Erik Westlund

Erik Westlund
Academic Leader
Campus: Tucson

Education

MFA, Computer Art, SCAD, 2005
BFA, General Fine Arts, MICA


Experience

My fine art work has been included in group exhibits in locations including The Eubie Blake Cultural Center, Baltimore City Hall and in the Capital Building in Washington DC. I also spent 2-years working with troubled adolescents from the inner city. Starting in 1994 I worked in print production for a major east coast printer servicing many Fortune 100 corporations, the Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens and starting in 1999 worked as a creative director in graphic design for a variety of nationally distributed trade publications. I have 13-years of Animation experience including freelance work, pro bono projects for charitable organizations as well as creating solo and collaborative independent shorts. My personal work has screened at festivals in Washington DC, Decatur GA, Savannah GA, Birmingham AL, Chattanooga TN, Tucson AZ, Portland OR and was nominated for the HBO Best Student Film Award in 2002. I'm a member of ASIFA Hollywood, have participated in SIGGRAPH for several years and served on the selection committee for the 7 Festival. I've taught in graphic design and animation since 2005 and headed a successful animation program in Raleigh, NC for 2-years before moving to Tucson. I should probably say something about my involvement in martial arts, music and audio production but I'll leave it there.