Jason Schoch ("show"k)

FAC 116


  • BFA, Truman State University
  • MFA, University Of Minnesota Twin Cities

I've been a graphic designer since the mid-90s, including 10+ years in the Twin Cities metro area design scene; from Junior Designer to Art Director, freelance to contract to full-time & back, from being managed to hiring & managing people, I've designed for many industries: retail fashion, architecture, medical devices, education, international trade. I've worked with small businesses, nonprofits, corporation$, & cultural institutions.

My education? Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in studio art from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis). Prior to joining NHCC, I taught at:

  • U of M @ Minneapolis: adjunct faculty & teaching assistant
    • beginning & intermediate drawing (adjunct)
    • printmaking & digital media (teaching assistant)
  • Brown College: adjunct faculty
    • graphic design
  • Minneapolis College of Art & Design: 3D Shop striker
    • welding, foundry (aluminum, bronze), woodworking, 3D printing, vacuum forming, environmental graphics
    • forklift driving, sweating, lots of sweeping & cleaning!
    • custom production solutions for student class projects
    • critiques & feedback with sculpture classes to help students hone concept & technical skills

My open interest in media — from digital graphic design tools to video projection mapping, photography, sound, interactivity, & installation-art, graffiti, painting, & printmaking — spices my angle on graphic design. Connecting with others — audiences, coworkers, & clients through good communication, research, & feedback, is crucial.

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