Who I Am

I am an American/Portuguese multimedia artist based in Rome, Italy. My work has been exhibited internationally and online and has won a number of awards. I have taught undergraduate and graduate college students since 2000 as well as offered art and multimedia courses in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. I’m currently a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media and the Director of the Film and Digital Media Program at The American University of Rome. I have also taught in the United States in the Art Department at William Paterson University (Wayne, NJ.) as well as in the Digital Arts Department at Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY.).

What I Do

I work on animation, video, graphic design, illustration, web, and interactive projects independently, as well as for clients and non-profit organizations. The vast majority of the work that I do is to promote positive social change. Some of my most recent works have dealt with poverty reduction, child welfare issues, education, animal rights, respect for the elderly, and ending world hunger.

My number one interest is helping people in developing countries overcome poverty and lack of opportunities. I use multimedia projects and tools to help raise awareness and continuously attempt to foster a sense of social responsibility in my students by having them partake in real-world multimedia projects for non-profit organizations whenever possible.


  • M.F.A., Computer Graphics and Interactive Media, Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY.)
  • B.F.A., Painting, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, (Boston, MA.)
  • Diploma In Social Innovation. UPEACE Centre For Executive Education. Expected 2015.

View Artist’s Statement (PDF)

View Awards and Exhibitions List (PDF)



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