Bio

Dawn specializes in data science and business intelligence solutions for the Extended Reality (XR) Content Creation sector. Technology, games and art have always played a significant part of Dawn’s life, from her first game system (a 1978 Magnavox Odyssey² found in the trash that she fixed), to her first camera (which, she hacked to shoot higher shutter speeds for sports). As a believer in lifelong education, Dawn is currently planning to return to school to pursue a doctorate in Computer Science.

As a part of the VArtisans Collective, Dawn has worked as a Studio and Post-Production Supervisor (XR) and Director of Photography (DP) on various projects. Recent projects Dawn worked on with the VArtisans crew, include the theme park rides, VRBus and VRBalloon, located in Dubai Mall’s VR Park and on the PBS TV show, Mercy Street’s 360° cinematic, A Letter Home and interactive behind-the-scenes 360° site. These projects were written and directed by the wise and wonderful, Mark Lambert (marklambertvfx.com). For more information about VR video production, visit VArtisans (www.vartisans.com).

With no shortage of pursuits, you can find Dawn in the field, flying drones to shoot 3D footage in Monument Valley, wearing Google Glasses to explore Mesa Verde and collecting reference in interesting places around the world. Outside of digital formats, Dawn’s photographic work appears in publication in 2 books, The Theatrical Firearms Handbook and RVA Lookbook, and in several magazines and newspapers, including U.S. News and World Report. Dawn is a strong supporter of Virginia’s growing film industry and is a proud member of the Virginia Production Alliance (VPA).


Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), 3D Computer Animation, Full Sail University, 2016
    • Course Director’s Awards: 3DF, Fine Art & Storytelling
    • Recognized by Adobe and Mr. Youth (MRY) as “One of Top Adobe Reps in the World”
  • Master of Science (MSBI), Business Intelligence, Full Sail University, 2018
    • Focus on Data Science, Analytics, and Business Intelligence for the Extended Reality (XR) Sector.