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Joshua J Wilson

[Joshua James Wilson]

Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
Last Updated: October 28, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Research Interests: involve developing games, interactive scenes, and simulations for a variety of fields. Including Education, Drug/Alcohol Prevention, STEM Initiatives, Rehabilitation, and Healthcare.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Teaching Interests: include the multiple facets of game development and design, interactive and human centered design, and 2D/3D packaging design.

Biography

Biography

Joshua Wilson is an assistant professor who teaches Game Design and Development, App Design, and Packaging in the Art + Art History Department at UT Arlington. He was awarded a Master of Fine Arts from UT Arlington in 2015 for his work in gaming, simulations, and interactive scenes. Josh’s skillset includes concept art, branding, 3D modeling, texturing, UX/UI, programming, sound FX and special FX. He studies the topics of human-centered design, game design, interactive design, and visual storytelling. His research focuses on the design of captivating experiences to create effective learning environments; the topics of which, can range anywhere from rehabilitation, job training simulations, mobile games to encourage STEM participation, and finally to interactive children’s book.

Education

Education

    • 2015 MFA in Art - Visual Communication
      The University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2012 BFA in Visual Communication
      The University of Texas at Arlington

Appointments

Appointments

    • Aug 2017 to Present Assistant Professor
      Art + Art History, University of Texas Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      Art 2353 - Intro to Game Development Art 4392 - Gaming Exploration Art 4374 - Intro to Packaging Art 5355 - Research in Visual Communication Art 4391 - Independent Study
    • Aug 2015 to May 2017 Lecturer
      Art + Art History, University of Texas Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      Art 2353 - Intro to Game Development Art 4392 - Gaming Exploration
    • Aug 2013 to May 2015 Teacher of Record
      Art + Art History, University of Texas Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      Art 2353 - Intro to Game Development
    • Jan 2013 to May 2013 Co-Teacher
      Art + Art History, University of Texas Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      Art 2304 - Digital Design

News Articles

News Articles

    • Oct 2019 Biz Journals
      Article promoting the interactive children's book My Mommy is a Lawyer.
    • Oct 2019 Texas Lawbook
      Article promoting the interactive children's book My Mommy is a Lawyer.

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • June 2021 to May 2022 Revising the Certificate in Medical Humanities sponsored by  -  $34999
      (Funded)
    • Oct 2018 to Apr 2019 Prevention Through Gaming - Evaluating the Effectiveness of Alcohol and Drug Prevention Messages through Gaming App sponsored by  -  $25000
      (Funded)
    • July 2018 to Apr 2019 NNLM Technology Enhancement - Updating Website listing Resources for At-Risk Pregnant Women in Dallas County sponsored by  -  $41945
      (Funded)
    • May 2016 to Dec 2016 COG UTA Aviation Gamification App sponsored by  -  $24787
      (Funded)

Presentations

    • September  2017
      Wilson, JoshuaJames, "UTARI Seminar", Fort Worth, Texas. (September 29, 2017).
    • September  2017
      Wilson, JoshuaJames, "Find Your Space", Arlington, Texas. (September 1, 2017).
    • February  2017
      Wilson, JoshuaJames, "Innovation Day", Arlington, Texas. (February 6, 2017).
    • September  2016
      Wilson, JoshuaJames, "Find Your Space", Arlington, TX. (September 1, 2016).
    • May  2016
      Wilson, JoshuaJames, "SEED 11 - Hobblestone", Arlington Texas. (May 15, 2016).
    • February  2016
      Wilson, JoshuaJames, "Innovation Day", Arlington, TX. (February 6, 2016).
    • February  2016
      Wilson, JoshuaJames, "Find Your Space", Arlington, TX. (February 1, 2016).
    • September  2015
      Wilson, JoshuaJames, "Find Your Space", Arlington, TX. (September 1, 2015).
    • May  2015
      Wilson, JoshuaJames, "SEED 10 - Cotton Tales", Arlington, Texas. (May 15, 2015).
    • May  2014
      Wilson, JoshuaJames, "SEED 9 - Lazers in Space", Arlington, Texas. (May 15, 2014).
    • January  2014
      Wilson, JoshuaJames, "Art Saturday ", Arlington, Texas. (January 1, 2014).
    • January  2014
      Wilson, JoshuaJames, "College Showcase - Booker T. Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts", Dallas, Texas. (January 1, 2014).
    • May  2013
      Wilson, JoshuaJames, "SEED 8", Arlington, Texas. (May 15, 2013).
    • May  2012
      Wilson, JoshuaJames, "SEED 7 - Utterly Deadly", Arlington, Texas. (May 15, 2012).

Students Supervised

    • Dec 2019
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Emma Breslauer, (Art and Art History)
      Stop Motion Animation Project
    • Nov 2019
      Service Learning Project
      Rebecca Lietz, (Psychology)
      High/Low App
    • May 2019
      Graduate Supervised Research
      Rachel Herod, I guided the student in creating her thesis project and exhibition. The project centered around the idea of art therapy as a recovery aid for the loss of a loved one due to cancer. The end product was a cancer simulation from within the body. (Art and Art History)
      Managed Thesis Project
      Myeloma
    • May 2019
      Supervised Teaching Activity
      Emma Breslauer, (Art and Art History)
      Stop-Motion Animation Course
    • May 2019
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      (Art and Art History)
      Prenatal Care Website Redesign (Grant)
    • May 2019
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      (Art and Art History)
      Drug/Alcohol Prevention Game (Grant)
    • Feb 2019
      Service Learning Project
      (Art and Art History)
      Client Work
      My Mommy is a Lawyer

Courses

      • ART 4391-008 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104041)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ART 5397-002 MASTER OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION
        (Course Id: 111007)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4392-002 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Course Id: 104042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4392-003 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Course Id: 104042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • INTD 4365-001 VR+AR+SR ENVIRONMENTS
        (Course Id: 113977)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ART 5391-003 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104055)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • ART 5697-004 MASTER OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION
        (Course Id: 111501)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4392-002 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: CONCEPT ART | Course Id: 104042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4392-008 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: GAME CREATION | Course Id: 104042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4391-002 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104041)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ART 5391-003 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104055)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ART 5397-006 MASTER OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION
        (Course Id: 111007)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ART 4392-002 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: CONCEPT ART | Course Id: 104042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4392-006 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: GAME CREATION | Course Id: 104042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4391-004 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104041)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • ART 5391-002 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104055)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • ART 5391-003 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104055)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • ART 4391-005 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104041)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 5391-008 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104055)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4374-001 PACKAGING & 3D CAD
        (Course Id: 112641)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4392-002 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: GAMING EXPLORATION | Course Id: 104042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4391-004 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104041)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 5391-006 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104055)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4392-002 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: Gaming Exploration | Course Id: 104042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 2353-001 VISUAL COMMUNICATION FNDNS
        (Course Id: 111796)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4391-002 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104041)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • ART 5391-003 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104055)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ART 4374-001 PACKAGING & 3D CAD
        (Course Id: 112641)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4374-002 PACKAGING & 3D CAD
        (Course Id: 112641)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4392-002 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: GAMING EXPLORATION | Course Id: 104042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4391-007 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104041)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ART 4392-002 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: Gaming Exploration | Course Id: 104042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ART 2353-001 VISUAL COMMUNICATION FNDNS
        (Course Id: 111796)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4374-001 PACKAGING & 3D CAD
        (Course Id: 112641)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4374-002 PACKAGING & 3D CAD
        (Course Id: 112641)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ART 5355-004 RESEARCH VISUAL COMMUNICATION
        (Course Id: 110990)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ART 2353-001 VISUAL COMMUNICATION FNDNS
        (Course Id: 111796)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4392-002 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: Gaming Exploration | Course Id: 104042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ART 2353-001 VISUAL COMMUNICATION FNDNS
        (Course Id: 111796)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4392-002 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: GAMING EXPLORATION | Course Id: 104042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ART 2353-001 VISUAL COMMUNICATION FNDNS
        (Course Id: 111796)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4392-002 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: Gaming Exploration | Course Id: 104042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ART 2353-001 VISUAL COMMUNICATION FNDNS
        (Course Id: 111796)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ART 4392-002 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: GAMING EXPLORATION | Course Id: 104042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ART 2353-001 VISUAL COMMUNICATION FNDNS
        (Topic: GAMING EXPLORATION | Course Id: 111796)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ART 4392-002 SPECIAL STUDIES
        (Topic: Gaming Exploration | Course Id: 104042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ART 2353-001 VISUAL COMMUNICATION FNDNS
        (Course Id: 111796)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ART 2353-001 VISUAL COMMUNICATION FNDNS
        (Course Id: 111796)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ART 4391-009 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 104041)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • ART 2353-001 VISUAL COMMUNICATION FNDNS
        (Course Id: 111796)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ART 2304-007 DIGITAL DESIGN
        (Course Id: 103887)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013

Service to the University

    • Aug 2021 to  Present Committee Member
      Recruitment Committee
    • May 2021 to  Present Committee Member
      Interior Design Search Committee
      Evaluating candidates for the School of Architecture Interior Design Program tenure faculty position.
    • Aug 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Collection Committee
    • Aug 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Chair's Advisory Committee
    • Aug 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      NEH Humanities Connections Planning Grant Committee
    • Jan 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Technology Committee
    • Aug 2014 to  Aug 2019 Committee Member
      Studio Createc
      Consulting, interdepartmental networking, grant seeking, project designer and developer.

Service to the Profession

    • May 2016 to  Aug 2019
      Committee Member (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, USA)
      Aerospace Consortium
      A board focused on recruitment for the aerospace and aviation industry. The board consists of members from Lockheed Martin, Bell, Airbus, NCTCOG, and is organized by Texas Workforce Commission.

Live Performances

Live Performances

  • 2021
    • Aug 2021
      Local
      SMU Fall 2021 Game Jam
      Virtual, Dallas, TX, United States
  • 2019
    • Feb 2019
      University
      Re: Introductions
      Arlington, TX, United States
      Joshua J Wilson
  • 2018
    • Nov 2018
      International
      Cross Connections
      Global,
      Joshua J Wilson
  • 2015
    • Aug 2015
      University
      Summer MFA Exhibiton
      Arlington, TX, United States
      Joshua James Wilson
    • May 2015
      University
      Thesis Exhibition
      Arlington, TX, United States
      Joshua James Wilson
  • 2014
    • Oct 2014
      National
      Emerging Interactivity Exhibiton
      Wilmington, NC, United States
      Joshua James Wilson
    • Aug 2014
      University
      Summer MFA Exhibiton
      Arlington, TX, United States
      Joshua James Wilson
    • Mar 2014
      Local
      Gaming Exhibition
      Fort Worth, TX, United States
      Joshua James Wilson
  • 2013
    • Aug 2013
      University
      Summer MFA Exhibition
      Arlington, TX, United States
      Joshua James Wilson

Other Creative Activities

Other Creative Activities

  • 2019
    • Digital Media
      • Nov 2019
        High/Low - Local
        High/Low is a mood tracking journal commissioned for Alli K Design. The app was made to be a companion tool for the High/Low podcast produced by Alli K. The journal allows the user to archive their emotional highs and lows of the day. There are also analytics integrated into the entry database to help find trends for self reflection based on emotional rankings and shared keywords. The clean minimalistic design emulates the prominent art style of the client to seamlessly blend with her brand.

        The High/Low app will be released on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon within the coming month for $1.99 with $1 from every purchase being donated to the National Alliance of Mental Illness., AlliKDesign
        http://www.allikdesign.com/
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      • Feb 2019
        My Mommy is a Lawyer - Local
        My Mommy is a Lawyer is an interactive children's book available on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon. It tells the story of a loving mother’s long journey to becoming a lawyer. A child has the chance opportunity to travel back in time with a friendly owl to discover how his/her mommy graduated from law school, attained a law license, and works to help people in need., MyMommyIs
        http://www.mymommyis.com/
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2018
    • Digital Media
      • Dec 2018
        Gunnhilar (Level Designer) - National
        I have been commissioned to design and build levels for an upcoming indie game, Gunnhilar., RatDogGames
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]