Darren Woodland Jr. is a digital artist graduate research assistant in the IntelliMedia Group at North Carolina State University. He received a double Bachelors degree in Media Arts and Art Studio from the University of South Carolina in 2017, with concentrations in illustration, graphic design, animation, and storytelling. Darren worked for a short stint as a contract Graphic Artist for the University of South Carolina’s Information Technology Department; designing Root Learning Maps before returning to school to pursue a Masters degree in Art and Design at North Carolina State University.
At IntelliMedia, Darren is responsible for a variety of art and design tasks assigned by project managers and team leads. Digital art tasks worked on have included the design, modeling, and painting of character assets, weight painting, and character animations. In the Masters of Art and Design program Darren’s research focuses on sound and music. His thesis is focused on developing a conceptual framework for utilizing sound in extended reality platforms.
Outside of academia, Darren enjoys exploring the intersections between sound, technology, and art. That includes learning and playing instruments, creative coding, physical computing, and videogames. After completing his Masters Degree, Darren plans to pursue a Doctoral Degree in Media Arts, Design, or other related discipline continuing his research into sound, technology, and the arts.
M.A., Art + Design in Experimental Media Arts (Currently Enrolled)
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
B.A., Double Major, Media Arts and Art Studio (2017)
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
POP! Art Book Covers
AIGA South Carolina – InShow 22 Awards Gala