Patrick FitzGerald is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art + Design in the College of Design at NC State University. He has created and taught courses in illustration, multimedia, and animation. In the course of his career, he has collaborated on large (and small) projects with various communities, disciplines, and individuals. Professor FitzGerald has received national and international awards for his digital illustrations. Group projects and installations include presentations at SIGGRAPH 2014, 2017, and 2020. In 2018, his educational gaming team exhibited an at the ACC Accelerate Conference at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. In 2015 his team received an NSF grant to build a prototype of the visual learning application RECOGNIZE.