Instructor: Valerie Thompson
Bio: Valerie Thompson is the Graphic Design Instructor for Through Mind's Eye.
teaches Adobe Photoshop basics to teenagers 14-18.
As an instructor for an introductory curriculum, Valerie
knows the importance of developing the artistic eye that each child possesses.
For most students, this is their first taste of industry-standard design programs, and Valerie
strives to use fun, engaging teaching methods to keep students not only invested in the program, but curious about the graphic world around them.
As well as working for Through Mind's Eye, Valerie is the owner of Leap Graphics, Ltd., a contemporary graphic design firm in Central Ohio, where she produces high quality graphic material for a wide range of clients.
Handling everything from consultation to pre-press operations, she is an expert on brand creation, enhancement and promotion.
In addition, she currently teaches Intro to Computer Design at Columbus State Community College.
is fully committed to giving back and mentoring others and that is why she
is very involved with assisting up-and-coming graphic artists by providing guidance and opportunities for exposure, and assisting several community wellness projects with her
graphic design skills pro bono.