David Spencer

David Spencer

David Spencer

B.F.A., printmaking, Atlanta College of Art, 1986

First year at SCAD:

"When I began adjunct teaching at Atlanta College of Art I fell in love with 'sending the elevator back down,' as Kevin Spacey puts it. I enjoy sharing what I've learned with others to empower them to greater things."


Major projects including Delta's Flight of Dreams interactive touch screen installation, AT&T Global Olympic Village and the independent documentary film "From Acorn to Oak: The Neighborhood Charter School Story"

Awards, recognition and honors

Imperial Honor Award, Carlson Wagonlit Travel


AIGA, Interaction Design Association, Technology Association of Georgia

Publications and presentations

  • Second Annual HASTAC Conference, University of California, Irvine and University of California, Los Angeles. Presentation: "Transcending Boundaries: Live Entertainment and Personae in Virtual Worlds," 2008
  • Educators Summit, Adobe Partners by Design Annual Conference. San Jose, California. Presentation: "How Hot is Your Porridge? How We Use Adobe Tools at ACA" 2005
  • Storytelling for the New Millennium Conference. Kauai, Hawaii. Presentation: "Stupid Photoshop Tricks," 1996

Previous Positions

Creative director/principle, CyFun Media; creative director, Carlson Wagonlit; multimedia producer, Cadmus Interactive

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • CMPA 100 Survey of Computer Applications
  • CMPA 110 Advanced Survey of Computer Applications
  • ITGM 120 Introduction to Interactive Design and Game Development
  • ITGM 130 Digital Design Aesthetics
  • ITGM 230 Information Design for Dynamic Media
  • ITGM 241 Survey of Interactive Entertainment
  • ITGM 260 Interactive Design
  • ITGM 353 Interactive Web Design
  • ITGM 403 Information and Interfaces
  • ITGM 405 Interactive Design and Game Development Studio I
  • ITGM 465 Interactive Design and Game Development Studio II
  • ITGM 490 Interactive Design and Game Development Portfolio
  • ITGM 503 Design Methods for Interactivity
  • ITGM 715 Interactive Web Design
  • ITGM 723 Human-centered Interactive Design