BFA in Media Arts & Animation, the drive for immersive art and user experience has piqued my interest in technical. I have delivered content to Microsoft – HoloAcademy in Redmond, University of Houston – Computer Science. I am also on a grant team for the National Science Foundation with Coastal Alabama College –developing workshops and content for Game Art and Design students.
Much in the way of opportunity has emerged through mentoring and volunteer work for the industry. During my internship with NASA – Johnson Space Center Animation Lab, I picked up some tools and methods to improve workflow on multiple fronts. My goal is to stay at the edge of technology and pipeline methods. This is so that I may be prepared for flux of the industry.
In my spare time, I deliver small workshops and guest speak on Art Demystification for Developers/the state of the industry. Research and general information gathered during conferences, from industry vets, and hubs around the nation has been a great fuel. It adds to the program we're creating for budding artists.