Master’s Degree in Art Education, and Elementary Education, University of Bridgeport, CT, 1998.
B.F.A. in Graphic Design, School of Visual Arts, New York, 1984.
Associate Degree, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY, 1976.
2007 to Present. Adjunct Instructor, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT. Adjunct professor teaching Color Theory, Graphic Design One, American Art History, Drawing, World Art History, History of Graphic Design.
Spring 2013- Instructor, Middlesex Community College, Middletown CT, Adjunct professor Graphic Design Two/ Fall 2013/ Spring 2014-Art Appreciation Meriden Campus Spring 2014 Art Appreciation
Summer 2012/2013/14-Instructor, Summer Institute for the Gifted, Fairfield University. Art Alley, Architectural Solutions. Summer 2014 Sacred Lawrence College,Bronxville,NY, Gifted student summer arts program.
2010 to 2011. Instructor, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT. Adjunct professor teaching Art History 101 and 102.
1998 to 2009. Gibbs College, Norwalk, CT. I was the original Program Director for the Visual Communication Program, a position I held till 2004, when I became a full time instructor. Turned the school around from an initial start-up of twelve students, to its high, of nearly five hundred in just four years. Though just a two year program, we were able to place many students in creative jobs for The Rolling Stones, GE Electric, Tommy Boy Records, Coca Cola Company, The World Wrestling Federation, CT Magazine, and many small advertising agencies in CT. I created much of the original curriculum. For many years our school was used as the model for investors into the CEC Corporation. I taught over ten courses including, Portfolio, Art History, Drawing, 3D Design, 2D Design, History of Graphic Design and Color Theory.
1998 to 1999. Instructor. Brien McMahon High School. Taught two classes - Photography, and Basic Art. Many of my students won first prize in district art shows. When I had to leave at the end of the year due to budget cuts, students started a petition with over 450 signatures asking I be allowed to continue to teach.
1984 to 1998. Creative Director/Designer for Schumann Design, my own freelance graphic design studio. Designed, illustrated, and wrote copy for companies in CT. Designed book covers, logos, catalogs, posters and direct mail. I was a seven time winner from The Ad Club of Fairfield County.
In 1996 I was honored at a dinner by the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C. to be included in their Art in The Embassies Program. Two of my paintings hung in the US Embassy in Zaire, Zimbabwe My poster, ‘More Then This’ is published by Haddad’s Fine Arts, the largest publishers of posters in the U.S. My art has been featured in shows at the Catholic Museum, NYC, Newark Museum, N.J., the corporate collection of Nabisco Foods, Maritime Center, Norwalk, CT, and the New York Mets. I was commissioned by The Limited Stores to design two large works of art to be hung in the corporate offices in Columbus, Ohio. In 2002 I helped design and art direct a promotional CD for The Rolling Stones and AT&T Wireless, with one of my graduate students. Finalist, 2011 International On-line Art Contest, “Elvis, 1956”. 2013/2014 Carriage Barn Arts Center, Fall 2013/14 New Canaan Society for the Arts .Exhibiting artist,” Artwalk,” Stamford Downtown 2014. My work can be currently viewed online at SAATCHIONLINE.com and Fine Art America.com
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