Jose Semidei has been working in the field of design since he was 17. He moved from Yauco, Puerto Rico to Nashville in 1998 and enrolled in Nossi College in 2006. While attending, Jose was a top student, receiving many awards and accolades including a Silver Addy in Non-Traditional Advertising, two Most Creative Awards, one Perseverance Award, Talent Discovery and Best in Show 2010. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010.
He was hired as a graphic designer for the Nashville Convention and Visitor’s Corp straight after graduation and was with them for seven years, collaborating on projects for Music City and the promotion of such both Nationally and Internationally. Currently, he works as the graphic designer for Swiftwick and does freelance under the entity of Simma-Down Design & Stuff.
As a graphic designer, Jose dedicates himself to constantly learning new initiatives and technologies to provide the best work for national and international clients. he is excited to be back at his alma mater to teach.
‘To me it is one thing to work at my dream job, where I get to drink coffee, wear shorts and t-shirts to work and listen to my favorite metal bands as I sit and design stuff all day long, but when I have the opportunity to inspire others and help them develop their own design skills, it is the best feeling in the world.’