Jim Andrews

Artist-Programmer, Visual Poet, Essayist, Senior Technical Writer

Selected Online Works (see vispo.com menu for complete list)

Selected Interviews and Articles/Reviews About the Work



  • 2012-2014: Taught mobile app creation and design at Emily Carr U of Art and Design.
  • 2003-2005: Helped teach Digital Media at U of Victoria.
  • 2002: Taught Director at The Centre for Creative Communications in Toronto.
  • 1990-92: Studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the U of Victoria.
  • 1985: Trained to teach at Montessori schools.
  • 1984: B.A. in English and Mathematics, U of Victoria.


  • Computer Languages: Lingo, DHTML/CSS/Javascript, Delphi, Visual Basic, Flash, Authorware, COBOL, 68000 Assembler, PROLOG, SAS.
  • Machines: PC, Macs, Main-frames, UNIX work stations.
  • Assorted Software:Phonegap, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, Sublime Text, Director, Sound Forge, Acid, Delphi, VB, J++, PhotoShop, CorelDraw/Paint, Visio, DreamWeaver, Flash, Authorware, Word.

Work History

  • 2012 - Present: Freelance Programmer
    I create mobile apps for people. I did the Android programming for Lulu Sweet.
  • 2012 - 2014: Sessional Instructor
    I taught mobile app creation and design at Emily Carr U of Art and Design.
  • April 2000 - Present: Artist-Programmer
    I wrote Windows for Shockwave, sell it online, and write grants to do art.
  • October 2003 - Dec 2005: Artist-Programmer
    Contract at the U of Victoria in Visual Arts Dept as Programmer.
  • Jan 2000 - July 2000: Solutions Architect, Network Commerce, Seattle
    Worked with clients to create specs for design of Web sites; with Dev to ensure feasibility; with Biz Dev concerning pricing information; with Design on site look. Projects ranged from $30,000 to $2,000,000 sites.
  • Mar 97 - Jan 2000: Lead Technical Writer, Network Commerce, Seattle
    • Docs on NT/SQL/ASP and UNIX/Oracle/Perl ecommerce technology.
    • Wrote a white paper describing our technology to potential investors.
    • Help files, business proposals, code specs, templates, and graphics.
  • Before 1997
    • Freelanced as a Programmer and Technical Writer in Victoria BC.
    • Six-year literary radio show called FINE LINES and, later, ?FRAME? at CFUV-FM heard each week on 15 stations.
    • Wrote grant proposals for CFUV-FM (campus/community station).
    • Tutored University and High school Math and English.
    • Starved. Wrote. Starved. Wrote. Wrote. Ate.