The Austin ACM SIGGRAPH chapter is closed. If you are interested in re-starting the chapter, please see the Getting Started page.
Our mission is to promote the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques.
Our purpose is to foster a membership community whose core values help them to catalyze the innovation and application of computer graphics and interactive techniques.
Austin ACM SIGGRAPH was founded in the summer of 2009, but is growing quickly. Our main goal over for 2010-2011 is to raise the profile of the community by offering events, educational and public service opportunities.
Please click here to download a copy of our By-Laws: ATX-SIG-Bylaws
Executive Chair – Adam Glick
ADAM GLICK is a technologist, photographer and writer living and working in Austin, TX. Adam has been involved in the computer graphics community for over 14 years and was a founding member of the Dallas ACM SIGGRAPH and DAWGUA (Dallas Alias Wavefront Users Group) chapters circa 1999 – 2003. Adam studied Information Technology and Marketing at the University of Massachusetts/Lowell and is currently in the FirePro product marketing group at AMD.
Vice Chair – Luke Gustafson
Luke started his career in 1992 with a B.F.A. in Design as a technical illustrator for John Deer, Fisher Controls, Sauer Sundstrand and other major manufacturing companies. From there he worked with
the Department of Defense for 3 years as the lead content developer, managing teams that create distance learning tools and CBT applications. This lead into video game development where he was
a senior/lead environment artist for 8.5 years managing internal and outsourced development teams both stateside and abroad. Currently, Luke ownes and manages all aspects of Datahouse Studios; a full
service digital production studio that specializes in 3D visualization, industrial communications and interactive development.
Treasurer – Florence Wong
FLORENCE WONG has over a decade of experience in graphic, environmental and information design. Her work encompasses 2D and 3D exhibits, model building, print, brand and web design in sectors that span education, government and the entertainment industry. She holds a degree in architecture from UC Berkeley and studied digital media and computer graphics at UCLA. She currently designs exhibits for Texas Parks & Wildlife and is pursuing a masters in technology commercialization at UT Austin. Her interest is in interactive design and developing new forms of social collaboration through technology, gaming and rich, user-generated content. She wishes to serve the SIGGRAPH chapter and community well and promote the visual arts and its many applications. Her main goal this year is to help establish efficient tools and systems for the chapter to run smoothly and serve as an optimal resource for the membership.
Secretary – Sara Farr
SARA FARR graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Studio Art and began working with 3D graphics for an independent post-production studio. Ms. Farr has been a member of ACM SIGGRAPH, IGDA and the Austin 3D Users Group since the early 1990s. Throughout her career, Ms. Farr has created 2D and 3D computer graphics for both large software publishers and independent game developers on a variety of products ranging from children’s educational software to console games. In 2001, Ms. Farr joined the faculty at Austin Community College in the Visual Communication department. Since joining the full-time Visual Communication faculty at Austin Community College , she has acted as the department’s 3D Section Leader — an advocate and voice for 3D graphics professionals, adjunct, and students within the department. Ms. Farr continues to help shape ACC’s 3D graphics training to keep it in-line with current industry needs.
Communications – Eleanor Almaraz
Graphics – Carol Roberts
CAROL ROBERTS currently works as the Web Designer in ITS Applications for UT, as well as freelance work with outside artists, producers and musicians. Carol has been working with web design and development since her employment with Origin Systems where she messed around with their intranet.
Carol is an active fine artist working in mixed media (usually involving neon, and wood), mosaics and clay. She occasionally shows her work. In addition to visual art, Carol has been playing bass in the “loveVandals” – an eclectic rock, punk, funk whatever band – since 2004.
Dr. Chandra Bajaj