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I am a digital photographer, painter and sculptor, with a history of award winning art, exhibition and teaching experience. I have been an instructor of advanced digital theory, 2d design, interface design, digital painting, comic digital art and digital photo manipulation. I was on the faculty at the Art Institute of Seattle from 1996 to September of 2012. I have post-graduate credits in Photoshop advanced skills. I was a semifinalist in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards for both 2011 and 12 in Innovation in Teaching Traditional Media in Education.
I am a Guru Award finalist winner in the artistic category of Photoshop Digital Art at three world conferences (2001-03-05) hosted by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. In 2007-08 I was part of the Adobe team that helped develop and beta test Photoshop CS4. I also have been working with and teaching Photoshop as well as many other art subjects for over 28 years. I was a senior lecturer at SIGGRAPH 2007, San Diego.
I designed and facilitated a 13 day digital photography teaching tour of Italy in 2006 that created a learning atmosphere for students while enjoying a rich and unique cultural experience.
I taught InDesign at the Art Institute of Seattle for 16 years in the layout and design for books, comics and advertising, type design, etc.
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• Barry is a digital photographer, painter and sculptor, with a history of award winning art and exhibition experience. Instructor and master of advanced digital theory, Digital Photo Manipulation, 2D Design, Interface Design, Digital Matte Painting and Comic Digital Art with Post-graduate studies in Photoshop skills.
• He is a semifinalist acknowledged by Adobe in the “Adobe Design Achievement Awards” in 2011 and '12 for “Innovation in Traditional Media in Education”. This status was achieved through insightful teaching techniques and classroom oversight where leadership, management skills and people skills where honed as part of a faculty job description at The Art Institute of Seattle for the past 17 years.
• He was a Guru Award finalist winner in the artistic category of Photoshop Digital Art at three world conference competitions (2001-03-05) hosted by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals of which he is a member in good standing. This brought national exposure to his work and skill level.
• He is a key member of the Adobe consultant team that developed and beta tested Photoshop CS4. “I have been working with Photoshop for many years and made valuable contributions to the team. I have developed my professional and teaching skills in Photoshop to the highest levels as evidenced by the successes of my many students in the industry”.
I have both BFA and MFA degrees plus 16.5 years of teaching at the University level. Art theory is part of the classroom activities that are devoted to the composition of good design and visual communication. It is part of all color theory and 2D design class that I have taught.
I hold MFA and BFA degrees in Fine Art.
I have been a Mac computer user for over 30 years. Need I say more?
As a career artist with over 20 one man shows of my paintings in galleries and museums,I have classical training in painting with a BFA and MFA major in Painting.
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