Specialties and expertise:
Identity design and branding
User experience (UX) and interactive design
Community or audience driven design
DES 3131: User Experience in Design
GDes 5341: Interactive Design
GDes 3352: Graphic Design 2: Identity and Symbol
Wang, A.M. (April 2013). Advancing Our Practice: Educating the Reflective Design Practitioner. AIGA Design Educator’s Conference—Blunt: Explicit and Graphic Design Criticism Now. Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.
Tank, A. M. & Christensen, C.A. (January 2009). i+TiBET: A Community Effort to Preserve Tibetan Culture-in-Exile. Art and Design for Social Justice Symposium proceedings. Florida State University, College of Visual Arts, Theatre, and Dance, Tallahassee, Florida. (http://socialjusticesymposium.fsu.edu/2010/Proceedings2009.pdf, p. 28-32)
Grants and Research
Design High (designhigh.design.umn.edu)
College of Design Dean’s Investment Funds grant, Spring 2012. Working with Daniel Jasper, Associate Professor in Graphic Design, to develop a hybrid online/face-to-face graphic design curriculum for Minnesota high schools. Currently piloting the program at Wayzata High School.
Professional, Institutional, and Community Leadership and Service
UxPA MN Guest Speaker (with GDes students, Naseem Rafiei, Leah Honsey, Sean Mateer, and Matt McVeigh), “UX Design: A Peek into a U of M Graphic Design class”, May 10, 2012.
Honors Capstone Project Advisor (Identity design), 2010 – 2011, Jenny Zanatta (Senior CDes Student).
Honors Capstone Project Committee Member (Book design), 2010 – 2011, Patrick Grossel (Senior CDes Student).
Directed Study (iPad app design and iPhone app development, 2010 –2011, Nahil Khalife.
City of Lakes Community Land Trust, June 2010 – Present, Public relations committee member.
Rock Star Supply Co. (rockstarsupplyco.org), April 2010 – Present, Board member; Design and Communications Committee Chair.
CDes Adjunct Faculty Consultative Committee, August 2009 – May 2011.
CDes Curriculum Committee representative (2009-10) and Committee Co-Chair (2010-11.)
Art Buddies, Spring 2010
Catalyst (bethecatalyst.org), July 2007, June 2008, April 2011, Guerilla Art workshop leader (’07) and assistant (’08, ’11. )
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, College of Design, May 2009.
Staff Recognition Award, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, September 2005.
Graphic Design Program
Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel
240 McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108-6136