Arielle Williams

INSTRUCTOR – GRAPHIC DESIGN & WEB DEVELOPMENT

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arielle.williams@first.edu

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407 316-8310 ext 1503

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Arielle Williams is a polished Web and Software Developer with a Associates degree in Automotive Technology and a Bachelors degree in Information Technology from Seminole State College of Florida. Her strong passion for Web development has inspired her to start Mermaid Web Design, a non profit organization offering free responsive website designs to small local businesses throughout her community. She spent 5 years as a training content developer. She has designed hundreds of training materials and resources for telecommunication companies such as Centurylink and Qwest Communications. She has helped develop and launch content management websites for Fortune 500 companies like ADP and Kronos. While in pursuit of her MBA in Information Technology she looks to develop, maintain, and grow a technology altering software she has been working on for the past 5 years.

Brandon Hadnot-Walker

INSTRUCTOR – GRAPHIC DESIGN & WEB DEVELOPMENT

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brandon.hadnot-walker@first.edu

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407 316-8310 ext 1503

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Brandon Hadnot-Walker is a professional Graphic Designer and Motion Graphics Artist, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Arts & Game Development from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His strong passion for digital media drives his growth as a creative individual, which has granted him an array of skills and knowledge within today’s industry-standard design and production software. He has created motion graphics and 2D assets for game developer Human Head Studios, served as a Motion Graphics Artist for GameZombie.TV, and completed several commercial projects as a Freelance Artist for clients across the nation within the past decade. He believes that passion is the fuel required to get to the destination of your dreams. His favorite quote for any aspiring creative is this: “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

EARL HOBACK

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

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earlhoback@first.edu

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407 316-8310 ext 1503

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Earl is F.I.R.S.T. Institute’s Director of Education and staff trainer. He’s an avid lover of all forms of digital media. Before devoting his time to training the institute’s staff, he dedicated his career time moonlighting as an audio engineer throughout Orlando, FL. He’s helped build audio and lighting systems for roller coasters and theme park attractions as well as spent a decade trying not to get covered in paint and Captain Crunch doing sound for Blue Man Group. In fact, Blue Man Group liked him so much they sent him to Miami and Las Vegas to help with appearances at the Miami Children’s Museum and the Latin Grammys. Earl has been part of the F.I.R.S.T. Institute team for over ten years. Here’s to ten more!

Tshela Green

INSTRUCTOR – GRAPHIC DESIGN & WEB DEVELOPMENT

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tshela.green@first.edu

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407 316-8310 ext 1503

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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.