Linda Sellheim is the Academic Segment Manager for Primary and Secondary Education at Autodesk where she manages the strategy and production of all Autodesk curricula into target primary and secondary academic markets. Before coming to Autodesk, Linda served as Academic Director for the Art Institute of California, San Diego and Orange County where she managed the Game Art and Design programs. Linda has taught digital art at various colleges and universities in Southern California including University of California, Irvine; University of California, San Diego; California State University, Fullerton; and The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
Linda’s background is in design; she has a BFA from Art Center College of Design and an MFA from California State University, Fullerton. In addition to toy design, Linda has worked on projects in many areas of the entertainment industry including concept design, special effects and video games.
Linda’s design and technical expertise, classroom teaching experience, and roots in the arts are the foundation for the new Autodesk Digital STEAM Workshop curriculum. The Digital STEAM Workshop offers a completely new interactive, real-time 3D approach to teaching science, technology, engineering, and math that incorporates the arts, gaming technology, and industry.