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Name: Alan Schaffer
Current Location: NYC
Languages: Spanish and English
Web: www.alanschaffer.com
Email: Schaffer.alan(AT)gmail.com

Profile

Multidisciplinary artist and designer exploring the field of interaction and visual communication. Team leader and collaborator. Clear vision for supporting creative solutions. Fast learner and problem solver. Tactical and methodical. Strong aesthetic eye and facility to identify trends. Creativity and curiosity for experimental ideas.

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Web Design Web Development Interface Design Project Management Creative Direction UI/UX 3D HTML CSS JS JQ Game Design Video Animation Graphic design Print Interactive installation


Softwares

Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Max5 Ableton Live WordPress Adobe creative suite Sketch up Final Cut Unity3D ProTools Cinema4D Max3D Quartz After Effects

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Exhibitions

2012 "Fractal-Time", Music video, Sonar Barcelona. International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media.
2011 "InInternetWeTrusts", Projection, BYOB Game Edition, New York.
2011 "Untitle", Projection, BYOB, Miami.
2011 "UVNile", Group Performance, PPOW Gallery, New York.
2011 "Waiting", Digital Video, GLOBAL HOUSE at kunsthalle gwangju, Korea.
2011 "InInternetWeTrusts", Installation, MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, New York.
2011 "NewWwebs", Interactive Installation, MFA Computer Art Open Studios, School of Visual Arts, New York.
2010 "Xtream", Interactive Installation and video, MFA_CA Open Studios, School of Visual Arts, New York.
2007 "Respira", La Dinamo Art Space, Madrid.
2006 "The Box", Illustration, Tranfiguart, Museo Reina SofĂ­a, Madrid.

Publications

2012 "Ritual Boyfriend",ibook, badlandsunlimited's "How to download a boyfriend".
2012 "BeniYork", Digital Collage, Dismagazine.com.
2012 "Bling Love HD", Co-operative artwork, Cloaque.org.
2011 "Pixel Nature", Photography, The Nantural Way.

Reviews

2012 "An Online Collaborative Collage", www.hyperallergic.com
2012 "Explore cyber society", www.originsoftheworld.blogspot.de
2011 "The new generation of digital artists", www.newscientist.com
2009 "Experimental Designers", A4 magazine, Madrid.

Experience


Vice President of Product Development
MODE30

June 2011 - NYC
- Managed and develop project concept, scheduele and strategies.
- Front end design and user experience.
- Wrote, directed and produced promotional videos.

Game developer
Animorphous, Inc

April 2012 - April 2012 NYC
- Creative direction.
- Builded and designed application's architecture.
- Designed and developed real-time 3D interactions.

Digital Artist Assistant
Lillian Schwartz

August 2009 - May 2011 NYC
Pioneer Computer artist.
- Organized, re-digitized, optimized and archived Lillian's work for the web.
- Created and organized local archive for Lillian's work.
- Builded and designed interactive 3D environments.

Web Designer
ShiftSpace.org

2009 - 2010 NYC
- HTML and CSS development.
- Designed look and feel of the new "notes" application.
- Produced and organized product video presentation
- Developed time sheets, dialogues and storyboards.

Education


School of Visual Arts

Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Computer Art & Programming
2009 - 2011
Web Programming, UI/UX, Video and Audio, Interactive Installation, New Media studies.
Activities and Societies: Class representative

Istituto Europeo di Design

Undergrad, Graphic Design
2004 - 2007
Layouts, Typography, Photography, Color Management, Semiotics, Wireframes, Prototyping, Motion Graphics, Web design.

Continuing Education


NYU

Information Technology Project Management
2009 - 2009

School of Visual Arts

Project Management for Creatives
2008 - 2008

School of Visual Arts

Screen printing
2008 - 2008

BIO

Alan Schaffer is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer based in New York City. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, he earned his BFA in Graphic Design from Madrid's Istituto Europeo di Design in 2007 and his MFA in Computer Art from School of Visual Arts, New York, in 2011 while also attending the NYU Project Management program. Alan's focus within the SVA Masters program included both programming and interactive installation, and his explorative art and design work concentrates on user interaction and the field of visual communication.

WORK

Alan establishes immediate viewer familiarity through the use of common digital symbols. Combining these symbols with creative user interfaces Alan allows the viewer to interact and experience the work on their own terms. As Alan's practice is based in digital technology, his appreciation for the history of technological evolution is evident in each interface. Having grown up with the advent of computer as game console, "games" such as Mario-Paint or Simcity make their minimalist mark in his work. Alan's work takes on the quality of a collage or remix, engaging in non-linear narratives to capture a compressed experience of contemporary life. Alan Schaffer's influences, visual language and artistic practices combine to reflect pop- and socio-cultural shifts within digital technology.