Expression College for Digital Arts has appointment Scott Tolmie as director of Industry Relations/Career Development Visual.
Before joining Expression, Tolmie was animation art director at LeapFrog, where he led the creative development of new characters for the LEAPSTER educational gaming platform. He was also exec producer with Way Out West Animation, where he developed Flash animation and interface design for medical clients, including Heartbeat Digital.
Prior to Way Out West, Tolmie was exec producer with Demo TV, where he developed editorial, creative and business models for an ANIMATION FOR THE NAPSTER AUDIENCE television/Internet venture. Previously, Tolmie was creative director of television animation at Mondo Media, and has worked extensively as a creative consultant with companies such as Wired Ventures, Berkeley Systems and Discreet Logic/Behavior. Prior to this, Tolmie was director of creative affairs at Colossal Animation/Colossal Pictures in San Francisco.
Tolmie has a B.F.A. in Painting from the California College of Arts.
Scott has a vast net of strong relationships in the animation and visual effects worlds, said Peter Laanen, ceo of Expression College for Digital Arts. He has recruited, cast and managed directors, designers and animators in several of his positions, including animation projects at Colossal Pictures, where they worked on about 15-20 projects simultaneously. Scotts background will be extremely valuable to Expression and our students as we take the Industry Relations and Career Development program and expand it to a new level by bringing in new, unique projects for students to work on from leading companies in the industry.
Tolmie added, Expression is an amazing place with a brilliant faculty and state-of-the-art facilities and resources. The students are extremely creative, hard working and focused, and their reels reflect this. Ive already begun speaking with friends at various studios about ways to team Expression graduates with directors there. Im very excited to be here, and to begin working with Expression graduates to help them take the next step into the animation industry.
Founded in 1999, Emeryville, California-based Expression (www.expression.edu) is a unique, fully licensed digital arts college. Expression College for Digital Arts teaches and grants Bachelor degrees in three programs: Sound Arts; Digital Visual Media (comprising 3D animation and visual effects); and Digital Graphic Design (emphasizing broadcast design and motion graphics.)