Instructor Biographies

Rob Huddleston has been teaching adults in all aspects of web design and development for nearly 20 years. For the past eight years, he has served on the graphic and web design faculty at the Art Institute of California in Sacramento (AI). In addition to teaching at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, he currently splits his time between AI, California State University-Sacramento and Delta College. Huddleston is also the author of 10 books, most of which have focused on Adobe applications, although he has also written about HTML and CSS, XML, Android and programming.

William Mead, M.Ed., has been a professional designer and educator since the 1990s. Originally from Boston, Mead’s early professional career included an eclectic mix of web development, interface design, graphic design, information architecture, database development and teaching. Mead established and ran the media arts program at Boston Arts Academy, a public high school for the arts, recognized nationally for its innovative, student-centered curriculum. Since his relocation to the West Coast, Mead has worked on many professional design projects for clients, as well as taught design and web development classes at Art Institute of California - Sacramento, American River College and UC Davis.

Kathreen Fontecha, M.S., has 15 years’ experience in visual communications, blending her skills and passion in writing, editing, visual design, UI/UX and content strategy. In 2019, Fontecha transitioned to teaching and design consulting work for non-profit organizations and began teaching a course in visual communications at her alma mater at Northwestern University. She has been teaching courses in UI/UX at UC Davis since 2020.