Thomas Spencer Ladd has over twenty-five years of experience as a graphic designer, photographer, and educator. He is a professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; works as a freelance graphic designer creating identity, information, web, and print design; and is creating a photographic document remote agropastoral communities in the Northern Andes. Thomas Ladd received advanced degrees from Cranbrook Academy of Art and Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife, their two sons, and three dogs.