Phone: 321-242-4730 ext. 1108
Degrees and Certifications:
University of Central Florida B.A. in Art, Specialized in Graphic Design
Mr. James Finch, III
Curriculum Resource Specialist
National Art Honor SocietyMr. Finch graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BA degree in Art and specialized in Graphic Design. He loves: water sports, racquetball, playing the guitar, his wife, and kids, Lauren and Wes but not in that order. He has been in martial arts for over 25 years and has earned the rank of 3rd degree Black Belt. Mr. Finch has won 2 international Design awards and numerous advertising, Addy awards. Mr. Finch continues to work in the commercial art field as a designer, and enjoys drawing and painting in his spare time. The best things about teaching at West Shore, he says, are his students. "They are very bright and creative and up for the challenges of creating art in a digital environment." The Computer Graphics programs are portfolio driven with an emphasis on design and art creation. The classes use numerous software applications including: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Image Ready, PowerPoint, Bryce, Poser, Flash, Dream Weaver, Sketch Up, Blender and more.
Courses Taught: Computer Graphics I, II, & III, Graphic Design, AP Studio 2-D Art
Coaching, Clubs or Other Activities: Boys and Girls Varsity Track & Field, Boys and Girls JV and Varsity Cross Country. Mr. Finch has coached: Soccer Comp Boys U6, U8, U9, Soccer Coach Comp Girls U10, U11, U12, U13, Tae-Kwon Do Chief Instructor, Space Coast Advertising Federation, Martial Arts Club sponsor, Fencing Club sponsor, National Art Honor Society, Photography Club and member BEAE.