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EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University — Blacksburg, VA | 2009

Thesis project selected as Faculty Choice — top 30 in the graduating class

MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES (IN PROGRESS)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University — Blacksburg, VA | EXPECTED DEC 2019

Currently working towards a Master of Fine Arts degree, interested in spacial interactivity, projection mapping, digital fabrication, and visualization.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT - INSTITUTE FOR CREATIVITY ARTS & TECHNOLOGY — BLACKSBURG, VA | AUG 2018-PRESENT

Advanced dynamic projection mapping research using motion capture and real-time tracking systems, collaborative design and fabrication of ACCerlerate 2019 project, photography, videography, video editing

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR - SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS — BLACKSBURG, VA | SPRING 2019

Teach Principles of Visual Communication Design class including lectures, grading, and project conceptualization

GRADUATE ASSISTANT - TLOS LEARNING EXPERIENCE DESIGN — BLACKSBURG, VA | MAY 2018-AUG 2018

Manage media studio and train faculty on how to use equipment, learn the ins and outs of Kaltura and disseminate info to LED staff, create visuals for course materials

GRADUATE ASSISTANT - VIRGINIA TECH COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN STUDIES — BLACKSBURG, VA | AUG 2017-MAY 2018

Photography, videography, video editing, website design

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CO-CREATOR / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY & EDITOR

AWOL - Air Water or Land (Streaming TV series) | MAY 2018-PRESENT

Lead video and editing team, including on-location shooting, responsible for look and feel of show

ART DIRECTOR/DESIGNER

UNCORK-IT INC. — BLACKSBURG, VA | JAN 2012-MAY 2018

Print/publication/ad design, art direction, website design and maintenance, UI/UX design, strategy, branding, photography, videography, video editing, pre-press, and copy editing

CO-OWNER

SWELL BOOTH PHOTO BOOTH CO. | MAY 2013-PRESENT

Partner in a photo booth business, including managing/building hardware and coordinating software and electronics

CO-OWNER / PHOTOGRAPHER

CHRISTINA + DAVID (FORMERLY RANDOM FOUND OBJECTS PHOTOGRAPHY) | APR 2007-PRESENT

Partner in a commercial and editorial photography business working for a wide range of clients

DESIGNER

NE KIDS INC. — CHRISTIANSBURG, VA | FEB 2010-DEC 2011

Website design and maintenance, catalog layout, design of all collateral materials, branding, product photography, pre-press, and copy editing

CO-FOUNDER / HEAD DESIGNER / ART DIRECTOR

16 BLOCKS MAGAZINE (FREE ARTS & CULTURE MONTHLY) — BLACKSBURG, VA | OCT 2007-MAY 2010

Layout design, design/branding of all print and collateral materials, ad design, photography, pre-press, and copy editing, managed student interns

ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER

JEFF GREENOUGH PHOTOGRAPHER , INC. — CHRISTIANSBURG, VA | APR 2007-FEB 2010

Designed and hand-coded website from scratch, designed albums, photographed events, edited/processed photographs

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR (VOLUNTEER)

WUVT FM 90.7 — BLACKSBURG, VA | 2006-2007

Directed all pre-recorded non-music audio for on-air use, produced PSAs, Promos, Station IDs and Liners including copy-writing and voice work, managed a small staff of student volunteers, instructed staff and DJs on proper use of equipment

GENERAL MANAGER

CROSSROADS MUSIC & MOVIES — BLACKSBURG, VA | JUN 2005-APR 2007

Managed a staff of 7-10 employees, directed day-to-day operations of the store, ordered inventory, coordinated and directed relocation and remodeling of store

EXHIBITIONS

2018 | VIRGINIA TECH SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Moss Arts Center — Blacksburg, VA

2018 | RADFORD CITY FINE ARTS SHOW

Radford University Art Museum — Radford, VA

2018 | International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Moss Arts Center — Blacksburg, VA

2018 | DATA BANK 2

Pop-up gallery space — Blacksburg, VA

2019 | DATA BANK 3

Pop-up gallery space — Blacksburg, VA

2019 | VMFA Futures

Workhouse Arts Center — Lorton, VA

2019 | SOVA + NOLA

Cowgill Hall — Blacksburg, VA

2019 | NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL

New Orleans, LA

WORKSHOPS

2018 | ARDUINO BASICS

Virginia Tech School of Visual Arts — Blacksburg, VA

2019 | INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAMMETRY

Virginia Tech School of Visual Arts — Blacksburg, VA

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2019 | INTERACTIVE SOUND ARCADE

ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival - Washington, DC (In collaboration with Virginia Tech students and faculty)

2018 | WATERSHED 2.0

Oedipus Max: A Krewe of Vaporwave Rock Opera — New Orleans, LA (In collaboration with Virginia Tech students and faculty)

2018 | WATERSHED

New Orleans Film Festival — New Orleans, LA (In collaboration with Virginia Tech students and faculty)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE / COMMUNITY

CO-FOUNDER / BOARD MEMBER

DOWNTOWN CHRISTIANSBURG INC. — CHRISTIANSBURG, VA | JAN 2013-PRESENT

Helped start and run a community nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for and revitalizing downtown Christiansburg; duties include branding and marketing, website management, community organizing, and event planning

PLANNING COMMISSIONER

TOWN OF CHRISTIANSBURG, VA | JAN 2013-AUG 2017

Served as an appointed member of the town’s Planning Commission

LEADERSHIP NEW RIVER VALLEY - GRADUATE

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | 2013

Completed the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership program

VOLUNTEER

MAKE-A-MARK ROANOKE-BLACKSBURG | FEB 2015

Worked with a small team to create a website for a local nonprofit

VOLUNTEER

CREATEATHON ROANOKE | OCT 2015

Worked with other volunteer marketing professionals during a 24-hour non-stop session to create a variety of marketing materials for local nonprofits

AWARDS + FELLOWSHIPS

CY TWOMBLY GRADUATE FELLOW (2019-20)

VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Inaugural winner of this award honoring the renowned Virginia artist

GOLD ADDY X2

2017 WESTERN VIRGINIA AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS

Received two Gold ADDYs for Uncork-it’s work on RADVA website animation

GOLD ADDY

2016 WESTERN VIRGINIA AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS

Received a Gold ADDY for Uncork-it’s work on 50th anniversary installation for Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech

GOLD ADDY

2015 WESTERN VIRGINIA AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS

Received a Gold ADDY for Random Found Objects’ (now Christina + David) photography campaign for Horner & Perks

SILVER ADDY

2015 WESTERN VIRGINIA AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS

Received a Silver ADDY for Uncork-it’s work on an entrepreneurship website for Virginia Tech

SILVER ADDY

2014 WESTERN VIRGINIA AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS

Received a Silver ADDY for Uncork-it’s work on company Holiday Card

SILVER ADDY

2013 WESTERN VIRGINIA AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS

Received a Silver ADDY for Uncork-it’s work on the 2012 VaCAS Annual Report

GOLD ADDY

2012 WESTERN VIRGINIA AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS

Received a Gold ADDY for Random Found Objects Photography (now Christina + David) self-promotional package

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Exploring the boundary of the physical and digital while finding novel ways to communicate and experience complex information to create engagement and understanding.

SKILLS

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Spatial/Environmental Design, Fabrication (Desktop/digital/CAD/CAM & Traditional/hand), Projection Mapping, UI/UX Design, Front-end Web Development, Data Visualization, Photography, Videography

PROFICIENCIES

SOFTWARE: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, SketchUp, Max, VCarve
COMPUTER/WEB: HTML, CSS, WordPress, Squarespace, Mac/Windows
AUDIO: ProTools, Audition, audio recording and editing
PHOTO/VIDEO: Wide range of still and movie camera equipment, darkroom procedures, digital image manipulation and video editing, professional photographic lighting
FABRICATION: CAD/CAM, 3-D printing, CNC machining, laser cutting, wood working, welding
2-D: Drafting/drawing, sketching, modeling, screen printing

WORKING KNOWLEDGE

Rhino, Fusion360, AutoCAD, Maya, Unity, C#, TouchDesigner, Javascript/jQuery, PHP, Linux

© 2019 David Franusich