Deborah R. Fowler
Professor of Visual Effects - Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Deborah Fowler is a professor of Visual Effects at SCAD in Savannah, Georgia where she teaches procedural techniques, programming, and motion capture. A passionate believer in the collaboration of art and technology, she recently co-supervised student projects with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center for educational public outreach for the ICESat-2 mission, which included the animated short Photon Jump. Deborah was a senior member of the lighting and modeling teams at Pixar Animation Studios, contributing to Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, and Toy Story 2. Previous to her career in industry, Deborah’s Ph.D. and postdoctoral research included biological modeling of plants and spiral patterns in nature. This work appeared in two SIGGRAPH papers and in The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants and The Algorithmic Beauty of Sea Shells.