University of California, Los Angeles
California State University, Sacramento
Digital Imaging 1
Digital Imaging 2
Introduction to Web and Interactive Technologies
History of Graphic Design
Typography: Principles & Creation
Tom has been a GCOM professor since 2006 and is currently serving as Department Chair.
For thirty years, Tom has been in the design business. A graduate of UCLA’s Department of Design, he was fortunate to study under noted designers Don Chadwick, John and Marilyn Neuhart, Bill Brown, Nathan Shapira, and Ron Rezek. He went on to serve four years as a U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs Officer, then became one of the first employees for Joe Boxer in San Francisco.
He worked several years in art departments in the film industry in LA, then, with his sister, Sandy, designed greeting cards and wall décor, primarily for Papyrus, Pier 1, Smith & Hawken, and Target and ran Cappelletti Studio for 10 years.
Tom spent several years as a trainer for Apple in New York, teaching software classes and seminars to employees and the public around the country. He has created several Apple courses for consumer-level software applications.