Sinicorps is a fictional evil corporation that “hired” VCUarts Graphic Design undergraduate students to design for a wide range of corporate divisions from Public Relations [read: propoganda] to Fitness [read: paramilitary street gangs] to High Resolution Optics [read: camouflage].

The Sinicorps fiction is an experimental teaching technique that uses fiction, humor, and subversive morality to teach Print 1, a graphic design course exploring the history of print, commercial and local print technology, screenprinting, and publication design. I wore a custom sinicorps jumpsuit to every class. Through critique and participation, students had the opportunity ascend the ranks of the Sinicorps villain scale, collecting embroidered merit badges like minion, henchman, and supervillain.

I taught Graphic Design for 3 years at VCUarts. This course is a sample of the playfulness, fiction, and experimentation I wrote into each undergraduate level curriculum that I have taught.