Professional Objectives

Professional digital media artist, designer and developer with 25 years of industry ex­per­ience cur­rently seeking to extend experience as an instructor in Web Design, Digital Art and New Media, with the goal of becoming a full-time academic professional.

 

Academic History

EDUCATION

2007

Master of Fine Arts, Digital Art New Media

University of California Santa CruzLink goes off this site

ThesisDownload this document: “Illuminated Dreams: An Interactive Installation of Dreams Based on Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts”

Thesis ProjectLink goes off this site: “Illuminated Dreams”

Thesis ShowLink goes off this site: “Emergence 2007”

1976

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration

California State University, Long Beach

 

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

Cañada Community CollegeLink goes off this site

Course: Digital Page Layout

Lectured and developed full syllabus and Moodle-based web site on the fun­da­mentals of digital page layout and design, focus in Adobe InDesign

Course: Digital Painting

Lectured and developed full syllabus and Moodle-based web site on the fundamentals of painting with a focus on digital tools

Diablo Valley CollegeLink goes off this site

Course: Introduction to Web Design

Lectured and developed full syllabus and Desire2Learn-based web site on the fun­da­mentals of Web Design.

Course: Introduction to Graphic Design

Lectured to provided syllabus and developed new Desire2Learn-based web site on the fun­da­mentals of Graphic Design.

Cañada Community CollegeLink goes off this site

Course: Digital Illustration

Lectured and developed full syllabus and web site on the fun­da­mentals of digital illustration and design.

Diablo Valley CollegeLink goes off this site

Course: Introduction to Web Design

Course: Animation & Interactivity

Lectured and developed full syllabus and web site on the fun­da­mentals of interacgtive animation built with Adobe Flash and ActionScript 3.

Cañada Community CollegeLink goes off this site

Course: Digital Painting

Diablo Valley CollegeLink goes off this site

Course: Introduction to Web Design

Cañada Community CollegeLink goes off this site

Course: Digital Illustration

Course: Digital Animation I: Flash

Lectured and developed full syllabus and web site on the use of Adobe Flash as an animation tool.

Cañada Community CollegeLink goes off this site

Course: Digital Page Layout

Course: Digital Painting

Course: Web Design II

Lectured and developed full syllabus and web site on advanced web design and technologies.

Cañada Community CollegeLink goes off this site

Course: Digital Illustration

Cañada Community CollegeLink goes off this site

Course: Digital Page Layout

Course: Web Design II

Course: Digital Painting

Cañada Community CollegeLink goes off this site

Course: Digital Illustration

Lecturer, Digital Art|New MediaLink goes off this site.

UC Santa CruzLink goes off this site

Course: Introduction to Electronics for Artmaking

Lectured and developed full syllabus and web site on the basic introduction to the use of a computer as a fine art tool and medium for the Digital Art New Media Graduate Program

Course: Introduction to Computers for Intermedia

Lectured and developed full syllabus and web site on the basic introduction to the use of a computer as a fine art tool and medium.

Cañada Community CollegeLink goes off this site

Course: Digital Painting

Lecturer, Art DepartmentLink goes off this site.

UC Santa CruzLink goes off this site

Course: Introduction to Computers for Intermedia

Cañada Community CollegeLink goes off this site

Course: Digital Illustration

Winter '09

Lecturer, Art DepartmentLink goes off this site

UC Santa CruzLink goes off this site

Course: Introduction to Electronics for Intermedia

Fall 2008

Lecturer, Art DepartmentLink goes off this site

UC Santa CruzLink goes off this site

Course: Introduction to Computers for Art

Course: Introduction to Electronics for Intermedia

Lecturer, Art DepartmentLink goes off this site.

California State University, East Bay Principles of Design

Lectured to provided syllabus on the introduction to composition, color, typography and message in the digital environment.

2002-2003

Lecturer, Art Department.

California State University, East BayLink goes off this site

Course: Art for the Web

Lectured and developed full syllabus and web site on the World Wide Web as a medium for artistic creation, with intensive exploration of HTML

Course: Interactive Authoring

Lectured and developed full syllabus and web site on design and creation of interactive computer-based art, with intensive ex­plor­ation of Flash ActionScript

 

RESEARCH

2006-2007

Unnatural SelectionLink goes off this site.” Collaborative Research Project Group,

Digital Art New MediaLink goes off this site, UC Santa Cruz

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

2008

Guest lecturer, “Flash & Sound”

in Cynthia Payne's Music 80R: Music and the WWW at the UC Santa Cruz

2006

Guest lecturer, “The American Animated Feature Film”

and “Pixar, CGI, & The Animated Feature Film,” in Dr. Daniel Sheie‘s Theater Arts: The Pixar Feature at the UC Santa Cruz

2001

Guest presenter, “3D Animation features in Macromedia Director 8.5,”

to California State University, East Bay, Multimedia Graduate Program

2001

Guest presenter, “Macromedia Director 8,”

to California State University, East Bay, Multimedia Graduate Program

 

GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

2007

UCSC Porter College Associate Fellows Graduate Arts Research Grant

2005-2007

UCSC Porter College Graduate Student Associate Fellow

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE

2011

Member of University of California Santa Cruz Digital Art | New Media FacultyLink goes off this site (ongoing)

 

2010-11

Web Director, NewMediaCaucus.orgLink goes off this site

2008-9

Chief Information Officer, NewMediaCaucus.orgLink goes off this site

2007

Identity Design for Emergence 2007Link goes off this site, Digital Art New Media

Graduate Exhibition

2005-2007

Student Representative, Digital Art New Media Faculty meetings

2006, 2007

Student Representative, UCSC Porter Associate Fellows

Graduate Arts Research Grant

 

Art Practice History

EXHIBITIONS

Shoshanawayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2011

“Faculty Show”

Cañada Community College Art Gallery, Woodside, CA

2009

“Faculty Show”

Cañada Community College Art Gallery, Woodside, CA

Location

New Art from the UC‘s MFA ProgramsLink goes off this site
UCR ARTSblock, Riverside, CA

2006

“BLINK: Digital Arts and New Media Festival 06”

UCSC Porter Sesnon Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

 

Non-Academic History

EMPLOYMENT

Ongoing

Owner, Khazar Multimedia Consulting

Freelance producer of multimedia for the Web, Enhanced CD‘s, CD ROMS, and marketing presentations. Clients include San Mateo Community Col­lege District, Apple Computer, Nellcore, and Interscope Records.

1999-2001

Developer Relations Manager for Macromedia Director and Shockwave,

MacromediaLink goes off this site (now AdobeLink goes off this site)

Liaison for developers into the product management, marketing and en­gin­eering teams. Set up Developer Summits, special events, user conference sessions. Worked with developers and partners to resolve business-critical issues. Surveyed the community for insights into how to improve Director. Basically, did everything it takes to know and understand Director de­vel­oper needs and take the lead in getting them implemented.

1999

Creative Services Multimedia Art Director, Macromedia

Managed 4 full time staff and up to 4 contract staff. Art Directed and pro­duced ad banners, promotional CD ROM's, and executive and marketing presentations.

1996-1999

Instructional Media Group Multimedia Producer, Macromedia

Managed 2 full time staff and up to 6 contract staff. Designed, im­ple­mented and managed the implementation of the "Show Me" instructional movies that shipped with Director 6 and 7, Flash 3, Dreamweaver 1 and 2.

1994-1995

Multimedia Producer, Sybase

Art Directed and produced international multimedia seminar series on Sybase products.

1992-1994

Multimedia Producer, Oracle

Art Directed and produced international multimedia seminar series on Oracle products.

1991-1992

Media Department Art Director, MacroMind (antecedent of Macromedia)

Managed 2 full time staff. Produced the in-box example and tutorial ma­ter­ial for Director 3.0, MediaMaker, Three-D and ACTION!

1989-1990

Art Director, The SoftAd Group (now ChannelNetLink goes off this site)

SoftAd, one of the first companies to create interactive ads, was an inter­national leader in desktop computer-based interactive advertising. Art directed, storyboarded and implemented multimedia for multiple clients including Abbot Labs, American Airlines, DEC, IBM, MCI, Nissan, Saab, United Airlines, US West, and Waters Millipore.

1984-1989

Multimedia Producer, Accent Software

Accent Software was the first company to create computer-based animated graphics for marketing and sales applications on personal computers. Designed, storyboarded and implemented multimedia for multiple clients including Ashton-Tate, BMW, Borland, Chase Manhattan Bank, Compaq, Dow Jones Publishing, Epson, HP, Hitachi, National Car Rental, Ogilvy & Mather, Software Publishing, and Toshiba.

1982-1984

Senior Graphics Designer, Videodetics

Videodetics manufactured the Videodex, one of the first point-of-sale interactive videotape controllers. Designed and implemented interactive video graphics and user interface of the Videodex system.

 

INDUSTRY PANELS

2001

Panel moderator and panelist, “The Future of 3D on the Web”

Macromedia User Conference

2000

Panel moderator, “Professional Tools for Shockwave 3D”

Macromedia User Conference

1999

Panelist, “3D Interfaces”

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Annual Convention, Interactive Media Sessions

1994

Panel moderator, “Animation with Director 3.0”

Macromedia User Conference

 

AWARDS

1996

Gold Award, “Interscope Records: Primus, Tales from the Punchbowl”

New Media Magazine Invision Awards

1996

Gold Award, “Interscope Records: Primus, Tales from the Punchbowl.”

New Media Magazine Invision Awards

1996

K Through 12 Gold Award,

“Zelos Interactive Learning: Team SAT.”
Cinema in Industry Education Awards (CINDY)

1995

Summit Best of Show and Gold Award for Education

“Zelos Interactive Learning: Team SAT”
International Interactive Communications Society (IICS)

 

JUDGING

2002

International Electronic Multimedia Awards (EMMAS)

2001

Art Directors Club of New York 80th Annual Awards, New Media Division

1993-2000

New Media Magazine Invision Awards

 

AFFILIATIONS

2001

Macromedia Flash Product Advisory Board

 

Specialized Skills

SOFTWARE TOOLS & LANGUAGES

    Cross-platform adept with most interactive media, image editing, video, sound, web-design, three-d modeling and programming tools and languages:
  • Expert in Adobe Flash, Director, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Corel Painter, Cycling '74 MAX/MSP, Arduino
  • Proficient in Apple FinalCut, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Audacity, Sony SoundForge, Digidesign ProTools, Symbolic Sound Kyma, Cycling '74 Jitter
  • Expert in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Flash ActionScript 2.0 & 3.0, and Lingo
  • Expert in designing and fabricating electronics with Arduino CPUs
  • Proficient in C++, Processing, and CGI

 

CREATIVE & ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS

    Advanced experience in:
  • Leading the creative process through group brainstorming and critique
  • Developing and guiding the development of storyboards and ideation methods
  • Developing and guiding the development of project timelines and deliverables
  • Working with groups and individuals on developing their own creative process

 



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