2012 - present
Teacher / Studio Art and full-time artist
- Currently teaching: Ceramics,
Photography and Drawing
- Currently producing artwork,
with one studio in Maryland and one in
- Twenty one years of full-time
teaching experience with grades 9-12
(New York State
Teaching certification, which is also
recognized in 43 other states)
- Ongoing work with students
preparing AP Art portfolios in photography, ceramics,
sculpture and drawing
2006 - 2012 Department Chair /
Manage and direct a
team of six studio art teachers in three divisions
Middle and Upper School)
Plan and lead monthly department meetings
Set and manage
the Visual Arts budget
Shape and direct the
AP Studio Art program in the Upper School
Photography, Digital Art and Drawing
Twenty years of full-time
teaching experience with grades 9-12
(K-12 teaching certification
present CEO and
President: ZimmerWorks and
1992 - 2006 Teacher
/ Studio Art
General Manager: Cutter Ceramics Inc., Waltham, MA
all aspects of operations.
employees in five retail locations, also in four different states
purchased and integrated a point-of-sale computer
system into retail operation.
customers and sales team with technical support and problem
directed an annual management retreat (sixteen managers, plus
and marketing initiatives with large commercial accounts
purchasing, production, and quality control in two primary
Manager: Cutter Ceramics Inc., Waltham, MA
Managed the central retail
location of Cutter Ceramics Inc.
employees in daily operations
technical and sales assistance to walk-in and telephone customers
regularly with the principle owner/president of the
Ceramics Consultant: Cutter Ceramics Inc., Waltham, MA
a quality-control program in manufacturing
developed clay formulas
customers with technical and procedural questions
Mystic Art's Festival
Artist-in-Residence at the
Penland School, Penland, NC
leave recipient --
itinerary and artwork created
2005 Selected as
Chair, Studio Arts Department at Landon School
2003 Founded a new course at
Landon School, Digital Art and
1999 Schinnerer Grant Award
Landon School, Bethesda,
Cranbrook Academy of Art,
Outstanding Senior Award recipient --
NYSCC Alfred University,
Mr. Zimmer has recently been invited to exhibit work
at: The Landon Azalea Festival (May, 2013)
The Mystic Arts Festival (Aug. 2013 ) and the
Bethesda Row Arts Festival (October, 2013)
Mystic Art's Festival Show (August, 2012),
award winner: Best of Show
Bethesda, MD. A two man (faculty) show.
Bethesda Row Arts festival, Bethesda, MD.
2006 Bethesda Row Arts festival, Bethesda, MD.
Studio Art Faculty Show,
Landon School, Bethesda, MD.
Exhibited work in Washington D.C. via local galleries
personal web site.
Recent Works, Moody Street Studio, Waltham, MA.
Envelop, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI.
Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI.
Today, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI.
NYSCC at Alfred
University, Alfred, NY
The show received Alfred University's Outstanding Senior Award.
Extensive digital art
related skills: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Contribute, Flash, ArtRage, Illustrator,
Adobe Premiere and ImageReady.
Word, Dreamweaver, FrontPage, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and
Access. Also proficient with QuickBooks Pro,
accounting software used to direct and manage
two private companies:
with both Windows and MAC platforms. Austin currently uses an
iMAC at home
and a Windows PC at work (Windows 8)
Currently using a Nikon D-100, digital SLR camera,
and an Epson 9900 professional
experience with advanced web design and
Austin actively maintains a teaching
related website at
all course related handouts and materials are made available to students online. Austin
also provides students with
(for current students only) to grades and comments.
Austin was raised in Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga
(located in the South Pacific) and has traveled, studied
or lived in: Australia, England, France, Holland and much of the United States. Hobbies include: ceramics,
sailing, scuba diving, Ultimate
Frisbee, kayaking, bicycling, home construction and renovation.