Todd Stanich is an interaction designer at Mutual Mobile in Austin, TX. As an interaction designer, Todd works alongside visual designers, software engineers, and project managers to define the user experience of mobile apps, websites, and connected products. He has worked on projects with brands including Gillette, Union Bank, Lands’ End, AGCO, MillerCoors, and Kellogg’s.
Todd graduated in 2011 with a BFA in Computer Art. During the summers of his sophomore and junior years, he interned at Lands’ End and The Integer Group. These internships helped Todd explore different interests and focus his last two years of study at NMU.
After graduation, he moved to North Carolina and worked as a digital designer/developer at advertising agency The Variable. Working in a small, fast-moving agency allowed him to further explore several different areas of interest including development, design, and motion graphics. A passion for user experience design led him to his current role in Austin.
In 2014, Clark took over the Television side of operations for Twisted Media and worked on a variety of shows including: Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chicago MED, Empire, The Librarians, Scorpion, Zoo, Agent X, Powers, Being Mary Jane, Bloodline, Satisfaction, and Angie Tribeca, among others. He has completed work for feature films including: The Tank, Geostorm, and Independence Day Resurgence.
Clark graduated in 2011 with a BFA in Computer Art and began his career as an intern with Foundation, doing 3D product renders. After the internship ended, he moved to doing motion graphics at p3 mediaworks, working mostly on corporate explainer and promotional videos. During his time at p3 mediaworks, he worked his way up to become Senior Motion Designer (as well as some IT management) and grew ties to the motion graphics community in Chicago. In 2013, he was given an opportunity to work with Twisted Media on shows like “Legit,” “Crisis,” and “Betrayal” doing graphics for practical playback. In 2014, he left p3 mediaworks to join Twisted Media full-time as a Playback Graphic Artist.
Clark lives in Chicago and bounces back and forth to LA to help manage graphics on some of Twisted Media’s larger shows. He spends whatever free time he gets with friends and family, or trying to catch up on what other artists are doing in their screen graphics.
Thon Lorenz is co-owner and founder of elbē creative partners. Based in Chicago, Illinois elbē designs and develops interactive installations for museums, marketing events and corporate spaces.
Thon graduated in 2004 with a BFA in Computer Art and went on to Syracuse University where he completed his MFA in Video Art. He later relocated to Chicago, Illinois where he began freelancing, building applications for marketing events. Today, Thon leads elbē which focuses on projects of varying scopes. elbē develops apps using a variety of technologies such as AR, VR, mobile and desktop apps on platforms including iOS, Android, Raspberry Pi, Oculus and Unity3D to name a few.
Thon resides in Chicago with his wife and business partner, Melissa and their daughter Louisa Bray.
Ben is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Rally Interactive, a small design and technology firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Rally specializes in design and development of interactive products for mobile devices, web, non-traditional interfaces, and connected systems. They have won numerous industry awards including the prestigious Apple Design Award in 2012. A few of Rally’s direct clients include: Nokia, Google, National Geographic, ESPN, PayPal, HERE, BWIN, PayPal, and Snowbird Ski Resort.
In 2007, Ben graduated from NMU with a BFA in Computer Art. While at Northern, he skied for the nordic ski team. Following graduation, his passion for the outdoors led him to the mountains where he worked for several different design studios before founding Rally.
Ben still enjoys downhill and nordic skiing in the winter and many cycling activities in the summer. He lives with his wife, also a NMU graduate, and their two black cats. He has recently developed an obsession for modern architecture and interior design, despite not being handy.
I graduated from NMU in 2009 with a BFA in Computer Art. Following NMU, I moved to Savannah Georgia, where I went on to get my MFA in Animation.
In 2012, I started work at Blue Sky Studios, as a production assistant, in the Rigging and Animation Departments. My time at Blue Sky was spent working on the following feature films: “EPIC”, “Rio 2”, “Peanuts”, “Ice Age 5”, and “Ferdinand The Bull”. While working as an assistant at Blue Sky, I knew I wanted to eventually work into a creative role as a modeler. So, I spent all of my extra time building a character modeling portfolio.
In late 2014, I was offered a Character Modeling position at Nickelodeon Animation Studios, where I am currently working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles… and loving every minute of it.
I live in sunny Glendale, California. I spend a majority of my free time with friends and family, learning new modeling and sculpting techniques, and playing/streaming video games.
Dusan graduated from NMU in 2003 with a BFA in Computer Art (previously Electronic Imaging) with a diverse skill set including web design and digital cinema. A native of Serbia, Dusan Harminc recently moved from Madison, Wisconsin to Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he lives with his wife and son. Dusan has produced eight short films and edited two feature-length documentaries along with numerous web site designs for professional cinematographers. He has also worked on a number of commercial projects as cinematographer, director, editor, and producer. He owns and operates his commercial production company called Stumptown Media out of Saint Paul.
Most recently he has produced a feature documentary named Forward about the political strife in Wisconsin, a short form documentary called Overpass Light Brigade which was accepted to over thirty film festivals around the country, and a music video for Haley Bonar’s From a Cage which was co-produced with another NMU grad- Josh Quigley. His biggest passions are time-lapse photography, aerial video, building Legos with his son and binge watching TV shows with his wife.