Original Presentation Date: March 17th, 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.

Michael Nantz is principal and founder of Elite Concepts, Inc., an international, progressive design/build firm of refined watershapes located in Dallas, Texas since 1991. With a vast geographical reach -- currently some 70 cities, 10 states and 5 countries -- Mike's work product is in high demand. With a depth of industry expertise, he is frequently retained by architects, landscape architects, contractors, pool builders and home owners, as well as attorneys in need of expert witness. Passionate about education, Nantz is a Watershape University faculty member and serves as the University's first Dean of Culture. Mike has lectured and instructed across the United States, Canada and Europe on subjects directly related to swimming pool design, construction and business practices.

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.