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Stephen Child, MFA

Associate Professor of Teaching, Design

Stephen Child is the chair of design and an associate professor of teaching at USC Iovine and Young Academy.

Prof. Child has worked as a designer and art director in a wide variety of creative areas including health care, entertainment, academic and the nonprofit sector. He has worked at Dorlan+Sweeney Global Healthcare, Paramount Pictures, DZN the Design Group, 2G Studios, and BLT & Associates among many. He also runs his own studio as creative director of Steve Child Design.

Prof. Child continues to show his fine arts work, which is a combination of painting, drawing, collage and digital imagery. He recently won a public art project to design street banners for three neighborhoods in Long Beach. He also served as a mentor artist for the LA Commons, where he worked with inner city students to produce a community project that went up around the USC neighborhood.

Child received his BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and an MFA in painting and drawing at Indiana University. He gained his digital expertise from Art Center College of Design and comes to the Academy from the USC Roski School of Art and Design, where he taught for 12 years.


Courses Taught

Digital Toolbox for Design

An eight-week session covering the basics of industry-standard creative, analytical and presentation software. Applications include: design, presentation, publishing and business management. Open only to Academy students.