David Biedny

Lecturer in Design

David Biedny is a leading expert in digital effects, graphics, and multimedia. His writing as well as his work in multimedia and special effects are recognized internationally, as is his work in education. Beginning in 1984, he has been uniquely knowledgeable about MacIntosh computers; he was a founder of the New York Mac Users Group (NYMUG) and has headed its Graphics and Advanced User SIGS (Special Interest Groups.

Biedny, who was on the founding editorial team for MacUser magazine in 1985 and has become a contributing editor to MacLife magazine, has published three books on Photoshop techniques and produced an award-winning video training series, Photoshop Inside and Out. He has been a consultant to numerous screen, print, and computer companies. At Industrial Light and Magic he has created digital effects for a number of motion pictures. He has also created animation and video projections for stage productions, including Nixon in China and Chris Rock’s 2008 New Year’s Eve show.

David Biedny is on the faculty of Yale School of Drama in the Design Department, where he teaches a class on digital media. He has also taught and lectured at New York University, San Francisco State University, and has lectured at the Seybold Seminars.