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Myron Campbell

Art Director / Animator / Educator

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
I have 12+ years of experience in Interactive Design and Animation and 3+ years of teaching. Shortly after completing a diploma in Visual Communication at Medicine Hat College, I received a great opportunity in working with the Trailer Park Boys TV series in Halifax. I then spent four years at the Banff Centre for the Arts as an Interactive Consultant, as well as a Lead Designer for the online digital arts and culture magazine, Horizon Zero. Since then, I've worked with clients such as CBC, Brent Butt, Omni TV, Tribal DDB, The Red Agency and NFB (to name a few).

From 2008-10, I was Art Director at Switch United where I co-created interactive installations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. "The Curious Tree" was exhibited in the BC Pavilion and "The Digital Gateway" is permanently installed in Robson Square in Vancouver. In 2010, I was awarded Best Designer at the Canadian New Media Awards primarily because of my work with Switch United.

I've recently just completed a Masters Degree at Emily Carr University of Art + Design where I received the Governor General's Gold Medal for academic excellence. Today, I'm currently teaching full-time as a Senior Instructor at Vancouver Film School while freelancing on the side in animation, illustration and design. On top of that, I continue to produce and exhibit work internationally.

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Work Experience

Vancouver Film School

Senior Instructor

Full-Time Senior Instructor and Student Advisor in the Digital Design department. This includes lesson plans and lectures, developing curriculum, special events and program development.
April 2009 - December 2013 British Columbia, Canada

Notsosimpleton Productions

Creative Director

This covers all my contract work which could be anything from a book cover design to interactive animation to a music video and everything in between.
April 2000 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Switch United

Art Director

-coming up with visual direction, look and feel, visual metaphors
-working with a team of 5+ to carry that vision through
-strategic planning on a project to project basis
-lead brainstorm meetings
-working with clients to help realize their goals and objectives that best suit their needs.
-presenting work and ideas at various events, pitches and client meetings
-helped to generate a creative culture in the studio
August 2008 - December 2009 Vancouver, Botswana

University Of British Columbia

Faculty: Visual Arts

Specialize in Digital Media and 2D practices.
January 2014 British Columbia, Canada


Emily Carr University

Masters of Applied Arts: Media Arts

In my 2 years at Emily Carr, I focused my research on a longtime fascination with mythological hybrid characters. Through an interactive installation, In the Caves of Mt. Ida, I depicted moments from a hybrid's life in it's natural habitat. The viewer, while engaged with the animation, must remain quiet and stationary so as not to disturb the hybrid. If it is disrupted or annoyed it may respond unexpectedly, perhaps violently.

In addition, the work is a way to examine the complex personality of a so-called hybrid monster and its capacity for good and evil.
September 2010 - May 2012 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Medicine Hat College

Diploma in Visual Communication

This school was amazing because it taught both form and concept and offered a wide array of classes in all facets of Art & Design.
September 1999 - April 2001 Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada


English (Fluent),


Governor General

Gold Medal Governor General’s Gold Medal (highest GPA, graduate level)


Canadian New Media Awards

Interactive Designer of the Year


Applied Arts Magazine

Illustration Category


Queen Street Studios

International Digital Residency Programme


Alberta Foundation For The Arts

Multidisciplinary / New Media Project Grant



Video Grant


The 2005 Grand Prize

1st Runner Up


Flash Forward Flash Film Festival

Winner – Original Sound


FCCM: Montréal International Festival Of New Cinema And New Media

Winner – New Media Mention Award



Character Design, Illustration, Animation, Art Direction, Collage, Creative Direction, Drawing, Graphic/web Design, Painting, Printmaking, Sound Design.,

Additional Information

I am an imaginator