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Wally Jones

Freelance Book Illustrator & 3D Graphic Designer

Location:Richmond, Virginia, United States
Phone: 8043565493
2 Skills
Joseph Wallace (Wally) Jones
2210 Parkside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
(804) 356-5493

Instuctor/Program Chair – ITT Technical Institute -2004 – 2012
See Teaching Experience below for details

Freelance Artist - 1979 to present
Illustrator, graphic artist, portraitist, computer game artist, scientific and historical illustrator, multi-media and fine artist. Created magazine covers, advertisements, and interior art for several national magazines. Won numerous awards at science fiction conventions in the Southeast and East Coast, including several First Place, Best of Show, People's Choice, Most Humorous, and the Polly Freas' Artist's Award.

Illustrator/Exhibits Preparator - Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium, Kingsport, TN, April, 1978-August, 1989.
Created two- and three-dimensional exhibits, illustrations, and educational displays for municipal nature center and planetarium. Conducted planetarium and multi-media shows and led question and answer sessions with school groups.

In addition to these full-time responsibilities, other part-time employment included:
Assistant – Kapeller Violins, Richmond, VA, January, 2004 – June, 2004.
Photographer - Olan Mills Portrait Studio, Richmond, VA, October, 2000 -July, 2001.Photographed customers of all ages, managed retail store.

Media Resource Assistant - VCU Cabell Library, Richmond, VA, January-August, 1999. Maintained film collection, including conservation, repair, and cataloging managed rentals.

Research Assistant - Southeastern Institute of Research, Richmond, VA, June-November, 1998. Performed phone surveys and research.
Cultural Arts Assistant - Henrico County Recreation and Parks, Richmond, VA, September, 1991-May, 1995. Assisted in productions of Henrico Theatre Company, Henrico Teen Theatre, Henrico Community Band, and other Henrico sponsored Cultural Arts groups and events. Produced publicity posters and programs, promotional materials, created and maintained data bases of patrons and participants, worked box office. Was responsible for recruiting and hiring paid production staff for theatrical presentations. Often was responsible for opening and closing county buildings, operating county vehicles, assisting in production of sets, set painting, prop construction, or any phase of production from planning to teardown. Acted as liaison between county and directors, instructors, and participants, procuring materiel and providing or arranging assistance as needed. Was responsible for processing entries in Henrico's Annual One-Act Playwriting Competition.

Art Accountability Technician - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, April-August, 1991. As part of security force/conservancy team, continually assessed and monitored collections for preservation and maintenance problems, recorded condition of art and reported issues to conservation department.

Layout Designer - Bob Homer Advertising Agency, Blountville, TN, Summer, 1978
Devil (Printer’s Assistant) - Accurate Printing Company, Bristol, TN, Summer, 1976


MIS Interdisciplinary Studies, (not completed), Virginia Commonwealth University, designed curriculum for Historical Illustration degree. Piloted “Drawing the Costumed Figure” class. Integrated 3d software (3ds Max, ZBrush) into Historical Illustration pedagogy, 2002 - 2004
MAE Art Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Graduation: June, 2002. GPA: 3.4
BFA Art: Painting and Figure Drawing, East Tennessee State University, Graduation: March, 1978, *** laude.
John Howard Sanden Portrait Workshop, Washington, DC – a two day intensive course conducted by the noted artist of John F. Kennedy's official Presidential Portrait.
Kelly Freas Seminar, Star Call, Roanoke, VA – workshop with eleven-time Hugo Award winning artist.
Famous Artist's School Young People's Course – A year-long correspondence course specializing in painting, drawing, and design.


Administrative ITT Technical Institute, Richmond, VA (804) 330-4992
Department Chair, Computer Drafting and Design, 2007 – 2008.
Program Chair, Visual Communications, Multi-Media, Digital Entertainment and Game Design, Graphic Communication and Design, 2008 – 2012.
In addition to teaching 4 – 5 classes per quarter, helped develop and implement curricula, classes, software, technology, and programs. Scheduled students' courses, recruited and managed faculty, planned activities and events. Ordered and maintained supplies. Recruited and hired new faculty. Regularly attended inservices and online courses to maintain professional development.

Full Time Teaching ITT Technical Institute, Richmond, VA (804) 330-4992 - 2004 – 2012.
Full Time Instructor/Subject Matter Expert . Taught beginning to upper level classes in graphic design, animation, 3d modeling, game design, art appreciation, multi-media, drawing, media graphics, etc. Guided graduating students in final Capstone projects.
Student Teaching Patrick Henry High School, Hanover County, Fall 2001 Dumbarton Elementary School, Henrico County, Fall 2001
College Teaching Teaching Assistant in 300-level Life Drawing class- piloted course entitled, “Drawing the Costumed Figure”.
Substitute Teaching Richmond City Public Schools, Spring, 2002. Long term sub for art classes at Albert Hill Middle School
Hanover County Public Schools, ‘96/’97 and ‘97/’98. Various subjects.
Workshops Conducted workshops at numerous science fiction conventions in painting, figure drawing, airbrush, and science fiction and fantasy art. Taught Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor Painting and Drawing classes for Henrico County (VA) Parks and Recreation, and Bristol, TN Art Guild.

Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems
Adobe Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects
Autodesk 3dsMax
Pixologic ZBrush
Corel Bryce
MS Office Suite

Test Code Subject Score/Possible Range Date Taken
5730 Math 188/190 03/06/2002

0710 Reading 179/190 06/23/2001

0720 Writing 183/190 06/23/2001

0133 Art Content Knowledge 197/200 09/21/2002