Resumé

“The most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human.”

– John Naisbitt

David Steele Overholt

Assistant Professor of Interactive Arts
Kansas City Art Institute
tinkering, trying, flying, installing, designing, watching, connecting, playing, and mixing
in Kansas City, USA


Professional Experience

Current

Kansas City Art Institute 2010 – current
Kansas City, MO
Assistant Professor
Interactive Arts Program (2014 – current)
School of the Foundation Year (2010 – 2013, 2015, 2016)

Freelance Designer 2002 – current
Commercial client list

 

Past

New York University 2009 – 2010
New York, NY
Adjunct Professor
School of Continuing and Professional Studies:
Design, Digital Arts, and Film Program

Howcast Media, Inc. 2009 – 2010
New York, NY
Web Designer

TED Conferences 2008 – 2009
New York, NY
Design and Web Usability Internship

New York University 2007
New York, NY
Graduate Housing Assistant Manager
Off Campus Housing Office

Point Loma Nazarene University 2005 – 2008
San Diego, CA
Adjunct Professor
Department of Art and Design

Dodeci Incorporated 2003 – 2006
San Diego, CA
Owner, Art Director, Client Relations Manager

Education

New York University 2007-2009
New York, NY
Master of Professional Studies
ITP: Interactive Telecommunications Program

Point Loma Nazarene University 2001-2003
San Diego, CA
Bachelors of Arts Degree in Art: Graphic Design

 

Exhibitions

TEDxKC, 2017
Museum at Prairiefire, 2017
RecordBar, 2017
In One Ear…, Oklahoma Contemporary 2016
MuTED, TEDxKC 2016
Digitalfile, 2016
Song Birds in Winter, Artsounds 2015
Foundation 50, 2016
Last Frontier, Charlotte Street 2012
On Watch: KCAi Artspace Gallery 2012
Narrow Margins: KCAi Faculty Show 2011
New York University ITP Gallery, Spring, Winter and Thesis Shows 2007, 2008, 2008, 2009
Point Loma Nazarene Faculty Show 2005
Point Loma Nazarene University Undergraduate Showcase 2003

 


Press

The Oklahoman
KC Star
The Pitch KC
New York Magazine: Daily Intelligencer Fulbright Academy
Core77 Design Blog
G. Taylor McKnight (Chime.TV, Podbop) Finding America
Create Magazine featured designer

Community Involvement

FATE: Foundations in Art Theory and Education
Guest Speaker: Restoration Arts, William Jewell College

Former Member of:
IxDA, YMCA, AIGA, Salvation Army weekly food distribution: San Diego, CA, Mid-City Weather Shelter: San Diego, CA, Center for Justice and Reconciliation, Floresta International, Heart to Heart International, Tisch Graduate Student Organization ITP representative


Summary of Technical Skills

Hardware:

Projection (multi-screen, mapping, etc.)
Microcontrollers and DC Electronics (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and physical sensors)
Smart Automation (home/business)
MIDI controllers (premade and custom)
DMX theater lighting
Wireless HDMI
FM transmission, FM headphones
Microsoft Kinect
XBox 360 controller(s)
360: Ricoh Theta, custom 6x GoPro 360/VR rig
Printr Bot Jr, 3D Printers (premade and custom)
Laser Engraving/Cutting
DJI Mavic Pro Drone
XBee/ZigBee, XPort
LEAP sensor
Oculus Rift
Roku, FireStick (Kodi auto-launch)

Software:

Mac and Windows Operating Systems
Adobe CC: Illustrator, Photoshop, Animate, After Effects
Google: Sheets, Documents, Photos
Resolume Arena
Stencyl
Vezer

Other 3rd party utilities:
Keynote
GitHub
MyDMX3
BookWright
Visual Studio Code
TeamViewer
OBS
Steam
MindNode Pro
Syphon

Coding:

Processing: JAVA, p5.JS, R, REPL, Android
Arduino: C/C++
MaxMSP
TouchDesigner
Actionscript
Python
HTML/CSS
Scratch
Twine