Chris Gargiulo

Designer & Teacher


Chris Gargiulo is a designer, front-end web developer, and teacher with experience in web, print, and motion design. Since 2005, he has been teaching interface design full-time within the New Media Arts program at Kapi‘olani Community College in Honolulu, Hawaii. His academic interests center around the intersection of art, design, and technology. Chris enjoys challenging projects that require creative problem-solving skills and serve a good purpose, such as improving the lives and experiences of others.


Designer & Developer

I enjoy both the left-brained technical programming and the right-brained visual design aspects of my field.Chris Gargiulo

Teaching Interests

  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Info. Architecture
  • UX Design
  • UI Design
  • User Centered Design
  • Web Standards
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Responsive Design
  • Typography
  • Layout
  • Grid Systems
  • Art & Design
  • Digital Imaging
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Motion Graphics
  • Sound Design

Teaching Methodologies

The Five D's



Define the project, problem(s), and stakeholder's primary goals via the project brief. Gather background info to define user profiles, goals, & tasks.



Brainstorm conceptual solutions, draft the information architecture, site maps, wireframes, prototypes, content hierarchy & structure.



Visualize and communicate the UI via mood boards, type studies, color studies, prototypes, iterative mockups, & multiple rounds of refinements.



Build the interactive, fully functioning product using web standard compliant, accessible, valid, semantic markup, styling, & scripting.



Via due diligence, fix all bugs and conduct multiple tests for quality assurance across multiple platforms, browsers, devices, and screen-sizes.

The Three S's

The Three I's



For specific information about this site and the Interface Design concentration of courses within New Media Arts program at Kapi‘olani Community College, please contact:

Chris Gargiulo

Telephone: 808-734-9707
Email: gargiulo [at]

For more general information about New Media Arts program at Kapi‘olani Community College, the Associates degree, and the admissions process to become a student, please contact:

Steve Harris

Telephone: 808-734-9510
Email: snharris [at]
Chris Gargiulo KCC New Media Arts