- Teaches students:
- Ages 12+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Since 2000 I have been teaching graduate and undergraduate university students in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. I currently live in Yangon, Myanmar where I lead dynamic workshops and master classes locally and internationally.
I'm an American/Portuguese multimedia artist and educator currently teaching digital media to secondary students at Thalun International School. I'm also a former Associate Professor of Digital Media at American University of Myanmar (2016-2018) as well as at The American University of Rome (2006-2016) where I co-founded and directed its Film and Digital Media Program.
Besides teaching tens of thousands of students on online platforms since 2014, I'm also a Course Facilitator for the UN-mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica) through their Centre For Executive Education.
My work is exhibited internationally and online and has received a number of awards. I received my MFA from Pratt Institute in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media and also hold a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
I love taking complex topics and making them simple. My students have gone on to become confident professionals employed in creative fields, have started their own businesses, and/or have been accepted to graduate school to continue their learning.
Get the most for your time and money. I can help anyone improve their skills, often dramatically and in an unusually short amount of time. My super power is teaching you the most important skills you need to know so that you quickly and easily accelerate to an advanced level and gain confidence when others are still struggling with beginner basics.
I love working with people from all walks of life and of all skill levels. Let me meet you where you are, and help you move effectively toward your goals fast.
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Kristen is an excellent teacher and I have learned a lot from her. She really is fantastic and any lessons she puts her name to are worth taking!
Kristen is a person I totally recommend! She is not only a great Artist but an amazing professor. She gave me many useful tips. She is also one of the finalists of the Guggenheim fellowship! Go for her, you won’t regret it.
I'm normally pretty good with tech but I've had several huge mental blocks around digital graphics and illustration. Kristen is the ONLY online tutor who has got me through these blocks. She's 100% the best at telling you exactly what you need to know at the right time - inspiring you with what's possible but without overwhelming you with how far you have left to go! Highly recommended.+ Read More
Kristen is such a great Professor! She was patient and gave me so many great tips on graphic design. I loved her dedication, creativity and great sense of humour. She is a talented artist but also an amazing teacher. She is also a finalist to the Guggenheim Fellowship. Thank you Kristen! I totally recommend her.+ Read More
I love the way Kristen uses Photoshop for animation. Images from her own life translated to painterly animation, my heart always melts a little when I see them. Kirsten is a great teacher, just try it out, no words needed.
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Kristen has great in depth knowledge about graphic design and her teaching style is very nice. Students can not only learn basic design but also understand modren design styles.Course content is very well explained and easy to understand. Combination of theory and practice help mastering the subject. Useful tips from her are really helpful in real world. Short and sweet leassons are easy to digest and sufficent examples help more in deep understanding.
Thanks a lot for all your wonderful content and efforts to make learning so much fun. Always ready to learn more amazing stuff from you.
Kristen has a wonderful teaching style, informative, creative and inspiring! Well done and looking forward to more courses.