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Jason Frostholm

Design Educator

Jason Frostholm is a designer, animator, and podcaster pursuing his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Technology and Practice at the University of South Alabama. He has over 20 years of experience as a working designer and creative director, and Jason is passionate about continuing to learn and passing that knowledge on to students.

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Maintaining a professional practice is crucial to staying abreast of the latest trends in the animation and design world. I have been a working designer for over twenty years, working in everything from prepress departments at print shops to art directions in agencies to being a creative director on an in-house team to freelancing on the side. In 2019, after leaving my in-house creative director role of eight years, my wife and I formed a small design studio called Ildis. At Ildis, we work with companies locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Our clients range from small mom-and-pop shops to large multinational corporations. Through working in various settings, including being self-employed, I have honed my communications skills and learned how to adapt and communicate with people across the professional spectrum.

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The goal of any teacher is to engage with their students and help them become avid learners. Jason focuses on creating an open environment for his students. A place where students have permission to experiment and fail in a way that helps them develop learning skills, boost their sense of determination, and build self-esteem.

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A series of three images. Upper Left: An Apple iMac with a website landing page on the screen. Lower Left: An extreme close-up of a restaurant menu. Right:  A designed Stationary Package with letterhead, envelopes, business cards, and a notebook.

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