Joel Frank
 
 

 

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FUTURE CITIES LAB (FCL) – Fabrication Design Lead

 JANUARY 2017 - Present

As head of Fabrication Design at Future Cities Lab I take speculative designs created by our principle architects, Jason Johnson and Nataly Gattengo and use CAD software to render out possible construction schedules and building strategies. I use the full range of digital fabrication tools including CNC, 3D printing, laser / water-jet cutting, etc. to prototype connections, colors, materials, and finishes. Beyond design and fabrication, I manage projects, budget, source materials, and help develop RFQ's for new projects with 2D and 3d design assets. 

 
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MILLS COLLEGE ART MUSEUM (MCAM) – DIGITIZING TECHNICIAN

 APRIL 2014 - OCTOBER 2016

At MCAM, I helped create a digital archive of the museum's collection to be accessed by curators around the world. Using professional photography equipment and Adobe CC, I documented 2D and 3D objects, compiled condition reports, and catalogued data in a museum specific software database called EMBARK. I also designed and wrote the technical manual for best practices that the museum now uses to train its digitizing staff. 

 
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Univ. of California Santa cruz (UCSC) – teaching Assistant

 AUGUST 2011 - JUNE 2013

I taught art and design studio courses at UCSC for two years. I had classes of up to 50 students, gave lectures, created course curriculum, wrote syllabi, and did grading evaluations. My courses covered everything from hardline graphics and drafting to Plein Air landscape painting around the Santa Cruz area.

 
 
 
 
 

MILLS COLLEGE – MASTER of FINE ARTS

 GRADUATED MAY 2016 — Magna Cum Laude

MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART – BACHELOR OF FINE ART

 GRADUATED MAY 2008 — Magna Cum Laude

 
 
 
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