John “Symko” Szymkowicz is an artist and educator residing in Rhode Island. His portfolio of work includes animation, photography, and puppet making. He began his career creating 3d animations and motion graphics for broadcast television. He has produced motion graphics for a wide range of clients such Tony Pires for Governor, The Rhode Island Children’s Crusaded and NABsys to name a few. During that time he has won three national Silver Telly Awards for motion graphic design.
During the late 90’s John started to show an interest in photography. This spawned from the need to photograph textures to be placed on 3d models. He started shooting on film, but soon went digital when the first DSLR cameras hit the market. His work has been exhibited in many local coffee shops, galleries, and at the Warwick Museum of Art.
John has a Master’s Degree in Art with a concentration in New Media Studies from Rhode Island College.