Jerron has an M.A. in Communication Arts and expert-level certifications in Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
He also has a good knowledge of other animation programs like Cinema 4D, Adobe Animate, and 3DS Max from his two decades of experience in and around the design industry.
He has authored multiple books and video training series on computer graphics software such as: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash (back when it was a thing).
Before joining Noble Desktop, Jerron taught at the college level at schools such as The New York Institute of Technology, New York City College of Technology, and The Fashion Institute of Technology.
Subjects taught by Jerron Smith:Motion Graphics, Video Editing, Graphic Design, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Tableau
Courses taught by Jerron Smith:After Effects Bootcamp, Premiere Pro Bootcamp, Motion Graphics Certificate, Video Editing, Video Editing & Motion Graphics, Audition, After Effects Advanced, Cinema 4D
Eugenio Solis de Ovando, M.A. is a Senior Design Instructor at Noble Desktop with more than 20 years of experience in digital graphics and design. He has provided services to advertisement agencies, newspapers, magazines, graphic design agencies, photography studios, universities, editorials, printers, and others.
Eugenio has advanced skills in photography studio, photo retouching, infographics, editorial workflow in publishing, digital color management, prepress, web design, virtual and augmented reality, and virtual productions.
His Professional Certifications include
- Master of Arts in Learning and Emerging Technologies
- Adobe Certified Design Master, Adobe Certified Design Specialist Adobe Visual Design Specialist
- Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Certified Instructor, and Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop Lightroom, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, and Digital Publishing Suite.
Subjects taught by Eugenio Solis de Ovando:Graphic Design, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Web Design, Adobe XD, WordPress
Courses taught by Eugenio Solis de Ovando:Lightroom
Eternally upbeat and outgoing creative cybernaut and instructor.
Mover and shaker with authentic ideas that build brand stories on social media for consumers.
Justine Sanborn has over a decade of experience in both Art Direction and Social Media. She uses data and insights to develop creative ideas that can build organic engagement. Justine leads the social media development for Noble Desktop and instructs the Social Media Marketing Certificate and Graphic Design Certificate programs.
Subjects taught by Justine Sanborn:Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, Video Editing, Motion Graphics, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop
Art Yudin is a FinTech enthusiast who has a great passion for coding and teaching. Art is the founder and CEO of Practical Programming (a Noble Desktop partner company), a leading training company for aspiring developers and data scientists. Currently, Art develops financial services software and leads classes and workshops at Practical Programming in New York and Chicago.
He is the author of several coding publications including "Building Versatile Mobile Apps with Python and REST with React and Django."
Subjects taught by Art Yudin:Data Science, Python, React, Machine Learning, Data Analytics
Cameron is a dedicated and imaginative creative who moves through the universe, leaving behind a trail of artistic innovation.
His passion for creativity has led him to explore multiple facets of the art world, enabling him to grow as an artist and develop a rich understanding of various creative expressions.
Cameron’s primary focus is teaching others to create meaningful and engaging experiences for users. By emphasizing empathy and placing users at the center of their design process, he aims to foster strong connections and produce user-centric solutions.
Cameron’s imaginative and empathetic approach, combined with his dedication to creating user-focused UX designs, is invaluable. His unique perspective sets him apart and paves the way for a more connected and intuitive digital landscape.
Subjects taught by Cameron Stevens:UX Design, Visual Design
Courses taught by Cameron Stevens:UX & UI Design Certificate, UI Design Certificate, UX Design Foundations, UI Design Bootcamp
Brian is an experienced instructor, curriculum developer, and professional web developer. Brian joined Noble Desktop in 2022 and is a lead instructor for MongoDB, Express, React, and Node. Prior to that, he taught SQL at Per Scholas.
Nicole McCullum is the founder of Captivate Designs, a web design and internet marketing company that helps small businesses establish a professional web presence and generate leads and sales online. She has been involved in web design and internet marketing since 2004 when she founded her first business, a real estate school. Having marketed her first business via the internet with great results, Ms. McCullum decided that she can help other business owners get great results from the internet and she parlayed her experience into a web design and digital marketing company.
Ms. McCullum helps her clients get exposure online and increase traffic to their websites through search engine optimization services and training. As a practitioner of SEO, Ms. McCullum has also worked as an SEO Consultant and SEO Trainer. Ms. McCullum has also trained both entrepreneurs and marketing professionals on how to execute a successful SEO strategy.
Subjects taught by Nicole McCullum:Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing, SEO, Google Analytics, Google Ads
Courses taught by Nicole McCullum:Digital Marketing Certificate, SEO Bootcamp, Digital Strategies
He has technical knowledge in web, software and app development along with sales, and marketing.
You can visit his GitHub to see some of his projects: https://github.com/spaceforestchu.
Adebayo "Ade" Norman is a Senior Software Trainer with over 14 years of experience in the classroom. He is a training professional with vast troubleshooting/help desk experience and thousands of hours of software training & delivery experience. His specialty is in the In-person/Online Hybrid training environment needed in these new & changing times.
Subjects taught by Adebayo Norman:Excel
Stephen teaches classes in the Motion Graphics and Video Editing Certificate programs.
In addition to his work with Noble Desktop, Stephen teaches Nonfiction and Fiction Video Production, Motion Graphics, and Introduction to Film Production to grades 9-12 at LREI, a private K-12 school in New York’s Greenwich Village.
In addition to teaching media classes, he runs his own production company, Indian summer Media. Through ISM he works as a freelance producer, specializing in documentary style films.
Stephen holds a B.A. in Classics from Concordia University in Montreal and an MFA in Screenwriting from Columbia University.
While an accomplished professional his most beloved project has been raising his two young daughters, Margaret and Grace.
Subjects taught by Stephen MacGillivray:Video Editing, Motion Graphics, After Effects, Premiere Pro
Mourad Kattan is an instructor and Program Director for Finance & Excel at Noble Desktop, teaching classes and designing courses in Excel, finance, accounting, and financial modeling.
Before Noble Desktop, Mourad worked as a financial analyst at Credit Suisse and H/2 Capital Partners. In those positions, he used advanced analytical and financial skills to evaluate a variety of investments.
Mourad graduated from the University of Pennsylvania summa cum laude and is part of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor's society.
Subjects taught by Mourad Kattan:Excel, Finance, Financial Modeling, Data Analytics
David Karlins is a student of and resource for communication technology, culture, and technique. His recent books include Building Websites All-In-One For Dummies (co-author); Adobe Analytics for Dummies (co-author); HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies; and Adobe Illustrator CC for Dummies. David is a working UI/UX designer and content developer; creator of online courses syndicated through Cengage Learning and LinkedIn Learning; and Adjunct Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) and New York University (NYU).
Scott Carson started Noble Desktop in 1990, and has been involved with computer graphics since 1986. He began teaching at Parsons School of Design in 1991, and has been training designers, professionals, and career-changers ever since. Scott is also a horse racing aficionado, and runs the largest horse racing contest on the internet, PublicHandicapper.com
Subjects taught by Scott Carson:Web Development, Web Design
Matt has directed a network of over 400 Drupal-based e-commerce websites for independent businesses; assisted several companies in migrating from legacy platforms to Drupal, CiviCRM, and Ruby on Rails; helped develop and maintain partnerships with companies including Google, NPR, and Kobo; and presented educational sessions at international conferences. Matt has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia, where he also taught. At Noble, Matt teaches PHP/MySQL. Matt and his wife run their consulting firm, Augment Digital.
Ethan is a freelance graphic artist with over 20 years of experience in design, illustration and production for books, magazines, websites, environments and mobile devices. He has worked for hundreds of clients big and small including: Food & Wine Magazine, Vogue, Adidas by Pharrell, Calvin Klein, Definitely Midwifery and the Climate Land Ambition Rights Alliance (CLARA). You can see more at ethancornell.com and LinkedIn.
Michele is a freelance digital illustrator and graphic designer. In addition to illustration, she's worked on logo, pattern, and product design for a variety of clients, and she’s been teaching at Noble Desktop since 2010. Her work can be seen on products, in magazines, all over the internet, and on the walls of folks with impeccable taste. Learn more at michelerosenthal.com.