DAVE RICHARDSON

Associate Professor • Graphic Design
Art and Design Department • Eastern Illinois University
Office: 2818 Doudna Fine Arts Center • drichardson@eiu.edu
Blog/portfolio site: rockyhillstudio.com
EIU graphic design Facebook page


Fall 2017 class links

Go to ART3912 Fall 2017 • Interactive and Motion Graphics I
Go to ART4912 Fall 2017 • Interactive and Motion Graphics III

INSPIRATION: KYLE COOPER


Selected work{ updated 8.17 }

Cathedral from Dave Richardson Design on Vimeo.

My brother lost his virginity behind the barn, he says, but he says a lot of things... sometimes we want to hold on to sanctuaries and cathedrals even as they crumble. That morning I felt only the pure beauty of unending cycles, dusty decades of shadows returning to light.


Love's River of Errors from Dave Richardson Design on Vimeo.

The ocean, addiction, making a few collages to discover some kind of meaning...In memory...

Official selection for Juteback Poetry Film Festival 2017 and Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival 2016. Love's River of Errors has also been featured on Atticus Review, Moving Poems, and Poetry Seen.


Normalization of Deviance from Dave Richardson Design on Vimeo.

"my fears were the seemingly harmless"

Poem and reading by Charlotte Pence. "Normalization of Deviance" is from Pence's collection of poetry, Many Small Fires, published by Black Lawrence Press in 2015. Film design by Dave Richardson, rockyhillstudio.com


"On a Prophet" • A film poem • Kathleen Roberts • Dave Richardson from Dave Richardson Design on Vimeo.

"She is learning to be immortal . . . " A collaboration with poet Kathleen Roberts for the upcoming show With Sirens Blaring at the Prøve Collective in Duluth, Minnesota, August 8-23, 2014.

On a Prophet was screened as a finalist at Visible Verse 2014 in Vancouver and received First Prize for Best Editing for Poetic Effect at Liberated Words III in Bristol

On a Prophet had both simplicity and emotional complexity, was truly compelling, and all of its elements formed a stunningly integrated whole,” noted judges Helen Moore and Howard Vause at Liberated Words III (2014)


"Migrations" • A film poem • Dave Richardson from Dave Richardson Design on Vimeo.

Sandhill cranes migrate with the seasons, a son gets bored with life and heads down south, and a man contemplates the animal spirits that inhabit everything around him.


"Sonnet 73" • William Shakespeare • A film poem • Reading by Mischa Willet • Dave Richardson from Dave Richardson Design on Vimeo.

"Sonnet 73" by William Shakespeare. Read by Mischa Willett.




Screen from "21 Instructions before the Retreat Begins," a video-poem, 2013



Screens from "The Mantis Shrimp," a video-poem, 2012


Selected presentations and exhibitions { updated 2016 }

2016

“Normalization of Deviance,” a film-poem, curated into “Utopia/Dystopia” international exhibition of films at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath, Avon, UK; June 2, 2016

“Love’s River of Errors,”a film-poem, curated into the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival at Nick’s Bar in Worcester, Massachusetts; October 22, 2016

2015

“Normalization of Deviance,” a film-poem, screened at the EIU Faculty Show; November 5, 2015–January 10, 2016“Normalization of Deviance,” a film-poem, presented by Charlotte Pence at Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN; October 9, 2015

“Normalization of Deviance,” a film-poem, presented by Charlotte Pence at Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, Georgia; September 5, 2015

“Normalization of Deviance,” a film-poem (written by Charlotte Pence, Assistant Professor of English, EIU), featured on movingpoems.com, curated by Dave Bonta; August 25, 2015

EIU Publishing Scholars 2015, October 28, 2015; participant

2014

“Migrations,” an original film-poem, curated into and screened at CYCLOP, the 4th International Videopoetry Festival in Kiev, Ukraine, November 21-23, 2014

“Graphic Design and Poetry in Motion,” guest lecture at Southern Utah University’s Department of Art & Design’s weekly Art Insights series, Cedar City, Utah; November 20, 2014

“On a Prophet,” a collaborative film-poem, curated into and screened at Visible Verse Poetry Film Festival 2014, the Cinematheque in Vancouver, Canada; Heather Haley, curator. October 18, 2014

“Migrations” and “On a Prophet” included among the thirty short-listed poetry-films at the 2nd Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition 2014 and screened during the IndieCork Film Festival, October 12-19, 2014, in Cork, Ireland

“Migrations” selected for screening at the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival at Nick’s Bar in Worcester, Massachusetts, October 12, 2014; a finalist for Best Sound/Music

“On a Prophet” awarded First Prize for Best Editing in Liberated Words III’s “Memory” show, an international poetry-film festival at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol, UK, September 13, 2014. (Judges Helen Moore and Howard Vause noted that the editing of “On a Prophet” had “both simplicity and emotional complexity, was truly compelling and that all its elements formed a stunningly integrated whole.”)

“On a Prophet,” first screened at the invitational group show With Sirens Blaring at the Prøve Gallery in Duluth, Minnesota, August 8, 2014. A collaboration with poet Kathleen Roberts, literary director of the Prøve Gallery

“Teaching Motion and Interactive Design Principles through Poetry in Motion: Case Studies,” peer-reviewed presentation/paper in the proceedings of the University & College Designers Association (UCDA)’s Design Education Summit, Madison, WI; May 19, 2014

“More Room to Fail, or, ‘All work can be resubmitted at the end of the semester’ ” peer-reviewed presentation/paper in the proceedings of the University & College Designers Association (UCDA)’s Design Education Summit, Madison, WI; May 19, 2014

“Migrations,” a video-poem, was curated into Poems, Places & Soundscapes, an international exhibition of digitally produced “sound-&-poetry focusing on place and soundscape,” at the Cube Gallery in Leicester, England; Mark Goodwin and Brian Lewis (of Longbarrow Press), curators; April 7-25, 2014

“Migrations” (February 2014) and “On a Prophet” (July 2014) featured on movingpoems.com, curated by Dave Bonta

2013

“21 Instructions Before The Retreat Begins,” an original video-poem, designed during summer of 2013 and juried into Liberated Words II, an international poetry film festival, to be screened October 2013, in Bristol, U.K.

“The Mantis Shrimp” published in the online journal, The Atticus Review (atticusreview.org), June 2013.

“Simplifying the Complexities of Interactive Design,” peer-reviewed presentation at the national University & College Designers Association (UCDA)’s Design Education Summit, Chattanooga, TN; May 20, 2013.

“Toward A Hybrid Process: Integrating Analog and Digital Techniques into 2D Foundations,” peer-reviewed presentation at postHaus, 34th Biennial conference for Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE), at The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia; April 4-6, 2013

“The Mantis Shrimp” curated into and screened at The Body Electric Poetry Film Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado, May 4, 2013.

“JAC Exhibit Gets Graphic: Artists display varied implications of the genre,” by Vicki Bennington in The Telegraph, Alton, IL; March 13, 2013. Interview about the making of “The Mantis Shrimp”.

“The Mantis Shrimp,” curated into the group show Graphic Content at the Jacoby Art Center in Alton, Illinois, March 1 – April 6, 2013.

2012

“The Mantis Shrimp” featured on “Moving Poems: The Best Poetry Videos on the Web,” movingpoems.com, October 2012.

“The Mantis Shrimp” featured on The 22 Magazine’s blog, the22blog.com, Dec. 6, 2012.

“True Mixed Bag: Great Successes and Stunning Failures with Digital Foundation Projects,” a peer-reviewed presentation at Mid-America College Art Association Conference, Detroit; October 3-6, 2012

“The Mantis Shrimp” curated into the international show, “Liberated Words,” at MIX XII, Conference On Merging Intermedia, Pound Arts Centre, Bath Spa University, Corsham, UK, July 17, 2012

“One Part Wood Type, One Part CSS: A Proposal to Blend Traditional Typographic Methods with New Code,” peer-reviewed session presentation at Catch 22: University and College Designers Association’s Annual Design Education Summit; Blacksburg, Virginia, May 2012

“Make Things Move: Integrating Simple Motion Design into 2D Foundations Projects” peer-reviewed session presentation at the 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2012; Honolulu, Hawaii, January 2012

2011

“Make Things Move: Integrating Simple Motion Design into 2D Foundations Projects,” peer-reviewed presentation at OnStream: FATE/MACAA (Foundations in Art: Theory and Practice/Mid-America College Art Association) Biennel conference 2011; St. Louis, March 2011


Selected graphic design clients, recent print and motion design

Indiana University Foundation, Sleeping Dogs Studio, Monroe Humane, Spokane Public Radio, Lincoln-Sargent Farm Foundation

Bird on a Wire (just an experiment) from Dave Richardson Design on Vimeo.