About

Greetings,

My name is Jordan Sparks, a Canadian Multimedia Artist, Designer, and Educator based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I am a graduate of Ryerson University with a Master of Arts in Media Production and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media. I use videos, art, and interactive technology to explore how media experiences can entertain the masses and inspire social change.

My skillset encompasses a mastery several different fields, most prominently graphic design, video production, interactive media, and education, with many years of self-taught personal and academic experience.

I have a solid history using a variety of digital and traditional art processes towards graphic design, illustration, photography, and image manipulation projects for personal or professional use. This includes my work on Spark Comics, my self-published webcomic series with over 100 pages, a variety of personal mixed media artworks, and various freelance projects. I have a strong reputation for my visual art and design skills.

I am extremely knowledgeable in video production and editing. For over a decade, I have developed countless videos in many genres, including animation, documentary, music videos, and more. I am also experienced in audio production and recording for voice over. I excel in finding the best way to express a project in video form and clearly convey its message and meaning to an audience. In addition to self-publishing, my video work has been used by clients such as Ryerson University and All-4-One Studios Inc.

I am highly regarded for my work in interactive media and technology, more specifically video games, with my research into Games For Social Change. My artistic practice heavily explores the nature of interactive electronics and digital experiences through projects I’ve developed, including robotics, game design, and installations. While I specialize in the visual art, animation, and user experience design aspects, my independent interactive projects often include me handling most other aspects, including programming. All of my video game projects have been exhibited at gallery events across Toronto, including the META 2014, the Level Up Showcase, and the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, with some featured by news outlets such as the Torontoist, Toronto Star, and CityNews. My research earned me several invitations to be a Guest Lecturer at Sheridan College from 2017 – 2018.

In addition to my other specialties, I am also passionate about Creative Education. I am dedicated to developing educational content and have a solid history of organizing, leading, and developing award-winning educational programs, workshops, and events. My Educational qualifications include digital literacy, technology, and every one of my previously mentioned specialties. In addition, I have mentored and assisted mentoring and assisting at other organizations, including Ladies Learning Code, Black Youth In Tech Education (BYTE) and the Hand-Eye Society. Currently, I work at the Royal Ontario Museum as Makerspace Technician, where I teach visiting school groups and adults how to use various maker technologies and programs such as iPads and 3D Printers, and STEAM Labs as a Maker Educator, where I do the same in a public community makerspace as well as lead and instruct the video game development course. I enjoy empowering children and adults through Creative Education and Technology.

For more details about me and my work, please download my CV below and observe my work on this website. If you wish to contact me or inquire about a job/freelance opportunity, please use my contact page. I hope you enjoy my work and have a Sparktacular day!

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