About Boulder Digital Arts
Boulder Digital Arts was founded in February of 2004 by Bruce Borowsky and Zach Daudert. Today it continues to be the only organization of its kind in the region. We are committed to empowering and encouraging the vast creative and technology community in Colorado as well as attracting talent from around the country and world to participate in our innovative programs.
Together with our financial partners we provide very low-cost, high-impact training in digital tools and state-of-the-art technology presented by seasoned professionals and industry leaders. Boulder is an important hub of the digital world allowing us to leverage top-notch instructors and provide education in cutting-edge subjects and ideas.
BDA also supports the creative and technology community in the region with regular networking and social events, membership program, Digital Salon series, free creative professionals directory and mentoring/internship opportunities.
Our primary facility is the Arapahoe Studio, located on the northeast corner of Range Street and Arapahoe (approximately 52nd and Arapahoe). This studio houses our classrooms, coworking space and private offices. BDA members have access to our Digital Lab program allowing them to use our fully-loaded, state-of-the-art Macintosh computers for their projects.
Bruce Borowsky, Co-Founder
In addition to being a Co-Founder of Boulder Digital Arts, Bruce Borowsky has been an award-winning filmmaker for over 20 years, specializing in corporate video productions, as well as many documentaries. Bruce has worked on a wide variety of projects all over the world for both corporate and commercial clients; not only as producer and director, but also as cameraman, lighting director, and editor.
While getting his Masters at San Francisco State University in the late 80's, Bruce had the good fortune to work full-time for renowned adventure photographer Galen Rowell. For over 5 years in the early 90's, Bruce produced "The Climbing Show," a half-hour television series on rock climbing and mountaineering, broadcast nationally on the Outdoor Channel. Most recently, Bruce's personal documentary "18 days, 16 hours," which recounted his sailboat race across the Atlantic ocean in 2002, won "Best Documentary" award at a national film festival. Bruce is currently working on his latest personal doc "Walking On Eggshells," about people who have a family member with a mental illness - attempting to better illustrate what's it's like for the families. You can see more of Bruce's work at www.bruceborowsky.com. Email Bruce.
Zach Daudert, Co-Founder
Zach Daudert is a technology strategist, web developer and filmmaker. He started his career as a video editor in the mid 1990s and moved into web and mobile development when it became too interesting to ignore and promised a seemingly unlimited source of curiosity and experiments in the early 2000s. He has helped all types of organizations leverage technology to create great customer experiences, realize efficiencies or become more profitable. Sometimes he can simply make life more enjoyable and interesting by introducing people to the right mix of technology tools. Zach works to live in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado and El Valle de Anton in the Republic of Panama. He is passionate about growing things including plants and operates an amateur mad laboratory. Email Zach.
Kira Woodmansee, Operations Manager
Kira Woodmansee began working for BDA as an event coordinator and organizer in 2008, shortly after settling on Boulder as her permanent home. While majoring in art and working at the student computer help desk at Carleton College, she was struck by the wide and unnecessary gulf between the worlds of fine art and technology. Kira studied web and graphic design alongside fine art illustration and made a career out of being the person who can explain technology to artists. Since graduating, she has combined technical, aesthetic, and organizational skills to help a variety of art-related businesses thrive. Kira devotes her free time to her webcomic, Castle Whatsitsname, and spending nights in spooky buildings as a paranormal investigator. Email Kira.
Kristi Bowden, Operations Assistant
Kristi Bowden started as BDA's Operations Assistant in 2012. Kristi's passion for the arts led her to achieve degrees in Visual Communications and Fine Art Photography in San Francisco, California. After completing her second degree in 2011, Kristi moved to Colorado. Kristi is also the founding principle of Kristi Bowden Photography where she influences the intersection of fine art and technology.