E.J. @ Niagra Falls
E.Jay Sims, Biography

New York City
ph.fax (212) 674 7908
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email: ejsims@ejaysims.com

I am a teacher, multimedia artist, and freelance
Web designer in New York City.

I began my professional career in Boulder, Colorado as a ceramic artist and later got into filmmaking and performance art. I received an MFA in trans-disciplinary art (film and performance art) at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 1985, and then moved to New York where I began teaching computer art, media production and Web design. At The Dalton School in Manhattan, I taught art to grades 6-12 for 13 years, and helped create a comprehensive curriculum in digital media design and production. I am now an art and technology teacher working in the New York City school system, presently at the Bronx Expedtionary Learning High School, an Outward Bound charter school.

I was awarded a New Forms Midwest Regional Initiative grant in 1989 and an Illinois Artist's Fellowship in 1990 for my personal artwork. I was introduced to the computer in 1987 while working in the museum graphics department at The Art Institute of Chicago where I produced all the exhibition labels, set up the museum's original label archive system and assisted in the production of in-house publications.

I live and work in New York City, and summer in Polson, Montana. I'm an independent freelance artist specializing in Web design, computer graphics, and digital media production and design. I have been working on the internet since the early 90s and continue to assist artists, educators and business professionals in realizing their ideas on the Web and in New Media.

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As a 'Citizen Pruner' with TreesNY, I volunteer to care for street trees in my lower-Manhattan neighborhood and have also assisted with seasonal plantings in city parks such as Battery Park in Lower Manhattan and Grant Park in the Bronx. I also volunteer my professional services to The East Village Parks Conservancy to help them maintain their virtual on-line web-garden which links and profiles the community gardens, parks and greenspaces in the East Village of Manhattan through interactive maps. I created a similar interactive map that linked park profiles in all five boroughs of New York City for New Yorkers for Parks.

I spend my spare time caring for my roof garden, building a house in Montana, walking my dog, riding my bicycle, or making homebrew beer.

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