|Date: July 1, 2016
Jan 2001 - June 2016: Academic Department Chair, Media Arts & Animation Department | Game Art & Design
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Current position: Principal / Managing Director
Westman Design Group, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA*
Service currently offered to academic communities:
1982-1988: full-time art teacher in the Swedish school system
1988-1993: freelance 2D/3D artist and animator.
1993-1995: full-time position as a digital artist and interface designer at AVM Dialog, AB, Gothenburg (part of a team developing cd-i titles for retailers)
Main client: The Volvo Car Corporation
Duties included pre-viz. design work, as well as the production work itself.
Projects included (93-95), interactive kiosk product presentations for the dealerships around the globe and an interactive ergonomics training course for the employees (at all levels) in the corporation.
Freelance and permanent positions since 1995:
Walt Disney Pictures and Television Information Services (FIS)
7th Level: 3D animation and 3D environment modeling, research and development stages for game titles in development.
Creative Capers: 2D compositing of sprite files for the Disney Interactive video game, "101 Dalmatians - Escape From DeVil Manor".
June, 1998 to December 1999, instructor: 3D modeling and animation at Mt. San Antonio College for the Applied Technology division, under the supervision of Dean John Heneise
Fall semester, 1999:
February-July, 2000: Web site development, Karrass Seminars
Europe: 1988 to 1995:
CD-I production, AVM Dialog, Gothenburg, Sweden 1993-95
Information consultant_-_Video graphics and computer animation, Promotion International, Varberg, Sweden 1992-93: Concept development for using desktop digital and video graphics presentations; Client base included Swedish Golf Association, Nutek (state department for technical and industrial development).
Broadcast video graphics, Graphic Insights, Gothenburg, Sweden 1988-92
DESIGN WITH DIGITAL TOOLS, Using New Media Creatively, Mark Von Wodtke,McGraw-Hill,2000 Contributing imagery and animation case studies; instructor and student work
Animation Tips & Tricks for Windows and Mac, Don and Melora Foley, Peachpit Press, 1997
Research Grants, 1990:
SGI/UNIX : 3.5 years production, multimedia design & instruction - Liberty (Aurora Systems),
PC/DOS,Windows (NT/2000/XP): 6 years production in television, video and multimedia - Crystal 3D Animator 32bit, Topaz Animator Pro32bit (3D), Autodesk 3D Studio , Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Animator Pro, Photoshop, Corel Photopaint 6.0, Lumina/Vista, Dream Weaver, Premiere, Cold Fusion
MAC: 2.5 years design and production - Photoshop, Sound Designer, Premier
More than 10 years experience combined in computer graphics art direction, design and production on 2D/3D illustration and animation systems, video editing, CD-I, CD-ROM and television systems.
Fluent in both English and Swedish