Keenan Sultanik

Keenan Sultanik directs the Creative Arts Department of West Coast Baptist College in addition to teaching courses in design, communications, media, and technology. He has experience founding an interactive design startup and in photography, graphic and interactive design, web and app development, video production, broadcasting, and 3D modeling. Keenan is an Adobe Education Leader and an Adobe Partners by Design member. Shortly after earning a master’s degree in Graphic Design, he founded the Creative Arts Department and acts as the college’s creative director.

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Professional Experience

Creative Arts Director

West Coast Baptist College

Jun 2019–Present

  • Provide creative direction to the design team on branding and design projects
  • Develop departmental budgets and present reports to executive management
  • Designed Bachelors of Visual Arts program and successfully received accreditation
  • Developed and implemented curriculum for courses in visual arts
  • Managed cross-discipline curriculum development supervising instructional design
  • Advised creative arts department personnel in industry best practices
  • Proposed, designed, and maintain a thirty-workstation design studio
  • Design departmental promotional materials and content
  • Mentor visual arts students in practicums and internships
  • Conducted annual performance reviews of department staff

Product Design Manager and Instructor

West Coast Baptist College

May 2014–Jun 2019

  • Managed a team of graphic and interactive designers creating brand identity and interactive design assets, providing art direction and project management
  • Worked with executive management to develop and implement three visual arts proficiency programs—Graphic Design, Interactive Design, and Visual Productions
  • Directed the major revision and implementation of the institution’s brand identity, working with executive stakeholders and design teams across departments

Product Designer and Instructor

West Coast Baptist College

Aug 2012–May 2014

  • Worked across departments to strategize and design digital products including iOS and Android apps and websites
  • Developed and implemented curricula in graphic and interactive design

Senior Graphic / UX Designer

Lancaster Baptist Ministries

Jan 2013–May 2014

  • Worked across departments with stakeholders to develop digital strategy
  • Designed graphics and branding design systems and managed web/social assets
  • Created visual content for conferences (3000+ delegates), including photography, produced videos, platform lighting, live stream, web design, and audio
  • Photography published in communication/instructional magazine
  • Directed videography and worked with lighting in a green-screen studio

Interactive Designer / Account Manager

Web Works

Feb 2010–Jan 2013

  • Developed clients’ digital strategy across multiple platforms/media
    Designed, developed, and managed digital presence and web assets for clients
  • Designed custom and unique brand identities and style guides for clients
  • Captured architectural and product photography

Graphic and Interactive Designer

Signs by Tomorrow

Aug 2008–Aug 2011

  • Collaborated with clients to define project scope/goals and designed marketing and promotional graphics and brand assets
  • Designed, built, and maintained the company’s digital / web presence
  • Captured product photography for the website, as well as clients’ products for use in marketing and promotional assets
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Adobe Honors and Certifications

Adobe Education Leader

The Adobe Education Leaders program is an exclusive community of innovative thought leaders in education who effectively use Adobe tools to promote excellence and critical problem solving.

280 members worldwide

Adobe Partner by Design

This prestigious group of the world’s top creative and visual arts professors in higher education provides access to unique events, beta programs of industry-leading Adobe creative software, and training opportunities.

83 members worldwide

Adobe Campus Leader

Adobe Campus Leaders are innovative primary, secondary, and higher education faculty members at accredited institutions who are thought leaders using Adobe tools on their school, district, or university campuses. They are advocates for educator-driven professional development and support colleagues and students in developing creative problem solving skills.

Adobe Education Trainer

An Adobe Education Trainer is an individual that provides training on Adobe tools and solutions to individuals and institutions in the education space and who maintains high standards for reach and quality by meeting or exceeding the program requirements.
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Education

Keenan Sultanik has education in Graphic Design, Business, and Religious Education. He studied Accounting Operations at Suncoast Technical College before going on to study Education at West Coast Baptist College where he served as an officer in a student-led campus organization, was nominated as “Who’s Who” by college faculty, and ultimately graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors.

He went on to study Graphic Design in Liberty University’s terminal Master of Fine Arts program in the School of Communicative and Creative Arts. After successfully defending his dissertation, Keenan graduated with high distinction with a GPA of 4.0 and was named as the department’s Outstanding Student of the Year.

His educational experiences have informed his teaching process and guided him in the development of the Creative Arts Department at West Coast Baptist College, which he went on to chair.

MFA—
Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Terminal Degree

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA, School of Comm. and Creative Arts

Graduated with High Distinction (4.0 GPA)

Awarded 2019 Outstanding Student for LUO Studio and Digital Arts Department

Honored as highest GPA in the graduate program

2016–2019

 

BRE—
Bachelors in Education

West Coast Baptist College

Lancaster, CA

Graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors

Awarded “Who’s Who” by college faculty

2009–2014

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Teaching Experience

Professor and Chair of Creative Arts

West Coast Baptist College
2019–Current

Professor of Visual Arts

West Coast Baptist College
2014–2019

Adjunct Professor of Visual Arts

West Coast Baptist College
2012–2014
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Certifications and Professional Memberships

Adobe Education Leader

Adobe Systems
2018–Current

Adobe Partners by Design Member

Adobe Systems
2018–Current

Adobe Campus Leader

Adobe Systems
2018–Current

Canon Professional Services Member

Canon
2018–Current

Google Certified Educator

Google
2017–Current

Apple Teacher

Apple
2017–Current

Adobe Education Trainer

Adobe Systems
2016–Current
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Honors, Committees, and Speaking Engagements

Adobe Education Leader Contributor of the Month

Adobe Systems
May 2020

Adobe Education Leaders Conference Keynote Speaker

Adobe Systems
2020

Online Learning Website Focus Group Member

West Coast Baptist College
2019

Spiritual Leadership Conference Workshop Speaker—Media and Communications

Lancaster Baptist Church
2018–2019

Publications Committee Member

West Coast Baptist College
2018–Current

Advisory Board Member

Adobe Systems, SMB Div.
2017 Term

Student Learning Resources Committee Chair

West Coast Baptist College
2017–2019 Term

Education Department Review Committee Member

West Coast Baptist College
2017–2020 Term
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Higher-Ed Course Development and Teaching

Each 2 or 3 Credits and Accredited
ED 403 Classroom Technology

VA 101 Media Foundations

VA 102 Design Technology

GD 221 Graphic Design I

GD 222 Graphic Design II

VP 141 Photography I

 

VP 142 Photography II

ID 231 Web Development I

ID 332 Web Development II

GD 323 Typography

GD 324 Print Production

ID 333 Interactive Design

 

MED 343 Audio Engineering

GD 425 Branding Design

ID 434 Content Management

VP 244 Video Production

CR 110 Creative Thinking

CR 111 Concept Development

 

CR 212 Digital Storytelling

CR 213 Design Research Methods

VA 451 Animation and 3D Design

VA 371/2 Visual Arts Lab/Practicum

VA 481 Visual Arts Internship Prog.

VA 498/499 Visual Arts Portfolio

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Volunteerism

Live Stream Director and Team Leader

Lancaster Baptist Church
Directed live television for ABC News, 2016
Directed video programming for Fox News, 2019
2009–Current