Our staff includes professionals who specialize in the use of digital media and emerging technologies in the areas of audio, video, photography, graphics, sculpture, web-based, live performance and installation art. We are here to help you bring your ideas to fruition.
-Joan Freedman


Joan Freedman, Director
Joan Freedman

Joan has been involved with art and technology in various ways for the last 20 years. After obtaining her bachelors of fine arts degree in theatre design/technology and working as a scenery and costume designer she became interested in information design and the use of computer interactivity to make learning fun. Throughout the late ‘80s, early ‘90s she worked with multimedia pioneers in the San Francisco bay area creating interactive museum exhibits, educational software, and games. After obtaining her masters of science degree in educational technology she joined the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Office of Medical Informatics Education where she created technology-based learning resources for students and faculty.

Currently Ms. Freedman is the Director of the Digital Media Center, Instructor in the department of Art as Applied to Medicine, School of Medicine, and an adjunct faculty member in the department of Film and Media Studies. She collaborated with faculty in many departments such as History, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Arts Workshops, Writing Seminars.

Program Manager

Deborah Buffalin, Office Manager
Deborah Buffalin

Trained as an architect, Deborah worked in housing and community development for a decade before taking a detour through the adventurous world of child-rearing. Time spent managing a home and freelance grantwriting business with three kids underfoot prepared her well for re-entry into the professional world as the office manager of the DMC.

Although she tells her student employees that they knew more about digital media in utero than she'll ever learn in her lifetime, Deborah is pleased to have absorbed rudimentary audio, video, graphics and web skills. You will occasionally find her jumping up and down, gleefully chirping "I knew something! I knew something!" after solving a problem in the lab.

On her off time, Deborah coaches several academic chess teams, teaches ethics and values at a local Hebrew school and occasionally competes at amateur powerlifting meets.  When she grows up, Deborah hopes to be a race car driver or an astronaut.

Multimedia Specialist

benjamin andrew, multimedia specialist
Benjamin Andrew

Benjamin Andrew is an artist and writer currently working in Baltimore. His interdisciplinary work spans performance, video, comics, photography, sculpture, websites, and everything in between. Exploring the potential of narrative storytelling in activist art, he has exhibited work at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Chashama's 42nd Street gallery in New York, the Figment and (e)merge art fairs, and throughout Baltimore.

Benjamin received his MFA from MICA's Mount Royal School of Art in 2013, and is now teaching part time at the college. He is also a contributing writer to Baltimore's own Bmore Art. Find out more at benjaminandrew.net.

Multimedia Specialist

kristen anchor

Kristen Anchor

Kristen is an audio-visual artist, a curator, and a musician.  Her work has screened at film festivals, events, and galleries throughout the U.S.  She was the founding Director of Creative Alliance MovieMakers, curating the screenings program and producing programs and workshops to support local filmmakers and the filmmaking community in Baltimore for 9 years. Anchor recently received an MFA in Imaging & Digital Arts from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Anchor plays drums for Baltimore’s all-girl lofi art pop band The Degenerettes, and is the creator of the out of this world performance duo Monster Drummer Thunderupagus. She is co-curator of the on-going video series Internet Rodeo  at The Metro Gallery in Baltimore, MD.  kristen-anchor.com 

Multimedia Specialist

Graham Coreil-Allen

Graham Coreil-Allen is an interventionist public artist who explores the constructs and contradictions of our everyday built environment through videos, maps, urban installations and walking tours. Situated within invisible public spaces such as parking lots, median strips, riverbanks and corporate lobbies, Coreil-Allen’s ongoing New Public Sites project playfully tests the boundaries of pedestrian agency, interprets the overlooked and banal, and investigates the negotiable nature of public space. The public artist studied at Tulane School of Architecture, completed his BA at New College of Florida and received his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art’s Mount Royal School of Art. Coreil-Allen has staged public art projects for numerous spaces, places and events; including the The Deitch/Creative Time Art Parade, Eyebeam and openhouseNY, Washington Project for the Arts, Arlington Art Center, Artscape, Transmodern Festival, Current Space, Baltimore City, and the US Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale.

grahamprojects.com | newpublicsite.org / @grahamprojects

Tech Pro

Daniel Anderson

Daniel began his career in IT managing computer labs at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his BS in Management Information Systems. While at the University, he also discovered his passion for photography. Since earning his degree, Daniel has held several positions that developed his skills in technology and digital imaging & entertainment. From producing a drivers’ education video to travelling across the country for live event streaming, Daniel has a diverse background of experiences to draw from when providing the DMC with the technical support that helps students’ creative ideas come to life.