Design in Edu is a blog put together by Matt Miller @dropstepdunk and Dave Ballinger. The page started out as a personalized professional development project for our own benefit. It has been transformed into ideas on how to get the elements of Graphic Design into the classroom.

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During the day, Matt teaches 6th grade social studies and coaches basketball and track. In the evenings, he moonlights as a graphic designer. Matt got his start in graphic design through learning the process of screen printing and eventually was a production artist in a large screen print facility. Today, he mostly does freelance work.

self portDave is a middle school art teacher by day and professional artist by night.  His artwork consists of “paper-cuts” created with an x-acto knives and paintings created with spray paint, stencils, and markers.  Dave’s artwork can be seen on his website.