William Crosbie has a long history merging art and technology. He began his career as a graphics programmer for Argonne National Laboratory developing visualizations of large data sets. Since 2011 he has worked to raise awareness of technical art in academia, first as co-chair of the IGDA Education SIG and later as the technical artist community’s adopted academic. He has produced a series of video interviews with technical artists from the industry and students frustrated by programming OR art in academia when they would rather explore programming AND art. He is presently working with industry partners to identify elements that must be highlighted in the game design curricula to encourage the development of the next wave of technical artists. He is an assistant professor of computer science at Raritan Valley Community College (NJ) where he coordinates the game design and development programs, and a lecturer in the game production concentration at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University.