Anne Alice Duff (nee Zolkiewicz) was born in Montreal, Canada. She has
worked as an artist for most of her life, with a large portion of that time as
a computer graphics specialist. She holds degrees in Fine Arts, BFA 1974
Concordia University, Montreal, a CVA 1972, from the University of Ottawa, a
Graduate Diploma in Computer Science (GDCompSc 1986 Concordia University (and
McGill University), Montreal), as well as selective studies in Concordia's
Executive MBA program in 1999-2000.
Through the 70's, she combined family life with studying and working as a painter, art teacher, art therapist in psychiatry, and as an illustrator.
During the next two decades, she studied and worked as a computer graphics specialist, and in the earlier years, was one of a handful who pioneered 2D and 3D artistic vector renderings on the computer. Her first position in this field was as a demo creator with Virtual Prototypes, an award-winning innovative company that was one of the first in the world to introduced interactive 2D graphic touch-screen displays primarily then used for avionics applications. During this early period, she also taught this new medium to forward-looking undergraduate students in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Design Department at Concordia University.
In the corporate world, among other varied CG assignments, she held the entertainment portfolio for new business development at CAE Electronics Inc., one of the largest flight simulator companies in the world. This work involving research, concept design, feasibility studies, and presentations for high-end theme park, world exposition, and state-of-the-art educational 3D interactive simulation applications. She later became the director of technical operations and the art department for another high-end simulator company specializing in air traffic control, whose principal product included 2D interactive computer graphics integrated with 3D, 360 degree, life-size visual displays.
In the last few years, she has moved to an inspiring area in Montreal, Point St. Charles, and returned to her original chosen medium of oil on canvas, and as much as possible, revisits her beloved city of New Orleans, Louisiana.