About Ignite Creatives
Ignite Creatives was born after completing production on the feature film Reclaiming the Blade with Galatia Films in 2010 so I could continue to pursue online, video, and print development projects. Because visual media permeates nearly every moment of our days I wanted to delve into more diverse projects. My background in Graphic Communications includes feature film production, web design, entrepreneurship and graphic design for print. As a professor in the Department of Graphic Communications at Clemson University, I continue to learn in each of these industry areas.
At Clemson, I currently teach courses in Photography, Video, Web Development, & Entrepreneurship. I recently spent a year interviewing entrepreneurs in these areas. From that research, a new, unique online class was launched Summer 2014 focusing on Entrepreneurship in the Graphic Comm Industries (see promotional video below).
Beginning the summer of 2013, I started working toward my Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University. This program furthered my interest in being a teacher and a researcher. In the Fall of 2016, I successfully defended my dissertation titled- Opportunities for Innovation: Games-based Learning in Engineering Senior Design- and graduated in December of 2016. Recently there has been great demand for speaking, publishing, and workshops on the process and findings of this project.
I am fascinated with how the web is constantly morphing. Specifically, how SEO, analytics, viral content, and social media can be used to leverage small business advertising dollars and garner attention on the national stage.
Ignite Creatives provides a creative outlet for continued exploration and development of websites, online marketing campaigns, and online video solutions for customers both locally and internationally. Contact me today if I can help you grow your online presence this year!
Erica worked on a project of mine that required thinking outside the mainstream and was able to provide solutions from multiple angles that are incorporated into the business to this day. I would definitely recommend her for any web or graphic design work you may have.