Richard Luna

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Adjunct Assistant Professor UG Communications Design rluna@pratt.edu 718.636.3594 p Brooklyn Campus, Steuben Hall 4

Education

B.A., City College of New York.

Biography

Formerly a medical and technical writer/editor; worked in book, magazine, and advertising typesetting; perfected his typographic skills at Photo-Lettering, the finest type studio in its day; began his electronic publishing career when he bought his first computer, a MacPlus, in 1985 while working as a CSR in a type shop; in 1987, he produced the largest product created in QuarkXPress in the country, a history of the First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn; was manager of Mac applications at a large prepress organization, where he advised and trained company staff and customers on how to take advantage of the electronic publishing revolution; founded LunaGraphics Associates, a consulting and training company working with magazines, ad agencies, and design firms; he estimates that he has taught Quark, InDesign, Photoshop, and electronic typography to more than 2,000 people.