DH Speaker Series: Jeff Soyk

Join us for a talk by Jeff Soyk, an award-winning media artist. He will be speaking on “Interactive Documentary: Envisioning Story as a User Experience (UX).

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
12:15 – 1:15 pm
Hillel 101
Register at http://go.wlu.edu/DHworkshops

Interactive Documentary: Envisioning Story as a User Experience (UX)

Jeff Soyk is an award-winning media artist with experience in creative direction, UX design, animation, web design, and film/video. His credits include creative director and UI/UX designer on PBS Frontline’s Inheritance (2016 News & Documentary Emmy winner and Peabody-Facebook Award winner) as well as art director, UI/UX designer and architect on Hollow (2013 Peabody Award winner and News & Documentary Emmy nominee).

Soyk’s passion for meaningful stories and multiple mediums has led him to interactive documentary, as he recognizes the potential to create engaging experiences with a positive influence. He works as a creative director at MIT, is a freelance creative director/UI & UX designer, and is an MIT OpenDocLab fellow alum. He has a BFA in New Media Design from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA in Media Art from Emerson College.

This event is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Dean of the College Cohort Grants (Interdisciplinary Multimedia Storytelling and Women in Poverty in Rural America). 

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