Faculty & Staff

Patrick Williams

Patrick Williams

Director, Digital Media Conservatory

Teaches: World Building, Life Drawing

patrick.williams@ocsarts.net

Patrick Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in illustration design from Art Center College of Design. He actively pursues his own creative artwork and is also an adjunct faculty member at Orange Coast College. 

Mr. Williams has dedicated his career as an arts instructor to creating transformative and empowering opportunities for young artists through education. He began his teaching at OCSA in 1999 in the school’s elective program and Visual Arts Conservatory before being named the Director of the Digital Media Conservatory in 2012. Mr. Williams is now credited for creating one of the most innovative high school digital media programs in the country. 

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Rebecca Morel

Rebecca Morel

Instructor

Teaches: 2D Animation, Character Design II, Drawing II, Animation Studio

rebecca.morel@ocsarts.net

Rebecca Morel earned her bachelor’s degree in animation at the Laguna College of Art and Design. In addition to her work in the Digital Media Conservatory, she teaches at the Joyarts Studio and works on freelance and story art projects. Ms. Morel has been the Digital Media Conservatory’s resident animator since 2013 and also teaches in the school’s elective program.

Ian Paul Montelongo

Ian Paul Montelongo

Instructor

Teaches: Character Design I

ian.montelongo@ocsarts.net

Ian Paul Montelongo earned his bachelor’s degree in illustration from California State University, Long Beach. In addition to working with Digital Media Conservatory students, Mr. Montelongo teaches Watercolor in the Visual Arts Conservatory and is a working fine artist, showing at the Chemers Gallery in Tustin.

Cara Nilsen

Cara Nilsen

Instructor

Teaches: Drawing I

cara.nilsen@ocsarts.net

Cara Nilsen received her master’s degree in illustration from California State University, Fullerton. She also teaches in the academic elective program and the Visual Arts Conservatory. Deeply dedicated to her own work outside of teaching, Ms. Nilsen digitally paints fantasy art pieces and works on Norse mythology.

Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey

Instructor

christopher.ramsey@ocsarts.net

info coming soon

Tommy Cho

Tommy Cho

Instructor

info coming soon

Autumn Clarey

Autumn Clarey

Instructor

autumn.clarey@ocsarts.net

  info coming soon

Robert Nichols

Robert Nichols

Instructor

robert.nichols@ocsarts.net

info coming soon

Advisory Board

Sandy Applehoff

Sandy Applehoff

Director, Game Design

Laguna College of Art and Design

   

Gavin Rich

Gavin Rich

Assistant Director, Game Design

Laguna College of Art and Design

   

Bill Kroyer

Bill Kroyer

Director, Digital Arts

Chapman University