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Born 1989, Washington, DC
Lives and works in Washington, DC

IAN MCDERMOTT


EDUCATION

2012

University of Maryland, College Park, MD
BA, Studio Art, Cum Laude
Minor, Art History


WORK EXPERIENCE

July 2017 - Present







Dec 2011 - Present

 

 






Jan 2013 - Sep 2016








May 2012 - Sep 2012

 



Sep 2011 - May 2012





May - Aug 2010
May - Aug
2009

Creative Technologist, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
•Develop technology-based applications, installations and devices to enhance the visitor experience within a highly trafficked contemporary art museum
•Develop programming for teens in digital and media arts for the museum’s education space, ARTLAB
•Mentor teens with techniques, concepts and professional development in the arts
•Write grant applications to fund ARTLAB

New Media Consultant, Washington, DC
•Produce and edit video for live comedy shows, online advertisements and commissioned artwork
•Develop After Effects Expressions, Python scripts and Processing sketches for special effects, CGI, and generative artwork
•Create posters, flyers, ads and illustrations for live shows, magazines and web content
•Design logos, identity, and motion graphics for individuals and small businesses
•Offer clients professional advice in regards to aesthetics and marketing tactics

Expert Production Artist, CustomInk, Fairfax, VA
• Create and adjust custom artwork for screen and digital printing, embroidery, and sublimation.
• Determine most effective approach for designs in regards to aesthetics, print quality, color separation, typography, style matching, and customer feedback.
• Streamline the art team's productivity and accuracy by fine-tuning redraw methods and programming actions within Illustrator and Photoshop.
• Compile and archive art department's work in a cloud database for future reuse

Public Commission, College Park, MD
• Helped design a digital gallery for the McKeldin Library at the University of Maryland
• Used Java and camera network technology to create an interactive digital art installation

Woodshop Monitor, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
• Ran open studio hours, allowing students to safely work on sculpture projects after class
• Advised students on aesthetic, conceptual and technical decisions concerning their work
• Organized and maintained the tools and woodshop facilities

Graphic Design Intern, Prince George’s Arts Council, Hyattsville, MD
• Compiled and developed visual artist registry for Wordpress site
• Designed and lead art direction for flyers, advertisements, identity, and banners
• Sorted grant applications from local artists and arts organizations


AWARDS

2018


2014
 

2012


2011, 2010

 

Smithsonian Youth Access Grant
Smithsonian Year of Music Grant x2

Exercises for Emerging Artists Fellowship,
Transformer Gallery DC

Colonel Wharton Award,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship (CAPA),
University of Maryland, College Park, MD


SKILLS

DESIGN
Adobe CC
Photoshop
Illustrator
Bridge
InDesign
LightRoom
Dreamweaver
Premiere
After Effects
Vector Magic
Font Explorer
Blender
RepetierHost
MatterControl

AUDIO
Reaper
Komplete Audio Suite

 

INSTRUMENTS
Moog Synthesizer
Guitar
Piano
Bass

TECHNICAL  SKILLS
Woodworking
Welding
Screen Printing
Oil/Acrylic Painting
3D Printing

CODING
Processing
openFrameworks
Arduino
HTML
CSS
Javascript

WORKING PROFICIENCY
Python
Actionscript
Unity 2D
Cinema 4D


SELECTED
GROUP

EXHIBITIONS

2016

2015

 

2014



2013

2012








2011




2010

Art as Politics, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC

Readymade@100, Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC
Fermata - Coda, Artisphere, Arlington, VA 

Complexities Nuvo-Avant-Garde, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC
framework #483, Framework Radio, London, United Kingdom

Sweet Art, Area 405, Baltimore, MD

(e)merge Art Fair, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, DC
Against the Grain , The Artdc Gallery, Hyattsville, MD, 
Threshold, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 
On Loan, Area 405, Baltimore, MD,  
The Catbird Seat, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Polymorphism, 39th Street Gallery Corridor, Brentwood, MD

GMU Print Symposium, George Mason University Art Gallery, Fairfax, VA
Sadat Art for Peace, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 

Expectations, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Sadat Art for Peace, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD


SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2016


2015
 

 



2014

 



 


2013

 





2012

 

 

David Liebe Hart, Cartoon Weapons, Jack on Fire, MOTHERKNUCKLE, Songbyrd Music House, Washington, DC

Church Night Holiday Spectacular, Black Cat, Washington, DC
The Show of No Return, Lincoln Theatre, With Tim Heidecker, Brett Gelman and Wham City Comedy
Church Night, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh, UK

The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Closing Ceremonies, Lincoln Theatre, With Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro and Wham City Comedy

Brightest Young Things Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents Wild Horses Improv Troupe, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, With Lauren Lapkus and Wild Horses Improv
Quiet Cabaret, Furthermore, Washington, DC, 

Bentzen Ball: Theme Park Improv Show, U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC, 
Crime Buster Blast-Off 3000 (Yeah!), Capital Fringe Festival, Washington, DC
SOAPBOX: The Comceptual Art Review 2013, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC, 
Aftermath - Plot, Artisphere, Arlington, VA

SOAPBOX: The Comceptual Art Review 2012, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC
Happening Hour: Comedy Conceptual, The Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC
The DC Improv, Washington, DC, DC's Funniest College Competition Finals 
Lumen8 Anacostia, The Lightbox, Washington, DC


PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2012

McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD


PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

https://www.washingtonian.com/2018/09/24/smithsonian-robot-pepper-create-music-visual-art-hear-creepy-sample-tracks/
https://dcist.com/story/18/09/21/this-robot-is-your-new-smithsonian/
https://www.fastcompany.com/90243683/meet-the-robotic-museum-guide-that-will-turn-art-into-sound-for-the-visually-impaired

www.mdtheatreguide.com/2013/07/fringe-review-crime-buster-blast-off-3000/
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/fringe/2013/07/18/hip-shot-crime-buster-blast-off-3000/
http://dcist.com/2013/07/capital_fringe_2013_crime_buster_bl.php

Stylus: A Journal of Literature and Art, ed. Dylan Bargteil

 

2018





2013




2012