Matt Gilbert Resume

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Education Post-graduate work, Human-Computer Interaction, Georgia Tech, 2006-2007
BFA, Graphic Design, Art Center College of Design, 2005
Some classes in mathematics and computer science at Caltech, 2002

Experience Freelance graphic designer, Summer 2005-present

Art Institute of Atlanta   Atlanta, GA
Audio Electronics instructor, July 2009-present

Unless & Until   Atlanta, GA/Sewanee, TN
A collaborative multimedia project with painter Julie Püttgen, writer JS van Buskirk, and composer James Carlson (showing at Atlanta’s Whitespace gallery in May 2010)
Animator, April 2009-present

Railroad Earth   Atlanta, GA
Artist, graphic designer, programmer, and audio/video production, August 2007-September 2009

Gladdening Light   Winter Park, FL (telecommuted from Atlanta, GA)
“Where Faith and Art Meet”; performance art inspired by progressive Christian theology
Video artist, editor, and graphic designer, February 2008-January 2009

Emory-Tibet Science Initiative   Atlanta, GA
Emory University’s partnership with the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Buddhist monastaries to develop a science curriculum for monastics.
Assistant to the director, tech support, and math co-instructor, Summer 2008 workshop in India
Graphic designer for the Handbook of Science and other learning materials, Fall 2007

South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities   Greenville, SC
Surdna-funded artist-in-residence: worked with students and installed a piece on campus, July 2007
Designed the visual identity for the alumni exhibition with JT Helms, Greenville, SC, Summer 2005
Collaborated with John Warren on Notice, an installation in the Sakas Theatre lobby, Winter 2004

Sonic Generator   Atlanta, GA
Contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at Georgia Institute of Technology
Graphic designer: designed the posters for the 2007-2008 season
Animator: collaborated on videos for live performance on February 12, 2008 and March 26, 2007

Ethnographic studies of Indymedia and Georgia Tech's PRIDE Alliance   Atlanta, GA
Two research studies of online communities
Interviewer, writer and web designer, Spring 2007

Selene moon game   Atlanta, GA
NASA-funded (now NSF-funded) educational study with Ian Bogost at Georgia Tech and Debbie Reese at Wheeling Jesuit University
Game designer: designed a portion of the game about crater formation, Spring 2007

Riverplace Building, LLC   Greenville, SC
Assistant to John Warren for Focus, an installation in the lobby, Greenville, SC, Summer 2005

Fake I.D.   Los Angeles, CA
Graphic design firm in Los Angeles, CA
Web Developer: contributed to the design of, and developed the web site, Spring 2005

Caltech Center for Advanced Computing Research   Pasadena, CA
Research lab at Caltech in Pasadena, CA
Research Assistant: Researched the design of visual programming environments, Summer 2004

Awards NSF Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge semifinalist 2007, interactive media division for Selene
    More awards for Selene can be found at
Surdna-funded artist residency at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Summer 2007
SURF: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Caltech, Summer 2004
Dean's List, Art Center College of Design, several terms between 2001 and 2005

Computer Knowledge
After Effects
Final Cut Pro/DVD Studio Pro
InDesign and QuarkXPress

Programming Experience
Python (in FontLab and Blender)
PicBasic and PBasic

Some Experience With
GPS/GIS/KML (Google Earth)
LISP (Scheme)
IRIS Explorer

Special Skills
Electronics (circuit building)
Rapid prototyping (3D Printers,
laser cutters)
Microprocessor programming

Personal Interests
Ecological mapping
Music and sound
Visual programming
Sound controller design
Crocheting and other craft
Cellular automata

Simulation of complex systems
Constructionist learning
Other Experience Trees Atlanta/UrbanWatch ecological restoration at Fernbank Museum in Atlanta, GA
Volunteer, old growth forest surveying and mapping with GPS/GIS/KML, Winter 2008-present

Dorkbot-ATL "people doing strange things with electricity" in Atlanta, GA
Coordinator, Winter 2008-present

Public Broadcasting Atlanta Digital Design Jam workshop in Atlanta, GA
Moderator and design team leader to brainstorm the design of a social networking site, Fall 2007

Experimental Television Center artist residency program in Owego, NY
Collaborated with Monica Duncan, Winter 2007

Mad Housers non-profit based in Atlanta, GA
Volunteer, helping to build temporary shelter for homeless people, Fall 2006-Spring 2007

Pheonix NOLA neighborhood organization in Tulane-Gravier, New Orleans, LA
Volunteer, a few days of mold remediation and other services, Fall 2006

Design a Robot class at Art Center for Kids, Summer 2004
Teaching Assistant, teaching 8-10 year olds to build and program Lego Mindstorms robots

Metaphorical Programming discussion group
Teaching Assistant under instructor Michael Dobry, Fall 2003-Spring 2004

Proxy Toys product design firm
Prototype Product Designer, Fall 2003-Spring 2004

Portfolio online at References available upon request. Updated January 2, 2009.