Gordon Drummond is the President of Sessions College for Professional Design, an online school of visual arts offering a range of degree and certificate programs in Graphic Design, Digital Media, Illustration, and Photography. He joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about the challenges and opportunities of delivering design education online, something Sessions College has been doing for 25 years since its founding in 1997.
We hear of Gordon’s origins, including his time working with Mike at Kaplan before shifting to the story of Sessions College. Gordon shares insights he’s garnered over the years preparing design professionals for careers in a rapidly changing world of work. We touch on the importance of learning through feedback and the collaborative, iterative process that is essential to creative work. We also explore how design work is changing as AI continues to improve and blend with human creativity. Gordon describes how great design education requires not just great instructors but also great content and a collaborative team culture to produce the best outcomes for students. We conclude with Gordon’s thoughts on what’s emerging and hear his advice for teachers, learners, and makers of all stripes.
It’s a wide-ranging exploration of emerging trends in design education that you won’t want to miss!