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Yoshiko Burke

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 6483 Aronoff Center
Tel: 513-556-0164
Email: yoshiko.burke@uc.edu

Education:
BA, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

Professor Burke's breadth of professional experience as a visual communication digital designer ranges from concept building, content production, structuring, designing, animation, editing, programming and encoding. Her current area of expertise lies in visual storytelling, on-screen motion design, and interface design for information narrative. Current ongoing projects involve directing and creating visual narrative content for on-screen media.


Since joining UC, Professor Burke has produced interactive narrative and documentary projects that garnered national awards from multiple Telly Awards, the Broadcast Education Association Media Arts Festival's Interactive Multimedia Best of Competition Award, and the King Foundation Best of Festival Award. Her interactive documentary, The New Issei was supported by a 2006 Ohio Arts Council grant and premiered at Cincinnati Art Museum. She also developed an accompanying interactive CD-ROM for the book Flat Pattern Analysis: an Interactive Guide - Fundamental produced by Professor Injoo Kim, which was published by KyohakyungUSA in 2011.
Prior to her tenure with the University of Cincinnati, Professor Burke worked professionally for over a  decade in the area of digital design, where she produced web/multimedia content for a number of Fortune 500 clients. She served as a Professor at the Savannah College of Art & Design from 1994 to 1996. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, she worked as an in-house designer in the designing and product-planning department for Sanrio Co, Ltd. in Tokyo and as a free-lance illustrator/surface designer. Her work has been featured in Fiberarts Design Book Five and Cosmopolitan Japan. Her artwork has also been exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts: Fiber Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA , 1994.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts: Design (focus on graphic design and illustration) , Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO , 1988.
  • Bachelor of Arts: Humanities (focus on art history) , International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, 1984.

Research Information

Research Interests

Visual Narrative Communication Design, Transmedia Narrative Design, GUI Design Motion Design and Digital Video Content Development & Production.
 

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2012 to Present, Associate Professor , Graphic Communication Design Program, School of Design, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning -- University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH .
  • 2007 to 2012, Associate Professor, Digital Design Program, School of Design, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning -- University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2001 to 2006, Assistant Professor, Digital Design Program, School of Design, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning -- University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH .
  • 1994 to 1996, Professor, Foundations | Fiber Arts Department -- Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.
  • 2000 to 2001, Interaction Designer | Animator | Developer , Bridge Integrated Communications, Inc., Cincinnati, OH .
  • 2000 to 2001, Freelance Website Designer | Animator | Developer , EyePoxy Productions, Inc., Cincinnati, OH .
  • 1998 to 2000, Digital Specialist , BullsEye Productions | Gibson Greetings, Cincinnati, OH .
  • 1997 to 1998, Stylist , Gibson Greetings, Cincinnati, OH .
  • 1989 to 1992, Designer , Sanrio Company, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan .
  • 1988 to 1989, Freelance Illustrator , true.

Courses Taught

  • Visual Structure for Time-Based Design, 2D Animation Basics, Motion Design and Aesthetic Fundamentals, and User-Centered Design Thinking.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: University of Cincinnati
  • Principles of Visual Narrative in 2D Motion Design, Graphic Design for On-Screen Media, Video Editing Principles, Motion Graphics, Narrative Concepts and Conventions in Film and Television.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: University of Cincinnati
  • Experience Design, Research and Digital Content Development, Multi-Dimensional Visual Information Systems, Fusion of Narrative Design and Graphic User Interface, Broadcast Production Design, and Visual Communication Theories and Practice.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: University of Cincinnati
  • Synthesis of Visual Design Approaches and Problem Solving Techniques, Theoretical and Applied Examination of the Research and Creative Processes in Visual Communication Project Development.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: University of Cincinnati
  • Introduction to Elements and Principles of 2-Dimensional Design. Introduction to Color Theory.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Introduction to Textile Design - Dyes and Pigments. Pattern Design, Surfaces and Textures, Mixed Media, and Process Art.
    Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: Savannah College of Art and Design

Communication
Design
 

Admission Requirements

Curriculum