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Biomedical Art

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Biomedical Art Faculty

Thomas Nowacki

Thomas Nowacki

Title Associate Professor/Chair of Biomedical Art
Department Biomedical Art
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  BFA Thesis Research | Biomedical Art: Advanced Media Concepts | Biomedical Art: BFA Thesis | Biomedical Art: Interactive Narratives | BMA: Advanced Problems, Concepts + Media | Graphic Design: Advanced Studio | Intro to Digital Biomedical Illustration | Natural Science + Zoological Illustration | Surgical Illustration + Media

Degree MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology; BFA, Baldwin-Wallace College

Thomas is the Chair of and Associate Professor in the Biomedical Art Department at CIA as well as Adjunct Professor in Anatomy at Case Western Reserve University. He is the founder and principal illustrator of Novie Studio, which produces accurate and aesthetically clear illustrations and 2D animations for print and digital publication as well as exhibit design for litigation. Thomas received his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Medical Illustration and is a Board Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI).

Elizabeth Halasz

Elizabeth Halasz

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Biomedical Art
Phone 216.421.7454

Courses  Anatomy for the Artist | Biomedical Art: Forensic Imaging + Modeling | Human Forms: Head, Hands, Feet | Image, Narrative, and Sequence

Degree BFA and MFA, Medical Illustration, The Cleveland Institute of Art. Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI)

Beth received her BFA and MFA in Medical Illustration from The Cleveland Institute of Art, where she was the first graduate student. As a medical illustrator for over 15 years, she is currently employed by the Cleveland Clinic as a staff medical illustrator. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member teaching medical sculpture at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Beth is an advisory board member to CIA’s Board of Directors.

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Hal Lewis

Title Lecturer
Department Biomedical Art
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  3D Bioforms: Intro to 3D Modeling | 3D Texture, Mapping + Digital Lighting | Advanced 3D Animation

Degree BFA, Long Island University

I Studied painting and illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York and finished up my BFA in painting at Long Island University. Early in my career I designed imprinted graphics for children’s wear and men’s sportswear at a variety of clothing companies in New York.

I went on to work at a small computer software company developing and selling 2D and 3D design software for about seven years, before jumping to one of our customers –Dreamquest Images in California.

Dreamquest Images had recently been bought by the Walt Disney Company so, after working on several live action pictures there including George of the Jungle, Gone in Sixty Seconds and Mighty Joe Young, I moved over to Disney Feature Animation in Burbank, California.

At Disney Feature Animation, I worked on three animated feature films—Chicken Little, Meet the Robinsons and Bolt; creating the CG characters. During my stay there I also worked on two animated 3-D “ride films” for the Disney theme parks in Orlando and Tokyo- the Magic Lamp and Mickey’s Phiharmagic.

I worked at Sony Imageworks where I helped on the completion of the Animated Feature film Arthur Christmas.

I was then hired by Digital Domain and moved to Florida, to help build an animation studio there. Our first picture was scheduled to be The Legend of Tembo-- I was the character model lead on this film. To this date, the film has yet to be completed.

Recently I have been doing freelance work for the Disney Consumer Products division; helping to create new Marvel Comics based toys and action figures.

Joseph Pangrace

Joseph Pangrace

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Biomedical Art
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Biomedical Art: Advanced Media Concepts | Surgical Illustration + Media

David Schumick

David Schumick

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Biomedical Art
Phone 216.421.7454

Courses  Digital Color: Style + Representation in Science | Line: Information Visualization

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