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Darren Pearson

Phone: (651) 403 – 3230



An innovative educator in the areas of interactive web design and computer graphic animation,
specializing in the areas where creativity, usability and technical knowledge merge together.
High integrity professional with a passion for stimulating student’s motivation, creativity and intellect,
plus extensive educational project management, classroom and course development experience.


January 2002 – Present, Instructor

Computer Careers Program – Saint Paul College, Saint Paul, MN

  • Designed and implemented hands-on based curriculum in the following areas:
    • HTML/Web Fundamentals
    • Advanced Web Design
    • WordPress and Blogging Applications
    • Adobe Dreamweaver
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • 3D Animation Fundamentals
    • 3D Character Animation
    • 3D Animation Capstone
    • Digital Sound
    • Client-Side Programming (JavaScript)
    • Server-Side Programming (PHP and MySQL)
    • Intro to Computer Graphics
    • Digital Portfolio Development
    • Web Animation with Tumult Hype
    • Digital Video Editing
  • Developed new certificates in the areas of 3D Animation, Blogging and Digital Video Editing
  • Provided academic advising for various web design and digital graphic students
  • Coordinated student project submissions to SIGGRAPH 2015 Student Educational Committee
  • Organized multiple field trips to industry and four year educational institutions
  • Created articulation agreements with a variety of local four year colleges
  • Assisted SPC Marketing Department in student recruitment video and social media program


July 2007 – July 2008, Department Chair

Computer Careers Program – Saint Paul College, Saint Paul, MN

  • Coordinated Saint Paul High Schools Transition program with Saint Paul College
  • Organized Visualization Technology Advisory committee meetings
  • Recruited and managed adjunct faculty pool
  • Scheduled DGIM and CSCI class times, locations and instructors
  • 2007-2008 Program Excellence Award Recipient


Master of Science in Technical Communications – August 2015
Metropolitan State University – Saint Paul, MN – GPA: 3.91/4.00
Capstone Project – Usability Testing of 3D Models in Browser Environments

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering – June 1995
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN – GPA: 3.48/4.00
Thesis: Low Power Strategies for VLSI Implementations of FIR Digital Filters

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering – May 1993
University of North Dakota – Grand Forks – GPA: 3.75/4.00
Senior Project: Autonomous Vehicle Coordinator and Assembly Language Coder

Computer Languages

  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • C
  • C++
  • Perl
  • ASP
  • Sed/Awk

Software Applications

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • GarageBand
  • Blender
  • Tumult Hype
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Premiere Pro
  • WordPress

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