Why teach design?
'cause it's a damn fine gig.

We are Vicki Golden, David Bennett, Rachel Dangerfield, and Patrick Torres we love design — doing it, teaching it, sharing it, and inspiring others. Combined, we have over 30 years of experience teaching, training, working for the man, and running our own freelance design businesses. We have discovered designers — new and seasoned — are always looking for a place they could reference as a design resource hub. We welcome ideas, comments or suggestions as we get this grand adventure going.


Although she has lived in many places, is an Ohioian through and through. Go Bucks. She’s a classy, smart, funny lady who cusses. Her mother is very proud of her. In her free time she gardens, reads, dreams in desert colors, and loves funny YouTube videos. vickigolden.com

Favorite stuff

  • Quote – We’re all worms, but I do believe I’m a glow-worm.
    — Robin Williams

  • Quote – I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
    —Maya Angelou

  • Fonts – San Serif: Avenir. Serif: Caslon.

  • Color – Turquoise | red | brown aka desert colors. 

  • Glyph – Em dash or an ampersand.

  • Rule of Type – Know your dashes!

David Bennett

David comes to Columbus from Rochester, New York, which he left under mysterious circumstances that he would rather not discuss. He enjoys coffee, reading, playing with anything that plugs into the wall, and getting on Vicki's nerves because he is (so she says) too smart for his own good.

Favorite stuff

  • Quote – The bear knew nine songs. All were on honey.
    — Meatball Fulton

  • Fonts – Today? Franklin Gothic. Tomorrow? Remains to be seen.

  • Color – Blue + red + gold.

  • Glyph – Lower-case g. Because of this he has long considered changing his name to Dagid Beggett.

  • Rule of Type – Your body copy needs more leading. It really does.


Rachel Dangerfield

Rachel made her way to Columbus a decade ago for the same reason you’re here: CCAD! After graduating, she bopped around to a couple great agencies before landing exactly where she was meant to be— at her own design studio, Imaginary Beast

Favorite Stuff

  • Quote – "Fortune favors the brave."

  • Color – Slate blue and forest green.

  • Glyph – Ampersand. #always

  • Rule of Type – Keep your body copy font simple. Legibility is key!