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 & Events

Solo 

TEDxKC Act III, 2016
MuTED: Silent Sing-a-long
Kansas City

Oklahoma Contemporary, 2016
In One Ear…
Oklahoma City
Curated by Romy Owens

deadCenter Film Festival, 2016
Silent Rave
Oklahoma City

 

Group

Museum at Prairiefire, 2017
The Hobnobbing Prairie
Overland Park, KS

TEDxKC Act III, 2017
Smokey James and the Avalanche
Kansas City, MO

recordBar, 2017
Smokey James and the Avalanche
Kansas City

Madison House Presents, 2017
Smokey James and the Avalanche
Kansas City

Foundation 50th Anniversary, 2016
Searching for a Home
Kansas City

Digitalfile, 2016
Water Studies 1-5 (2001)
Kansas City

Make ’em Sing, Boys
Kansas City

ArtSounds, 2015
Song Birds in Winter
Kansas City

newFOUR, 2014
   On Godot
   Awaiting Adjudication

ArtSounds, 2012
Absence and Presence
Kansas City

Last Frontier, 2012
Charlotte Street Foundation
Kansas City

KCAI Artspace Gallery, 2012
On Watch: USHAHIDI
Kansas City

Narrow Margins: KCAI Faculty Show, 2011
Water Shredder (Waste Deep)
Kansas City

Spring, Winter and Thesis Shows, 2007, 2008, 2008, 2009
New York University
   Bitchy Bags
   Pinformation
   Robby the Racist Robot

Point Loma Nazarene Faculty Show, 2005
San Diego, CA

Point Loma Nazarene University Undergraduate Showcase, 2003
San Diego, CA

Press

New York Magazine: Daily Intelligencer

Core77 .com

The Oklahoman

Oklahoma Gazette

Kansas City Star

The Pitch KC

Ink KC

New York Magazine: Fulbright Academy

G. Taylor McKnight (Chime.TV, Podbop): Finding America

Create Magazinefeatured designer


Summary of Technical Skills and Equipment

Hardware:

Projection (multi-screen, mapping, etc.)
Microcontrollers and DC Electronics (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and physical sensors)
Drone Photo and Video (DJI Inspire 1 Pro, Mavic Pro, Phantom, 3DR Solo, Yuneec Typhoon G)
Smart Automation (home/business)
MIDI controllers (pre-made and custom)
DMX theater lighting
Wireless HDMI
FM transmission, FM headphones
Microsoft Kinect
XBox controller(s)
Ricoh Theta
6x GoPro
Printr Bot Jr, 3D Printers (premade and custom)
Laser Engraving/Cutting
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