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Jim Mac Donald, Media Arts Consulting
After over 30 years in Higher Education Administration and Teaching with Milwaukee Area Technical College, Jim Mac Donald is continuing to stay connected with the Creative Community as an Educational Consultant/ Liason bridging creative industries to talented art, multimedia, animation, 3D simulation and gaming and television college graduates.
"With all of the knowledge, partnerships, successful projects and national educational models we have done here in Milwaukee, I could not just retire and do something else", notes Mac Donald. "There is so much talent here in Wisconsin that we need to keep moving forward to grow our creative economy here".
Mac Donald's connections to the Creative Alliance, Film Wisconsin, RDI, the Wisconsin Arts Board and numerous industry and agency partners allows him to bridge, network and advise to build creative projects, create new jobs and encourage new creative businesses to locate here.
"I wish to continue the momentum that we started on an 'Accelerator Model', linking creative college interns to industry partners to build products and services that demonstrate this vast and valuable potential" In addition, I will serve as a lobbist to bring more industry here to Wisconsin for film, multimedia, computer gaming and animation production."
Mac Donald also plans to continue building MATC, UWM, MIAD, Marquette and other higher ed. partnerships to grow the articulation pipeline from K-12 through college and on to creative industry jobs.