Graphic Design (Digital Media) at College of San Mateo - Meet the Faculty
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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
Ed Seubert Ed Seubert
Title: Professor, Digital Media
Degrees: A.A., College of San Mateo
Teaching Experience: Since 1971
Career Highlights: To have devoted the majority of my professional life to helping others.
Hobbies: Avid autodidact, compulsive consumer of nonfiction, hiking the Sierras, exercising my creativity in a wide variety of ways, enjoying time with my two children.
Quote: "I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." - John Muir
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