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Yoshiko Burke

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 6483 Aronoff Center
Tel: 513-556-0164

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 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.

Research Information

Research Interests

Narrative Design, On-Screen Motion Design, Interactive Visual Communication Design, GUI Development for Information Narrative


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