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Laurus College Instructor - Jeffrey Staso

Jeffrey Staso

Web Design Department Director
Teaching at Laurus since 2011
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Jeffrey graduated with a B.S. in Telecommunications, Multimedia, and Applied Computing from California State University – Monterey Bay.

Laurus College Instructor - Rory Decker

Rory Decker

Web Design Instructor
Teaching at Laurus since 2011
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Art has been my passion for as long as I was able to put pen in hand but I got to the point in my life when I needed a change; and what better way to do that than moving into a whole other career. In 2009 I enrolled in the Web Design program here at Laurus College and by the Fall of 2010 had graduated. When offered a teaching position at the same school I had just attended I figured, who better to teach than someone who could view the program from the student’s perspective. As a result I use the training acquired from Laurus College to instruct proper and updated techniques needed in the field while maintaining a fresh outlook on our courses.

Laurus College Instructor - Bushra Hage

Bushra Hage

Web Design Instructor
Teaching at Laurus since 2014
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Bushra Hage holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. After her graduation she worked as a Graphic Designer and Multimedia Production Specialist in many companies such as Rubicon Group Holding, ITG (Integrated Technology Group), and Rojas Publishing. Her favorite projects to work on during her career were corporate profiles, interactive product profiles of pharmaceutical drugs, and edutainment software for children.

Since 2005, she focused her career on education. She has been passionately teaching web design, 2D animation, 3D modeling & animation, coding, and interactivity in many educational institutes in Southern California. California State University – Northridge, Moorpark College, and ITT Technical Institute are examples of the many great places where Bushra has been enlightening students with hands-on knowledge about the beauty of this great field where technology and creativity interconnect.

Laurus College Instructor - Blake Monson

Blake Monson

Web Design Instructor
Teaching at Laurus since 2014
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Blake Monson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from California State University Channel Islands with an emphasis in Time-Based Digital Media and a Certificate in Visual Communications & Graphic Design from UCSB. He has worked as a Graphic Designer and as a Sr. Interactive Developer on a range of commercial and government projects, and has contributed in every stage of the production process in a career spanning over twenty years.

Having previously taught at USC, Blake is enthusiastic about getting back into the classroom. His proven experience delivering highly effective multimedia applications across a broad spectrum of market segments, and his comprehensive background in development, design, art direction, and project production make him the ideal candidate to bring this breadth of knowledge to students at Laurus College.

Over the years Blake has created outstanding interactive projects for major league clients like McDonald’s, Comedy Central, Ben & Jerry’s, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, The NHL, BlueFly, Oprah Winfrey, Jamba Juice, and Fox Sports to name just a few. He has also had a leading role in developing cutting edge, computer-based training for armed services around the world. What his experience has taught him most is that anything you can dream of you can bring to life with graphics and code.

Laurus College Instructor - DeAnna Gossett

DeAnna Gossett

Web Design Instructor
Teaching at Laurus since 2015
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DeAnna Gossett is an Adjunct Instructor at Laurus College, Foothill College and Los Angeles Community College. She teaches Professional Business Development and Web Design using Dreamweaver, WordPress and Drupal. DeAnna graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Math and Economics and an MBA in Finance. She worked as a Financial Advisor and Analyst at Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch all prestigious Wall Street Firms. DeAnna, a Real Estate Broker, owned and operated her own Real Estate & Mortgage Broker company for 8 years.

Laurus College Instructor - Wesley Nimmo

Wesley Nimmo

Web Design Instructor
Teaching at Laurus since 2015
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I have a diverse academic background with a BA in Political Science from UCLA and a MS in Information Systems from National University. I believe this has formed my ongoing passion for front-end web development in that we live in a very visual world that can spark our intellectual curiosity about events, movements and ideas which can all be expressed through today’s digital platforms in any type of career field.