Lucas Dimick

 

Lucas Dimick is an artist, educator and an award winning independent animator.  He works in a wide range of media from paint on canvas to hand-drawn and computer animation.

Lucas has also worked professionally as a graphic and motion graphic artist in New York and Denver.

Lucas’s animations have been screened at The Big Muddy, Boston Underground and Chicago Underground Film Festivals.  His twenty-three minute animated film, Prison_Beta won Best Animation at the 2008 Chicago Underground Film Festival.

Lucas received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Film, Video and New Media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

He currently lives and teaches in Austin, TX.

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CURRICULUM VITAE//

LUCAS W DIMICK
512.699.0271
lwdimick (at) mac (dot) com
www.lwdimick.com

ART + ANIMATION + DESIGN

EDUCATION

THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (SAIC) • Chicago, IL
MFA • Film, Video and New Media • May 2008

Masters student under James Elkins (E.C. Chadbourne Professor in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) , Jim Trainor, Christopher Sullivan, Christopher Cutrone, Gregg Bordowitz and Jon Cates with a concentration in Animation and New Media.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO • Greeley, CO
BA • Graphic Arts • August 1999

Bachelors student under Eugene Hoffman with a concentration in Illustration.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – ACADEMIC

Assistant Professor - Media Arts and Animation  •  THE ART INSTITUTE OF AUSTIN  •  Austin, TX  -  2014 - present

Full Time Faculty  •  THE ART INSTITUTE OF AUSTIN  •  Austin, TX  -  2010 - 2014

Adjunct Faculty  •  THE ART INSTITUTE OF AUSTIN  •  Austin, TX  -  2008 - 2010

Teaching Assistant • THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (SAIC) • Chicago, IL - 2006 – 2008
 

COURSES TAUGHT AND DEVELOPED

Media Arts and Animation,

THE ART INSTITUTE OF AUSTIN

Developed the curriculum and taught the following courses:

CA120 – Storyboarding

CA215 – 2D Animation Principles

CA220 – Language of Animation & Film

CA235 – Digital Ink and Paint

CA251 – Character and Object Design

CA403 – Animation Portfolio Preparation

GD402 – Design Team

DFVP224 – Media Theory and Criticism


Taught the following courses:

ART106 – Design Fundamentals

ART108 – Observational Drawing

ART111 – Perspective Drawing

ART114 – Color Fundamentals

CA305 – Motion Graphics

GD105 – Digital Imaging


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – NONACADEMIC

Directory Advertising Consultant  •  DEX MEDIA INC  •  Aurora, CO  -  2003 – 2004

• Yellow Page Print and Internet Sales


Graphic Artist  •  BARKER DESIGN INC  •  Denver, CO  -  2001 – 2003

• Annual Report Layout and Design • Web Design • Flash and After Effects Animation

 
Graphic Artist  •  THOMAS PUBLISHING INC  •  New York, NY  -  1999 – 2001

• Web Design • Brochure and Exhibit Design


AWARDS

Best Animation  •  MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  •  Hagerstown, MD - May 2014
- Production Designer / Lead Animator

Best Animation  •  CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL  •  Chicago, IL - October 2008
- Writer / Director / Animation


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS + SCREENINGS

MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL • Hagerstown, MD – May 2014

HIGH DESERT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL • Pahrump, NV – May 2014

SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL • Santa Fe, NM – May 2014

BIG EASY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL • New Orleans, LA – April 2014

DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL • Dallas, TX – April 2014

KANSAS CITY FILMFEST • Kansas City, MO – April 2014

Drawable • F.L.A. GALLERY • Gainesville, FL – Fall 2013

The Austin Series VOL.2: BRUSHED MEDIUM • GALLERY BLACK LAGOON • Austin, TX - May 2012

EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR • Austin, TX – November 2011

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL • Chicago, IL - June 2011

Faculty Exhibition • STILL MOVING • Austin, TX – October 2010

Faculty Exhibition and Lecture Series • ART INSTITUTE OF AUSTIN • Austin, TX – June 2009

BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL • Boston, MA - March 2009

BIG MUDDY FILM FESTIVAL • Carbondale, IL - February 2009

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL • Chicago, IL - October 2008

MFA Film, Video, and Audio Presentations  •  GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER  •  Chicago, IL - May 2008

4D, Animation Show  •  DECKELEW AND BENSLEY  •  Chicago, IL - April 2008

Miyumi Project + Films • AV-AERIE • Chicago, IL - December 2007