• 2,000 square-foot digital printing lab
  • 28 average student age
  • 75 new students accepted each year
  • 1949 First year of the Advertising Arts Program
  • 20+ output devices
  • 210 mac computers
  • Marc Salverda

    Graphic Design Director
    Prior to joining the Seattle Central College faculty in 1993, Marc Salverda operated his own design practice in Seattle, specializing in corporate identity, print and digital communications. Marc has a BA in Graphic Design from Washington State University and attended Beloit College in Wisconsin. In their second year as full time faculty Marc and Margaret Parker rewrote the entire Graphic Design curriculum. The curriculum continues to frequently grow and change based on industry and alumni feedback. Featured in Who’s Who Among American Teachers, he is an active member of the Seattle Central College Council, Instructional Computing Committee and the Accreditation Committee. He is an active member and former board member of the Seattle chapter of the AIGA and belongs to the Graphic Artist Guild. Marc is currently chair of the Graphic Design program at Seattle Central Creative Academy.
  • Jill Vartenegian

    Graphic Design
    Jill Vartenigian migrated from the east coast after high school, making stops at Oberlin College in Ohio for her BA and at The University of Iowa for her MFA in Design and a Certificate in Book Arts. She arrived in Seattle in 1997 where she worked as a designer and art director for local and national companies. In addition to her commercial design work, Jill moonlighted as a teacher of book arts, letterpress printing and papermaking at Pratt Fine Arts Center and in Florence, Italy. She joined Seattle Central Creative Academy in 2007 and happily brings her experience from the corporate design world and her background in traditional arts and printing to the design program.
  • Erik Fadiman

    Web Development, UI / UX
    Erik Fadiman has a BA in Fine Art from the University of California at Santa Cruz and spent several years as a chef before he became obsessed with technology. He has over ten years of experience building websites for local, national, and international clients. Erik specializes in branding, user experience design, and front-end web development. He likes to design simple, elegant websites and writes clean, standards-compliant code. He is an Adobe Certified Expert and teaches classes in HTML/CSS, WordPress, Dreamweaver, UI/UX, and Design for mobile devices. He looks exactly like Johannes Itten. Look it up.

    fadimantium.com
  • Julia McNamara

    Graphic Design
    Julia is a 2005 graduate of the Graphic Design program at Seattle Central. Her love of ink on paper began while earning a B.F.A. in Printmaking from the University of Washington. Julia has worked with a wide range of clients including: American Greetings, McGraw/Hill - Scholastic, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, and numerous small business in the Seattle area. Her work has been featured in HOW Magazine and The New York Times.

    juliamcnamara.com
  • Robynne Raye

    Graphic Design
    Robynne co-founded Seattle based Modern Dog Design Co in 1987, an internationally acclaimed design and illustration studio. Her posters have been exhibited internationally, are in the archives of major libraries, and are collected by museums worldwide. For over 20 years, Robynne has lectured extensively about design and design issues, as well as led workshops around the world. In 2013, Graphic Design USA Magazine listed her as one of the "50 Most Influential Designers Working Today”. She is the co-author of "Modern Dog, 20 Years of Poster Art” (Chronicle Books, 2007) and "Inside the World of Board Graphics: Skate, Surf, Snow” (Rockport, 2011) and author of "1000 Dog Portraits” (Rockport, 2014).

    robynneraye.com
  • Jason Hoppe

    Graphic Production
    I am Jason Hoppe, a production specialist with graphic design background. I have a passion for classic cars of which I have several and enjoy problem solving of all things mechanical as well as design, production and digital issues. I have worked at several agencies in Seattle over the last 20 years, allowing me to hone my skills in production as well as the industry leading software. I teach Adobe Creative Suite and design classes in Seattle at The School of Visual Concepts, Luminous Works and Seattle Central College and am the founding Instructor at creativeLIVE. I am an Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Instructor with certification in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat.

    jasonhoppe.com
  • Bliss Holloway

    Cinematographer
    Bliss grew up in Düsseldorf, Germany, and has spent his life living between Germany, Italy, and the United States. Though a dedicated cinematographer for over a decade, he holds a degree in International Relations. Bliss began his film career in Rome, Italy where he studied at the “Scuola di Cinema”. He spent the next 10 years in New York City, working as a Director of Photography and freelance lighting technician for films, commercials and documentaries. His clients have included National Geographic, BBC, CNN, NPR and PBS, as well as many independent directors and producers.

    blissholloway.com
  • Lori Peck

    Graphic Design
    Before moving West to Seattle in 2007, Lori worked as an art director in New York City for over a decade. She has a Super Bowl spot to her credit as well as having her creative work earn rave reviews in Creativity Magazine, AdAge, and AdWeek. Her vast client list includes The Theater at Madison Square Garden, The New York Rangers, and The Madison Square Garden (MSG) Network. Lori has worked in pretty much all media and some crazy venues. She’s traveled from Hong Kong to New Zealand (even New Jersey) to create national campaigns for her bigger clients like The Bank of America, Carlsberg Beer, Proctor and Gamble and a few.com’s. Today she continues her work as a freelance designer and art director here in Seattle. You can still hear her exotic Upstate New York accent, especially when she talks about her Alma mater “Syracuse University” where she earned a BFA in Advertising Design.

    loripeck.com
  • Courtney Comfort

    New Media
    Courtney is a Seattle native and alumni of our Graphic Design program (Class of 2011). Since graduating, he’s worked as an interaction and user experience designer at companies big and small. He partnered with teams at Microsoft for several years to help refine their Remote Desktop apps and was one of the lead designers in the creation of REI’s iPad app. He says, no professional environment has come close to matching the spirit of open collaboration and density of talent he experienced as a student in our program, so Courtney was excited to return to us as faculty in 2017. Today he enjoys sharing his passion for interaction best practices and user advocacy with our students.

    courtneycomfort.com
  • Adrienne von Wolffersdorff

    Documentary Filmmaker
    Adrienne received her MFA in documentary filmmaking from Chapman University, and BA in Film Studies from Whitman College, and currently works as a documentary filmmaker and freelance videographer, with a focus on social justice documentaries. Her films have screened at festivals around the country, and her latest project, Out of the Shadows, was nominated for Best Documentary at the Pasadena International Film Festival.

    adriennevonwolff.com
  • Will Austin

    Photographer
    Will Austin’s award-winning photographic work has taken him around the world. Whether shooting from a saddle, helicopter seat, or the dizzying height of a tower crane - Will enjoys the adventure of capturing people doing what they love. Although he regularly does editorial work, Will specializes in documenting cutting-edge architecture and industrial workplaces. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife and son, but hails from Colorado cowboy country.

    willaustin.com
  • Rosalie Miller

    Video Producer
    Rosalie is an award-winning filmmaker, video producer, and actor. She produces commercial video content including narrative and documentary film. She is currently in production on her second short documentary, Worth My Salt, a 2017 GAP Award recipient and 2016 4Culture Artist Award recipient. Her documentary short debut, The Things We Keep, premiered at the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival and has been distributed by Alaska Airlines and KCTS9 Reel NW. She also serves as a producer on the feature-length documentary, Personhood, recent winner of a 2018 CityArtists Project Grant. Other awards include: WIF Seattle Professional Grant, AmDocs Film Fund Grant, and an Arts Project Award with 4Culture. Past producing credits include short drama, Iron, supported by 4Culture and the Northwest Railway Museum, and Decimation, winner of a 2013 SIFF ‘Jury Award.’ Rosalie is a member of Women Make Movies, Seattle Documentary Association, and Women in Film Seattle.

    wanderhouseproductions.com