Each of Full Sail's degree programs is developed and shaped in conjunction with an advisory board of industry professionals. By working closely with leaders and creative minds within a given industry, we are able to constantly adapt and revise our curriculum to make sure we're giving students the optimal educational experience to help propel them into their careers.
Chris Murray has worked as a 3D artist and producer for more than 20 years. He is currently employed at Autodesk Media and Entertainment working in 3dsMax, CAT, Composite, and Matchmover. He has also worked at University of Central Florida in the FIEA Administration and Managerial Departments.
Fred Daunno attended Ringling College of Art and Design, majoring in Advertising, Design, and Illustration. He has over 30 years of experience in all areas of management, design, illustration, art, and production, most notably as the Creative Director/Art Director for Tupperware Brands Corporation in Orlando, Florida. Under his own Daunno Studio, he has worked with clients such as AAA, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, General Mills Corp., Saturday Evening Post, and many others.
As a design consultant, design manager, creative director, and educator, Fred has provided design/strategy solutions that have helped shape many leading companies with a new understanding for the value of design. He worked previously for Sapient, a global consultancy, as Vice President of Experience Design where he built design communities, design systems and experience design initiatives in Germany, Japan, Australia, India, and throughout the United States. He has held the position of Director of Design Worldwide at Texas Instruments, Corning Incorporated, and Tenet Healthcare, where he designed and implemented integrated communications programs, interactive web experiences, information design environments and product design initiatives.
Fred has taught and lectured at Carnegie Mellon University, Alfred University, Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Fredonia and was the Joyce C. Hall Distinguished Professor & Head of the school of Design at Kansas City Art Institute. Many of his students have become influential designers and design managers in Denver and throughout the country. As a mentor, Fred has a special ability to inspire his students to achieve their best as designers.
Upon graduating from Full Sail in 1999, Jayson Whitmore began his career at Pittard Sullivan in Los Angeles. Beginning as a Junior Designer/Animator, Whitmore was involved in numerous branding packages for clients including ABC, ESPN, DirecTV, FX and TiVo.
Jayson Whitmore is now a freelance motion graphics artist working within the television, film, and fine art worlds. He currently co-owns his own production studio, Royale, and his work has included network packaging, main titles, music videos, as well as exhibition art. Jayson has also completed several motion graphics pieces for Madonna’s “Re-Invention” Tour, a series of network branding spots for TV-LAND, as well as national television spots for McDonald’s, Discovery Channel, Comedy Central, and Apple’s iPod Nano.
Grant Salisbury is the Production Director of GFX in Orlando, FL, where he specializes in design for various types of marketing. This includes broadcast motion graphics, 3D visualization, web design, print/brochure design, and DVD development. Grant is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance. Grant is also a graduate of Full Sail University, where he received an Associate of Science degree in Digital Media. In his professional career, Grant has also worked as a visual effects editor for Promo Only, and was the Motion Graphics Lead at The Animation Mill.
With a background in fine art, world music, and carpentry, Kim Alpert brings an attention to detail and diverse style to her work. After graduating from Full Sail’s Digital Media program in 2003, she returned to her hometown of Chicago, where she’s worked in house for companies like Leo Burnett and Blue Man Group, as well as freelance for Motorola, 8ball Films, and Draft World Wide. Her broadcast design has also been seen on BET, WGN, Lifetime, and a variety of other channels.
Currently, Kim is the Creative Director for Sparkfactor, a boutique agency in Chicago, and continues to be an active member of both the art and advertising community. She has acted as the Film and Video Curator for Chicago’s Around the Coyote Festival since 2003. She has premiered her independent work at this festival, as well as the Facets, Movieside, and Frameline festivals. Kim’s installations have also been part of several gallery exhibitions, and was most recently featured as part of Looptopia – with 40-foot tall display on the side of a prominent building in downtown Chicago.
Federico Unda studied at the Anahuac University in Mexico City, where he received his degree in Communications in 1994. In 1998 he sold FK Productions, a company he started when he was 15, and moved to Winter Park, Florida to attend Full Sail’s Digital Media program.
After graduating with his Associate’s degree Federico moved back to Mexico, where he worked at Alo.com as director of production, before going on to become a part of the founding team, and Post Production Vice President, of Anima Estudios.
Anima Estudios, is a pioneering production house in the Latin America animation industry. In 2003 their project Magos y Gigantes became the first full-digital Latin American film, and was released by 20th Century Fox. Anima Estudios has also marketed an animation system that allows for on-air broadcast and real time production of animated content.