About Boulder Digital Arts
For over 9 years, BDA has been a community-powered resource center for people who create things. Whether you work in film, photography, design, technology or business, we seek to empower your creative process with education, 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 programs are in 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.
BDA also supports the creative and technology community in the region with coworking, regular networking and social events, membership program, Digital Salon series, and a free creative professionals directory.
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 is a filmmaker, web developer and entrepreneur. He began his career in professional video production early as an intern at the local cable station in his hometown when he was 15. He spent the next ten years working in video production in a wide variety of roles and situations. In 1998, he was hired as a video editor at People Productions in Boulder, Colorado. In 2003 he launched the new "interactive" department at the company providing website and multimedia development for their existing clients. By 2007, the interactive business accounted for nearly half the revenue of this 20 year old company. In 2010 he pitched a global fortune 100 company on a new custom sales app while attending their national sales meeting after hearing about their frustration with existing tools. He worked as the software architect and project manager for this new web and mobile app for the next year and half and then helped commercialize the app into what became UpSync.
Along the way, Zach co-founded Boulder Digital Arts in 2004. BDA empowers creatives and entrepreneurs with community-powered, in-person classes & workshops that are focused on practical skills and taught by industry professionals. His latest project is a partnership with the HuB incubator in Sarasota, Florida called HuBED which is an affiliate of the Creative Collective Network that is extending what BDA has done in Boulder to other communities.
Zach is passionate about creating things and loves to garden and build things. 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, Director
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.