Original Presentation Date: August 18th, 2021

In this special series of webinar presentations, we pull back the curtain on the design process. Top designers sit down with host Mike Nantz to discuss their creative processes and what drives them to create sophisticated and beautiful works of watershaping art. Gain practical insights and creative inspiration through images and illustrations from some of the industry’s finest practitioners of the art and craft of water. 

1:00 hour -Watershape University is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

CEUs are awarded for successfully logging completion of this webinar through the course curriculum page after viewing the lecture. Further instructions for registering your completion of this course are posted on the course curriculum page below the webinar recording.


  1. Explore the tenants and principles of Design.
  2. Interpret visual elements and how to present them to the viewer.
  3. Identify requirements to achieve both the Design aesthetic and technical requirements of any given project.
  4. Relate the presentation to students’ own creative processes and work products.


Jimi Smith is a Virgin Islands based photographer specializing in Architecture, Interiors, Commercial Spaces, Landscapes and Luxury Pools. 

A native of Athens GA, Jimi studied early on with degrees in Engineering, Physics, Fine Art Photography, and Music. Continuing his love of education he attended the Commercial Diving Academy in Jacksonville Fl, and upon graduation Jimi took on a job with Miami Diver as an underwater ship maintenance specialist. 

It was working globally with Miami Diver that Jimi frequently visited the Virgin Islands. Eventually, falling in love with the Caribbean, he decided to make St Thomas his permanent home. For over 10 years now, he has helped run a scuba diving shop on the island when he is not traveling for photography assignments. 

Jimi uses both natural and artificial light when creating his images. Every image is created with great detail and attention to light. Jimi strives to make the best images possible, and no job is too large or too small. 

When Jimi's not photographing for work, you can usually find him shooting his personal landscape images at sunrise or sunset with his dog Tilt. 

A free Wolfpack Webinar

This course is part of our Weekly Wolfpack Webinar series, conducted live every Wednesday at 3pm Eastern/Noon Pacific, and archived as a recording shortly after the live session concludes.