Hi, I’m Scott. Welcome to my website. It’s mostly a playground. I make jokes (with pictures), tell funny stories (also with pictures) and make the art I want to make, the way I want to make it.
For my day job, I work in the Design School at Arizona State University. Mostly I teach industrial design stuff, like drawing, digital graphics and user research, but I also do a lot of transdisciplinary work. We build teams with diverse skills, like design, engineering, business and sustainability. Then we explore complex, messy issues. In the last few years, that’s included everything from accessibility to disaster relief to health care.
It’s great, meaningful work, but it doesn’t include many talking mice or flying pigs. So I put those here.
When I’m not teaching or making funny pictures, I also explore creativity and disability. I’m blind in one eye. Most of the time, it doesn’t affect my life at all, but it has a huge impact on how I work as an artist. I’ve been working around my disability for almost 20 years. I love seeing how other creative people do the same thing.
I’m a daily sketcher. As a teacher, it’s easy to fall into a rut where you draw the same examples over and over….and over again. Daily sketching has been a great antidote. If you want to see my recent sketches, jump over to my Instagram page.
Pinterest is where I store articles for my classes, photo reference for my sketching, and inspirational work from other artists. Click on this link to take a look.