University of California, Los Angeles
California State University, Sacramento
GCOM 305: History of Graphic Design
GCOM 330: Digital Imaging I
GCOM 331: Digital Imaging II
GCOM 347: Typography I
GCOM 360: Introduction to Web and Interactive Technologies
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.