For over ten years, Artie worked in the interactive industry as a designer, developer, project manager, user researcher and product manager. His work included digital solutions for a diverse set of firms including toy maker Hasbro, Inc., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s innovative Bioinformatics Research Center, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Aplia Learning and Thomson Publishing/Cengage Learning. Through leading inter-disciplinary teams in the creation of digital products and platforms, Artie saw the positive transformative effect interactive media can have across all disciplines.
This experience fuels a passion for engaging with diverse students in exploring and coming to grips with the ramifications of interactive media in their field of pursuit. His current research, design, development and consulting work also explores this transformative effect.
Artie earned his Bachelors in Science in digital design from the University of Cincinnati. His work has been presented at the TED 2011 conference, earned awards from ID Magazine and Macromedia and published was in the book Type in Motion 2. Before joining AIMS, Artie taught part time in DAAP at the University of Cincinnati for eight years. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Interaction Design and Game Development at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He consults for firms making the transition from traditional media to interactive media. At home, Artie partners with his wife Lisa (also a designer) in raising their two rambunctious, but wonderful, young boys.