Garry Harman has been a Remington College – Fort Worth Campus Digital Graphic Art instructor since 2004. He came to Remington College with more than 38 years of experience in various forms of graphic design and marketing.
Mr. Harman’s career in advertising and design began after he graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising Design. He excelled in various advertising and design positions throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, including roles as a graphics coordinator at KTVT television, an advertising manager at Fleetwash, Inc., and a senior art director/book designer at Harcourt College Publishing, which ranks among the world’s largest textbook publishers.
Accomplishments and Community Involvement
Mr. Harman’s teaching career began at the local community college more than 25 years ago, and during that period he also launched his own advertising business, The ArtWorks. His current projects include designing family and corporate history books while serving as Creative Director for Timelink Media. And most recently, he is in the process of completing a centennial history book for River Crest Country Club.
On four occasions, Mr. Harman has been elected President of the Advertising Artists of Fort Worth. He has also earned numerous awards for excellence in design from the American Advertising Federation, the Advertising Artists of Fort Worth, and the Chicago Book Clinic.
Experience with Remington College and the Fort Worth Digital Graphic Art Program
Through a colleague, Mr. Harman discovered Remington College in Fort Worth and soon learned that he enjoyed our Campus’s atmosphere and helping our students learn the skills needed in graphic design and stay current with graphic technology, methodology, and trends.
He currently teaches various Digital Graphic Arts classes, including Fundamentals of Graphic Art and Portfolio, which is the final class and represents a compilation of all of the work the student has completed throughout the program.
One of his most interesting class projects has been the design of movie posters. “Though not as demanding as a brochure or CD case, students have come through with a startling variety of well-executed and visually interesting graphics,” Mr. Harman noted.
He added, “Lots of exciting changes are happening in our Graphic Arts program right now. We’ve recently introduced a class in Photography into the curriculum and have shortened the length of the program from two years to eighteen months.”
In relating his holistic approach to teaching, Mr. Harman said, “My goal is to use my experience to impart not just skill sets but a real-life understanding of all aspects of the business to my students.”
As our Fort Worth Digital Graphic Art program grows, students can continue to experience the benefits of Mr. Harman’s expertise and perspective as an accomplished professional in the field.