Graphic Design (Digital Media) at College of San Mateo - Meet the Faculty
skip directly to Main Content Navigation Search A-Z Index Find People Top Story Breadcrumbs Footer
Deadline to pay student fees
Monday, August 3, 2015
Summer 2015 official grades available on WebSMART
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Fall 2015 Semester begins
Monday, August 17, 2015
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • YouTube
  • Linkedin
Graphic Design (Digital Media)
Meet the Faculty

Patti Appel Patti Appel
Title: Professor, Graphics
Degrees: B.A., Santa Clara University; M.F.A., UCLA
Teaching Experience: Since 1990
Career Highlights: After 15 years in another career, CSM facilitated and supported my career transition into graphic design. The highlight of my professional life was to return to CSM as a professor to give back to this great college the opportunity I was given. To see my students successfully find their career path is the most gratifying experience of all.
Hobbies: Acting, singing and watercolor painting.
Quote: "Creativity, like human life itself, begins in darkness." - Julia Cameron
Claudia SteenbergClaudia Steenberg
Title: Instructor, Graphics
Degrees: B.A. and M.A., University of California, Berkeley
Teaching Experience: Since 1973
Career Highlights: Fulbright Scholar, Warsaw, Poland; New York Art Directors Club Annual Award, Editorial; Los Angeles Art Directors Annual Award, Publication Design; Ozzie Bronze Award, Best Overall Design, consumer magazine; Washington Software Association, Best Magazine Cover Design Award; seeing my CSM students achieve professional success.
Hobbies: Walks on the coast, observing the changing colors, family time.
Quote: “You can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it.” – My father