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James Pierce

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Assistant Professor: Web Design, Interaction Design, Narrative and Advocacy Design

"Clutter and overload are not an attribute of information, they are failures of design." 
-Edward Tufte

James Pierce began his creative career in the video industry, working with everything from local to international clients. However, he primarily worked to help non-profit clients. After over a decade worth of experience in video, he applied his expertise in motion and design and to web design and development. Prior to joining Belmont full-time in 2011, he started a company that allowed artists to create websites, without the need to know all the inter-workings of web design. James continues to design and build web applications that solve needs in the community, educational institutions, and design industry. 

James's thesis for his MFA degree, entitled Natural User Interfaces in the Information Age, explored the history and changes in consumer-based computer interactions. He continues to research graphic and natural user interfaces, and consults local entrepreneurs creating mobile and web design products.

James is married to a graphic designer and has two small dogs.

  • MFA Savannah College of Art and Design, Graphic Design
  • BFA Belmont University, Design Communications

  • ART 1700 - Principles of Web Page Design
  • ART 2450 - Interactive Media
  • ART 2451 - Intermediate Web Design
  • ART 3410 - Linear Design
  • ART 3451 - Human Computer Interaction
  • ART 4410 - Narrative and Advocacy Design
  • ART 4900 - Senior Exhibition / Portfolio

Selected Work