as a Japanese woman living in the United States. Amano's frustration with communication failures and prejudice towards Asian women ignited her passion for art as a method of expressing feelings that cannot be explained in words. Her goal is to make work that conveys her emotions and experience as an Asian woman, and to connect with others beyond, above, and below language's normal spectrum.

Lalitha Bandaru

Painting + Drawing, website (she/her/hers)

I am a practicing visual artist based in Seattle. I’ve done my Masters in Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Art, London and got my Bachelors from Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore. Having participated in the art forum 'Warp Artist Village 2015', Belgium, I was also shortlisted for Clifford Chance Sculpture Prize for the year 2017, London. My work has been showcased in several solo and group exhibitions in India, Singapore, London and the US.

As an artist, I have always been interested in the intangible quality of change or ‘shift’ that occurs around us whether it be in the natural world or the one that we live in. Using sculpture, paint and imagery as tools, my work focuses extensively on capturing this change. Though my forte lies with drawing and painting media, of late I have been drawn to sculptural forms involving materials such as concrete, ceramic, metal and wood. Along with teaching art, I continue to pursue my artistic practice from my home studio.

Melanie Enderle

Art History (she/her/hers)

I am an art historian who has been associated with the UW since 2003. I also teach regularly at Seattle Pacific University as well as several area colleges, and I have been an educator at Seattle Art Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art. I received an MA in British art and literature from Reading University in England and my art history PhD at the University of Washington.

My research is socio-cultural driven with interests in modern European and American images of public spaces, gendered behavior, and representations of women. Recent publications include “The Reflective Eye of Walter Sickert: Mirroring Male Victorian Dominance in the Era of the New Woman,” “The Empowered Ingénue: Women Stepping Out as Solo Performers Onstage,” and “Windows on the Soul: Portraits by Major American Artists."

Bryce Johnson

Design (he/him/his)

Bryce is a User Researcher for Microsoft Devices where he is devoted to ensuring Microsoft products are accessible. Bryce initiated and designed the firstInclusive Tech Lab at Microsoft, which has now hosted over seven thousand visitors; it is a facility where people can explore how people with disabilities interact with Microsoft products and services. He strives to design systems of accessibility enhancement, like the Surface Adaptive Kit, across our devices. Bryce is one of the inventors of the Xbox Adaptive Controller ever since he was a lead on its project at the 2016 Microsoft One Week Hackathon.

Adam Jossem

Industrial Design, website (he/him/his)

I am an alumnus of the UW Industrial Design program and have been designing consumer products for the past 20 years. I spent most of my career designing kitchen gadgets and housewares and recently worked at a startup designing consumer electronics. In the last two years, I have started my own design company, consulting with clients in need of design experience and designing my own products. I have always enjoyed sharing skills, techniques, and my design philosophy, and I look forward to offering my experience for the ID students to learn from this year.

Natalie Krick

Interdisciplinary Visual Art, website (she/her/hers)

I am an artist based in Seattle. I make photographs and collages to investigate visual perception and pleasure and to complicate the act of looking. I hold a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago. In 2015 I was a recipient of an Individual Photographer's Fellowship from the Aaron Siskind Foundation for my project Natural Deceptions. In 2017 a book of this work was published by Skylark Editions and I was awarded the Aperture Portfolio Prize. Recently my work has been exhibited at Specialist, SF Camerawork, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Aperture Foundation, The Museum of Sex, and Blue Sky Gallery. My photographs have been published in the following publications BOMB, The New Yorker, Vogue Italia, PDN, Aperture, and Vrij Nederland.

Vander McClain

Design, website (he/him/his)

I'm a creative leader, designer, and strategist with over 20 years of building the teams, product experiences, and brands of some of the world’s most forward-thinking companies, including Apple, Google, and Amazon.

Most recently, I evolved eBay’s product experience and brand, ground-up. At Amazon, I helped launch Alexa’s first shopping experience on the Echo Show and authored the first unifying design system across all Amazon devices. At Google, I embedded my company with their Brand Studio to launch the new Google Store. And during my three years at Apple, I built the team that re-imagined, designed and launched the Apple Store globally, across all devices.

During my time at leading agencies such as SYPartners, R/GA, Method, Ammunition, Tolleson, and Cahan & Associates, I launched work for IBM, HP, Prada, Nike, Crate & Barrel, Cartoon Network, ABC, Autodesk, Esurance, and Finlandia for example. I have won awards with 365: AIGA Annual; Graphis Annual; Communication Arts Design Annual; One Show Awards; Communication Arts; and I.D. Magazine. I am also a patent holder with Apple and Amazon.

I hold a MFA in Painting from Parsons School of design and a BFA in Studio Art from Oklahoma State University.

When I am not designing, I’m most likely fly fishing, painting, and enjoying the great outdoors with my wife and two young sons.

Gabriel Stromberg

Visual Communication Design, website (he/him/his)

As Creative Director and co-founder of design practice Civilization, Gabriel Stromberg has created classic and elevating design solutions for clients across the globe, including Storm King, The Biennale of Sydney, The Nature Conservancy, Renegade Craft, Olderbrother, among many others. Under his direction, Civilization has received numerous accolades and awards including a Webby, HOW Design Award for logo design, a Print regional Design award, and the 2018 Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design award for communication design.

Before joining Civilization Gabriel Stromberg worked as a lead creative for Totokaelo, The Henry Art Museum, and No Space Gallery, of which he was a founder. As the co-creator and host of Beyond This Point — a podcast centered on creativity and the process of design — Stromberg has moderated conversations with legendary designers like Paula Scher, Lance Wyman, Experimental Jetset and other ground-breaking creators. He is a professor of Graphic Design History at Seattle Central Creative Academy and teaches workshops and lectures around the globe.