Brian Montana

New Media

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Brian Montana, New Media artist.

A work based on vernacular and framed in illusion, presenting fragments of experience fueled by philosophy guided by science and the void it creates in it's absence. Pieces include sculptural, video, performance and new media that maintain pieces of memory from moments of time.

"I Captured You with a Word. Tied Down by Breath," focuses on struggle against illusion and the recursion of failure and success. A visual manipulation of gravity, special effects and large projection create a intimate connection with the viewer.

Front-end Developer

Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide

June 2013 - Present

Designed, built, and maintained 25 websites for corporate clients, including Proctor & Gamble, PrimeSource, and Blue Bunny, as part of a twenty-member Digital Team for a global marketing firm.

Developed front-end functionality for up to twenty client projects per month using JavaScript, JQuery, and Sass.

Reviewed and critiqued initial designs and provided input and change recommendations according to the project scope for large campaigns, micro-sites, and websites after wire-framing completion.

Implemented best practice workflows and version control using Git, PHPstorm, Vagrant, Virtual Machines, Grunt, SourceTree, Sass, and Twig.

Master of Fine Arts in New Media

Northern Illinois University

September 2010 - May 2013

Taught two semesters of 2D Design to eighteen undergraduate students twice a week.

Trained students in Photoshop CS6, digital collage, photography, digital design, color theory, composition, and contrast while emphasizing the development of an eye for detail.

Created a course schedule , syllabus, and final examination that included a photography and 2D digital collage.