Peter Skoro is a Graphic Design Technology instructor. He started teaching at DCTC in 1994.
Pete has a master's degree in education from the College of St. Scholastica. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He also has a certificate in printing from Minneapolis Technical College.
His industry experience includes heading his own graphic design company and holding positions at Scoville Press, Inc., and the School of Communication Arts in Minneapolis.
He has worked directly with a wide range of clients—entrepreneurs, private colleges, small business owners, and corporations—to meet their communication needs. He has extensive experience creating marketing materials, business collateral, annual reports, magazine and newspaper ads, business systems, illustrations, and logo designs.
His skill set also includes typesetting, paste-up services, and the operation of sheet-fed and web presses.
"I work very hard to develop a rapport with my students," says Pete, regarding his teaching philosophy. "Out of respect to the tuition they pay and my position as their instructor, I make sure that my students are informed about what we are doing at any time in the course."
"I like to be organized and informed on my subject," he adds. "I have an active teaching style that encourages students to participate in the learning process."
Pete points to his students as the best part of his job as a DCTC instructor, noting that most show a keen interest in the graphic arts. He also enjoys working with his fellow teachers and the administration. "Our dean and support staff are the best!"
His hobbies include exercise for fitness, wheel-thrown pottery, watercolor painting, and sail boating.
He gave kayaking a try last summer. "The jury is still out on that one," he says.