Paul Lempke

Faculty Member

“I believe in the digital culture that is our future as well as present reality. It is a joy to work with students that have elected to express that culture in its highest forms. At Goucher I am in a league of instructors from across the country all lending their unique contributions to the curriculum and community.”


About Paul

The paintings needed motion. After independent studies in Experimental Animation, Paul Lempke returned to Indiana University -- this time as a Computer Science major to learn whatever it took to turn algorithms in his head into animation. This led to getting his MFA in Electronic Visualization from UIC in 1984. He also taught there and then full time at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he was also the Assistant Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Art & Technology. Paul has never been out of the classroom for more than two years, having also taught 2D/3D animation at the University of Michigan, American Academy of Art, University of Illinois at Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University, College of Lake County, and now Goucher College. Computer graphics and non-linear video system integration, training and consulting was the business of the company he co-founded and managed from 1986-1998. Through this time he has a freelance career in educational software and video game graphics and animation, culminating in being Technical Art Director for the first EAKids edutainment title. Always interested in possibilities for 3D displays, Paul had a long working relationship with the Lasersmith holography studio. His "business card" was possibly the first animated, true-color, white-light transmission holographic sterogram ever produced. His 3D models, animations and motion graphics have been used in television and internet commercials, and corporate tradeshow videos. He currently produces artowrk using three aliases.

Paul's Motion Graphics Class

This motion graphics video is an exercise in kinetic typography techniques, featuring a clip from a song alumni Jon Stamm wrote and performed while in Motion Graphics with Paul Lempke.