The Department of Design is pleased and excited to welcome back two OSU alumni, artists and scholars: Scott Swearingen and Kyoung Lee Swearingen. Both graduated from Ohio State in 2004 with an MFA in Art (Art & Technology). They also spent a considerable amount of time at ACCAD while graduate students. This autumn 2016, they will be new faculty members in the Department of Design.
Kyoung Lee Swearingen, prior to joining the Department of Design faculty, worked as an Assistant Professor of Animation in Arts and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas and has worked in the film industry for the last decade as a Technical Director of Lighting at Pixar Animation Studios and DNA Productions. She has worked on a variety of features and shorts including: Ratatouille, Wall-E, UP, Cars 2, Toy Story 3, Brave, Monsters University, Presto, La Luna, The Blue Umbrella, Mater’s Tall Tales, Partly Cloudy, Ant Bully and the Jimmy Neutron TV series. Her work has claimed numerous awards from the Academy Awards, BAFTA, Visual Effects Society, The American Film Institute, as well as many others.
Scott Swearingen, prior to joining the Department of Design faculty was an Assistant Professor of Arts and Technology at The University of Texas at Dallas and has worked in the video game industry since 2003, primarily as a Level Designer. He has worked on a variety of award-winning games and franchises including Medal of Honor, The Simpsons, Dead Space, and The Sims.
This December, both Kyoung and Scott will attend SIGGRAPH Asia where they will present their workshop, Creating Virtual Environments with 3D Printing and Photogrammetry.