Merion Mercy was thrilled to have an in-school field trip today and welcomed Mr. Fredo Silva, who gave an interactive presentation to dozens of students on web and multimedia design. Mr. Silva shared information on his career in technology and highlights of his professional journey. He also facilitated a workshop on working collectively to create a product.
As a young art student, Mr. Silva became an illustrator of a children's book series while in college. He initially studied 3D modeling and animation, but switched majors to interactive media and web design. As a Creative Director for 20 years, Mr. Silva has served clients in multiple industries including health care, home improvement, entertainment and media, and fashion, as well as a few celebrities. He has worked with Nike, Adidas, Home Depot, Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister, Xbox, and major motion picture films. Mr. Silva was recently published in a new book titled Web Design, The Evolution of the Digital World 1990-Today.
Mr. Silva is also the lucky husband of alumna Lindsey McClennen Silva '02 and the son-in-law of MMA Science Department Chair Karen McClennen.