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Winter 2023 Part-Time Faculty

Submitted on December 26, 2022 - 12:02pm

This quarter's part-time faculty include five in the Division of Art, one in the Division of Art History, and seven in the Division of Design. Learn more about them below. We also have one part-time faculty member who teaches every quarter, so she is listed in the directory: Jayme Yen.

Andrew Allen

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

Alaskan-born, Founder of The Not Boring Software Corporation rebooting your daily routine with more joy and meaning (Apple Design Award Winner 2022). Former Co-Founder of FiftyThree and designer of the popular drawing app, Paper (30+ million downloads), later acquired by WeTransfer where I led as the Head of Product & Design (US). Founder of Short of the Week, the premiere platform for short film. I also teach foundational Product Design at the University of Washington, build furniture, and makes toys for my kids.

Nathan Auer

Interaction Design, website, LinkedIn (he/him/his)

I currently serve as the Head of Design for Microsoft’s Developer Division, which includes the Visual Studio family of products, .NET, Azure Developer Experiences, MakeCode, et al, as well as design foundations (brand, design systems, content, motion, audio, et al) and design operations.

Previous to this role, I served as Vice President of User Experience for Promethean and — prior to that — as the Director of Design for Likewise, a start-up founded and imagined by Bill Gates’ private office. Before that, I spent 15 years at Microsoft, including as a Design Director for Microsoft Whiteboard’s collaborations with Surface Hub 2, as well as for Microsoft’s Education products. I also led design teams for Office, Xbox, and Outlook, and served in senior roles for Cortana and Exchange.

Stephen Bader

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

I am a Designer and Creative Director focused on creating novel user experiences. I have spent the past 8 years between Microsoft and Google exploring the next generation of products and services responding to social, environmental, and cultural shifts in our everyday lives. I take a holistic approach to my design practice to find solutions that look beyond a siloed interaction to systems of experiences for full immersion.

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,” "Brawn vs. Beauty in American Brandywine and British Pre-Raphaelite Images of Arthurian Legend," and "Justice for Jane: A Mid-Twentieth Century Confrontation between an Artist, His Patron, and a Modern Woman." I am currently working on projects including "Girly-girls & Tomboys: Challenges and Transitions in Gender Norms from the Nineteenth century to Present Times in Art and Literature."

Stefan Gonzales

Photo/Media (they/them/theirs)

I am an artist and arts educator from Colorado, now based in Seattle. I am Prio/Manso/Tiwa, and a trans/nonbinary individual. My practice centers on decolonizing art and its institutions. I received an MFA from the University of Washington in 2020 and BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 2016. I have participated in residencies at Signal Fire Arts in Portland and the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle. My recent exhibitions include Frye Art Museum: Boren Banner Project (2022) in Seattle, Melanie Flood Projects (2020) in Portland, and Mount Analogue (2019) in Seattle. I have been teaching for four years, and I believe education is crucial in preserving the arts. It is our bridge between art and community while creating new and exciting critical thinkers.

Drew Hamlin

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

I’m a software designer from Seattle currently living in San Francisco. I’ve been interested in software and interaction as long as I can remember, drawing interface sketches in notebooks as a kid and developing Mac “shareware” in high school before interning at Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook in college. After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Visual Communication Design in 2009, I spent a number of years at Facebook as a Product Designer and Product Design Manager. In 2015, I co-founded a startup named Unity&Variety which I sold to Salesforce, where I currently work as a Senior Director of Product Design on Slack.

Holly Hazelton

Painting + Drawing, website, Instagram (she/her or they/them)

I am a visual artist who grew up knowing, loving, and connecting with the trees and landscape of Iowa. After a storm in 2020 destroyed 70% of the beloved and iconic tree canopy in my hometown of Cedar Rapids, I began investigating the role trees play in my formative and current experiences of landscape and place. Through the lenses of loss, memory, and ecological grief, my current work explores our changed relationship to trees and landscapes after natural disaster and human intervention.

Philippe Hyojung Kim

Interdisciplinary Visual Art, website, Instagram (he/him or they/them)

I grew up in a small town outside of Nashville, TN, and moved to PNW in 2013. I often experiment with various materials and mediums, in response to my immediate surroundings to make objects and environments that exist in the space between painting and sculpture. My work often references queer identity, artificiality, and language. I have shown nationally at galleries, museums, and alternative art spaces in Denver, Dallas, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, and Seattle.

I am a current member of SOIL Artist-Run Gallery (@soilart) and a co-founder/curator of Specialist (@specialist_sea), an experimental art gallery in downtown Seattle. I teach art and design courses at Seattle Central College and Cornish College of the Arts, and I also serve as one of the curators for Washington State Arts Commission (ARTSWA) and as a member of King County Public Art Advisory Committee at 4Culture.

Alanna MacGowan

Visual Communication Design, LinkedIn (she/her/hers)

I am a designer, creative director, potter, mom, and ice cream enthusiast living in Seattle, WA. I have a background in visual communication and textile design from UC Davis. I also hold an MFA in Design from the University of Washington.

For the better part of the last decade I worked for Microsoft Envisioning, a design-led team which examined emerging trends in the workplace and modern life to create a north star vision for product teams and external partners to leverage. We crafted prototypes, videos and demos exploring future experiences that gave glimpses into shifting paradigms.

I am currently working as a freelance creative director and full-time toddler wrangler. I love being in an academic environment. It’s a unique space for exploration, collaboration and discovery that is both inspiring and energizing.

Gino Scarpino

Interaction Design

Awaiting information.

Gabriel Stromberg

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

As Creative Director and co-founder of design practice Civilization, I have 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 my 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 I worked as a lead creative for Totokaelo, The Henry Art Museum, and No Space Gallery, of which I was a founder. As the co-creator and host of Beyond This Point — a podcast centered on creativity and the process of design — I have moderated conversations with legendary designers like Paula Scher, Lance Wyman, Experimental Jetset and other ground-breaking creators. I am a professor of Graphic Design History at Seattle Central Creative Academy and teach workshops and lecture around the globe.

KCJ Szwedzinski

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

I am an interdisciplinary artist who works mostly with glass and neon. My work centers around how people form belief systems and the decisions we make with those systems on board. My recent work is a group of neon signs, blown glass objects, and laser cut acrylic that draws inspiration from both the sign industry and traditional stained-glass windows to investigate the intersection of desire, fear and belief. I am so excited to be teaching glass at UW for the winter quarter; my passion lies in facilitating creative experiences for myself and others at the intersection of service, education, and art.

Yongqi Tang

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

Born in China in 1997, I attended the University of Washington and received a BA in Painting + Drawing in 2019 and an MFA in 2022. I was the recipient of the Bernie Funk Artist Scholarship, Boyer and Elizabeth Bole Gonzales Scholarship for Excellence, and the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists Scholarship Award. I also was the artist in residence at the Field Projects Gallery.

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