Michael Thompson C.V.

March 2019
michael@mwthompson.com

Bio

Michael Thompson is an online media professional and interactive media artist based in Toronto. He specializes in creative direction, project management, web and graphic design, development, and front-end development interactive art.

He is also a clown (yes, actually).

Education
2008-2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), New Media, Ryerson University (Toronto, ON) with Honours
2011 Masters Study Exchange Program, Interactive Media, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Ludwigsburg, Germany)

 

Related Experience
2019 Program & Project Management Specialist, Fjord (Accenture Interactive)
2014-2019 Marketing and Communications Lead, NUIT ROSE
2014-2018 Digital Project Manager, VentureWeb
2013-2014 Project Manager/Web Developer, A Nerd’s World
2014 Photographer/Social Media Assistant, Pride Toronto
2013 digiPlaySpace Facilitator, Toronto International Film Festival
2013 Web Design Intern, thirdocean
2013 Technician, Gearwerx Experiential Marketing
2012 HTML/CSS Mentor, Ladies Learning Code
2011-2012 Community Director, Cinema Out of Your Backpack

 

Certifications
2017 JIRA Essentials, Atlassian University (Toronto, ON)

 

Group Exhibitions
2017 10×10 Photography Project, The Gladstone Hotel (Toronto, ON)
2016 NUIT ROSE, The 519 Church St. Community Centre (Toronto, ON)
2014 NUIT ROSE, The 519 Church St. Community Centre (Toronto, ON)
2012 James St. Supercrawl, The Brain (Hamilton, ON)
2012 Meta 2012, Airship 37 (Toronto, ON)
2011 xInfinity, IMA Gallery (Toronto, ON)
2010 Seed, Bata Shoe Factory (Batawa, ON)

 

Performances
2019 Grave, Queercab – Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Toronto, ON)
2019 I Don’t Care Much, Comedy Cocktail – Glad Day Bookshop (Toronto, ON)
2018 First Date, The Red Nose Cabaret (Toronto, ON)
2018 Grave, NUIT ROSE (Toronto, ON)
2018 Grave, Toronto Festival of Clowns (Toronto, ON)
2018 Unholy, The Red Nose Cabaret (Toronto, ON)
2017 Clown Kazoo Choir, Kensington Market Winter Solstice (Toronto, ON)
2017 Mr. Pristine’s Parables, The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance (Manitoulin Island, ON)
2017 Once More, The Red Nose Cabaret (Toronto, ON)
2016 Clown Kazoo Choir, Kensington Market Winter Solstice (Toronto, ON)
2016 Joey and Auguste Showcase, The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance (Manitoulin Island, ON)

 

Workshops
2019 Creation and Performance Workshop, John Turner (through the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance, Toronto, ON)
2018 Corporeal Mime I, Giuseppe Condello (Artists’ Play, Toronto, ON)
2018 Dancing Clown, Grindl Kuchirka (Artists’ Play, Toronto, ON)
2018 Creation and Performance Workshop, John Turner (through the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance, Toronto, ON)
2018 Stretching and Strengthening Your Clown, John Turner (through the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance, Toronto, ON)
2017 WHIM&HIMPROV, Kate Ashby (Kate Ashby Academy, Toronto, ON)
2017 Private Voice Lessons, Mark Daboll (The Voice Studio of Mark Joelson Daboll, Toronto, ON)
2017 Advanced Boot Camp, John Turner & Miriam Cusson (The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance, Manitoulin Island, ON)
2017 Prop & Set Workshop: Simple Ways to Build a World, Sonja Rainey (The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance, Manitoulin Island, ON)
2017 Dancing Clown, Grindl Kuchirka (The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance, Manitoulin Island, ON)
2016-2017 Clowning Around, Fiona Griffiths, (Toronto, ON)
2016 Joey and Auguste, John Turner & Mike Kennard (The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance, Manitoulin Island, ON)
2016 Boot Camp, John Turner (The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance, Manitoulin Island, ON)
2016 Creature Clown, Helen Donnelly (Toronto, ON)
2015 Develop Your Clown, Helen Donnelly (Toronto, ON)
2015 Bouffon Intensive, Naked Empire Bouffon (Montréal, QC)
2015 Mask & Clown Intensive, John Turner (The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance, Manitoulin Island, ON)

 

Print
2017 10×10 Photography Project, The Gladstone Hotel (Toronto, ON)
2014 The Fruit Machine, Art Katalyst Magazine (July Issue)
2011 1900, Function Zine (Issue 11.1)

 

Technical Skills
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Analytics etc.), Google Analytics, Google Docs, JIRA, MailChimp, Microsoft Office, HTML/CSS, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, WordPress, Sharepoint, Final Cut Pro, Arduino, Processing