UT Online

Multimedia Designers

UT Online’s multimedia designers work in collaboration with faculty and instructional designers to provide effective, high-quality multimedia design services to support student learning and enhance course design, in both online and blended formats.


With creative minds and solid multimedia skills, multimedia designers can help bring courses to life through the following services:



Multimedia designers provide professional 2D and 3D graphic design services for teaching and other scholarly or academic use. They can create posters, banners and icons, animations, and 3D models to enhance your online or blended courses and create an engaging learning environment for your students.

2D Graphics (Posters, Banners, Icons, etc.)
Two weeks from initial Consultation to completion
3D Graphics (Animation, Models, etc.)
Three weeks from initial consultation to completion.


UT Online’s multimedia design team, in partnership with the Center for Creative Instruction (CCI), uses a professional green screen facility and sound booth for high-end audio/video production. They can also meet you with you in your office, in a classroom or lab, or other dynamic locations to film and produce quality videos.

Whether you record a video lecture or create your own footage, UT Online’s multimedia designers can enhance your video by adding transitions, music, and special effects, by trimming and re-sequencing clips, and by adding graphics, photos, and animations that help to illustrate complex subjects.

Video and/or Audio Recording, Music, Foley Sounds, Voice Over, Green Screen Design
Between two to three weeks from initial consultation to completion


Multimedia designers can convert your VHS videos to DVDs or other digital formats and publish them to UT Online’s secure streaming media server. Multimedia designers can also convert audio and video content to appropriate formats for use on the web, and for easy access for the learners.

Digitize DVD or VHS: Prior to dropping off media, please label each item and secure in a protective case or sleeve.
Two weeks from completing the form and dropping off the media to completion


Robert Nix Multimedia Designer
FH 3035 C

A Toledo native, Robert “Rhino” Nix spent most of his childhood wanting to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and mother by pursuing a career in law enforcement. Upon entering college, he was bitten by the art bug, and soon developed a passion for writing, drawing, and painting. Upon graduating from The University of Toledo with a B.A., Robert went on to get his Masters of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects at Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Robert has worked assistant instructional designer and multimedia developer at UT Online for over 14 years. In his free time, he manages Black Wolf 3D Entertainment, a private start-up, as a way to keep his skills fresh and up-to-date.

Favorite Quote: “A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions." - Marcus Aurelius



 Michael Douglas Multimedia Designer
FH 3035 D

Michael began working at UT full-time at the Carlson Library in 2013 and started with UT online in 2015. He discovered his interest in art while attending The University of Toledo, where he received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree.

Eventually, after working as a clerk then a librarian in the public library system for 5 years, he went on to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Dakota. His motivation for pursuing an MFA was his appreciation of higher education, teaching, and his inclination to share knowledge, and a desire to make. In this position, he is able to blend his creativity and understanding of education together.

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Last Updated: 3/29/17