Grace Boateng (2009 – 2010)
Grace provided expertise in image and video editing, and made priceless creative promo pieces for DL1. She received a BFA from the School of Art and Design in 2010.
Jason Emmendorfer (2009)
Jason created the model for our video documentaries of the smart phone developer’s 48-hour hackathons, using time lapse images captured during the entire event. He received a BA in Screen Arts and Cultures in 2009.
Brieana MacDonald (2009 – 2010)
Brieana got us all to start thinking hard about how to better manage the physical stuff lying around. She observed how DL1 participants used or referred to material in the room; then she designed and built a prototype storage system to strategically hide or display objects of various sizes. She received her BS in Architecture in 2010.
Jason Prasad (2010 -2011)
Jason will be remembered for introducing the art of “smoldering” to DL1. His involvement started with the class SmartSurfaces, where he learned to prototype and animate with a variety of tools. His infectious curiosity and readiness to help others were key contributions to the culture that made Electronic Lunch successful. He has since graduated from the College of Engineering with degrees in Materials Science and Engineering, Computer Science, and Multidisciplinary Engineering. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Architecture, from TCAUP.
Katy Ralko (2007 – 2009)
Katy came to DL1 with video editing on her resume, which was a skill in demand; but her real contribution was peer leadership. A good project manager and an imaginative planner, she demonstrated the significant role students can play in creating an exciting community learning environment. She received her BA with Highest Honors in Screen Arts and Cultures in 2009, and entered the UCLA Film Studies graduate program that fall.
Stewart Randolph (2008- 2009)
Stewart made the first decent DL1 website ever. The aesthetic he introduced is still extant, if not intact, in the current instance. At the time he built the site, it was state-of-the-art Flash applied with class. We still love it, though we’ve had to move to a mobile-friendly platform. Stewart received a BFA in Performing Arts and Technology in 2009, and went off to NYC to pursue an Associates Degree in Menswear Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
William Stanton (2009 – 2010)
Will was too busy helping others to turn any of his ideas for enhancing DL1 into realities. His work as a multimedia artist exploring interactivity attracted musicians, video artists, and engineers, laying much of the groundwork that led to Electronic Lunch. He received a BFA in Performing Arts and Technology in 2010.
Specialties: Audio, Graphics, Coding, Video, Web
Originally from Massachusetts, I came to University of Michigan to study art and design. I got a BFA in Interarts Performance from U of M’s School of Art & Design and the Theatre Department in 2012, focusing my studies on sound and new media in live performances. In addition to my work for the DMC I do freelance work as a new media artist, graphic designer, sound designer, composer, video editor, technical director, audio engineer, musician, etc.
Specialties: Graphics, Audio, Coding
Hi! My name’s Brian and I’m a senior in the Chemical Engineering department and will be graduating in May 2013 (hopefully!). I love working at GroundWorks because I learn so much about programs that I’d never learn about in my engineering classes. Outside of GroundWorks I am involved with the Michigan Marching Band and Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan, I am obsessed with Michigan sports, and I love the Walking Dead. Feel free to come chat with me about any of these things and please don’t hesitate to ask for my help!
Specialties: Graphics, Video
I am an artist, filmmaker, and photographer interested in documenting and telling stories. I frequently use Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Compressor, and iDVD for creating my documentary films. I’m always willing to help with your videos or act as a sounding board for ideas. One of the best things about GroundWorks is the diversity of users and projects that offer me a glimpse into many different interests. In my free time I enjoy riding my bike, going to the movies, and crock pot cooking.
Specialties: Video, Graphics, 3D
As an artist who tends to dabble in many different forms of media, I often find that I can bring most of them together through film. I like to mix it up, collaborate, and help others accomplish their goals. It never hurts to try! I’m pretty good at working with Maya, Rhino, Illustrator, general technical dramas, fine arts conversation, and could talk your ear off about ice cream, plants, and multimedia making techniques and processes. I love to run, travel, eat new food, knit, crochet, and doodle in my sketchbook.
Specialties: Graphics, 3D
I’m a senior in Mechanical Engineering and enjoy making things. In my spare time, I like working on graphic design and am adept with Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as Mathematica and Processing, which I use to make mathematical designs. I also have some experience with entrepreneurship as co-founder of 2 start-ups and designer for another. At U-M, I have also worked as marketer for several student organizations and I have a fond interest in guerrilla marketing campaigns. Please feel free to approach me with any questions!