Students will receive critique and feedback from a faculty of art and design professionals. Instructors for this program include:
Piper Nilsson is a graphic designer and information architect. In her four-year career for a leading Web design agency, she blueprinted sites for such global clients as MetLife, Pepsi, ETS, and Citibank. Her current projects include building an e-learning prototype for children with learning disabilities and teaching technology in New York City public schools. Piper holds an Associate's degree in Graphic Design from the Pratt Institute.
Catherine George is a digital media designer, developer, and instructor, with extensive and diverse experience; she has worked in the industry for more than 10 years in a variety of capacities: graphic and interface designer, web designer, animator and motion designer, illustrator, project manager, programmer. She has designed curriculum for and taught digital media design and technology at high school and college levels, to the general public, and as a private tutor. She is also a fine artist who draws, paints, sculpts, creates jewelry and fiber art. Catherine holds a BFA in Studies in Art from Syracuse University, NY.
Janet Valade is the author of five published books on PHP and MySQL: PHP & MySQL Web Development All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies, PHP & MySQL: Your visual blueprint for creating dynamic, database driven Web sites, PHP & MySQL Everyday Apps for Dummies, PHP & MySQL for Dummies Third Edition, and PHP 5 for Dummies. Janet has also written a Dreamweaver book and a Linux book. Janet has over 20 years experience in the computing field. Most recently, she designed and programmed the Web site for a small engineering firm, including programming the e-commerce functionality for the site and converting the documentation for the company products to Web documents. Prior to that, she provided technical support to faculty and staff at a large University for over 10 years, as well as providing systems analysis, designing and developing a state-wide data archive, and designing and presenting seminars and workshops on a variety of technology topics.
Mai Xiong is a Web designer and educator who has worked at Campbell-Ewald Advertising, Daniel Brian & Associates, and One Source Talent. Mai has been a guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and developed and/or taught courses in graphic design and Web Design, as well as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver. Mai currently teaches Web design and animation at the College for Creative Studies Continuing Education program. Mai is also the founder and creative director of 18XEEM, a cultural magazine and has spoken on the topics of culture, youth empowerment, community-based art and social activism, and Web communication design at numerous organizations, conferences, and events. Her industry recognitions includes the Award of Excellence, Award of Merit from AIGA, and the Silver Award for Healthcare Advertising for the launch of Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Web site. Mai holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.