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Abrian Curington

 

Education/Residencies

2021 – 2022 – Science Communication Fellow
Ocean Exploration Trust, Pacific Ocean

2019 – Artist-at-Sea Residency
Schmidt Ocean Institute, North East Pacific Ocean

2011 – Bachelor of Arts, minors: Art History, Classical Studies and Japanese
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

 

Continuing Education

2022 – Introduction to Photogrammetry
Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – Moody College of Communication, Online

2020 – Capstone Certificate in GIS Fundamentals
University of Wisconsin–Madison, Online

2015 – 2017 – Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling

 

Teaching

2020 – Present – Visual Storytelling Blogger and Course Creator – Lifeology.io

2019 – Present – Tai Chi Instructor – Tacoma Tai Chi and Qigong Center

2019 – Art Instruction – Franke Tobey Jones Senior Living Community

 

Selected Speaking Engagements

2022 – Tacoma TRIPOD

2022 – Lifeology.io – Inclusive Storytelling

2022 – Dr Jamsheed’s Fiction Book Club

2022 – Artist Engineer Podcast – Quiet Nerds and Wild Hearts

2021 – MTF Labs – MTF Podcast 107: Abrian Curington – Maps to the Stars

2020 – Monterey Peninsula College STEM STEAM

2020 – Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 – Visual Storytelling eLightning Presenter

2019 – Cartoonists Northwest – Fantasy Cartography Workshop

2019 – Jet City Comic Show – Fantasy Cartography Panel

2018 – University of Washington, Tacoma – Guest Lecturer on Outreach Through Zines

2018 – Clover Park Technical College – Guest Lecturer on Book Design Best Practices

2018 – ComixLaunch – 4 Crucial Elements for a Professional-Looking Book

2018 – Swimming Upstream with Dorothy Wilhelm – November 11th

 

Curatorial

2020 – 2021 – Our Own Expressions Final Judge – Pierce County Library System

2018 – 2020 – Annual Statewide Senior Art Show Curator – Franke Tobey Jones

2017 – Visual Curatorial Assistant – America’s Car Museum

 

Grants Awarded

2021 – Grants for Artists’ Progress – Artist Trust

2020 – COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund – Artist Trust

 

Committee Work

2019 – 2020 – Technology Council Member – Clover Park Technical College

 

Customer Service

2020 – 2022 – Virginia Mason Franciscan Health – Virtual Patient Companion

2020 – Multicare Hospital System – COVID Door Screener (Temporary)

2012 – 2017 – America’s Car Museum – Guest Services Representative

2012 – Tacoma Art Museum – Visitor Services Representative (Temporary)

2007 – 2011 – Wilson Library – Reference Librarian Assistant

2005 – 2011 – Dightman’s Bible Book Center – Sales Clerk

 

Selected Graphic Novels and Books

2022 – Above and Below (Illustrated booklet)– Writer/Illustrator – Independently published

2019 – Notes, Volume One (Illustrated travel journal) – Writer/Illustrator – Independently published

2018 – Woolmancy (Graphic novel) – Writer/Illustrator – Independently published

2018 – Press-Ready (Informational ebook) – Writer/Illustrator – Digitally published

2017 – Bellmage (Graphic novella) – Writer/Illustrator – Independently published

2015 – Style Quest (Graphic novella) – Writer/Illustrator – Independently published

 

Selected Client Illustration Work

2020 – Present – Course illustrator – Lifeology

2022 – Illustration and Annual Report Design – Artist Trust

2021 – Product Concept Illustration – Morning Research

2020 – Family Tree Illustration – Private Client

2019 – Serialized Comic Replacement Illustrator – The Pirate Cats

2019 – Pre-press Book Formatting – The Red Ten series

2018 – Pre-press Book Formatting – SINK series

2012 – 2014 – Spot illustration – Lemay America’s Car Museum

2012 – Spot Illustration – Tacoma Art Museum

2010 – Children’s Book Illustration – Private Client

2009 – Cover Co-Designer – Vertical Press, Volume 12 of Osamu Tezuka’s Black Jack

 

Selected Map Projects

2022 – Southern Seamount Range – E/V Nautilus

2021 – Tannasul – Private Client

2020 – Early Humans – Private client

2020 – Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes

2019 – Seeking Space Rocks – R/V Falkor

2017 – Map for I, Necromancer – Private client

2016 – Great Sea Map

2014 – Map for Son of Man – Private client

 

Selected Press

2020 – Nature.com – How to Shape a Productive Scientist–Artist Collaboration

2020 – Foundry10 – Meet Abrian Curington

2020 – Lifeology.io – Telling Stories with Art and Maps – Abrian Curington, an Artist Highlight

2019 – Comics Grinder – Graphic Novel Review: WOOLMANCY by Abrian Curington

2019 – Writer’s Connection – Abrian Curington with EC Murray

2016 – Graphics Policy – Webcomics Weekly: Tales of Elgon

2010 – PrintMag – Peter Mendelsund Crowdsources a Cover

 

Selected Articles

2022 – Ocean Exploration Trust – What’s in a Name? Defining Cartography and Hydrography

2020 – 20201 – Blue Cat Co. – Star Math, Blog Series

2020 – Lifeology.io – Suggested Tools for Visual Science Communication

2020 – Lifeology.io – How to Find a Comics Artist for Your Next SciComm Project

2020 – Lifeology.io – Personifying a Microbe: How we designed the “Coronabot”

2020 – Lifeology.io – 4 Tips for More Engaging Communication

2020 – Lifeology.io – You are a storyteller. We’re all storytellers.

2020 – Lifeology.io – Telling Stories with Art and Maps – Abrian Curington, an Artist Highlight

2019 – Schmidt Ocean Institute – The Importance of Storytelling in Science Communication

2019 – Schmidt Ocean Institute – Translating the Wonder of the Sea

2019 – Schmidt Ocean Institute – Curiosity: The Cat’s Best Friend