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Hello Wildcats!
 
I grew up on my family’s ranch in Northern California, and am a 5th generation Californian.  Beginning at an early age I was always creating, but it was my first art professor in Sacramento, John Kaneko, who became a true mentor and friend.  With my instructor’s recommendation, I decided to attend college at Art Center College of Design to study illustration.  After graduating with honors, I began working in the computer game industry, starting off as a game artist and eventually rising to the position of Art Director and Vice President of Creative Arts.  I thrived in the computer game industry for over a decade before my interests shifted to a new career path.  After taking some time to travel, I transitioned to a high school art instructor, teaching traditional drawing and painting as well as graphic design.  During my time at Art Center, I was exposed to the incredible craftsmanship and esthetic beauty of the Arts & Crafts movement surrounding me in Pasadena, and quickly fell in love with its beauty and style.  I have always had a great passion for the outdoors, photography and art and spent several years developing a new style of painting that pays homage to the Arts & Crafts movement through the inspiring beauty of the great outdoors.
 
You can link to the Art 1 online store here. Select Lab Classes and then choose WR Art Lab-K.Rust.
 
You can link to the Graphic Design online store here. Select Lab Classes and then choose WR Graphic Design Lab.

 

Looking forward to a great year together!