Beatriz Wallace

Visual Designer. | Project Manager. | Artist.

(504)799-9728
Durham, North Carolina

Beatriz Wallace

Visual Designer. Project Manager. Artist.

Skillset

Visual Design and Photography
Film and Editing
HTML / CSS3
JavaScript

Profesional Profile

I'm an MFA student and Digital Humanities Assistant at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. I study art, data visualization and computer science. I like anatomical illustrations from the 16th century and hanging out in libraries. I like solving problems, calculus and sunshine.

These things inspire me

Visual Explanations by Edward Tufte

"Assessments of change, dynamics, and cause and effect are at the heart of thinking and explanation. To understand is to know what cause provokes what effect, by what means, at what rate. How then is such knowledge to be represented?"

Grace Hartigan: A Painter's World

"I do not wish to describe my subject matter, or reflect upon it - I want to distill it until I have its essence. Then the rawness must be resolved into form and unity; without the 'rage for order' how can there be art?"

Joseph Cornell: Master of Dreams

"Cornell's deeply reverential attitude toward the universe as a mirror of mysterious truths is conveyed in each and every one of his box constructions. The distillation of all of these interests into the spare but poetic fantasy of his boxes transformed the box construction into a realm of both precise and enigmatic existence."

The Mathematics of Logic by Richard Kaye

"The principal feature of logic is that it should be about reasoning or deduction, and should attempt to provide rules for valid inferences."

Animations of Chris Sullivan: Aint Misbehavin (1980)

"A solitary mans mind, becomes a battlefield of overlapping images and voices. As he spends the day in his house doing an assortment of domestic jobs: cooking, eating, reading, writing, and bathing, images of war and death enter the man's mind."

Harold and Maude

Played loudly on winter Sundays before the sun sets.

I want to write JavaScript and make art.

I like possibilities. Tell me about something rad. I don't do social media things. Call me maybe?

I take pleasure seriously

Education

English and Photography

I studied non-fiction writing and Romantic Poetry. I was a breastroker.

Amherst College

2000 - 2004

Visual Studies

I received an MA in Photojournalism.

University of Missouri - Columbia

2005 - 2007

Experience

Front-end developer / visual designer

I work with researchers at the Duke University Franklin Humanities Institute to visualize and publish information for a global audience.

Duke University

August - Present

Visiting Professor

I worked as a full-time professor in the Journalism and Multimedia Arts Department.

Duquesne University

2012 - 2014

Call me on the telephone

Or let's have coffee and tea.

I also like Joni Mitchell and home cooked meals.