Michael Duggan
Illustration, Harrison Arkansas United States
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Contact details
424 South Pine Street
Tel: 8707540014 8707540014
Brief Summary
© 2012 Michael Duggan

Michael Duggan is a Southern-based rockabilly author and illustrator of several game design and digital media books. He's an applications developer in the Ozark Mountains. In his spare time, he is a cartoon-style illustrator, game designer, mystery writer, web developer, and apprentice tattoo artist. Michael is also an adult with Asperger's.
North Arkansas Regional Medical Center, North Arkansas College, Newton County Nursing Home, Stillwater Monument Company, Deron Paul
Professional Experience
Fast results-oriented author, illustrator, and graphic/web/game designer with particular expertise in Adobe and Autodesk software. Over 10 years' experience developing software applications and managing projects in challenging, fast paced environments. Demonstrated ability to acquire technical knowledge and skills rapidly. Innovative problem solver, able to see the design and technical sides of a problem. Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written. Published author, illustrator, designer, college-level instructor, and conference speaker.


2010 - Present, Harrison AR - Applications Programmer and Systems Analyst @ North Arkansas College
1. Researched and evaluated new systems and software to implement at the college.
2. Developed, edited, and maintained digital applications and information systems.
3. Recommended changes or updates in programming, processes, and software usage.
4. Evaluated success of those applications and systems and implemented necessary adjustments to conform with expected results.
5. Managed the learning management system (Jenzabar Portal), trouble-ticket reporting system (Atlassian JIRA), Zoho Creator apps and cloud database, among other systems.
6. Installed software updates and coordinated with the rest of the IT Services team and other members of the college in finding solutions to system and software issues.

2005 - 2012, Harrison AR - Assistant Professor in Digital Media @ North Arkansas College
1. Instructed various multimedia design and production courses including 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Computer Illustration, Web Design I & II, Image Editing, and Game Design.
2. Assisted in the expansion of the Business & Technology's Digital Media program curriculum, including the development of a game design certificate of proficiency.
3. Participated in general faculty functions related to the education program including in-service programs, technical center, and other contractual agreements.
4. Maintained knowledge of the current media technology in the classroom, and ability to offer curriculum and instruction through distance education delivery modes.
5. Earned the Arvest Bank Endowed Chair Award for grant proposal to purchase new digital Wacom pen tablets for the classroom.

2005 - Present - Freelance Author & Illustrator @ Course Technology PTR (Cengage Learning)
1. Authored and illustrated 9 digital media/game development textbooks, including The Official Guide to 3D GameStudio, Torque for Teens (1st and 2nd editions), 2D Game Building for Teens, Web Comics for Teens, Wii Game Creation for Teens, PSP Game Creation for Teens, RPG Maker for Teens, and iPad Multiplayer Magic.
2. Was technical editor for 3 other game development books.

2007 - Present - Freelance Flash/Web Developer
1. Designed websites for local businesses and clients, including www.NARMC.com, www.Northark.edu, and www.NewtonCountyNursingHome.com
2. Created Flash games, web forms, and other interactive applications for clients

2005 - 2005, Springfield MO - Curriculum Writer @ Bryan College
1. Developed core curriculum for new gaming and robotics certification of proficiency program at the college.
2. Made edits to conform the curriculum to state and industry standards and to keep the curriculum in alignment with the college's mission.
3. Instructed the first weeks of class until an instructor could be found.
4. Acted as senior advisory board member for 3 years.


1. Adobe software - Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Flash, etc.
2. Microsoft software - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, etc.
3. Autodesk software - 3ds Max and Maya
4. Game dev software - Unreal, Torque, Unity, 3D GameStudio, Game Salad, RPG Maker, etc.
Programming - HTML5/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, ActionScript, C-script, C#, Deluge Script, Ruby, TorqueScript, etc.


1. 2006 - 2010 | The Art Institute of Pittsburgh @ Pittsburgh PA | Bachelors of Science in Game Art & Design
2. 2004 - 2005 | North Arkansas College @ Harrison AR | Associates of Arts, Certificate of Surgical Technology
3. 1998-1999 | Oklahoma State University @ Stillwater OK | Philosophy major
4. 1995 - 1997, University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma @ Chickasha OK | Fine Arts major 
Awards and Recognition
1. 2008 - FedEx Endowed Chair in Information Technology for grant proposal
2. 2004 - International Thompson Course Technology Multimedia Design Achievement Award and $1,000 cash prize for "Penny Dreadfuls" Flash game design
3. 1994-1995 - Over $5,000 in scholarship money for artistic achievement awards
4. 1994-1995 - Sponsorship to the Oklahoma Arts Institute program 2 years in a row based on artistic achievement

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