Jamie O'Neil Associate Professor of Digital Media Arts
Jamie O’Neil’s areas of expertise are digital video and multimedia design. Additional subjects of interest are corporate identity design, computer music, video scenic design, exhibit design and motion graphics. His research topics include corporate culture, postmodern design, tactical media and relational art/aesthetics.
O’Neil comes to Canisius with over ten years of professional experience in video and multimedia design. At Weymouth Design Inc. O’Neil worked with clients such as Corning, Titleist and Mead and traveled extensively in the US as well as in Europe and Asia on video assignments. In 1999 he established his own firm, O’Neil Video whose clients have included American Superconductor, Birdair and Hodgson-Russ. His freelance work has consisted of collaborations on architectural visualizations with Cannon Design, editing of the PBS television series Stokes Birds at Home, and production of video modules for Bank of America and Fidelity Investments with the Manhattan-based design firm, Wechsler Ross & Partners.
More recently, O’Neil has focused on media projects for forthcoming cultural institutions in Washington D.C. such as the National Museum of the U.S. Army and the National Children’s Museum. In December of 2003, O’Neil designed the video scenic effects for Gerry Trentham’s Autobiography Chapters 1 – 4, produced by Danceworks at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.
O’Neil is the creator of the mock-motivational speaker, Kurt Weibers, whose company Global Point Strategies (www.globalpointstrategies.com) intertwines issues in contemporary art and corporate identity design. In the spring of 2004, Mr. Weibers premiered his latest Global Point Strategies self-improvement seminar: Relative Time Management at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center as part of his MFA thesis project in Communication Design at SUNY Buffalo.
<class=msonormal>O’Neil, who hails from Boston, MA and received his BFA from Boston University, shifted his allegiance to the Buffalo Bills just prior to the New England Patriots championship winning streak. He loves his new community in the Buffalo area, where he lives with his wife Megan and two sons William and Jonah and enjoys windsurfing (in the warmer months) on Lake Erie and Georgian Bay.