Professor Silva earned his B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York, and a Master’s Degree from Pratt Institute where he had the chance to study under the umbrella of some of the best designers there are today. He has 22 years of professional experience in branding, graphic design, corporate ID, advertising, web/UX/UI and APP design. Professor Kess is the Founder and Design Director of his own design firm, All Visuals Design Group (allvisuals.co), with clients in the US and other countries around the world. He has taught overseas and in the US for the last 20 Years, and now serves GSU in the capacity of Limited-Term Lecturer. "Teaching is a big part of my life, I strongly believe my 20 years of teaching experience at university level not only has given me the chance to share with my students the passion and extensive knowledge I have of the visual communications industry, but also has given me the chance to learn from them. I have always said I will teach until I'm 90+ years old".