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As a student I overcame major obstacles to succeed. As an enthusiastic teacher and trainer, I help people overcome their obstacles to realize their dreams.
I use Adobe Creative Cloud and Apple Macintosh to teach how to combine applications for effective desktop and screen publishing. This enables my students to work smart.
I teach courses to help students thoroughly master web design and development, vector graphics and raster images, interactive multimedia, animation and digital presentation.
With individual attention to each student, I identify issues and train innovative designers, animators, developers, and programmers to excel.
Let's make student success happen together!
Contact me at: 512-710-4998 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Benner, you are one of the greatest teachers that I have ever had. I learned so much from you, and will keep in touch. Mr. Benner was my instructor for Digital Illustration 1, which teaches one how to use Adobe Illustrator.
He is one of the greatest professors that I have ever had, and I hope to take another class of his one day.
Jorden Philip Taylor Jr.
Hey Thomas I just wanted to let you know that the Infographic Resume got me a Graphic Design internship at Emmis Radio Austin.
Mr Benner, you've played a HUGE roll in my success - motivational, and inspirational. It is always a pleasure to be in your class.
Thanks so much! You've always encouraged, and inspired me to achieve the extent of my potential!
Visual Designer | Art Director at Muse Themes
Thomas Benner is a professional. His sincere and thorough method of teaching gave me the skills and ability to truly be ready for any professional work environment. Not only does he teach you how to execute a task with ease, he explains why it is important. After completing two Adobe Illustrator courses by the instruction of Thomas Benner, I am confident in his unlimited knowledge and creativity within the limitations of the program. Out side of the classroom I continue to be inspired by his work through social media, and tenacious effort to help a former or current student in need of guidance.
Creative & Marketing Ops at DigitalMarketer
I'm reaching out to say thank you. Through my time at the Art Institute I’ve regarded you as one of my greatest professors
and I’ve fallen in love with Illustrator over this past year and a half. I can’t tell you how much your guidance has helped.
I especially appreciated the chance to make that final comic for your course, it’s still one of my greatest pieces.
I hope to see you soon. Thank you again for being both a great Professor and Mentor.
Sincerely, James Hastings, Retora Game Studios
3 years out of college and I can honestly say that your classes have opened many many great opportunities for me
You always motivated your students to reach for the stars and to push the boundaries of design.
Every lesson you taught were building blocks that I use now on the day-to-day. You are an amazing mentor,
and your classes were amazing and helped me develop the skill set I needed to jump-start my design career.
I am forever grateful to have had you as a professor and I hope to continue making you proud!
Best Wishes from NYC, Katy Wyman, UX Designer Jewish Anti-defamation League
You're one of the best teachers I've had. Your classes always feel like they move through
more material than others but the skills always seem to stick better.
IT Heldesk / Web Developer at Ascend Marketing
Thomas was a valuable Mac resource for my small company for many years. He did periodic updates, helped us evaluate purchase and upgrade decisions, and implemented several database-oriented efforts. In addition to his top-caliber know-how, Thomas was warm and caring and a real pleasure to have in our office when he was there to work on our network.
Dr. Andy Neillie, CSP
Best Selling Author and Corporate Trainer
I really wanted to take a moment and thank you for being you.
I can honestly say that you have been a HUGE impact on my life that I will utilize long after my attendance at Ai
UI Designer at Dell
Mr. Benner was one of my instructors during my time at Ai, and without a doubt, the most profoundly talented media designers with an extensive knowledge of web, interactive, and design software that he was more than willing to pass onto his students with excellent communication and eagerness to share. More than a mentor and a friend, Mr. Benner continues to maintain a confident and informative adviser, a valuable professional connection, and shares his profound passion for the arts and the talents responsible.
His lifelong career and experience has been a key influence to my own. I highly recommend Thomas Benner.
Richard (Ra) Chavez
Motion Graphics Designer, IGT
Supportive, energetic, dedicated and passionate about teaching Thomas was always available
to give sage advice and a friendly push in the right direction.
As a tutor at the school I worked with Thomas to give the students who struggled most
with the program to make a turnaround and ultimately understand the material.
Professional and forward thinking Thomas' influence will stay with myself and the others he has taught.
Freelance Graphic Designer/Creative
I really miss your classes at the Art Institute along with you
as a great teacher and all the other brilliant minds up there!
Hope you have a fantastic 21st Birthday
You're a great teacher, I really appreciate everything I learned from you and the care you took in teaching it.
Thomas Benner has a deeper understanding of Flash and Illustrator that I have ever experienced.
He takes great care to be thorough and detailed when teaching a subject. If asked a question he doesn't know the answer to he will research it and come back with an accurate explanation. And he does it all with a smile.
I very much enjoyed classes taught by him.
Animator at Powerhouse Animation Studios
Love Thomas M.J. Benner!!
Creative Design Director at 7FigureSkills
I just want to thank you for letting me see that I can go more towards the development side of the house...
and I know it will be a tough road but I know I will make it and finish... thanks again...
Thomas Benner is very knowledgeable in Flash and Actionscript 3. He is very well organized.
I was in his intro to authoring class and I learned so much. He helped me and made sure I understood the class.
I can always come to him for a honest opinion and I can rely on him to help with any question that I have.
Client Side Engineer at IBM / Cognitive Cloud Team
Thomas is a fantastic professor of Web and Interactive Media Design. As his student, I witnessed firsthand his passion for and extensive expertise in the aforementioned subjects. He is an excellent communicator, and a consummate professional.
Graphic Designer at The Killeen Daily Herald
I can, without any reservation, recommend Thomas Benner. He is an excellent teacher, providing students with the kind of class that when they leave that class they are brimming with confidence in the skills they acquired. Thomas is a passionate and energetic man who brings real excitement to his subject matter. He works tirelessly at his craft, constantly learning, which, as we all know, makes for the best teachers. I am proud to call Thomas both a colleague and friend.
Animation and Visual Effects Professor at Ai Austin
Thomas is a highly efficient project manager bringing a vast wealth of practical knowledge
to the workplace while maintaining an always ready to help attitude.
Graphic Designer at GoRead
I really enjoyed your class and feel like you have been one of the greatest professors
I've had throughout my college career so far.
Systems Integration Business Analyst at Lockheed Martin
Thomas is a font of knowledge and a respected colleague. He places his students first, and shows a true passion for teaching. He is dedicated, friendly, and a true asset to AI Austin.
Assistant Professor of Communications & Interactive Media, Elon University
Thank you Mr. Benner!! I had an awesome illustrator teacher!!! ;)
Mr. Benner was my Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator professor at The Art Institute of Austin.
Mr. Benner knows everything there is to know about Adobe CC. He is an amazing instructor and mentor,
and has been my go to person for any and all things Adobe CC. He is kind of a BIG DEAL!
Graphic Designer & Photographer
Thomas is a well organized, inspirational, and an efficient teacher who is perfect for teaching animation with Flash as well as a perfect teacher for Adobe Illustrator work. I learned a lot from him and enjoy his work.
2D and 3D Modeler
Still 17, but at the strike of midnight I'll be eighteen! :) I'm signing up for the intro to scripting class for next qtr!
I hope you have a terrific day though! You're a great professor! :)
I have had Thomas Benner for several classes including: Illustrator, Advanced Photoshop, and a couple Flash classes.
I went into most of these classes with limited knowledge and left with a great deal of information that I will continuously use as I develop as Web Designer. I highly recommend Thomas Benner if wanting develop your skills quickly and thoroughly.
Aviana Marie Parker
UX Designer at Zilliant
Thomas knows Adobe inside and out.
He is one of the most knowledgeable instructors I have had the pleasure of working with.
Lecturer at Texas State University
Not only is Thomas a wonderful instructor, who brings a wealth of real world experience to his classrooms, he is also a great mentor. As a teacher, Thomas strives for excellence not only in himself, but also in his students. As a mentor, he listens to his students needs, encourages them to learn about their craft, and guides them to achieve their goals. It was an honor, and privilege, to have him as a teacher. Thomas was my Flash teacher at the Art Institute of Austin and I found him to be knowledgeable about real world applications for Flash and ActionScript3.
Email and Marketing Automation Specialist, Belo Business Intelligence
Thomas, you are an invaluable instructor and such a wonderful person.
It's hard to measure you with other professors in regards to your level of enthusiasm,
personal attention, and sincere desire for your students' success. Happy to know you.
Page Designer/Copy Editor at Center for News & Design (GateHouse Media)
Thomas Benner is one of the most effective instructors at the Art Institute of Austin. Through his digital imaging class I was able to understand how to build client presentation boards, design graphics and produce many effective business presentation tools.
I continue to use the illustrator program he taught me every day in my business and I credit his teaching style with how well I can now utilize this program. Thomas is clearly passionate about what he does and goes the extra mile to ensure he delivers quality work.
Residential Interior Designer, Robin Gonzales Interiors
I enjoy your class because you're so knowledgeable. I feel that you have a passion for what you do and it translates into your teaching.
I believe I've learned more and been inspired more in your class than any other class while I've been in school. I just really appreciate it!!
I know Thomas Benner through his role as an instructor at The Art Institute of Austin; it is his professionalism and exuberance as an educator that prompted me to write this recommendation. He is constantly teaching and mentoring his students, providing personal guidance and professional feedback to students from various backgrounds and skill levels. He is excellent at using social media to keep his students informed on new concepts or technologies. He has a reputation on campus for being extremely approachable and a wealth of technical knowledge. He is a favorite among students for his ability to relate information on their terms, his engaging teaching style, and the results he is able to help students achieve. Mr. Benner is a valuable resource to the school and to its students, and I believe he would be a strong asset to any organization.
Esteban Guadarrama, MM | Scholarship Consultant and College Success Monitor, Choose Positive
One of the best professors I've had to this date. Thank you for the hard work you put into teaching us at Ai. Thank you good sir!
Juan Antonio Almaguer
I took your Illustrator and Flash courses a few years ago, and now find myself supervising the design and development of online culinary courses for Triumph Higher Education. (And you thought it was crazy to have a chef in your class!) Thank you for all that you taught me. As a teacher myself, I know it is not very often that we get to hear that we actually made a difference in someone's life. You were by far the best instructor that I had throughout my time at the Art Institute!
Chef Randall Sansom
Chief Technology Officer, Triumph Higher Education Group: Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts
Having you as an instructor at AI was one of the best things that ever happened at that school. Thank you for all the knowledge you've imparted and for the work you do. I wouldn't have gotten as proficient with Adobe had you not taught illustrator that quarter I believe.
Motion Graphics Artist
Thank you. The funny thing is, it's my Photoshop skills that got me the job at a fine art printing company.
Which I received from you and your Adobe wisdom.
Print Op. Graphic Designer, Marco Fine Arts
Professor Benner was my Digital Illustration instructor in the Fall of 2011.
He was professional, concise, informative and made the class a fun learning environment.
While I'm not sure if he teaches any of the classes that remain for my major
(Visual Effects & Motion Graphics), I can say that if he did so, I'd sign up for every class.
Compositor at Rooster Teeth
I've known Thomas for all 5+ years I've worked as a teacher, and I have to say he is one of the most gracious and generous human beings I've ever had the pleasure to work along side of. I have found that Thomas has a passion for teaching and he is extremely knowledgeable in his field. He is well liked and respected amongst both his peers and his students. Anybody would be extremely lucky to have him.
Hayden de Maisoneuve Yates
Co-Owner at Simply Splendid Photography & Home Staging, ASP®, IAHSP®, RESA®
Thomas impressed me from the first class I attended. He is not only a staunch professional, but he is thoroughly prepared forevery lecture. His expertise in everything Adobe is unmatched while his experience makes him a major benefit to students. Thomas is known for engaging his students in a manner that encourages them to learn. From his basic to advanced classes, Thomas cares about the growth and advancement of students. Any institution of learning would be fortunate to have such a stellar instructor as Thomas.
Lead Visual Information Specialist | UCIS Branding oficer
I have known Mr. Benner for about a year and a half now as a co-educator at the Art Institute of Austin. Not only has he the know-ho for what he does, but also has keen eyes for detail and produces crisp eye-catching work for his Department and clients. He is a very brilliant designer, always eager to learn new things to improve himself and to share with his coworkers and students. He is loved by his students and coworkers. I have known Mr. Benner to be professional in his demeanor. I can guarantee that if the job has to be done, he would stay up late to make sure it is done. He is a motivator, self-starter and doesn't need anyone looking over his shoulders to do the job. I certainly recommend Mr Thomas Benner. You will not regret having him on your team.
Information Systems Security Analyst, GME Surveys International
You've helped me so much and it's only the 2nd week thank you!
Thomas has been my instructor for classes in intro and intermediate authoring and digital manipulation. He has been one of the best instructors I’ve had during my program. His instruction is clear and he gives a tremendous amount of additional information about the web design field beyond just the course curriculum. He truly shows his concern in helping students reach their potential, both in their chosen field and in life. Thomas is an invaluable asset to the school, and would be to any company.
Federal Contracts Expert, 772 Enterprise Sourcing Squadron
I was a student of Mr. Benner at The Art Institute of Austin, and have nothing but praise for him. He is incredibly knowledgeable
in the topics he taught, along with a gift for being able to speak to me about them in a way I could understand and learn from.
He was always very friendly and positive. I am a better person because of the time I got to spend Mr. Benner. I thoroughly recommend him.
2D and 3D Artist, Deck Nine Games
I had the honor and privilege of having Thomas as my professor at The Art Institute of Austin. Thomas has a unique way of encouraging students to engage in conversation about design, through multiple networks inside and outside of the school. To say he has a finger on the pulse of latest design trends is an understatement, Thomas IS the pulse! In the short time I have known Thomas, I have already expanded my professional network ten-fold, just by applying his vast knowledge and expertise of networking. I continue to stay current in these trends by following his social networks, which provide helpful tips and the latest news on what every artist should know.
His love and passion for the arts has influenced me to become a fervid admirer of design.
Thomas has an immense wealth of knowledge and real-world experience that makes him a valuable asset to any organization.
Creative Director at 360 Impressions
Thomas is a great teacher I learned a lot from him. He made learning Flash a lil easier and made it fun as well.
Thomas truly is a wonderful teacher. He shows interest in his students and is always helping and giving advice to others. He is very easy to talk to and is definitely someone you want to have as a contact.
Senior Graphic Designer at Pro Magazine (Monterrey)
Thomas Benner is the most knowledgeable person I know to go to about any Adobe program.
Thomas knows the past and present information for these programs. He can answer any question you have
about these programs and help you in a step-by-step way. His work is flawless and very aesthetic.
I know that Mr. Benner is very credible for Graphics information and teaching.
Designer at studioSIX5
Thomas is the end all solution to all things Adobe. I had the pleasure to learn Illustrator from him and can say without
a doubt that he is truly a master. To this day I still refer to his notes and teachings when I am stuck on something.
My one disappointment was that I was unable to learn other software from him.
He is friendly, personable and always willing to extend a helping hand even when you are no longer his student.
Animator and 3D Generalist, Austin Visuals & Apple
Thomas Benner is an expert in his field and takes great pride in perfecting his craft with the most cutting- edge Adobe skills. He is a very encouraging instructor and always makes the time for his students to truly understand the programs, improve their work, and excel into the next level. I would recommend him for all things Adobe.
His class was great fun and I have a firm foundation in Adobe Photoshop skills, thanks to Mr. Benner.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Thomas is a generous teacher. You can ask him anything Adobe and he will take time to explain the topic clearly and enthusiastically. Thomas is at core a happy being, engaged with life and technology to the point that his positive energy and curiosity is catching.
In the aftermath of chatting with Thomas you find yourself on a path toward deeper understanding of the potential of tech tools
in your daily creativity. I can always count on Thomas to share new tools and techniques even in the most casual encounters
around the coffee pot in the teachers' lounge. I recommend Thomas wholeheartedly for any position in which a talent and skill
for sharing historical and current, theoretical and applied, useful and interesting, knowledge of technology is desired.
Professor, The Art Institute of Austin
Thomas Benner was a great instructor.
I learned so much about Adobe Flash because he teaches it in away that is easy to understand.
Creative Lead at the Austin Board of Realtors
Thomas is a fantastic teacher and an enthusiastic Adobe evangelist.
He is excellent at tailoring his instructions to each individual students technical level;
Not only can he relay things in plain speech,
but Thomas is also able to talk to those who are more technically inclined
so that they remain engaged in his lessons.
System Analyst II at Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife
Mr. Benner is an excellent teacher and without him I would have never learned Illustrator!
Thomas is professional, super knowledgeable and always friendly. Thomas has excellent communication skills
and he is always there to help. He is highly recommended.
Graphic Designer / Legal Assistant
Mr. Benner, was my Illustrator teacher at the Art Institute of Austin.
With his eagerness, dedication and intelligence, I always felt well grounded and ready for any new project.
Mr. Benner is the man to go to if you have any vector issues or just Illustrator questions in general!
Graphic Artist, FASTSIGNS
Mr. Benner is a fantastic teacher. His wealth of knowledge grouped with his enthusiasm for the subject matter
and passion for educating students, make him one of the elite teachers I've had the pleasure of learning from.
Web Designer at Teladoc
Thomas Benner is an excellent contributor to the Adobe Community Profession. He leads with professional enthusiasm. His instructional techniques employ excellent classroom management and discipline. He performs with passion and integrity when it comes to his students. His contributions to our Multimedia, Web and Graphic design, and Animation programs benefits from his years of experience in the Adobe Profession. As a former President of the Art Institute of Austin, Thomas worked under my leadership and I can offer only the highest recommendations on his behalf.
Institutional President, The Art Institutes
Mr. Benner is not only a teacher at AI but a leader. He has perfected the curriculum and method to teaching a class based
around a program while making sure his students are learning how to use any Adobe program to its fullest capability.
I had been using the Adobe series for years before taking one of his classes and his instruction opened my eyes
to so many possibilities creatively with Photoshop, Illustrator etc. I do not go a day at my current job without
passing on his knowledge of short cuts and/or amazing effect work that I obtained in his classes.
Teacher, Yoga Yoga
Thomas is an amazing instructor, who doesn't stop at the classroom. He connects with students and colleagues
past his regulated duties, and makes the extra effort to ensure a bright future for all designers.
Senior Graphic Designer at Montgomery Co Parks and Planning Department, Washington D.C. Metro Area
Honestly, I have learned more things that have been immediately applicable to what I want to do now as an artist
in this one quarter, than I have in all the I-don't-wanna-talk-about-it number of years I've been in college.
So happy I decided to get this second degree. Thanks, Thomas Benner for being a great teacher,
I've learned so much and I loved every second of it. #gonnatakeovertheworld
Owner at Status Kuo
Hands down, Thomas is an Adobe genius!
He loves what he does and that is teaching all levels of designers no matter what field they are in.
At first I was overwhelmed and worried about not being able to work with Flash being that I had never used the program in my life but Thomas encourages his students and goes out of his way to help them understand.
Martha Reyna, Visual Designer/Production Artist, Counsyl, San Francisco Bay Area
You’re the coolest TEACHER EVER!
Emilio Estevan, Creative Director at Em Inc.
I highly recommend Mr. Benner for his expertise in Multimedia, Graphic and Web technologies.
Thomas Benner is probably the best teacher I have ever had for a computer class learning an Adobe product.
In the 11 weeks I had with him at the Art Institute, I learned Adobe Illustrator and multiple ways to do
the same thing in the program that was so foreign to me before. I can't wait to have him as a teacher again,
He knows his stuff and how to cram it into your brain in the short amount of time he has with you.
Justin Allen Schieffer
IT at ARM & Project Lead at Troll House Games
Thomas brings as much passion to the classroom as knowledge and conveys this to each of his students.
Learned a great deal in a very short time. Thomas knows his stuff.
Media Expert - Project Management, Wick Marketing
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