D & I Advisory Committee

May Mantell (Chair)


May Mantell was born in Cloverdale, CA in 1969. Currently she lives and works in Orwell, Vermont. May received her BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and her MFA from Stanford University. She has taught at Middlebury College, the University of Vermont, Stanford University, and the San Francisco Art Institute.

Jim Gish

Senior Acquisitions Editor, Media Arts & Design Department, Delmar Cengage Learning


Jim has a wide understanding of publications springing from the Media Arts and Design industry. Cengage learning has donated a generous number of books to the D & I classroom for student and teacher use.

'Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company's products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it. Through the company's unique position within both the library and academic markets, Cengage Learning is providing integrated learning solutions that bridge from the library to the classroom.'

Mark Gonyea

Freelance Graphic Artist, Cartoonist and Author


Creator of MrOblivious and author of A Book About Design: Complicated Doesn't Make It Good, Another Book About Design: Complicated Doesn't Make It Bad and A Book About Color: A Clear and Simple Guide for Young Artists.

I’ve always been a fan of silent storytelling. My intent is always to make a comic story that also works as a piece of art. I love trying to combine the flow of a story with the aesthetics of color, balance, shape and form. Some end up more art than story and others more story than art but that’s what makes each piece a unique experience.

Jory Raphael

Founder, Sensible World, Middlebury, VT


Sensible World was founded by Jory Raphael as a way to provide beautiful and informative designs to clients large and small. Jory has contributed to many award-winning projects and is currently the Communications Chair for the Vermont Chapter of the AIGA.

Jory holds a degree in Performing Arts from Colby College and the National Theater Institute and brings his love of the arts, both visual and performing, to all aspects of his designs. He finds inspiration in his beautiful wife and daughter.

EJ Bartlett


EJ Bartlett has been working in the graphic design profession since 1995. She got her start in film and photography at Virginia Tech where she earned her undergraduate degree. After college, she moved to Washington DC where she was immersed in Web design and development when the Web was in its infancy. Her career then took her out to San Diego to work for a small advertising agency and design firm, where she worked with such clients as Apple and Hewlett-Packard. In the spring of 2004, she moved once again to Denver to work with McClain Finlon advertising where she art directed a team of designers. She serviced a wide range of clients there and continued to expand her skill set as a designer. She designed logos, ads, retail space, packaging, corporate identities, and Web sites. She also utilized her photography skills and became the in-house photographer for many company promotional projects.

In 2008 EJ took the big plunge and went out on her own, starting EJ Creative. Since its inception she has worked for a variety of clients including: Confluence Kayaks, Divine Cowgirl, Middlebury College, Qwest Communications, RockResorts, Seventh Generation, Surgical Care Affiliates, Swanson Rink Engineering, and Vail Resorts. The firm offers a broad range of design services from environmental design to identity development.

Karen Kysar

Instructor, Digital Media, Stafford Technical Center, Rutland, VT

Digital Arts Course Description

With Co-operative Education Placement and Guidance from:

Mrs. Kelley Mills

Co-operative Education Coordinator, P.A. Hannaford Career Center

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