Denise Richards received a B.A. in Cinema and Anthropology (emphasis Visual Anthropology), M.A. Education, Instructional Technology, from San Francisco State University. She lecturers in Graphic Design at San Francisco’s Academy of Art College, and at SFSU's Instructional Technology Program. Additionally, Denise teaches creative software applications, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and QuarkXpress at SFSU Multimedia Studies Program. Ms. Richards is a documentary filmmaker, graphic designer, and multimedia producer. Her film and CD ROM on the Day of the Dead are shown at festivals and museums around the world and have been incorporated into the curriculum of universities and colleges throughout the country. Ms. Richards focuses on teaching visual literacy, graphic production workflow, and the role of instructional graphics in learning. Research interests: Visuals and learning.