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School of Advertising Faculty

Andrea Pimentel

Director, School of Advertising

Andrea is a committed educator and award-winning Interactive Art Director, Creative Director, and UI Designer in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. She has worked for large-scale websites, start-ups, and mobile apps, and some of San Francisco’s top advertising agencies developing cutting edge campaigns. In her roles as Art Director and Creative Director, Andrea has worked with many top brands, including Suzuki, Shutterfly, G4tv, SanDisk, Nokia, Tonik Health, WaMu, eBay, and Bank of America. Andrea has also taught classes and had leadership roles in the School of Web Design and New Media.

Thomas Fong

Online Director, School of Advertising

Thomas Fong graduated from Art Center College of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Advertising. He has been a brand building art director and graphic designer at Hill, Holliday in Boston and kirshenbaum bond senecal + partners in NYC. He has created traditional print advertising, 360° integrated campaigns, graphics and packaging for clients such as Sony, Panasonic, BMW, Citibank, HBO, Starz, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Moët Hennessey, Disney, Polygram, Kenneth Cole, and Nike among other notable clientele.

Mark Edwards

Associate Director of Copywriting, School of Advertising

Mark Edwards has been a successful, award-winning copywriter for more than 20 years. His work has been recognized in shows as diverse as The One Show, the Addys, and the Direct Marketing Association's Echo Awards. His work has appeared for some of the world's best-known brands including Aetna, AMD, Apple, Bank of New York, BMG Entertainment, Charles Schwab, Chase Manhattan Bank, DeBeers, Dove, Dunkin' Donuts, EMI Records, Harry Winston, Intuit, Lucent, Microsoft, Saab, Showtime, Sony, Starbucks, Sun Microsystems, Time Warner and Wells Fargo.

James Wojtowicz

Associate Director of Art Direction & Industry Development, School of Advertising

James Wojtowicz has worked as an Art Director across several disciplines including advertising, feature films, interactive web development, and magazine publishing. He has developed branding campaigns alongside California lifestyle brand specialist Mike Salisbury as well as major advertising agencies including Chiat Day, Foote Cone and Belding, Public Interest, and Ogilvy & Mather. His client list includes Levi's, Volkswagen, Rollerblade, Los Angeles Angels, Quicksilver, The Bill Gates Foundation, Twentieth Century Fox, and others. Jim has lectured on the creative process at the Smithsonian/Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian design conference in NYC.

Lance Anderson

Full-Time Faculty, School of Advertising

Lance Anderson is a designer, art director and principal of Lance Anderson Art Direction & Design. He’s designed identities, books, consumer products, print advertising and collateral for entertainment visionaries, museums, restaurants, wineries and biomedical giants. His work has received numerous awards and has appeared in publications such as Graphis, Novum and Idea magazine. If you’ve seen the poster of Indiana Jones Temple of Doom, THX Digital Sound Systems logo or the tap handle for Gordon Biersch Brewing, you’ve seen his work.  Lance joined the School of Advertising in Fall 2011.

Denise LaBuda

Full-Time Faculty, School of Advertising

Denise is an accomplished creative and marketing strategist who has worked for Fortune 500 advertising, consulting and startup companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through her strategy work she has successfully designed, built and/or launched many new products/services and award winning advertising campaigns. Her work has spanned both B2B and B2C targets across technology, health care, finance, telecommunications, energy, and education sectors. She has worked for or with many top brands including Sprint, Citibank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, Intuit, Microsoft, Avaya, Solar City, and Varian Medical Systems and PG&E.