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I believe that fostering creativity in other people is one of the most impactful and personally gratifying things I can do. As a teacher, I want to give students the tools and support they need to learn how to think, not what to think.

Studying film production at NYU Tisch and digital media at UCLA led me to discover my love of teaching design and art. Over the years I've TA'd numerous studio and lab courses, ran creative workshops for high school students, co-led and designed curriculum for a technology-focused student org, and taught middle-schoolers electronics.

I aim to give students the education that they deserve — one that wholeheartedly believes in their creative potential and empowers them to learn about themselves.

Guest critiques & speaking

I'm always excited to guest crit a design course — drop me a note m@mollymielke.com if you're in need of a kind critic!

I also love a good discussion. In the past I've been interviewed on the Metamuse podcast, Highlighter Ideas, and spoken at design and filmmaking panels hosted by AIGA LA, Climate Angels, and Mendocino Film Festival. Say hi if you'd like to chat, whether in front of a crowd or otherwise.

Thank you

I wouldn't be here today had it not been for the wonderful teachers I've learned from. Thank you for believing in me an unreasonable amount.

  • Conor Creaney
  • Mark Oatney
  • Louisa Morris
Digital Media & Entrepreneurship
BA, 2019 — 2021