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  • Thomas Reed

    Part-time Assistant Professor

    Email
    reedt@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Thomas Reed

    Profile

     

    Tom has taught computer graphics applications at the New School/Parsons for over twenty-five years.

    Across a wide-ranging work career, Tom has been a teacher/trainer, published author and designer/illustrator. In early years, he worked in public health as a program evaluator, researcher and Unit Director. Then, for many more years he helped to design and develop a broad array of public health educational and promotional materials for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. These materials, guided by the communication needs of the Department and his bureau, were widely distributed across the city. They helped inform New Yorkers about key health issues, and the resources and services available to them. Tom also has taught classes at NYU's School of Professional Studies (SPS), beta-tested for Adobe, and was a senior trainer at United Digital Artists (UDA).

    Over the years, Tom has developed a teaching style that combines learning, problem-solving, hands-on exploration and having fun.

    Tom’s academic background includes an MPA (from Princeton) and a BA (from Yale). He learned his computer graphic skills from coursework at SVA and the New School, and from his many years of on-the-job learning, teaching and training.

    Tom's New School email address is: reedt@newschool.edu


    Degrees Held

    Tom’s academic background includes an MPA (from Princeton) and a BA (from Yale). He learned his computer graphic skills from coursework at SVA and the New School, Adobe seminars, conferences, many years teaching and training, and on-the-job learning and self-study. Tom’s academic background includes an MPA (from Princeton) and a BA (from Yale). He learned his computer graphic skills from coursework at SVA and the New School, Adobe seminars and conferences, and from his many years of on-the-job learning, teaching and training.


    Professional Affiliation

    Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA); Woodrow Wilson School Alumni Association; Yale Alumni Association of New York; Phi Beta Kappa; World Science Festival; Planetary Society.


    Recent Publications

    Books/other:
    Melissa on Parade, Bradbury Press (children’s book I wrote and illustrated). This book grew out of a Parsons course I took, taught by Maurice Sendak.  
    Woodrow Wilson School Calendar, Princeton University Press (calendar featuring my political cartoons) 
    An Adobe Illustrator Guide to Type Effects and Logo Building, self-published (training book)
    Egg Story, self-published (children’s book I wrote and illustrated)
    Free-lance (early in my career): My drawings appeared in the Village Voice, the Nation, Ms. and Foreign Policy Magazine

    Publications/other:
    I wrote and published several articles on NYC public health issues/services during my many years working with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). Also during these years I helped develop and design a wide range of health educational and promotional materials used by the Department, including pamphlets, fact sheets, research reports, subway posters, memorabilia, instructional modules, web materials, and program and project logos. These materials, which were distributed through many venues, helped raise public awareness of health issues and health campaigns, and encouraged New Yorkers to utilize public and community services available to them. Tom's subway posters, for example, were mounted throughout NYC's subway system, thus raising visibility for DOHMH's health messages and services.


    Performances and Appearances

    Computer graphics training sessions for United Digital Artists (UDA) and UDA clients.

    Presentations, reports, publications and design work for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.


    Research Interests

    Graphic design, communication, logo-creation/brand identity, interactivity, animation, user-friendliness, infographics, how art, science and technology intersect, public health


    Awards And Honors

    Yale University Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum laude

    Princeton University
         2006 my Woodrow Wilson caricature/portrait presented to the Woodrow Wilson School at the WWS 2006 Colloquium
         2008 Certificate of Appreciation for Reunion design work
         2011 induction into Princeton's honorary Society of the Claw


    Portfolio

    Artwork Samples

    Animated Site (requires a Flash-enabled browser)


    Current Courses

    Dig Graphics w/Illustrator 1 (Spring 2020)

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