Adam Morgenstern
Multimedia Designer

Adam is an experienced interactive media designer from Long Island, NY. He received a BA in Electronic Media Arts & Communications from RPI in 2004, with a concentration in 3d animation. In 2013, he received an MA in Media Studies and Graduate Certificate in Media Management from The New School. He is especially interested in narrative through transmedia.

SOFTWARE SKILLS AND EXPERTISE


Autodesk 3d Studio Max Adobe Flash
Microsoft Office
Autodesk Maya Adobe Illustrator
Unity3d
Adobe After Effects Adobe InDesign
ActionScript
Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe Photoshop
JavaScript
Adobe Fireworks Adobe Premiere
HTML


EDUCATION


The New School, New York, NY

2011-2013

Masters of Art in Media Studies

Graduate Certificate in Media Management

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2005

Intensive Computer Animation with Maya

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

2000-2004

Bachelor of Science in Electronic Media Arts & Communication

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (CURRENT)


Blue Telescope, New York, NY

April 2007-Present

Multimedia Design

  • Works on various team projects as a designer, animator, layout artist, audio/video editor, and programmer
  • Assists in project development, research, and design implementation of interactive media installations
  • Travels to work with pharmaceutical, museum, and exhibit clients, installing and providing onsite support
  • Developed bug tracking database, and manages project review websites and communications
  • Organized & archived project media, software, and in-house hardware
"Dino Dig: VR Experience"
2016
ASTC, Traveling Museum Demonstration
Blue Telescope

A virtual reality demonstration utilizing the HTC Vive. Users explore a virtual dinosaur dig site where they uncover dinosaur bones, answer a quiz question, and then watch full life-size skeletons assemble before their eyes. They learn about each dinosaur, take screenshots with an in-world camera, and even come face-to-face with a live Brachiosaurus.

3d modelling, animation
Design and texturing
Unity3d, JS/C# programming



"Geaux Fish: Fish Louisiana Challenge"
2016
Aquarium installation
Audobon Nature Institute

An interactive touchscreen fishing game that allows users to select their character, location, reel, and bait. They are then able to cast off, watch an underwater view of a fish taking the bait, and then need to reel in their catch. Users learn what combinations are more likely to catch certain native Louisiana fish, and are given some facts about the fish they caught.

3d modelling, animation
Design and texturing
Unity3d, JS programming



"Injection Simulator"
2015-Ongoing
Portable/Show installation
Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals

Portable simulators that allow users to inject a physical model while viewing the exact position of the syringe in an accurate 3d anatomical representation onscreen. Users can see what muscle the needle is in and track the amounts injected. Both arm (spasticity) and bust (cervical dystonia) models produced.

3d modelling, animation
Design and texturing
Unity3d, JS programming


Communicator Silver Award
Summit Gold Award
"Augmented Reality Robots"
2014
Installation at:
Exhibitor, AAM, HCEA 2014
Blue Telescope

Standalone augmented reality iPad applications. When the iPad camera is held up to a wall marker, the onscreen wall opens to reveal interactive animated 3d robots.

3d modelling, animation
Design and texturing
Unity3d, JS programming


Communicator Gold Award
"Sustainable Building"
2014
Museum installation
C3TEC Science Center
Caguas, Puerto Rico

Interactive museum installation where users choose physical blocks to build their house, and watch as a 3d depiction of the house reacts and gives their "green" sustainability score.

3d modelling, animation
Programming
3d Studio Max, Unity3d
"Interactive DNA"
2014
Museum installation
C3TEC Science Center
Caguas, Puerto Rico

Museum installation where users can touch physical trait buttons on a DNA double helix model, and then watch an on-screen 3d character morph to take on those characteristics.

3d modelling, animation
Design and texturing
3d Studio Max
"Apoquel Race to Relief"
2014
Installation at:
NAVC, WVC, AAHA, ACVIM
Zoetis

A timed screen quiz using a prerendered video loop of a dog running in a hamster wheel. At intervals, an obstacle will appear in the road, and the user must correctly answer a question about the product to continue.

After Effects video editing
Design, 3d
"Our Restless Planet"
2014
Museum installations
C3TEC Science Center
Caguas, Puerto Rico


A series of bilingual, animated, touchscreen Flash applications that give the user a slider control to learn about layers of the Earth, continental drift, volcanoes, and earthquakes.

Flash animation
ActionScript3 programming
"Cultivate Your Brand"
2013
Exhibitor 2013 installation
Blue Telescope

Multiplayer Kinect game where users control birds flying through a 3d garden and greenhouse, leaning left and right to avoid obstacles and fly over special blooming flowers.

3d modelling, animation
Design and texturing
Unity3d, JS programming


Communicator Silver Award
"Keeping Brooklyn Healthy"
2013
Barclay's Center installation
Brooklyn Hospital Center

A multi-user projection installation in Barclay's Center arena, giving users the chance to fly through a 3d-rendered model of Brooklyn using the Microsoft Kinect camera.

3d modelling, texturing, animation

Communicator Gold Award
Telly Bronze Award
"Harmony"
2011
Exhibitor 2011 installation
Blue Telescope

A music-themed Kinect installation giving users hand-gesture control over music track selection and allowing users to virtually push music notes onto a continuously playing music staff.

Flash design, animation
ActionScript3 programming

Exhibitor Best of Show Award
Communicator Gold Award
Summit Gold Award
"Grand Prix Challenge"
2013
AUA 2013 installation
Watson Pharmaceuticals

A hosted multi-user, race-themed quiz installation. Users answered timed questions on four touchscreen displays and watched the progress of their cars on a large lcd screen.

Flash design, animation
Texturing

Communicator Silver Award
Summit Bronze Award
"Interactive Deck Map"
2008
Intrepid Museum installation
Intrepid Museum

A 6-user touchscreen and projection-mapped table on the hangar deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. Users are able to explore detailed deck maps of the aircraft carrier.

Vector Design

Communicator Silver Award
"FastTrack Racing"
2008
NAR 2008 installation
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

A hosted 20-player, race-themed quiz installation. Users answered timed questions on ten split-screen touchscreens and watched the progress of their cars on a large tabletop display.

Flash design, animation
Texturing

Communicator Silver Award
"Auvi-Q™ Injector Station"
2012
Installation at:
ACAAI 2012 & 2013, AAAAI 2013,
AMCP 2013, AAP 2013
Sanofi

A touchscreen kiosk with embedded videos, an interactive product layout, and a multiple-choice quiz to demonstrate the advantages of the Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector.

ActionScript3 programming
Flash animation
"Rheumatoid Arthritis Simulator"
2011
EULAR 2011 installation
Bristol-Myers Squibb

A seamless wall installation featuring the Microsoft Kinect camera and allowing users to simulate walking, rowing, and playing tennis as someone who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis.

Unity3d, JS

Communicator Gold Award
Summit Creative Silver Award
"VMware Lobby Designs"
2012
Proposal
VMware

A series of renders depicting ideas for an installation in the lobby of a VMware building.

3d Studio Max

"Fishtank"
2014
Touchscreen table


3d fishtank program for a touchscreen table. The fish swim and change direction randomly, while the surface of the water reacts to finger swipes.

3d modelling, animation
Design and texturing
Unity3d, JS programming
"Untitled Ninja Game"
2014
Videogame (Work in progress)


4-player platformer videogame, allowing players to select from a number of cartoony ninja characters and then stage a swordfight at a number of different locations and times of day.

3d modelling, animation
Design and texturing
Unity3d, JS programming
"Hand Studies"
2000
Colored pencil, acrylic


A series of drawings and paintings focusing on the human hand as a subject.



"Gericault studycopy"
2004
Acrylic on canvas


Studycopy painting of Théodore Géricault's "Trumpeter of the Hussars on Horseback."



"Frog Origami Diptych"
2012
Paper, vector illustration


A diptych featuring a photograph of frog origami on the left, then separated into individual elements on the right. Created as a project for a design class at the New School.



"Untitled"
2000
Sculpture






"Spaceship Renders"
2005
3d Models


Various spaceship 3d models created for an installation for Exhibitor, and used in a top-down shooter game demo.

3d modelling
Design and texturing
3d Studio Max
"White Dragon"
2006
Digital comic book design


Cover design for a comic book series about a post-apocalyptic world populated by warring clans of samurai.



"Bee Animation"
2005
Rendered Animation


3d animated short.

3d modelling, animation
Design and texturing
Maya
"Red-Tailed Hawk"
2013
Photographs


A red-tailed hawk sits atop a telephone pole in Queens, New York, as a pair of mockingbirds take turns diving at it.



"Sculpture Photography"
2013
Photographs
Nassau County Museum
of Art Sculpture Garden

Bruno Luchese
Girl on a Bicycle, 1965

Alejandro Colunga
Stairway to Heaven, 2006

Alejandro Colunga
Silla, Casa para Palomas, 2001