W. Scott Rocknak, Bio
Scott was raised by a family with strong ties to art and craftsmanship. Influences come from art teacher, art director, and sculptor family members as well as three generations of boat building. mechanical, and carpentry experience.
Upon graduating from the University of Maine at Orono with a double major in International Affairs and Economics, he went to work for the family boat business and has overseen the construction of over 100 yachts and sales of approx. 225 sail and powerboats. Scott also taught advanced electronic navigation on a specially equipped 34' downeast powerboat that he personally restored. Other maritime qualifications include over 1250 sea days, YMCA and PADI scuba diver, sailboard instructor, and internationally published marine photographer. His project management skills were put to use as leader of a team of relief workers during Hurricane Andrew in both Florida and Louisiana personally supervising the delivery of 2 million pounds of food supplies. A stint in Washington, D.C. provided the opportunity to supervise and arrange on location news events involving all the major national broadcast networks as well as international organizations such as Reuters. He has held a security clearance for work with national defense projects.
Scott's interest in computer based art and programming began with a teletype linked with a Naval Air Base years before the invention of the Apple or IBM PC. Database and multimedia programming started with a Commodore 64 and 128 and moved onto Apple Macintosh and Microsoft DOS and Windows PCs. Scott also has had exposure to Sun Sparc and SGI workstations. Currently he can be found working with one of dozens of software programs.
Since forming Maine Digital in 1995, he has completed over 20,000 hours of interactive, animation, graphic arts, and other multimedia projects.
Scott is an avid outdoor adventurer and has documented his international travel on tape and film.