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Web & Graphic Design

Web & Graphic Design

With a background in fine arts and fashion, and a degree in graphic design, Tshela Green has worked as a graphic designer in print and digital media for more than 15 years. She has a certification in full-stack web development from the University of Central Florida. She loves the career path she has chosen and believes strongly that in life “we should always be on a path of learning” and “the opportunity for growth comes with being inspired, challenged and taken outside of your comfort zone.” She is currently teaching this philosophy as a Graphic Design and Web Development instructor at F.I.R.S.T. Institute.

tshela green

Web & Graphic Design

As early as age 6, Marianne came across the hard skill of sequential drawing after being disappointed with movie endings. Her passion for telling a different story drove her to work hard at drawing correctly to make stories believable for audiences—which at the time were her 3rd grade classmates. Marianne earned her Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Design and graduated with honors. Her vision has guided her to freelance with Elev8 Brands, OneUtopia, Valencia College, and TOLS Multimedia. Marianne offers advice to current and incoming students: "If there is one thing I can share with students, it is this gift of seeing things differently in order to change the reality of the situation, whether it be improving your design skills or reinventing your outlook on life’s challenges as they pave their way to success in their field."

Marianne Catangay

Web & Graphic Design

Ian is a passionate visual storyteller with over 10 years of experience writing, shooting, editing, and teaching graphic design and the video production process. He is a proficient camera operator that uses light, lenses, movement and framing to tell a compelling story with imagery and empathy. Ian was buried in books and movies for his entire childhood. Given to writing fiction and poetry he was encouraged by teachers and family to pursue his passion for storytelling. In 1998, at the age of 13, Ian bought his first camera from ebay. He would often be found filming around his neighborhood as it stood in for fantastic locations. Ian pursued a degree in film history and theory from the University of Georgia, during this time he began working as a freelance filmmaker and graphic designer. He has been lucky enough to have his work seen in galleries across the U.S. and film festivals around the world.  He has even seen some of the locations he used to imagine; he has flown drones off the Spanish Coast and shot video throughout the Italian countryside, he even got the chance to film a movie in Morocco. While the cameras have gotten better and the locations more fantastic. Ian is still doing the thing he’s loved since he was a child, finding an interesting way to tell a story.

IAN CARROLL

Web & Graphic Design
Throughout her artistic journey and utilizing several mediums, Naomi fell in love with the multimedia design realm. She frequently crosses platforms whether traditional, digital, or film to create her vision. Her passion for design has grown with our society’s rapidly growing need for convenience. Naomi strives to make companies visually appealing and their purposes clearer. The digital age is amongst us with our digital footprint being more impactful now than ever and increasingly becoming more complex. Her expertise is staying organized while constantly creating innovative, trendsetting techniques to keep consistent traction and organic growth or sales.

naomi bisnaught

Web & Graphic Design
Kimberley Arguello is a graphic designer and photographer with 7 years of experience within the field. Her photography work includes a range of methodologies like photo-based sculptures, installations, video, focusing on exploring human perception and behavioral insights within society. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally; her latest exhibition took place in South Korea at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art. She received her Graphic Design degree from the University of Central Florida, within the design field she has worked with marketing teams to create content across all platforms. While working within the industry, she discovered her passion for teaching. Her design philosophy is to innovate, impact, and connect. She approaches design using the concept as the guiding force; In the words of Sol Lewit, "the idea becomes the machine that makes the art."

 

kimberley arguello