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Ivan Bradley

Ivan Bradley

Contact Information

Education

  • M.Ed., Computers in Education, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • B.A., Art, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California

Courses

  • GRC 377 – Web and Print Publishing

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Digital book publishing
  • UI and UX App development

Biography 

Ivan Bradley earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Humboldt State University in and an M.Ed., in Computers in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ivan’s favorite part about teaching is sharing what he knows about graphic communication, the design and technical skills. This leads the students to create designs and products that surprise themselves with what they can accomplish.

Ivan brings his design talents, BA in Art, along with passion to develop skills using technology and software, merging the two together in his creative endeavors, as well as teaching. The Portfolio class is his favorite project to work on – now finishing its third year, the course is a capstone course for the CTE Design, Visual, and Media Arts career pathway at the school. He developed the curriculum, assignments, and the structure that is listed on CTE Online, which is an online depository education resource website.

Professional Work

The biggest highlight of his career was being a guest scholar, professor for two weeks for the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAF, in Melbourne, Australia. Ivan worked nearly 20 years in the graphics industry for a commercial printer. For 8 of those years, he wrote and taught graphics courses at the local community college before becoming a full-time high school teacher. Since 2007, he has been an adjunct professor for the Graphic Communication Department. He has been honored as School District Teacher of the Year by two different districts. 

In addition to teaching at Cal Poly, Ivan is currently a full-time high school teacher at Atascadero High School, instructing Graphic Communications, Computer Animation, Video Production, and Portfolio Development. Check out Ivan’s book on The Graphics of Communication: Exploring the Graphic Arts and Design! https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-graphics-of-communication/id1086261404

Fun fact, Ivan has run a marathon through the Redwoods of Northern California!

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