Hello, my name is Dickson.

I have 12+ years of experience in broadcast design, TV commercials, and film while playing various roles such as director, art director, technical director, designer, visual designer, graphic designer, VFX/CG supervisor.

My unwavering love for art, design and technology led me to the Graduate Design Program at Stanford University where I studied product design, design thinking, and user research. I continued on to start a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and became a PhD drop out.

I’m now utilizing my broad range of experiences to hone my design philosophy that encompasses design in all forms to create works that transverse multiple disciplines and across different mediums. I am constantly evolving, “post-it-noting” possible futures, creating stories, products, and experiences for humans.

Detailed CV available upon request.

ACADEMICS

PhD in Mechanical Engineering, 2018 - PhD Dropout
Stanford University, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford, California, USA

Master of Fine Arts in Design, 2014 - 2016
Stanford University, Graduate Design Program
Stanford, California, USA

Summer Institute for General Management, 2015
Stanford University, Graduate School of Business
Stanford, California, USA

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media, 2000 - 2003
Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, California, USA

AWARDS

The Theodore and Frances Geballe Fellowship, 2014 - 2016
Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University

Summer Institute for General Management Scholarship, 2015
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Director’s Choice Award for The Veiled Commodity
RINCON International Film Festival 2009, Puerto Rico

Best Animated Short Award for The Veiled Commodity
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival 2009, USA.

Best Animated Short Award for The Veiled Commodity
Detroit Windsor International Film Festival 2009, Canada

Best Animated Short Award for The Veiled Commodity
Bayou City Film Festival 2009, USA

Best Animated Short Nominee, The Veiled Commodity
Long Island International Film Festival 2009, USA

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS FOR THE VEILED COMMODITY:

Festival De Cannes - Short Film Corner 2009
Vancouver International Film Festival 2009
Los Angeles United Film Festival 2009
Anchorage International Film Festival 2009
Artivist Film Festival 2009
Asian American International Film Festival 2009
Boston International Film Festival 2009
Delray Beach Film Festival 2009
East Los Angeles International Film Festival 2009
Indianapolis International Film Festival 2009
San Francisco United Film Festival 2009
Jersey Shore Film Festival 2009
Holly Shorts Film Festival 2009
Bronx Independent Film Festival 2009
SF Shorts International Festival of Short Films 2009
Tulsa United Film Festival 2009
SoCal Film Festival 2009
Grand Rapids Film Festival 2009
San Diego Asian Film Festival 2009
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival 2009
Moondance International Film Festival 2009
Asian Pacific American Film Festival 2009
New York United Film Festival 2009
Chicago United Film Festival 2009
Chicago International Reel Shorts Film Festival 2009
Filmanthropy Film Festival 2009
Short Short Story Film Festival 2009
Indie Memphis Film Festival 2009
Big Bear Lake International Film Festival 2009
Indie Memphis International Film Festival 2010
Burbank International Film Festival 2010
Indie Memphis Freedom Series 2010

EXHIBITIONS

Thryve
Maker Faire, San Francisco, USA, 2016

Plant Human Interface
Coulter Art Gallery, Stanford University, 2016

Instruments for The Future: Personal Fresh Air Device
Space10 gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015

Kontemp: Food preservation system prototype
Space10 gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015

Plant Friends
Space10 gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015

Saltwater
Personal Statements, Stanford Graduate Design Program, 2015

Hexatron
Meet the Makers, Stanford Product Realization Lab, 2014

PRESS (SELECTION)

IKEA Innovation Lab: Space10 Journal, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Disrupting traditional food preservation. 2016.

IKEA Innovation Lab: Space10 Fresh Living Lab Magazine - Issue 01 - Page 47, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Disrupting traditional food preservation. 2016.

VAB Magazine, Netherlands
Plant Friends featured in the February 2015 issue.

PSFK, Trend publication
Plant Friends featured on PSFK in March 2015.

Hackaday, Technology blog
Plant Friends featured on Hackaday in March 2015.

Panama, TV Series, Sweden
The Veiled Commodity featured on Panama TV, Sveriges Television AB (SVT2).

Short Notice, TV Series, USA
The Veiled Commodity featured on Short Notice TV Series, episode 104, MNet America TV network.

Arts Rational 102.7FM, radio program, Canada
Interview on The Veiled Commodity.

Stash, DVD magazine, international
The Veiled Commodity featured in Stash, issue 54.

CG Times Magazine, China
The Veiled Commodity featured in the November 2009 issue.

Shoot Magazine, USA
Volkswagen Beetle TV campaign.

Animation World Network, USA
Ford Interactive Film.