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Resumé

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
 

“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

 


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 Degree
ITP: Interactive Telecommunications Program

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


Summary of Technical Skills

Hardware:
Projection (multi-screen, mapping, etc.) Micro-controllers (Arduino and physical sensors Smart Automation (home/business)
MIDI controllers (premade and custom)
DMX theater lighting
Wireless HDMI
FM transmission
Kinect Camera
XBox 360 controller Mac integration
360 Ricoh Theta
Custom 6x GoPro 360/VR rig
3D Printers (premade and custom)
UAV (drones)
XBee/ZigBee, XPort
LEAP sensor
Oculus Rift DK2
Roku, FireStick (Kodi auto-launch)
Computer maintenance, repair, and technical support

Software:
Mac and Windows Operating Systems Adobe CC
– Illustrator, Photoshop, Animate, After Effects Processing (JAVA)
Resolume Arena
Arduino
P5.js
Stencyl
Max
Cura
BookWright/BookSmart
MakerBot
Modul8
MPEG Streamclip
PyCharm
Repeteir Host
TeamViewer
Twine
WaveTick/WaveClock
Keynote
Vezer
Flash
HTML/CSS
WordPress
Other 3rd party utilities


Exhibitions

Solo
In One Ear…, Oklahoma Contemporary 2016 MuTED, TEDxKC 2016

Group
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
Weather Shelter: San Diego, CA
Center for Justice and Reconciliation
Floresta International
Heart to Heart International
Tisch Graduate Student Organization ITP representative