Alan O.W. Barnes is a digital media artist from Damascus, Virginia who currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Kim and their daughter Keira.
A professional musician since 1992, Alan has worked with artists in a diverse range of styles and varying levels of notoriety, serving as a bassist, arranger, composer, audio engineer, and musical director.
Alan has also worked as a writer, graphic designer, and sequential artist since 1999 for a wide range of media including print, web, and film production.
In addition to graduating from the Atlanta Institute of Music where he attended on full scholarship while studying performance, Alan holds a BM and an MM from Belmont University in music composing and arranging, as well as an MFA in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Alan taught at the Atlanta Institute of Music for 8 years where he served as the head of the electric bass department, and while studying in Nashville, he held an adjunct faculty position at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music for 2 years. Alan currently teaches in the Audio Production and Animation departments at the Art Institute of Atlanta where he’s served since 2006.
contact: alan [at] alanowbarnes [dot] com