Dan Swanson

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Rockford, Illinois


About Me

*Please see my online portfolio at www.coroflot.com/swansondesign for the latest photo-realistic renders in Maxwell Render!

I have 10+ years experience in the field of New Media. My educational accomplishments include a BFA in Photo/Film/Electronic Media from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an MFA in Computer Animation from the International Fine Arts College (now MIUAD) in Miami, Florida.

A selection of my graphic design and animation work can be viewed on YouTube, the address available in my resume. My knowledge includes Adobe products, including After Effects, and Autodesk Maya, a high end 3D program which was our main focus and concentration in graduate school.

I have been teaching animation and graphic design online since 2003. I have worked for four different universities, and have taught everything from art foundation courses, Autodesk Maya and Adobe programs. My most recent teaching assignment was developing 2 courses in Maya for Baker College Online, located in Flint, Michigan. I am also the adjunct professor instructing these courses. I also recently taught a Graduate-level course in Adobe After Effects for the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Adobe Captivate is one program I use in development.

I have been in the industry since 2001.


Added on 5/24/2011

Swanson Demo Reel

My demo showing work completed in Autodesk Maya, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Photoshop. Sound was created in Sony Acid and Soundforge. A good collection of some great new work and a few older…


Contracted Web Content Coordinator Contracted Maya Animator, Architecture Adjunct Professor, Animation Multimedia Developer University Course Developer, Maya Animation SME or Subject Matter Expert


Autodesk Maya Adobe After Effects Adobe Photoshop Adobe Captivate Sony Acid Maxwell Render SolidWorks Adobe Suite

Associations / Organizations

National Art Education Association