DAAP School of Design - 0016
Professor Burke's breadth of professional experience as a visual communication digital designer ranges from concept building, content production, structuring, designing, animation, editing, programming and encoding. Her current area of expertise lies in visual storytelling, motion graphics, and interface design for information narrative. Current ongoing projects involve directing and creating visual digital communication and narrative content for on-screen media.
Since joining UC, Professor Burke has produced interactive narrative and documentary projects that garnered national awards from multiple Telly Awards, the Broadcast Education Association Media Arts Festival's Interactive Multimedia Best of Competition Award, and the King Foundation Best of Festival Award. Her interactive documentary, The New Issei was supported by a 2006 Ohio Arts Council grant and premiered at Cincinnati Art Museum. She also developed an accompanying interactive CD-ROM for the book Flat Pattern Analysis: an Interactive Guide produced by Professor Injoo Kim, which was published by KyohakyungUSA in 2011. She also served as Producer and Technical Motion Design Supervisor for the faculty-student interdisciplinary collaborative documentaries, Gold Rush Expedition Races and Expedition Alaska. They received several festival awards, screened at dozens of film festivals on five continents, as well as both national and international television network broadcast on beIN Sports USA, beIN Sports Canada, the French network, TREK-TV and the Russian network, FirstHDTV.
Prior to her tenure with the University of Cincinnati, Professor Burke worked professionally over a decade in the area of digital design, where she produced web/multimedia content for a number of Fortune 500 clients. She served as a Professor at the Savannah College of Art & Design from 1994 to 1996. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, she worked as an in-house designer in the designing and product-planning department for Sanrio Co, Ltd. in Tokyo and as a free-lance illustrator/surface designer. Her work has been featured in Fiberarts Design Book Five and Cosmopolitan Japan. Her artwork has also been exhibited both nationally and internationally (England and Italy).
Master of Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA , 1994 (Fiber Arts)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO , 1988 (Design focus on graphic design and illustration)
Bachelor of Arts, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, 1984 (Humanities focus on art history)
2016 -2019 Associate Professor, Communication Design Program, Myron E. Ullman Jr. School of Design, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2012 -2016 Associate Professor, Graphic Communication Design Program, School of Design, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2007 -2012 Associate Professor, Digital Design Program, School of Design, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2001 -2006 Assistant Professor, Digital Design Program, School of Design, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
1994 -1996 Professor, Foundations | Fiber Arts Department, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2000 -2001 Interaction Designer | Animator | Developer, Bridge Integrated Communications, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
2000 -2001 Freelance Media Designer | Animator , Cincinnati, OH
1998 -2000 Designer | Digital Specialist, BullsEye Productions, Cincinnati, OH
1997 -1998 Design Stylist, Gibson Greetings, Cincinnati, OH
1989 -1992 Designer, Design and Product-Planning Department, Sanrio Company, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
1988 -1989 Freelance Illustrator, Sunrise Publications, Inc. & Shueisha Publishing, Co., USA & Japan
Visual Narrative Communication Design, Transmedia Narrative Design, GUI Design, Motion Design and Digital Video Content Development & Production.
Associate Professor, MFA