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Artist Curriculum Vita

TERRY DIXON                  



Digital Media / Visual Art

Life-Long Advocate of Continued Learning and Advancement


An innovative, goal-oriented professor of the arts with nearly 19 years of exemplary leadership in post-secondary institutions, augmented by an impeccable record of accomplishments in multidisciplinary environments. Outstanding research skills; committed to the growth and development of a graduate studies culture. Demonstrated success in strategic planning with the ability to lead faculty and administration collaboratively.  

  •  Experienced in curriculum development and enhancement; utilizing technological advancements and

    hands-on exposure to improve efficiency, quality and quantity of learning.

  •  Verifiable industry experience with a 18-year exhibition record. Includes solo and group exhibitions in

     visual and performing arts. Selected as a featured artist in several publications.

  •  Dedicated with continuous involvement in the art community through volunteerism at various reputable

    charities and art galleries.

  •  Strong background in digital media, acquired from serving at major and local broadcast networks.

Additional Expertise In:


Budget Management / Collective Bargaining / Counseling / Career Development




Master of Fine Arts: Art & Technology Department     1995

Trustee Scholarship

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Bachelor of Fine Arts: Interdisciplinary Arts   1992

Atlanta College of the Art, Atlanta, GA


Technical Expertise


Operating Systems: MAC and Windows


Software: Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects and Premiere, Final Cut Studio 3, ProTools, Adobe Audition.


______________________________PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE____________________________


College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL   1999 – Present

Associate Professor of Computer Arts-Tenure / College Art Gallery Curator

Provide strategic direction in developing 70 plus students’ digital art skills each semester. Implement various hands-on digital media techniques in animation, video art and sound. Oversee curriculum development and design of computer art courses. Invite guest speakers. Prepare students for entry into four-year colleges and graduate programs, while encouraging them to develop portfolios for exhibitions.

  • Played an integral role in establishing the Digital Media and Design certificate program.

  • Developed and added seven additional digital media courses in a continuous effort to improve the art program, excite and encourage more students to enroll despite downturns in the economy.

  • Successful in maintaining departmental budget; eliminating the need for educational grants.

  • Secured $15,000 in funding for the art department when program was in the midst of expanding.

  • Improved faculty relations and worked collectively with digital media department in developing a highly structured curriculum using own digital art courses.

  • Recognized for producing more graduates than any other department with a pass rate of 90% per year.

  • Selected as a mentor for high school students as they make their transition into college; providing ongoing counseling at various high schools.


TERRY DIXON                                                              


Positions in Atlanta, GA:


Mercer University   1989 – 1999

Digital Media Specialist

Served as the key producer of all multimedia and video productions for various educational departments and external private corporations. Managed state-of-the art media equipment, purchasing and repairs.

  • Supervised a team of student workers and developed a highly extensive digital media training program.

  • Successfully integrated technology into the university’s regular curriculum.

  • Provided additional software and hardware training for faculty resulting in increased efficiency.


The Art Institute of Atlanta  1997 – 1998

Digital Media Instructor

Provided daily instruction in video production and digital sound courses. Lectured in film style video and documentary production. Worked collaboratively with instructors and other advisors in developing innovative learning environments for the digital media curriculum.

  • Served on the professional audio-video production committee to ensure a high standard of educational practices utilizing current technology.

  • Created and implemented real-world projects to provide hands-on exposure in digital media production.


Atlanta College of Art

Computer Art Instructor  1996 – 1997 ­

Developed student’s digital art techniques primarily utilizing LightW­­­­ave 3D software. Designed

concepts in digital media and demonstrated the possibilities of integrating traditional studio art practices.

  • Successfully developed new digital art courses and integrated industry standard software and hardware.


Videography & Graphic Arts


Apogee Interactive, Atlanta, GA  1995 – 1996

Contract Videographer

  • Directed and produced video productions for multimedia presentations.

  • Oversaw lighting design, editing, digital imaging and authored numerous CDs.


Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL  1993 – 1995

Digital Media Artist/Videographer

  • Served as the director of video production for the Art-n-Laboratories department. Developed animations,

and produced digital media productions.

  • Featured in several festivals including “Montage 93, The International Festival of Images,” Tomorrows Realities and SIGGRAPH ’93-’94.


Cable Channel 12, Atlanta, GA                                                                                                                        1992 – 1993

Playback Operator, Digital Media Artist & Videographer

  • Produced video shorts, video graphics and animations with full editing.

  • Performed minor equipment repairs, software, video and audio training.  


Fox Channel 36, Atlanta, GA                                                                                                                             1991 – 1992

Contract Video Graphic Artist

  • Successfully created compelling video graphics for short spot TV commercials.



  • News & Messenger News Paper, Art Exhibition Review                                                             Aug.    2011

  • International Review of African American Artists: Front Cover Artist                                          Oct.     2009

  • MODA FG / Fashion Magazine: Featured Artist                                                                         June.   2009

  • Chicago Artist Coalition: “Artist to Watch”                                                                                   Mar.     2008

  • Business Week Magazine: US Publication                                                                                 May.    2005

  • Business Week Magazine: European Publication                                                                      July.     2005

  • Photography’s Golden Age: “One of the Next Newcomers on the Rise to Collect”                    P. 86, 87 & 88

  • Willow Review: Illinois Arts Council, Review of Artist Terry Dixon; Front Cover Art, Vol. 31      Spring 2004


TERRY DIXON                                                              (847) 271-8930




  • Chicago Defender News Paper                                                                                                    Sept.   2013

  • Net Nacs: Selected as Nova Site of the Month                                                                            May.    2004

  • Getty Museum Educational Website: Terry Dixon Abstract Expressionism, Symbolism              Feb.    2005

  • Neoteric Art                                                                                                                                  Oct.     2008

  • BusinessWeek Magazine                                                                                                             May.    2005




  • American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Vancouver Canada                                                  2003

  • Adobe Digital Studio Conference, Seattle, WA                                                                           2000

  • Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, Oxford, OH                                        1999




  • Redtory Art & Design Factory / Resident Artist, Guangzhou China                                            2017

  • South China Normal University, Guangzhou University, Xian International University:

   Visiting Artist, Beijing China                                                                                                                      2014                                                                                   

  • Delaware State University: Resident Artist, Guest Instructor, Dover, DE                                    2013

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Library: Visiting Artist Lecture, Washington, DC                                       2010

  • Union Street Gallery: Resident Artist, Chicago Heights, IL                                                          2009

  • River East Art Center: Resident Artist, Chicago, IL                                                                     2008

  • Elmhurst College: Visiting Artist; Lecture, Elmhurst, IL                                                                2005

2004 & 2005

Illinois Institute of Art: Visiting Artist; Lecture, Chicago, IL                                                                 2004

Harper College: Visiting Artist; Lecture 



Art Therapy Connection, Chicago, IL                                                                                                2007

2004 & 2005


Volunteer Artist “Chalk Murals on Sidewalk”< >American Diabetes Association, Chicago, ILVolunteer Artist: Gallery 37, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affair                                                       


1993 Volunteer Artist: NEXUS ART Gallery, Volunteer Program, Atlanta, GA                                  1990

Taught Introduction to bookmaking

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