Studio M

Studio M Staff

Studio M is staffed with student multimedia specialists and coordinator, John Nicklin. Each Studio M staff member has specialized training and background using multimedia technology and software. The Studio M staff is available during regular operating hours to assist clients with multimedia projects, software, camera and audio equipment operation and other resources to help complete assigned course projects.

John Nicklin, Studio M Coordinator

john nicklin

John joined the IT Services team in August 2010 as the Academic Support Coordinator for Studio M. He graduated from the IPFW Visual Arts Program in 1996 with a BFA in Graphic Design and Computer Art and received an Associates in Commercial Art in 1995 from IPFW.

Since graduating from IPFW John has worked in a variety of creative positions including mural restoration at the Allen County Courthouse, graphic design production for signage and trade show companies, catalog and print production, marketing, customer service, and more recently, teaching Computer Art & Design at IPFW.

Jose Morales, Multimedia Specialist

Jose Morales

Hola a todos! My name is Jose Morales and I am a staff member here in Studio M. My major is Music and Audio Engineering with a minor in Electronic Engineering. I am a currently a senior with an adaptable knowledge of media, but my specialty is of course all that is Audio.

I have been in audio programming for nearly 4 years and these include, but no limited to, Protools, Audacity, and Digital Performer.  I am a current musician who plays percussion and drums.  I play for the Pep Band at IPFW and also play around town with local artists.  Also I have a background in Live Sound Performance thanks to the IPFW/ Sweetwater Music Technology Program.

Francisca Montenegro, Multimedia Specialist

Francisca Montenegro

Hello! My name is Francisca Montenegro and I am currently a senior working on a double major in Animation and Graphic Design here at IPFW.  I’m originally from Valparaiso, Chile but I have lived in the US for a decade now.

My software specialties include modeling and animation software such as Maya, Mudbox and Motion Builder, as well as the Adobe Creative Suite, which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and more. Working at Studio M has also given me the opportunity to learn new skills in video editing software such as Adobe Premiere and iMovie. I always look forward to learning new skills and enjoy helping students and staff on their multimedia projects.

Dustin Keeslar, Multimedia Specialist

Dustin Keeslar, Multimedia Specialist

Hello, I am a young and enthusiastic web and graphic design student passionate for new trends and cutting edge design. I have completed an Associates Degree in Information Systems Technology/Web Design through Baker College of Michigan.

I am currently working towards a dual concentration in Visual Communications focusing on Graphic Design and Photography. I also work at the IPFW student newspaper, The Communicator, as their lead graphic designer and Co-Editor-In-Chief. Increasing my knowledge and broadening my skills and experience is a passion of mine. My key skills are image manipulation, illustration, web design with HTML and CSS, JavaScript editing, photography, and video production and editing. I’m proficient in the following programs: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Bridge, Flash, Premier Final Cut Pro X, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, FileZilla, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

 Future goals: I wish to achieve employment with web and graphic design developing websites, logos, brochures, posters and more for companies and clientele. I hope to work for an ad-design firm out of a larger city like Indianapolis or Chicago.


Lydia Dunderman, Multimedia Specialist

Lydia DundermanMy name is Lydia Dunderman, a junior going for my bachelors in Graphic Design here at IPFW. I am proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and also know the Microsoft Office programs. I also have experience with Adobe Premier and Final Cut Pro video editing software as well as some 3D design programs. I move around well between PC and Mac operating systems. I have currently been working with Studio M, as well as the general ITS computer labs, for over 3 years now.