Faculty
Dan Bohlen

Dan Bohlen, MA

Assistant Professor

In addition to work at RMCAD, I am principal and owner Daniel F. Bohlen Design where I have spent 20 years in architectural design, illustration and residential development. My most recent professional work was spring of 2012 as a design consultant and illustrator for Denver architect Andre Vite on a memorial project for Civic Center park in Denver. I started teaching at RMCAD as an adjunct instructor in the fall of 2008. In summer 2010 as was asked to help develop one of RMCADs first online classes, ID1710 Drafting as a content expert and have since gone on to provide content expertise in ID2750, Architectural Perspective and Rendering Techniques and ID3510, Building Structures and Systems for online delivery. Click here to visit my website and to see more of my work.

Park Meadows Mall, Center Court remodel. Littleton, Colorado. Marker and colored pencil on Canson paper.

Recent Exhibitions, Significant Work, or Publications:

In 2012, Bohlen worked as a design consultant and illustrator for Denver architect Andre Vite on a memorial project for Civic Center park in Denver.

Courses Taught

Architectural Perspective + Rendering Techniques, Building Codes and Regulations, Building Structures + Systems, Design Process + Planning, Drafting, Interior Design Sophomore/Junior Portfolio Review, Introduction to Sustainable Design, Senior Portfolio Review, Special Use Design – Sustainable Design, Survey of Interior Design, Sustainable Design, Senior Portfolio Review, Sustainable Design Strategies + Technologies

Departments
  • All Departments
  • 3D Animation
  • Animation
  • Art Education
  • Fashion Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Foundations + Fine Art
  • Game Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • Liberal Arts
  • Photography
Graphic Design

Adam Kitzerow, MFA

Adam Kitzerow is an artist and educator living and working in the Tampa Bay Area. He received his BFA from the Maine College of Art with a major in traditional painting and a minor in drawing. He...

Interior Design

Adam Roland, MA

Adam Roland holds a Master of Arts in Interior Design from Savannah College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Ringling College of Art and Design. His...

Foundations + Fine Art, Graphic Design

Alicia McKim, MFA

Alicia McKim incorporates traditional printmaking and letterpress processes with alternative techniques to facilitate her prints and artists’ books. Much of her work focuses on written language...

Amber Cobb
Foundations + Fine Art

Amber Cobb, MFA

I investigate defunct city blocks, rural communities, industrial landscapes and the subcultures that exist within them. My curiosity in these sites is a function of my interest in the spaces of...

Art Education

Andrea Slusarski, MA

Andrea Slusarski is an artist and educator from Denver, Colorado. Fascinated by how learning is impacted by creative thinking, her art and teaching processes are fueled by this curious study....

Ania Kumor
Foundations + Fine Art

Ania Gola-Kumor, MFA

Ania Gola-Kumor is published in 100 Creative Drawing Ideas, and in Mixed Media Big and Small. Her art has appeared in numerous publications including Art Space and ART news and has exhibited in...

Illustration

Barry Kooser, BFA

Barry Kooser is a Denver-based artist and Illustration professor. The Colorado native has been passionate about art his entire life, giving credit to his family and high school teacher for...

Animation, Game Art

Benjamin Karr, MFA

Benjamin Karr studied entertainment design at Art Center College of Design, Arts at Indiana University, and holds an MFA in character animation from the Academy of Art University. At AAU, he was...

Interior Design

Brandy von Kaenel, M ARCH, M UD

Brandy has taught at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design since 2004. She currently manages her own interior design consulting business focusing on sustainable residential and small-scale...

Illustration, Illustrative Design

Brizida Magro, MFA

Brizida Magro is a Boulder-based illustrator and educator. She has been teaching Illustration classes at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design since 2014. Her goal is to help students develop...

Carin Rodenborn
Foundations + Fine Art

Carin Rodenborn, MFA

Carin Rodenborn is a visual artist and writer living and working in Denver, Colorado, whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States. Rodenborn works with both traditional and...

Liberal Arts

Crisosto Apache, MFA

Crisosto Apache is originally from Mescalero, New Mexico, on the Mescalero Apache Reservation. He is Mescalero Apache, Chiricahua Apache, and Diné (Navajo) of ‘Áshįįhí (Salt Clan) born for...

Dan Bohlen
Interior Design

Dan Bohlen, MA

In addition to work at RMCAD, I am principal and owner Daniel F. Bohlen Design where I have spent 20 years in architectural design, illustration and residential development. My most recent...

Dan James
Liberal Arts

Dan James, MA

Dan James has taught at RMCAD since January 2000. During his time as an educator, he has taught courses in graphic design and the liberal arts. He currently serves as a professor for...

Darlene Ritz
Fashion Design

Darlene Ritz, EdD

Dr. Darlene C. Ritz has designed in New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego, Tokyo, Toronto, and many other cities. Dr. Ritz, a Colorado native, returned to her home state in 2014 to launch the...

Dave Collins
Illustration

David Collins, MFA

Over the course of his career, Dave Collins has worked in a variety of artistic areas, including portraiture, figure, still life, and landscape painting, as well as animal art. He has also worked...

David Mespie
Foundations + Fine Art

David Mesple, MA

David Mesplé is a West Coast transplant who was educated in Physics and Fine Art studying under a cosmic convergence of world-renowned conceptual artists, sculptors, and photo-realists while...

Animation, Game Art

Ian Southwell, BFA

Ian Southwell has worked as a video game artist for companies such as Activision, Disney, Sony, Shaba Games, Page 44, Vicarious Visions, and JUDOBABY. His interests in art and design have also...

Irene McCray
Foundations + Fine Art

Irene McCray, MFA

Prior to her tenure at RMCAD, Irene McCray was on the faculty of Santa Fe International Academy of Art, Santa Fe Community College, University of Colorado at Denver, and Front Range Community...

Fashion Design

Jade Johnson, MFA

Jade Johnson has a professional background in costume design, and has worked with numerous production companies, including Stage Right Productions, Celebration Theatre, Sacred Fools Theater...

Jaime Carrejo
Foundations + Fine Art

Jaime Carrejo, MFA

Jaime Carrejo is a multi-discipline artist and his projects involve painting, sculpture, video, and immersive installations that use layered materials such as rusting oxidation paint, colorful...

Liberal Arts

James A. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

James A. Rodriguez earned his MA, MPhil, and Ph.D. in the History of Art at Yale University. He specializes in art of the Middle Ages, focusing on and investigating primarily connections between...

james reiman
Graphic Design, Illustrative Design, Photography

James Reiman, MFA

James Reiman is a photographer, designer, filmmaker, and educator. He received his BFA in photography/digital imaging from Central Washington University in 2005 and his MFA from the University of...

Liberal Arts

James Sherman, MA

James Sherman is a native of Denver, CO., and has lived in Colorado for most of his life, except for 2004-2008 when he and his family lived outside of Seattle, WA. He is an education professional...

Jay Hollick
Graphic Design, Illustrative Design

Jay Hollick, MFA

Jay Hollick is an established designer, illustrator, fabricator, and artist working professionally since 2007. Jay has worked nationally and abroad with groups such as the multidisciplinary art...

Jessica Elliott
Interior Design

Jessica Elliott, MS

Jessica brings extensive knowledge and experience in Interior Design and a passion for teaching to Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. She graduated from Arizona State University with a...

Joan Kresek
Foundations + Fine Art

Joan Kresek, MFA

Joan Kresek teaches drawing, painting, illustration, typography, visual design and media usage, with background experience in Illustration, Graphic Design, and Publication Design online. As a...

Joshua Field
Foundations + Fine Art

Joshua Field, MFA

Joshua Field is a nationally and internationally exhibited artist and Assistant Professor of Foundations and Fine Arts at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver, CO. He holds a BFA from...

Julie Puma
Foundations + Fine Art

Julie Puma, MFA

Brought as a baby to England by well-traveled parents, Julie Puma spent her first 14 years there with summers spent in her native Brooklyn. Her earliest memory of art is at age five when her...

justin jensen
Foundations + Fine Art

Justin M. Jensen, MFA

J. M. Jensen is a Colorado artist whose primary medium is an oil painting. He also does work in a variety of digital, 2D and 3D media. Jensen’s currently series combines a wide variety of...

Education Media Design + Technology

Kristin Kipp

Kristin Kipp is the Chair of Education Media Design + Technology. Before coming to RMCAD, she worked in Jeffco Public Schools for 17 years as a teacher, instructional coach, and online educator...

Animation

Kristy Steffens, BFA

Kristy Steffens is a visual development and character designer living in Wheat Ridge, CO. She grew up in Colorado Springs and moved to Denver to attend the 2D Animation program at Rocky Mountain...

larry kresek
Illustration

Larry Kresek, MFA

Before RMCAD, Larry Kresek was the first chair for the illustration department at the Ringling School of Art and Design. In addition to teaching, Kresek has worked as a freelance illustrator...

Matthew Harris
Foundations + Fine Art

Matthew Harris, MFA

Matthew Harris received his MFA at the University of Colorado Boulder (2011) and is currently the Head of Fine Arts at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver, CO. His sculptural...

Animation, Game Art

Mike McKenzie, MA

Mike McKenzie is a 3D Animation and Game Art professor at RMCAD. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Animation and a Master of Science in Game Design and Production at Full Sail...

Randy Brown
Photography

Randy Brown, MA

Randy Brown is a Denver-based artist, arts activist, and educator who has worked and exhibited in Denver and nationally for more than 30 years. He is an eight-year member of the fine arts faculty...

Liberal Arts

Rebecka Black, Ph.D.

Becky is an art history educator who holds a Ph.D. in Art History and Education from The University of Arizona. She is a generalist whose art historical research focuses on issues of power and...

Sarah Gentry
Animation, Game Art

Sarah Gentry, MA

Sarah Gentry is a freelance writer, designer, and 3D texture artist specializing in custom surface creation and lighting for film and game. She began her career in forensic animation and later...

Illustration, Illustrative Design

Scott Wakefield, MFA

Scott Wakefield has worked as a freelance illustrator in children’s book illustration, serving national publishers such as Harper Collins, Sterling Publishing, Scholastic, and McGraw Hill. Scott...

Sean Brown
Animation, Game Art

Sean Brown, MFA, MA

I am a technical artist. I can create the image on paper, build the computer with which I then use to create the 3D model. Then off to texture mapping and rigging which precedes my true love,...

shari fleming
3D Animation, Animation

Shari Fleming, MA

Shari Fleming believes Animation has allowed her to integrate everything she loves: children, writing, cartoons, story, and design. Besides being a teacher and writer, Fleming has worked as an...

Fine Arts, Foundations + Fine Art

Shayna Cohn, MFA

Shayna Cohn is an artist who explores an interest in the transformative power of light and the tactility of ambiance using drawing, sculpture, and installation approaches. She received her BFA...

Shelby Huckabay
Graphic Design

Shelby Huckabay, MS

Shelby Huckabay is a multi-disciplinary designer creating identities, advertising, websites, commercials, and films. His work is geared toward solving business problems for clients and...

Stig Plantell
Animation, Game Art

Stig Plantell, BA

As an adventurous and artistic-technician, Stig Plantell helps creative people achieve their dreams by guiding them through the challenges of digital animation artistry. Stig has lots of...

Theresa Clowes
Art Education

Theresa Clowes, MFA

Theresa Clowes holds a B.F.A. from Kansas City Art Institute and an M.F.A from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Prior to RMCAD, Theresa was a Senior Instructor at Colorado Academy for 10 years. In...

Tom Keefe
Liberal Arts

Thomas Keefe, MA

Tom Keefe was born in Wakefield and raised in nearby Peace Dale, RI. Tom attended Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where he pursued a degree in history, completing an independent course...

Photography

Todd Dobbs, MFA

Todd Dobbs has been an active fine art photographer for several decades, and is currently specializing in 21st century photographic techniques. Todd also operates a freelance editorial business...

Interior Design

Tom Thompson, M ARCH

Tom Thompson has over 25 years of experience in architecture, planning, construction and education. In addition to his architecture practice, Tom teaches architectural design courses at RMCAD....