I've been involved in many aspects of computer art/computer graphics and learning. First as a student and pioneer of the medium at Michigan State University (MSU). Followed by several years of professing engineering graphics, computer graphics and computer art at The Ohio State University (OSU). Followed by being called upon to start a program at Northern Illinois University (NIU), College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Art, Department of Design called Electronic Media where I was an Associate Professor of Design.
I left academics when presented with an opportunity to work for Pixar. My first role at Pixar was as RenderMan™ Evangelist marketing their 3D rendering technology. When the company reorganized I took a side trip to start a Renderman™ accessory company called The VALIS Group with three other Pixar employees. I rejoined the company as their International Marketing Manager and established a global distribution nework for shrink-wrapped desktop rendering software products. After the success of Toy Story my role changed again, this time to market and assist in the development of edutainment products based on the characters from the animated film.
When Pixar gave up Pixar Interactive and became an animation studio I went to work at Anderson Consulting as a Learning Architect. There I found my niche designing graphics for multimedia training products. After several years my division morphed into Accenture Learning and I started designing E-Learning graphics and managing projects. I "retired" fron Accenture Learning and relocated to Pinellas County Florida.
I came out of full retirement and taught took a position as an adjunct at the Art Institute of Tampa to teach E-Learning, Web Design and Interactive Media classes. After several years I left AITA and took a position as a Professional Trainer at the Workforce Institute in the Corporate Training department of Saint Petersburg College. Currently, I am an adjunct in their Humanities/ Fine Arts/ Digital Media department.
A pictorial representation of my life. Education milestones over Years over Employment milestones.