Brandon Hadnot-Walker

INSTRUCTOR – GRAPHIC DESIGN & WEB DEVELOPMENT

Contact Email:

brandon.hadnot-walker@first.edu

Contact Phone:

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

Mike McCrary

INSTRUCTOR – GRAPHIC DESIGN & WEB DEVELOPMENT

Contact Email:

mike.mccrary@first.edu

Contact Phone:

407 316-8310 ext 1504

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 With a background in corporate graphic design and marketing, Mike has worked for over 30 years in the print and digital publishing industry. He started working for printers in the days before the internet and gradually evolved along with the industry, gaining knowledge in all aspects of graphic design for print and online mediums. Before coming to the FIRST Institute, Mike was the Director of Creative Services for a large Central Florida publisher. He is a passionate believer in the hands-on learning process practiced at the FIRST Institute as embodied in the Benjamin Franklin quote “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn”

Tshela Green

PROGRAM DIRECTOR – GRAPHIC DESIGN & WEB DEVELOPMENT

Contact Email:

tshela.green@first.edu

Contact Phone:

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.