Jason Whitley is creative lead for instructional innovation. His work with UNC ITS-Teaching and Learning Interactive includes the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s iLAMs: Foundations in Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacy Management, as well as the the Pharmaceutics and Compounding Laboratory. His other work with TLI includes an award-winning promotional video for the Friday Center.
Whitley came to UNC from newspaper journalism, where he won numerous awards for design, spot news reporting and illustration. He was also an early adopter of interactive newspaper infographics and games to help drive online readership. He developed the Charlotte Observer’s Phuzzle, which still appears weekly on Charlotte.com.
He cofounded and art directs Kidzter.com, a website to encourage musical activities with children of all ages. He has built Android and Blackberry apps.
His paintings have been exhibited internationally and his portrait of Charlotte Hawkins Brown is part of the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum collection. He sometimes illustrates books, book covers, comic strips and teaches at the Carrboro Arts Center.