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Tina Rice
Art Director/Website Designer/Developer/Owner

Tina Rice"In today's marketplace, I believe that it's essential for all businesses, large or small, to have an online presence. It not only reinforces your legitimacy as a serious business, but it also allows you to reach the maximum amount of potential clients. Most importantly, it is an extremely cost effective way of advertising."

As an interactive designer, Tina does it all. From graphic design to web design and development, she has a commanding knowledge of the field and has helped many clients with their online advertising campaigns. She relates to her clients by understanding their priorities, staying within a budget and navigating a project from begining to end. 

Since 1997, Tina has accumulated a diverse set of skills. She has worked in the PRINT industry performing color correction, layout and production work, in the TECHNOLOGY field, designing websites and other interactive interfaces and the MARKETING field designing corporate identities, print and online ad campaigns and promotional materials. She has developed a sound understanding of all aspects of the web design industry including CSS, JavaScript, Content Management Systems, template building as well as search engine optimization.

She has been a guest lecturer at several business and educational institutions. Since attaining her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts she has been an adjunct professor at Central Connecticut State University and Manchester Community College. Tina was also on the planning committee for the Vermont College of Fine Arts Alumni Association implementing a temporary alumni site, a discussion forum and started their facebook community.

To learn more about Tina visit: www.tinarice.net


Eleanor Thornton
Graphic Designer/Consultant

eleanorEleanor Thornton is a designer, educator and consultant with over 20 years of experience in the field of graphic design and design-related technologies. Eleanor brings a lighthearted perspective to the table of Insight Design Studios. Her cheerfulness and spontaneity make her a remarkable conceptualist and we are thrilled to incorporate her expertise as a consultant.

Professor Thornton has been a full-time faculty member of Central Connecticut State University since 1998. She has authored many courses in Computer Applications, Digital Imaging, and Three-Dimensional Imaging. For over 10 years she has taught motion graphics, interactive multi-media and print design, and most recently 3D animation.

Her students have received numerous awards for excellence in design as well achieving leadership positions in the fields of graphic design, interactive design and  advertising. Her most recent research and creative achievements are in the area of digital games-based learning and immersive virtual environments. Professor Thornton, together with other collaborators, has recently served the community by the creation of an interactive museum experience for children at the New Britain Museum of American Art. 


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