Erin Ashenhurst

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 IDEA Grad 2013 visits the Society of Illustrators, NYC

IDEA Grad 2013 visits the Society of Illustrators, NYC


As a post-secondary educator, I have taught courses in applied design, design history, communications, art & culture studies, and publishing. Taking a student-centred approach, I work to structure classes with participatory learning and concept-focused studio work... And every so often, I throw in something like this.

Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Product Design ~ 2012–pres.

DEPD 1130: Design Thinking
DEPD 1230: Transformative Thinking

Foundations in Design ~ 2011–pres.

FIND 1120: Design History I
FIND 1220: Design History II
FIND 1150: Designing for Humanity

Graphic Design for Marketing ~ 2010–pres.

GDMA 1140: Graphic Design & Society I
GDMA 1240: Graphic Design & Society II
GDMA 2140: Communication Design,
Popular Culture, and Consumerism
GDMA 2100: Publication Design I
GDMA 2200: Publication Design II
GDMA 4120: Major Project I
GDMA 4220: Major Project II


Instructor, Capilano University

Illustration & Design program (IDEA) ~ 2012–2013

IDEA 345: Self Promotion
IDEA 290: Applied Design I
IDEA 100: Survey of Design
Interview Workshop
Grad 2013 Cultural Immersion: New York City


Teaching Assistant, Simon Fraser University

Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology ~ 2009–2011

CMNS 325: Visualization and Visual Culture
PUB 330: Publication Design in Transition
IAT 102: Introduction to Graphic Design
FPA 111: Issues in Fine and Performing Arts


 IDEA Grad 2013 at the Met, NYC

IDEA Grad 2013 at the Met, NYC

 IDEA Grad 2013 visits AIGA, NYC

IDEA Grad 2013 visits AIGA, NYC