Todd Berreth / Patrick Fitzgerald / Emil Polyak

Raleigh, NC • studioberreth.io

Todd Berreth / Patrick Fitzgerald / Emil Polyak

Todd Berreth is media artist and designer, an assistant professor of Art + Design at the NC State College of Design, and a core faculty of the Chancellor’s Visual Narrative Cluster. Berreth has exhibited and presented work locally, nationally and internationally, including IEEE Visweek, The Museum of Life and Science, the Nasher Museum, and the China Museum of Science and Technology, among other venues. Todd was a semi‐finalist for the 3M Art and Technology Award for a recent collaborative project, and won an outstanding work award at the China International Tangible Interaction Design and Innovation Exhibition 2015. He actively participates as a reviewer and juror in the ACM Siggraph art community.

Pat Fitzgerald is an artist and illustrator and an associate professor of Art + Design at NC State College of Design. FitzGerald has received national and international awards for his digital illustrations. In 1999, he received a North Carolina Fellowship for the Visual Arts. Recent projects and installations include the 2010 opening of the new NCMA gala (with AML), 2009 Zoom Raleigh (with AML in downtown Raleigh), 2007 The Consumer Culture Garden (with EAT at NCMA), and GoMAP2.0 (interactive prototype for PDA). Fitzgerald is a lead professor in the Advanced Media Lab for the College of Design, FitzGerald’s research and teaching span the full range of multimedia production, from digital video to interactive 3D animation.

Emil Polyak is an artist, interactive designer, and assistant professor of Art + Design at the NC State College of Design. Emil Polyak graduated from the University of New South Wales Australia. More than two decades ago he was one of the pioneer artists experimenting with 3D animations on desktop computers. He won the special award for his original work at the National Digital Graphics Exhibition in Digital Communication category in Hungary where he studied telecommunication engineering and photography. As a freelancer Emil worked in a number of areas that employ computer generated imagery including illustration, print and packaging design, advertising, visualization, animation and visual effects. He studied 3D animation in New Zealand where his academic career began in 2004. During his time in New Zealand, Emil was program leader for two leading institutions specialized in media design studies. Between 2009 and 2014 he was an assistant professor at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts in Singapore in Southeast Asia, and worked as a consultant and designer/developer in various projects from jewelry design to interactive museum installations.