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Matt Scott Barnes
© 1983 — 2021
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©    1983 — 2021


Teaching Experience:
Fall 2021
PUCD 4205 Core 4 - Thesis 1
The New School's Parsons School of Design
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Fall 2017
Art 432 - Portfolio
Western Kentucky University
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Fall 2017
Art 431 - Illustration for Designers
Western Kentucky University
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Fall 2013
VCD1 Typography
Art Academy of Cincinnati
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Fall 2013
VCD3 Integration
Art Academy of Cincinnati
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The Teaching Assistant: A Teaching Zine for Graphic Design Educators
During my MFA education, I went through a phase of angst. It was fueled by the idea of comparison. The comparison of one design education versus another. I had always questioned the choices I had made picking schools and the lack of knowledge that I (really) had about them. So easily I would question why are they even a thing. Shouldn't we just rid of 90 to 99% of the programs that exist? This being an on thought out urge, Why not flip the issue. Instead of erasing and start over why not try to do something else about it.

I created this small publication as a small part of my MFA These work to share projects, understandings, and goals with other educators. We all can't be lucky enough to go to an elite school, but we can all have a hand at the same projects.

Projects are created with a goal of specific learnings, similar to the way I work with a client at my day job I build roundabout ways to have a better understanding with the client. Here we create projects that allow students to learn concepting and how to speak about their work.



01. 256

Description:
A project introduces the combination of collections and documentation. The output pushes  the student to curate a collection through a series of prompts:

  • Collect Thirty (30) books in your living area.
  • Go outside and photograph twenty-five (25) car license plates.
  • Photograph yourself Fifty (50) times throughout the next week.
  • Photograph thirty (30) people.
  • Take a walk. Photograph twenty-five (25) of similar items on your walk.
  • Look at archetecture. Find interesting buildings or details of arectecture and photograph Forty (40) of them.
  • Photograph twenty-six (56) of a personal collection(s). (ie. toys, shoes, movies, art, shirts, etc...)
Student:
Carmen Pleitez
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Germaine Mai

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Ivy Kurniawan

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Jacy Chen

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Juriel Furukawa

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Kelly Liu

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Nora Lombardo

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Oz Osborn

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Samantha Chun

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Sarah Kim

Student:
Sofia Cacho Sousa

Student:
Tarra Boroumandi
Student:
Zach Tinubu-Karch
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Zeid Jaouni