CV

PROFILE

I have over ten years' experience in audiovisual systems integration. In 2016 I completed an undergraduate degree in Computation Arts and am presently completing a Master's degree in design. My academic focus has been on interactive systems and designing experiences for which I received the Dora and Avi Morrow Fellowship for Excellent Achievement in the Visual Arts in November 2016. My combined professional and academic background uniquely positions me as a designer capable of solving a broad range of UX related challenges. I'm able to work across disciplines and have a holistic view of hardware-software systems.

EDUCATION

Master of Design (MDes)
December 2018 Completion
Concordia University, Montreal

B.F.A. in Computation Arts
September 2012 – July 2016
Concordia University, Montreal  

CERTIFICATIONS

Biamp Audia Certification (Audio DSP), September 2011
AMX Level 1 (Control System Programming), April 2010
Infocomm CTS (Audiovisual Certification), June 2006
Crestron Essentials (Control System Programming), February 2005
ICIA Install School Online (Audiovisual Training) May 2002

EXPERIENCE

Obx Labs, Concordia University
January 2015 - December 2016
Providing technical assistance and video support for a range of projects including Jason Lewis' exhibition "His Blood in Search of a Face" at the Phi Center from May 11th – June 15th, 2015. Other work included editing a documentary video of "His Blood in Search of a Face", and sound design and editing for a series of compositions associated with Jason Lewis' PoEMM series of interactive poems.

Owner/Senior Consultant @ Twelve Gauge Sound Corporation
December 2007 - December 2014
Providing audiovisual consultation and design services nationally for clients including CAE Healthcare and the Canadian Space Agency. Work included designing and supporting CAE's range of OWL Simulation Solutions, as well as installing and commissioning jobs for CAE's client's including the University of Montreal and the University of Ottawa. Work done for the Canadian Space Agency included integrating an updated control room system for the agency's conference rooms, and integrating a Crestron controlled distributed video system within the Mobile Servicing System Operations and Training Simulator (MOTS) laboratory.

Senior Technician @ Duocom Canada Incorporated, Ottawa ON
April 2007 – Dec 2007
Planning, installing and commissioning a broad range of of audiovisual solutions for clients including the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), and Smart Technologies. Work included the overhaul of the OEM's emergency response control room with a display wall made up of 6 Mitsubishi Cube displays controlled by a Jupiter processor and Crestron control system. This position required maintaining a current knowledge of audiovisual, multimedia, and conferencing technologies, and supporting sales representatives in responding to RFQ's and RFP's.

Project Manager @ Duocom Canada Incorporated, Richmond Hill, ON
July 2005 – July 2006
Management of the design and integration of a range of large-scale audiovisual projects for clients including Staples Business Depot and Miller Thomson LLP. Work included managing labour and resource requirements throughout the various phases of the project as well as  providing daily reports to site project coordinator and Duocom's Regional Director of Operations. Projects completed include the integration of 14 audiovisual presentation rooms for Staples Business Depot's Head Office.

Senior Technician @ Visual Dynamics Incorporated, Toronto, ON
April 2002 – July 2005
Planning and integration of a diverse range of audiovisual systems for clients including VenGrowth Investment Fund, and CIBC. Work included conducting site visits with clients, participate in site meetings with clients, designers, and builders. The position also involved training and managing a team of  2 full-time and 4+ part-time audiovisual technicians.

ACADEMIC AWARDS

Dora and Avi Morrow Fellowship
November 2016
$5’000.00 scholarship awarded for excellent achievement in visual arts

Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship
September 2012 - July 2016
$10’000.00 scholarship awarded upon entrance to Concordia’s Master of Design program

RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENTS

Conference and Masterclass: October 4, 2017
Given in support of beAT exhibit in Saint-Étienne France, "Are you talking to me?"

Publication: 2017
“Data Cities” A collection of design/art projects and interviews
Featuring beAT and interview with David Somiah Clark
http://www.cda95.fr/fr/content/data-cities

Exhibition: September 14, 2017 – January 7, 2018
beAT, David Somiah Clark, Saint-Étienne France, "Are you talking to me?"
http://www.citedudesign.com/fr/actualites/030717-are-you-talking-to-me-

Exhibition: June 29 – July 12, 2017
beAT, David Somiah Clark, Enghien-les-Bains France, "Are you talking to me?"
http://www.ville-enghienlesbains.fr/en/contenu/are-you-talking-me

Exhibition: April 30, 2015
beAT, David Somiah Clark, Concordia University, "Forwardslash"

Exhibition: April 7, 2015
beAT, David Somiah Clark, VAV Gallery, Concordia University, "Worn"

Residency: April 20, 2015 – May 10, 2015
wEAR, David Somiah Clark, P.A.R.E. (Place, Architecture, and Responsive Environments)
http://topologicalmedialab.net/p_a_r_e-researchers/david-clark/

Residency: April 20, 2015 – May 10, 2015
Tonewall, David Somiah Clark, P.A.R.E. (Place, Architecture, and Responsive Environments)
http://topologicalmedialab.net/p_a_r_e-researchers/david-clark/

Exhibition: May 7, 2014
Deathwhiff 3000, David Somiah Clark – Hardware Design, Digifest 3000, The Pleasure Room
Collaboration with: Albaracin, O; Li, M; Navab, N; Tavera, A; Westcott, A
http://torontodigifest.ca/2015/pleasure/

Magazine Publication: August 2014
Independence Amazing by A Maze for the Gamescom Cologne
Deathwhiff 3000, co-authorship between David Somiah Clark & Ana Tavera Mendoza

DETAILS

4-4600 Saint Dominique
Montréal, QC H2T 1T5
1 (514) 654-4654
davidsomiahclark@gmail.com

 

SOFTWARE

Microsoft Office Suite
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Premiere
Final Cut Pro X
Blender
Fusion 360
Axure
HTML, CSS, & PHP
Max MSP/Jitter
Pure Data
Processing
Pyo

METHODS

Design Ethnography
Participatory Design
Rapid Iterative Testing & Developing
Research Through Design
Usability Testing
Semi-Structured Interviews
Participant Observation