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Education  
 
  • Master of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1986.
    • Awarded a Full Tuition Scholarship, a Mellon Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Studies in Art and Technology, and a Teaching Assistantship in film history and criticism.
    • Wrote programs for algorithmic raster image generation through sequential transformations (a precursor of image morphing). Demonstrated this software's artistic applications in animation and installation projects.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1984.
    • Admitted through the Filmmaking Department. Focused on film animation, studying both traditional techniques and then-emerging digital tools. Additional coursework in figure drawing and anatomy, holography, performance, and philosophy and criticism.
  • Undergraduate studies in the Semiotics Department of the American College of Rome, the International College of the University of Charleston, W.Va., 1982-83.
  • Undergraduate studies in the Physics and Engineering departments of the Università di Pisa, Italy, 1975-79.
Employment  
 
  • Faculty, full-time, Computer Graphics area of the Art Department, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA, from 1992 until retirement in 2013.
    • Art fundamentals classes: basic design; introduction to art; introduction to computer graphics.
    • Digital art classes, 3D: animation; modeling; technical introduction to modeling and animation.
    • Digital art classes, multimedia: interactive authoring; digital 2D animation; web media.
    • Digital art classes, 2D: digital illustration; digital painting; desktop publishing.
    • Online classes: introduction to art; survey of computer applications in the visual arts.
    • Curriculum activities included enhancing student success in digital 3D classes (through a novel approach grounded in the fundamentals of sculpture and traditional animation), and distance learning development. Recently completed the revision of the computer graphics program, rewriting the entire class sequence (comprising orientation classes and advanced courses on 2D and 3D graphics, animation, video, interactive multimedia, and print and electronic publishing). Long-term curriculum interests include project-centered interdisciplinary collaborations with acting, engineering, dance, and music students and faculty; short-format narrative animation; and the role of open source software and ideas in the arts.
    • Responsible for computer lab administration: evaluate and specify hardware and software purchases, and interface new acquisitions with existing assets. Among the hardware integrated in the instructional process: 3D printers (Stratasys Dimension), 3D scanners (NextEngine) and haptic devices (SensAble) for 3D modeling, and full-body motion-capture for animation. Major commercial applications managed (i.e. checked against the needs of the curriculum, installed, and verified to be compatible with the operating environment): Adobe CS Suite (Acrobat, GoLive, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Director, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere, After Effects), Cinema 4D, DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut Pro, LightWave, Maya, Peak LE, Pro Tools Free, QuarkXPress, ToonBoom Studio, VectorWorks, ZBrush. Desktop and network system software: Mac OS, Mac OS X, other Unix variants (including various Linux distributions), Mac OS X Server, Windows.
    • Responsible for maintaining an Internet presence for the computer graphics program. Web development research focused on accessibility, with an emphasis on U.S. Rehabilitation Act Section 508 compliance.
    • Other instructional activities included developing and teaching an interactive computer multimedia job training program, and workshops on computer multimedia for community college faculty.
    • Served in the academic senate as fine arts division representative, and on campus-wide committees for distance learning, instructional computing, and staff development.
  • Faculty, part-time, Learning Tree University, Costa Mesa, CA, 2000-2001.
    • Developed and taught introductory overview of children's book illustration.
  • Guest lecturer, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1989.
    • Made presentations regarding the impact of digital media on the visual arts.
  • Faculty, full-time, Computer Art, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1987-1992.
    • Hired to build from the ground up a computer art program. Managed soft/hardware purchases, installed and administered a networked, multi-platform (Apple Macintosh, Sun 3/150, Pixar Image Computer II) teaching lab, augmented with a variety of peripherals. Designed and taught five-class instructional sequence covering: computers in the visual arts, computer art--2d, computer art--3d, computer art--animation, computer art--interactive.
    • Also taught traditional art classes in illustration and in lettering and layout, and foundations classes in design, and in color and drawing.
    • Designed and taught computer art and lab management workshops for high school teachers, and an orientation workshop on computer use for university art faculty.
  • Computer graphics consultant, part-time, Northwestern University Medical Library, Chicago, IL, 1987.
    • Set up and operated digital facilities for medical illustration and slide output.
  • Animation intern, part-time, David Alexovich Animation, Chicago, IL, 1984-86.
    • Worked in a variety of animation capacities on several films released by Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corp. and other clients: The Time Line, Grouping Living Things, Classifying Living Things (Best Instructional Film, Barcelona Film Festival; Cine Golden Eagle), Human Reproduction, Stonehenge, Geological Time.
  • Animation intern, part-time, Cioni Artworks, Chicago, IL, 1983.
    • Worked as background artist and animator of cutouts on the film ED.
Illustration Work | Science | Religion | History | Additional | Periodicals | Manuals |
Picture books, science

Gli antichi astronomi, text by Alfonso Pérez de Laborda. Jaca Book, Milano, 2007, ISBN 978-88-16-57266-9.
L'astronomia moderna, text by Alfonso Pérez de Laborda. Jaca Book, Milano, 2008, ISBN 978-88-16-57267-6.
Dalla relatività al big bang, text by Alfonso Pérez de Laborda. Jaca Book, Milano, 2007, ISBN 978-88-16-57268-3.
L'idea di universo oggi, text by Alfonso Pérez de Laborda. Jaca Book, Milano, 2008, ISBN 978-88-16-57269-0.
Box set of all 4 volumes, ISBN 978-88-16-57338-3.

The four books listed above were also published in the following languages:
Catalan
Series "La història de l'astronomia i del cosmos", Ediciones del Laberinto, Madrid, 2008.
  • Els antics astrònoms, ISBN 978-8484832959.
  • L'astronomia moderna, ISBN 978-8484832966.
  • De la teoria de la relativitat al big bang, ISBN 978-8484832973.
  • La idea de l'univers avui, ISBN 978-8484832980.
Spanish
Series "La historia de la astronomía y del cosmos", Ediciones del Laberinto, Madrid, 2010.
  • Los antiguos astrónomos, ISBN 978-8484832867.
  • La astronomía moderna, ISBN 978-8484832874.
  • De la teoría de la relatividad al big bang, ISBN 978-8484832881.
  • La idea del universo hoy, ISBN 978-8484832898.

Storia degli antichi astronomi, text by Alfonso Pérez de Laborda. Jaca Book, Milano, 1984, ISBN 88-16-57014-8.
Storia dell'astronomia moderna, text by Alfonso Pérez de Laborda. Jaca Book, Milano, 1984, ISBN 88-16-57015-6.
Storia dell'universo, text by Alfonso Pérez de Laborda. Jaca Book, Milano, 1984, ISBN 88-16-57016-4.

The three volumes listed above were also published in additional languages:
Spanish
Series "El hombre y el cosmos", Ediciones Encuentro, Madrid, 1984.
  • Los antiguos astrónomos, ISBN 84-7490-099-9.
  • La astronomía moderna, ISBN 84-7490-100-6.
  • La formación del universo, ISBN 84-7490-101-4.
French
Series "Histoire du ciel et de la terre", Librairie Classique Eugène Belin, Paris, 1984.
  • Les premiers astronomes, ISBN 2-7011-0490-4
  • L'astronomie moderne, ISBN 2-7011-0491-2
  • Depuis le Big Bang, ISBN 2-7011-0492-0
Japanese
Librio Shuppan, Tokyo.
These books relate the early history of mankind's expanding knowledge about the cosmos; segue into a presentation of modern astronomers and their theories concerning celestial bodies; and finally attempts a conjectural history of the universe since its inception, based on the opinions of contemporary scientists. This wide range of subjects called for stringent accuracy in the presentation of scientific facts and hypotheses, and for lively depictions of historical events.
Picture books, religion

La Creazione, text by Enrico Galbiati. Jaca Book, Milano, 1982. Published in English as The Creation, Winston Press, Minneapolis, 1983, ISBN 0-86683-191-6, OCLC 9721260.

Also issued in other languages by the following publishers:
Croat
Krscanska Sadasnjost, Zagreb.
French
Le Centurion, Paris, ISBN 2-227-61037-9.
German
Kaffke Verlag, Regensburg, ISBN 3873910497.
Hungarian
Agape, Novi Sad.
Japanese
Daughters of St.Paul, Tokyo, ISBN 4-7896-0217-6, OCLC 673302637.
Slovene
Ognjišče, Koper.
Spanish
Ediciones Encuentro, Madrid, ISBN 84-7490-084-0.
This volume, the first of seven on the history of the Bible, posed challenging problems related to a correct yet vivid rendition of events and concepts occurring in the Book of Genesis and in other cosmogonic accounts.
Picture books, history Nasce l'uomo moderno, Jaca Book, Milano, 1980. New edition published in 2005, reissued in 2012, ISBN 978-88-16-57236-2.
Published in English as The Church in the Age of Humanism, Winston Press, Minneapolis, 1981, ISBN 0-03-056829-3, OCLC 8273078. Also issued in other languages by the following publishers:
Albanian
Krscanska Sadasnjost, Zagreb.
Croat
Krscanska Sadasnjost, Zagreb.
Dutch
N.V.Orbis Boekhandel, Antwerpen, ISBN 906492029X, OCLC 66061573.
French
Le Centurion et Hachette, Paris, ISBN 2010068734, OCLC 465394073. New edition published by Éditions CLD, Tours, 2006, ISBN 978-2854434859.
German
Patmos, Düsseldorf, ISBN 3-491-79246-0, OCLC 174497404.
Japanese
Daughters of St.Paul, Tokyo, ISBN 4-7896-0116-1, OCLC 674396677.
Polish
Jedność, Kielce, 2007, ISBN 978-83-7442-480-6, OCLC 749559913. Revised edition, 2014, ISBN 978-83-7660-294-3.
Slovene
Ognjišče, Koper, OCLC 442370985.
Spanish
Ediciones Encuentro, Madrid, ISBN 84-7490-067-0.
This volume, the sixth of ten on the history of Christianity, relates factual events of the 14th and 15th centuries. It required extensive research to ensure a faithful description of period costumes and environments.
Picture book contributions Credited for part of the illustrations in the following:
 

La vita quotidiana 15.000 anni fa, Jaca Book, Milano, 2003, ISBN 978-88-16-57193-8.

L'Antico Testamento, Jaca Book, Milano, 2001, ISBN 88-16-57178-0.

Also issued in other languages by the following publishers:
French
Buchet/Chastel, Paris, 2001, ISBN 2283741343.
Polish
Wydawnictwo Apostolicum, Ząbki, 2002, ISBN 83-7097-899-1, OCLC 749404958.

Il Nuovo Testamento, Jaca Book, Milano, 2001, ISBN 978-88-16-57184-6.

Also issued in other languages by the following publishers:
French
Buchet/Chastel, Paris, 2001.
Polish
Wydawnictwo Apostolicum, Ząbki, 2002, ISBN 83-7097-898-3, OCLC 749404958.

L'Universo, origine ed evoluzione, Jaca Book, Milano, 1993, ISBN 978-88-16-57070-2.

I Discepoli del Signore, Jaca Book, Milano, 1984, ISBN 88-16-56007-X. Published in English as The Lord's Followers, Winston Press, Minneapolis, 1985, ISBN 0-86683-197-5, OCLC 12659992.

Also issued in other languages by the following publishers:
Croat
Krscanska Sadasnjost, Zagreb.
French
Le Centurion, Paris.
German
Kaffke Verlag, Regensburg.
Japanese
Daughters of St.Paul, Tokyo, 1986, ISBN 4-7896-0216-8, OCLC 673833011.
Hungarian
Agape, Novi Sad.
Slovene
Ognjišče, Koper.
Spanish
Ediciones Encuentro, Madrid, ISBN 84-7490-123-5.

Esilio, ritorno, Giudaismo, Jaca Book, Milano, 1983. Published in English as Exile and Return, Winston Press, Minneapolis, 1984, ISBN 0-86683-195-9, OCLC 12660120.

Also issued in other languages by the following publishers:
Albanian
Croat
Krscanska Sadasnjost, Zagreb.
French
Le Centurion, Paris.
German
Kaffke Verlag, Regensburg.
Japanese
Daughters of St.Paul, Tokyo, 1986, ISBN 978-4-7896-0214-1, OCLC 673302618.
Hungarian
Agape, Novi Sad.
Slovene
Ognjišče, Koper.
Spanish
Ediciones Encuentro, Madrid, ISBN 84-7490-124-3.

Nella Terra Promessa, Jaca Book, Milano, 1983. Published in English as In the Promised Land, Winston Press, Minneapolis, 1983, ISBN 0-86683-193-2, OCLC 12660042.

Also issued in other languages by the following publishers:
Albanian
Croat
Krscanska Sadasnjost, Zagreb.
French
Le Centurion, Paris.
German
Kaffke Verlag, Regensburg.
Japanese
Daughters of St.Paul, Tokyo, 1986, ISBN 4-7896-0212-5, OCLC 674583545.
Hungarian
Agape, Novi Sad.
Slovene
Ognjišče, Koper.
Spanish
Ediciones Encuentro, Madrid, ISBN 84-7490-095-6.

Ai nostri giorni, Jaca Book, Milano, 1982. New edition published in 2006, reissued in 2012, ISBN 978-88-16-57240-9.

Published in English as The Church Today, Winston Press, Minneapolis, 1982, ISBN 0-86683-160-6. Also issued in other languages by the following publishers:
Albanian
Krscanska Sadasnjost, Zagreb, OCLC 875371005.
Croat
Krscanska Sadasnjost, Zagreb.
Dutch
N.V.Orbis Boekhandel, Antwerpen, ISBN 9064920338, OCLC 66062088.
French
Le Centurion et Hachette, Paris, ISBN 2227050373, OCLC 465383314.
German
Patmos, Düsseldorf, ISBN 3-491-79250-9, OCLC 179961360.
Japanese
Daughters of St.Paul, Tokyo, 1984, ISBN 4-7896-0120-X, OCLC 834157916.
Polish
Jedność, Kielce, 2007, ISBN 978-83-7442-480-6, OCLC 749756508. Revised edition, 2014, ISBN 978-83-7660-294-3. .
Slovene
Ognjišče, Koper, OCLC 442369897.
Spanish
Ediciones Encuentro, Madrid, ISBN 84-7490-062-X.
  On all books, responsibility was shared for the overall planning--while remaining in charge of page layout, research of visual reference materials, and the execution of the artwork.
Periodicals Artwork published in:
computer graphics Computer Pictures magazine, 1st Annual Art & Design Contest, 2nd Prize, Fine Art 3-D, 1993.

Educational Art and Design Slide Set, SIGGRAPH, Chicago, 1992

Click 1: The Brightest in Computer-Generated Design and Illustration, North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1990, ISBN 0-89134-348-2, OCLC 21444179.

Digital Image-Digital Cinema: SIGGRAPH '90 Art Show Catalog, Supplemental Issue 1990 of Leonardo, Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, Berkeley, CA, ISSN 0024-094X.

cartoons Regular contributions as illustrator/cartoonist to Il Sale, a weekly satirical magazine, Fininter, Milan, 1982-83.
sci-fi Occasional contributions to Grande enciclopedia della fantascienza, a science fiction weekly, Editoriale Del Drago, Milan, 1981.
Industrial Manuals Design and illustration credits for:
oil industry Two refinery operations manuals completed in 1983 for Foster Wheeler Management Operations, Ltd., London. One manual dealt with planning, the other with warehousing.
The job required the translation of verbal accounts of schedules and procedures into visual concepts which could enhance the instructional value of the manuals.
   
 
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