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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Jason Porter

Title: Instructor
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
Phone: 803-777-3302
Office: School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 238
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: Curriculum Vitae
Professional Portfolio
Jason Porter


B.S., Media Arts and Animation, Art Institute of California - San Francisco
M.A., Media Arts, University of South Carolina


Jason Porter is an award-winning animator and designer having worked with some of the largest brands in the world, including Marvel, Sprint, Volkswagen, Target, Taco Bell, and Disney. He is a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


Porter’s research interests are in the narrative capabilities of interactive technology and new media. He is currently developing interactive projects in young children’s literature, museums, and historic site interpretation and reproduction.


Porter wants his students to get a job. Having personally hired numerous entry level employees throughout his career, he understands the professional skills expected of students entering the workforce and holds his students to that standard. Through real world experiences with external clients and partners, his classes are focused on preparing students to successfully work in the field after graduating.


Member, Academy of Television Arts and Science - Commercial, and Motion and Title Design Peer Groups

Member, Visual Communications Division of Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Member, Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.