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.
Andrea Kratz began her graphic design career as a designer, and then art director for several retail and advertising agencies. This introduction to the business and corporate world led to a 24-year publishing career in the field of elementary and secondary school materials. As the Creative Director for Harcourt, a major U.S. publisher, she was responsible for the design and production of reading, math, science, social studies, health, and art programs, many of which are still in use in schools across the country today.
Eugene Marsh has been working as a multimedia artist for over 25 years. Originally born in Orlando, Marsh has lived and worked in San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, and Berlin. From 1995 to 2009, he was co-founder and artistic director of Numen Associates, a creative capital firm in San Francisco’s Mission District that worked diligently to “tweak the consciousness of consumer culture.” As a creative, his interests include painting, sculpture, and music, and, in addition to his teaching background, Eugene has worked as an arts professional for various museums and galleries, including the de Young Museum, Legion of Honor, and the San Francisco Arts Commission. He is excited to be teaching at Full Sail in order to share his passion for design excellence and New Media innovation. Currently his creative work integrates elements of fine art, digital media, and critical theory into multi-platform deliverables.
Originally from Atlanta, Adam Baldowski started his career at a small, independent production company located in Savannah, GA. While earning his MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, he grew from being an intern to production design assistant, editing assistant, researcher and writer and went to work for The Real World, The Simple Life and the short-lived Murder in Hollywood until landing a role at Paramount Pictures. In addition to his role at Full Sail, Adam also freelances as a designer, utilizing his skills to design promotional material for clients in the entertainment business.
Howard's prestigious career spans over 40 years in the branding and graphic design industry. His primary responsibilities have been developing the creative vision, management, marketing, and implementation of numerous global projects. He was also Chairman of the Academy of Art University Graphic Design department for four years. Howard has held senior creative positions at numerous world-class design firms in New York, L.A., and San Francisco including BassYager, Enterprise, Lippincott Mercer, and FutureBrand. He was responsible for over 200 programs comprised of many Fortune 500 companies and startups. His work is well-known worldwide including work done for Taco Bell, TransUnion, Exxon, and Sanyo. Howard has won hundreds of national and international awards from AIGA, Communication Arts, NY Art Directors Club, and others; additionally, his work is in the permanent design collections of both the Cooper Hewitt and Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Bartley Argo is a native Floridian who maintains an interest in stories of the American South. At Rollins College in Winter Park, Bartley earned a B.A. in sociology with a focus on pop culture and its relationship to individuals and groups. It was during this time that he explored creative writing as a communicative tool. Children’s books, poetry and screenplays followed. His early professional life included international creative work with the Walt Disney Company and visual design work with national retail chains. While earning his M.F.A. in film and television at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Bartley honed his skills and natural instincts in visual communication through experimental film and video projects.
Elena Maria Rogalle has more than 20 years experience in broadcasting and print design, having worked as a designer, Art Director and Creative Services Manager/Managing Editor in television (PBS), radio (NPR), and advertising agencies. She has been awarded a PBS Communication Award and several ADDY Awards, including one Best of Show Addy Award for Television Promotion. Rogalle holds a Master's degree in English Literature, a graduate certificate in Gender Studies, a Bachelor's degree in English Literature/Creative Writing, and an Associate's degree in Fine and Applied Art. She is a published creative writer and works as an independent scholar with research interests in ecofeminism, poetry of the women of the Beat Generation, Native American literature, and ekphrastic poetry.
Laura Biase is an enthusiastic person who brings an array of brand management, marketing, promotions, advertising, and special events experience from her work at companies like MTV Networks’ Nickelodeon Studios, The Big Red Boat, The Health Network, Darden Restaurants’ Red Lobster, and PUSH, where she supervised Earl of Sandwich and Orlando Harley Davidson accounts. She is the receipient of two Darden Brilliance Awards for the introduction of a healthy Kids Menu, and for her work on the Promotional Pipeline project.
Colleen Cleveland started her professional career in the unique role of Visual Artist at the Center for Robot Assisted Search & Rescue, developing multimedia for public exposure efforts as well as scientific venues. Expanding out from Artificial Intelligence, she proceeded into the Simulation and Gaming industry, specializing in military training. She then moved on to education, teaching Game Technology & Design. In addition to her work at Full Sail University, she currently freelances in Graphic Design and Interactive Media in her spare time.