Department Head of the Motion Design major at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Ed earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Drake University; and a MA in Art Education – Computer Graphics/Animation from The Ohio State University. Ed joined Ringling College in 1991 for the start of Ringling’s Computer Animation Department. After 8 years in academia, Ed left to become the Director of Animation and Graphics at CMT in Nashville. In 2009, he returned to Ringling to launch the new Department of Motion Design. Graduates from this major have already earned national and international recognition including a D&AD New Blood Pencil, an Adobe Design Achievement Grand Prize, National Gold and Silver ADDYs, and most importantly, selected for recognition on Motionographer and Stash.