About Boulder Digital Arts
For over 11 years, BDA has been a community-powered resource organization for people who create things. Whether you work in film, photography, design, technology or business, we seek to empower your creative process with membership, resources, education, events, community and collaboration.
Our membership program allows you to join a unique community of over 600 peers and provides you privileged access to all BDA has to offer.
Our innovative training is high-demand topics ranging from web development to photography to social media marketing. We focus on amazing in-person classes that have been carefully crafted for the modern world to be accessible and practical. Many classes are one day or one evening so they fit perfectly into the lives of busy people who don't have the time for traditional educational programs. All our classes are taught by industry professionals who teach cutting-edge tools and techniques with an emphasis on practical skills.
In 2015, BDA will be helping to launch the Boulder Code School located at BDA's Boulder, Colorado campus. The Boulder Code School will offer intensive programming bootcamps that includes coursework during the day and application of this new knowledge during evenings and weekends. Students will graduate effectively "job-ready" as junior developers and the Boulder Code School team will help them find a job that matches their goals. The combination of intense demand for new tech talent and this type of real-world skills intensive training creates an extraordinary opportunity for the right type of person who has the appropriate aptitude and motivation! Learn more about this new Boulder code school.
A Modern Alternative for Learning Practical Skills Quickly
We are here to help you learn specific new skills quickly throughout your career or creative process - just what you need, when you need it. Since we are not a school or academic institution, our classes and workshops are open to anyone regardless of your age, profession or background with no admissions requirements. As a non-academic organization, our sole focus is providing great learning experiences. We don't test or issue degrees or academic credentials. You can take any class at any time on any subject and in any sequence. How refreshing!
Our classes and workshop are available both in-person and online (OnDemand) so you can benefit from our world-class instructors no matter where you live! Learn more about or OnDemand program and the classes available for instant viewing.
BDA also supports the creative and technology community in the region with coworking, regular networking and social events, membership program, Digital Salon series, free creative professionals directory and mentoring/internship opportunities.
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 25 years. As a partner in Triple Threat Digital, Bruce specializes in mid to high-end corporate videos, 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. 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.triplethreatdigital.com and www.bruceborowsky.com. Email Bruce.
Zach Daudert, Co-Founder
Zach has 20 years of experience working in video production and web development - often combining both. He began his career early (at 15) as an intern at his hometown cable station. Since then he has worked on a staggering array of projects in every imaginable role. From video editor to software architect, the common threads have been creativity, deep technical skill and impressive problem solving skills. Whatever he's up to, he brings passion, enthusiasm, a formidable work ethic, positive outlook, as little ego as possible, a dubious sense of humor and his MacBook Pro.
Zach loves to create things and loves plants/gardening. He takes multivitamins with beer to stay healthy (and happy) and continues to teach the world that you can spell Zach with an "h". Email Zach.
Jessica Beethe, Operations Manager
Since obtaining her Graphic Design BFA in 2008, Jessica has spent the past 6 years working as a graphic designer, artistic consultant and professional organizer. During this time, she kept herself moving around the US and overseas, constantly looking to learn more about her world. It was in her recent move to Boulder that she first heard of BDA. After a little investigation, she was hooked by their no-gimmick, practical approach to providing next-level skill development to working professionals. BDA's mission of "empowering creatives" and creating "a community" connected directly with her own desire to pursue a career of helping digital artists communicate with the world and reach their full potential. Though her time with BDA has just begun, Jessica is very excited about being in a position to not only help promote growth within creative professions but within BDA as well. Outside the office, Jessica enriches her life by continuing to travel when possible, being outdoors, collaborating with artist, Keegan O'Keefe, and managing a creative interview blog called 144D. Email Jessica.