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Staff List


Yi-Jen (Tony) Hsiao
Mr. Hsiao teaches 2D/3D classes at U.S. Arts & Design
Currently a Lead Designer for a Medical/Dental laboratory in Irvine, Mr. Hsiao primary focus is to create visual and graphical contents for marketing and business development, as well as technical and medical illustration. In the past, he has worked in an Architecture firm as a Visualization Specialist, as well as an intern in a game studio in Santa Monica. So Mr. Hsiao background is quite diverse with different perspectives and experiences he has gathered throughout his career.
Esther Lee
- BA from UC San Diego (Studied Art History, Studio Art, and Literature/Writing)
- Practice incorporates sculpture, painting, and installation
- Worked as an ACT/SAT English Instructor, teaching artist
- Freelance writer and researcher for arts nonprofits throughout Southern California
Stephen Bautista
- BFA Illustration from Art Center College of Design
- 20 years teaching in Higher Ed.
- 15+ years as a professional illustrator and concept artist
- Former Academic Director of Foundation Studies and Interim Academic Director of Media Arts Animation at The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire
- Teaches Drawing, Painting, Perspective Drawing, Life Drawing & Gesture, Color Theory, 2D Design, and Conceptual Storytelling
Shirin Rastin
- BFA in Drawing and Painting from Cal State Fullerton
- MFA in Fine Arts from Washington University, St. Louis MO
- Teaching 2D Design & Color Theory at IVC
- After-school art program teacher at Newland Elementary school
- Experienced in teaching Painting, Drawing, Color Theory, 2D Design, Printmaking, Installations, Performance, Sound Art, and Video Art