Melissa Mann Bean has thrived as an art director, professor, and photographer at different design companies and universities since 1992. • When she’s not juggling dirty diapers and dealing with renovations to her old farmhouse, she runs her commercial photography freelance gig. Currently, she is the photographer/designer for her son’s elementary school yearbook. • She lives in Louisville with her husband, two kids and dalmatian. Melissa has also taught here at Ivy Tech so she has a passion for helping you succeed!
After over 10 years teaching in at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Dr. Kok Cheow Yeoh now heads the graphic design program at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana. Prior to that, he has taught in California, Arkansas, Texas, and Georgia. He has actively participated in several international exhibitions in Brazil, China, Turkey, Italy, and Russia and has presented in Brazil, Colombia, Cyprus, India, Portugal, Taiwan, and the UK. His research is published in journals and proceedings such as the International Journal of Design in Society, The International Journal of the Arts in Society, and the Journal of Public Relations and Advertising. He sees travel as a form of active and deep learning, especially the latter in which it is about understanding, not just memorizing.
Andrew Spalding is Associate Creative Director at Fieldtrip, a design agency in Louisville, where he has worked since 2015. Prior to Fieldtrip, Andrew graduated with a BFA in design from the University of Kansas and worked as a freelancer at numerous agencies and clients.