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Digital Design Graphics Technology


Department Staff

Program Coordinator - Gary Strommen

Gary is a graduate of the Digital Design Graphics Technology program here at Napa Valley College.  He continued his education at Cogswell Polytechnical College in Sunnyvale where he earned his B. A. in Computer Video Imaging with a concentration in 3D Modeling.

Gary also works as a consultant on the side working on:
- 2D Graphic Manipulation and Design
- 3D Modeling and Animation
- Video Editing
- Dynamic Website Design
- 3D Design
- Advertising and Marketing Materials

Visit his websites at:

Gary is an Autodesk Certified Professional in the following programs:


Instructor - Eileen Tumlin

Eileen Tumlin is a licensed architect, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a National Certified Sustainable Building Advisor.  She has an architecture practice in Oakland and has experience working on a range of project types including residential, commercial, and retail.  Her architectural work is focused on creating sustainable and life-enhancing spaces.  She has a specific interest in the intersection of craft and technology and the application of digital design and fabrication tools to create a range of products and construction systems.

She is an educator with experience teaching architectural design, hand drawing, digital design, and environmental design at colleges throughout the Bay Area.  In addition, she provides training and consulting services to local architecture and design firms.  Eileen did her undergraduate work in art and French and received her degree from the University of San Diego.  She continued with graduate studies in architecture at the University California, Los Angeles and received her graduate degree in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.

Eileen is an Autodesk Certified Professional in the following program:



Certified Instructor

Digital Design Graphics Technology Technician - Jim Kisiel

Jim is a 2012 graduate of the Digital Design Graphics Technology program at the Napa Valley College.  He has lived and worked in the beautiful Napa Valley all his life.  Shortly after graduation, he started working as the DDGT Technician for the DDGT program. He has certifications in AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit.   Jim utilizes the skills and experience he’s gained from the DDGT program into use by working for the facilities department at the Napa Valley College as their AutoCAD Specialist.  He also utilizes his skills learned in the DDGT program by working for MCA Architecture and Napa Valley Architect creating 3D modeling for design and visualization.  Jim enjoys working in the private sector gaining experience and making new connections in the architectural field.


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