As a child, visual artist Gerard Damiano was fascinated by computers, when they were still the stuff of science fiction. By the early 1990’s, personal computers had revolutionized commercial art and design. In order to keep working in an increasingly more technological field, he taught himself to use a Macintosh, and his love affair with Apple began. After having to learn countless operating systems, software, hardware and other devices, he began to recognize the value inherent in that knowledge. Believing that knowledge is something to be shared, he turned to teaching.
His life as a traveling artist has given him a wealth of information to draw from. He has since taught everything from “Pancake Making for kids”, to “Survival Portuguese”. His simple, direct approach and patient manner, has made him a very effective teacher. He holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of design and is a graduate of the Accademia di Belle Arte (Rome) and The Web Design Program at Queens College (NYC).