Areas of Expertise
- Immersive Storytelling
- User Interface Design
- History and Production of Animation
Beth Novak’s love of immersive storytelling began at a young age with her first visit to Walt Disney World. An eye for design and an affinity for technology led to a career in interface design. After stints with the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, and America Online, Beth attended The Ohio State University to earn an MFA in Design.
Beth was excited to return to her love of immersive storytelling and to her undergraduate alma mater, Ohio University, where she has instructed in areas such as storytelling in theme parks, history of special effects, digital game production, and computer animation. Her creative work has ranged from digital game interface design for children to broadcast graphics for film.
Beth has been recognized for her teaching with multiple awards and currently serves as interim dean of the Honors Tutorial College and is an associate professor in the School of Media Arts and Studies.
M.F.A. Interface Design, Ohio State University
B.S. Visual Communication, Ohio University