Andrew Shalat currently teaches design at Sessions College (online/distance learning), Chapman University, and Orange Coast College. He has been a designer and writer for over 25 years. He bought his first Mac in 1985 after seeing one in a friend's architecture studio in Florence, Italy, where he was living at the time. Since then he has done both design and writing on the Mac. His articles about the Mac and Mac software, graphic design and publishing technologies have appeared in many publications, including Macworld, maccentral.com and macweek.com (for which he was a columnist, writing "Shalat's Web"). He currently has three books on bookstore shelves. Currently available are How to Do Everything With Online Video , Do It Yourself Mac Projects, published by McGraw-Hill, in association with CNET, and MacDesign Out of the Box, published by Inside Mac Press, in conjunction with Peachpit, available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple.com, and other fine bookstores. Andrew's design work covers a large range of media, including book, CD and DVD covers, brochures, catalogs, outdoor signage, print ads, artwork, logos, flash and web design, and grocery lists. Over the past three decades, he's taught literature, writing, web design, and print design. He has lived in Los Angeles since 1987.