Students at Full Sail University have always benefited from the extensive industry experience that our instructors offer. Here's a small sampling of the instructors teaching this degree program.
Suzanne graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Before coming to Full Sail she spent a number of years working in small studios and advertising agencies, as well as large in-house design departments. Suzanne is also active in her local design community. She serves on the board of the American Institute of Graphic Arts Orlando Chapter as Student Liaison, and is also responsible for organizing a local student chapter.
After working as Course Director at Full Sail for a decade, Tom has spent the past three years as Artist in Residence. His role includes developing curriculum, running workshops and open studio sessions, and helping with the planning and developing of galleries and art venues. Tom’s industry experience has included roles as Illustrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Artist for Walt Disney World. He is also the founder of the Digital Art and Design Association, which accommodates the Full Sail community by hosting workshops to compliment the curriculum, and sponsoring trips to local art festivals and museums.
Laura graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1989 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in studio painting. She has worked in a number of fields as an artist, including education at the Orlando Museum of Art, and theatrical set design with the Orlando Opera, Southern Ballet Theatre, and the Orlando Repertory Theatres. In addition to Full Sail, Laura also works on digital based interactive presentations, web design, and motion graphics through her own firm, Laura Daniel Design, which has brought her numerous national awards.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon graduation he worked for many years as a graphic designer in the publication and advertising industry in Washington D.C., before returning to his native Florida to teach at Full Sail. Jeff has also done freelance work for companies such as Disney, Toyota, Peterbilt, and Smith & Wesson.