Global University Relations Manager
Art Talent, Electronic Arts, Orlando, US
Jack is responsible for developing a pipeline of talent to feed the growing needs of the company. In the past two years, he has visited over 48 colleges throughout the US and Canada identifying top art programmes where EA can recruit for internships and new college grad hires. Before joining EA, Jack was Senior Manager of Artist and Professional Development at Disney Feature Animation Florida, and in that role, he was responsible for all training initiatives, continuing education and enrichment programs as well as evaluating all college art applicants.
Prior to entering the entertainment industry, Jack was a Professor of Art and Department Head at the Kansas City Art Institute. He continues to be active in promoting the education of young artists, serves on several college advisory boards and has lectured at numerous colleges. This past year, he was a keynote speaker for National Ohio Art Teacher’s convention of 650 Art Teachers, The Arts Education Partners National Conference in South Carolina and in March, he was a juror for the prestigious National Scholastic High School Art Awards. In March, ’07, he will be a keynote speaker at the National Art Educators Conference in NYC.
Jack received his MFA degree in Illustration from Syracuse University and BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art where he received the top Agnes Gund Traveling Fellowship and the Otto Ege Award for Intellectual Achievement.