Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
"Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
An award-winning educator, Philip Toews is an Applied Communications Department faculty member at Abu Dhabi Women's College in the United Arab Emirates. He helps his students develop cross-media communications solutions that showcase their unique design skills. His expertise includes rich Internet application development, animation and Adobe® Flash® content development, media production, and photography.
For both professional and personal projects, Toews leverages the power of Adobe Flash Professional, Flash Media Server, Photoshop®, Illustrator®, Adobe Premiere® Pro, After Effects®, Acrobat®, Dreamweaver®, and Adobe Captivate® software. His most recent area of focus has been the development of interactive video training tools for students for whom English is a second language. Based on this interest, he has conducted, published, and presented research on increasing effectiveness in online interactive teaching and learning materials development.
His industry experience as the owner of a successful new media design agency has helped him guide his students and colleagues to best-practice media design solutions and experiences. He works closely with industry partners to find the synergies between their needs and the skills of his students.