My logo design class was taught by Mr. Blake Lowther. I found him to be an inspiration as an educator, designer, and person overall. He taught the class by acting more as an art director than as a professor. He didn't talk down to us and was open to alternative ideas as long as you could "sell him" the idea. Beyond that, he taught us current trends and techniques that he had observed through his experience in working as a mobile app designer at Hallmark. He also introduced many of my colleagues and I to "mood boards" which have been an incredibly useful tool during the planning stages of a project.