My name is Brad A Schwartz.
I was born in Athens, Greece but grew up in Spokane, WA since I was about six years old. I have been involved with art my whole life and with computers since about 4th or 5th grade. I got started in graphic design while working at newspaper during high school and in college. I attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH, where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Printmaking and Drawing.
I started teaching at North Idaho College in 2016 and have grown to enjoy working with students and sharing my knowledge of graphic design, art and web design. Prior to teaching, I've been the 'webmaster' for several small businesses in Spokane. I also have 12 years of experience with retail e-commerce from my time at Huppin's/OneCall.com and 4 years of content management know-how from my brief stint at KHQ as their Website Production Manager. I also do some freelance website construction and maintenance for a small group of local businesses.
I am married to a lovely Brit named Helen. We have two kids, Olivia (16) and Rowan (12). They both enjoy playing Volleyball. I enjoy camping, hiking and fishing with my son and his Boy Scout troop. I also enjoy cooking and spending time in our garden at home. And... we have 5 (yes five) pets... two dogs (Cayenne and Charlotte) and three cats (Ruby, Kleo and Bernie).