"Goucher’s Digital Arts program covers a wide range of areas in the design field. I love to see how students work to merge these areas together to produce great design content. Most of all, the Digital Arts program is full of visionaries, from faculty to students and it’s always great to work with artists that have great ideas."
DaShawn holds a BFA in Animation, minor in Art Education and a Masters of Arts in Art Education with a concentration in Animation/Educational Media from the University of the Arts. DaShawn is a full time faculty at the Art Institute Online Division and has served on the Technology and Middle States AI Committees. He is the Game Arts & Design / Media Arts & Animation Department Technology Chair and serves on the college Technology Committee. He is the CEO and Animation Director of Manneristic Studios. He has been a 2002 and 2003 SIGGRAPH presenter on topics of Virtual Reality in Art. He is a 2007 AVID & Movie Maker Magazine Top 50 People's Choice Winner 30 Second Spot Winner. He was an educational contributors and demonstration artist for MAXON Computers INC and has presented at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference (NAB), the Game Developer's Conference (GDC), SIGGRAPH, and the Ottawa International Animation Festival. In 2010, he worked as an executive editor on his first book project - Shorty Bean and the Enchanted Coins. In 2011, he presented at the 2011 SLOAN Consortium International Conference on Online Learning.