M.F.A., Boston University
M.F.A., Pratt Institute
B.A., Muhlenburg College
- motion graphic animation
- drawing, painting, collage
- music composition and performance
Lecture series on motion design conducted at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) during fall, 2015 sabbatical. Targeted toward students in the Communication and Multimedia Design program.
"From 'Pure Cinema' To Immersion.” Academic publication for MoDe (Motion Design Educators) 2nd International Conference in Dublin, Ireland, 2015. Addressed how designers harness the potential of motion in interactive, mediated spaces to make our constructed world more immersive to encourage subjectivity, imagination, and creativity.
"Convergence and Expansion: The Role of Immersive Environments Beyond the Screen.” Academic presentation for Eastern Communication Association (ECA) convention in Providence, Rhode Island, 2014. Addressed how mediated spaces—in contrast to portable devices that mobilize and compress information—enhance our visual landscape by blending physical and digital media into large-scale interactive experiences. The flexibility of non-orthodox compositional formats that are inherent to these spaces, in addition to the spatial and temporal properties of motion, embrace the cinematic qualities of storytelling within a nonlinear structure, making content more engaging and meaningful, enhancing the overall narrative experience.
Motion Graphic Design and Fine Art Animation: Principles and Practice and Motion Graphic Design: Applied History and Aesthetics (Focal Press), fourth edition. This edition explores the unique visual language that merges traditional graphic design and cinema, providing insight into problem solving to convey meaning and expression. Companion DVD showcases professional and undergraduate student projects from United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Croatia, and Iceland. Previous editions have been adopted by New York University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Pratt Institute, American University, Bowling Green State University, California Institute of the Arts, Ringling College of Art + Design, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Nanyang Technical University (Singapore), University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Oxford, University of Alaska, and Yeditepe University (Istanbul, Turkey).
Guest juror and speaker for the “Best of Ringling” annual student exhibition at Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, Florida. Presentation addressed experimental film pioneers of the early modern era who explored the linguistics of rhythm and movement while experimenting with animation techniques that influenced subsequent generations of fine artists and graphic designers.
Harrod lecture: "Critical Pedagogy: Cultivating Mindful, Creative, and Critical Thinking," 2008-2009 Harrod Lecture Series, Fitchburg State College.
“Purge and Renew,” a series of animations with original music.
“Personal Hybrids” and “Makai Entities”; mixed media assemblages exhibited at the University of Massachusetts and Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery, Providence College.
“Transformative Learning Through Dynamic Design” presented at the International Conference on The Arts in Society in Lisbon, Portugal, 2018.
Keynote speaker on motion graphics at The International Motion Festival at European University, Cyprus, 2017.
"From “Pure Cinema” To Immersion,” MoDe (Motion Design Educators) 2nd International Conference in Dublin, Ireland, 2015.
"Convergence and Expansion: The Role of Immersive Environments Beyond the Screen,” Eastern Communication Association (ECA) convention in Providence, Rhode Island, 2014.
Guest juror and speaker for Ringling College of Art + Design, 2013.
Motion Graphic Design: Applied History and Aesthetics, 3rd edition, (Focal Press/Elsevier Science, 2013)
Motion Graphic Design: Applied History and Aesthetics, second edition, (Focal Press/Elsevier, 2007)
Motion Graphic Design and Fine Art Animation: Principles and Practice (Focal Press/Elsevier, 2004)
The Art of Digital Imaging (Kendall/Hunt, 1997)