Keith A. Gaston has been working as a graphic designer and illustrator for more than 20 years. He is currently an art and commercial design teacher at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Keith is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. He has also worked for JC Penney Company as a layout artist as well as at advertising agencies in Rochester, New York and Dallas, Texas. But his passion is teaching. Before joining the Yorktown staff, he worked as an art teacher in the elementary and high school settings in Dallas, Texas and the Washington, D.C. area. "Teaching is exciting and so rewarding, especially when I see students develop and challenge themselves to new heights," he says. Keith, father of three, lives with his wife in Centreville, Virginia.