Tate Strickland

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2017 (expected)

Master of Design

University of Washington ▪ Seattle, WA

Boyer and Elizabeth Bole Gonzales Top Scholar Award

De Cillia Teaching with Excellence Award

Thesis — Envisioning the Museum Voice: Gaze and Speech as Modes of Interacting with Art

2010

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, magna cum laude

American University ▪ Washington, DC

Concentration: Experience Design & Multimedia

Minor: Art History

Presidential Scholarship

Professional experience

2016

Design Intern, Technology Evangelism

Apple Inc. ▪ Cupertino, CA

2013

Interactive Designer (Contract)

NPR ▪ Washington, DC

Project: NPR One

2012 – 2015

Freelance Designer

Washington, DC

2010 – 2012

Designer

Thirteen23 ▪ Austin, TX

2010

Publications Intern

The National Gallery of Art ▪ Washington, DC

2009

Advertising Design Intern

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ▪ Washington, DC

Teaching experience

2016 – 2017

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Washington Division of Design ▪ Seattle, WA

Information Architecture & Web Design (Instructor of Record)
Spring 2016

Foundations in Interaction Design
Fall 2016

Fundamentals of Typography
Winter 2017

2012 – 2015

Instructor of Graphic Design (Full-Time Appointment)

American University Department of Art ▪ Washington, DC

Digital & Emerging Media Design I
Fall 2012  ▪  Spring 2013  ▪  Fall 2013  ▪  Spring 2014  ▪  Fall 2014  ▪  Spring 2015

Kinetic & Sequential Graphics
Spring 2014  ▪  Spring 2015

Visual Communication Design
Fall 2012  ▪  Spring 2013  ▪  Fall 2013  ▪  Spring 2014  ▪  Fall 2014

2007 – 2008

Teaching Assistant

American University Department of Art ▪ Washington, DC

Computer Literacy for Design
Fall 2007  ▪  Spring 2008

Academic awards & honors

2017

De Cillia Teaching with Excellence Award

University of Washington Division of Design ▪ Seattle, WA

2015 – 2017

Boyer and Elizabeth Bole Gonzales Top Scholar Award

University of Washington Division of Design ▪ Seattle, WA

2010

Magna cum laude

American University ▪ Washington, DC

2010

1st and 3rd Place, interactive category (juried)

American University Design Expo ▪ Washington, DC

2009

Best in Show

Studio Art Centers International, Design Center Exhibition ▪ Florence, Italy

2008

Mobility Award

American University ▪ Washington, DC

2006 – 2010

Presidential Scholarship

American University ▪ Washington, DC

2006 – 2010

National Merit Corporate Scholarship

Lockheed Martin Corporation

2005

Harvard Book Award

Harvard University Alumni Association ▪ Cambridge, MA

2005

Rensselaer Medal

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ▪ Troy, NY

Professional awards & honors

2015

Delegate, Transatlantic Program for Young Technology Leaders

German American Chamber of Commerce

2013

IxDA Interaction Award, Best in Category, “Connecting”

Interaction Design Association

Project: Obama for America 2012 Mobile App

2013

International Design Excellence Award

Industrial Designers Society of America

Project: Obama for America 2012 Mobile App

2013

Core77 Design Awards, Social Impact Notable

Core77 Magazine

Project: Obama for America 2012 Mobile App

2012

Silver Addy in Internet Commercial Category

Austin Advertising Federation ▪ Austin, TX

Project: Blio (Kurzweil-National Federation for the Blind)

Certifications

2015

Online Teaching & Course Development Certification

American University Center for Teaching, Research & Learning ▪ Washington, DC

2014

Green Teaching Certification

American University Center for Teaching, Research & Learning ▪ Washington, DC

Exhibitions

2017 (upcoming)

MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition

Henry Art Gallery ▪ Seattle, WA

Envisioning the Museum Voice: Gaze and Voice as Modes of Interacting with Art

2011

SHIFT Electronic Arts Festival

International Symposium for Mixed & Augmented Reality ▪ Basel, Switzerland

Curated by Netherlands-based V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media

2010

American University Design Expo

American University ▪ Washington, DC

Won first and third place in the interactive category

Guest Lectures & Panels

2013

“Web Presence for Artists”

Corcoran College of Art & Design ▪ Washington, DC

2013

“UI/UX: Designing and Decoding the Web Experience”

American University Social Learning Summit ▪ Washington, DC

2012

“Designing the 2012 Obama App”

Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington ▪ Washington, DC
American University Computer Science Colloquium ▪ Washington, DC

2012

“Digital Experience”

Texas Advertising Group ▪ Austin, TX

2011

“Mobile App Design 101: Design and Developer Panel Discussion”

AIGA Austin ▪ Austin, TX

2011

“Designing for User Experience: Workshop”

University of Texas at Austin ▪ Austin, TX

2011

Fine Arts Career Services Panel

University of Texas at Austin ▪ Austin, TX

Languages

English

Native language

German

Intermediate-level speaking, reading, and writing