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Mr. Ferraro is the Executive Director of the FIT Design and Technology Lab (DTech) at FIT. He is the Creative Director of the Innovation Center at FIT and responsible for Industry Partnerships and Collaborative Programs for the college.

Creative technologist, researcher, artist and educator, Mr. Ferraro’s career spans the worlds of computer animation, software development, virtual reality media production, fine art, commercial entertainment and higher education.

He came to FIT from Lehman College/CUNY where he spent 12 years as an associate professor in the digital media program of the art department. In 2015, working with students, he won a NY Emmy for Graphics and Animation Supervision for a series of PSA’s entitled “Best of the Bronx”. 

Prior to Lehman, Mr. Ferraro founded Possible Worlds an innovative real-time animation studio working for clients such as Warner Bros. MTV, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network. In the mid1980s Mr Ferraro was one of the co-founders of Blue Sky Studios and served as System Architect of the Academy Award winning CGI Studio™ Renderer and production animation system. He made is first picture with a computer in 1969.