Ian Hales


Fall 2020 Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:30am-1pm or by appointment

Ian Hales has been an ATLAS faculty member since the late Jurassic period of 2004. He earned his bachelor's degree in studio arts from the University of Colorado Boulder, with an emphasis in digital media, and his master's degree in advertising management, from the University of Denver, with an emphasis in digital marketing. Ian has taught a wide range of courses over the years but focuses in areas of 2D animation and motion graphics, web development, live-streaming production and social media community management. In addition, Ian also currently serves as the faculty adviser for CU Boulder's eSports Club and Game Development Club and also oversees the administrative duties of ATLAS's Mixed Reality Lab. Ian lives in Golden, Colorado with his wife, daughter, son and Shiba Inu. When he's not teaching classes or braving the treacherous roads between Boulder and Golden, he enjoys playing video games, gardening, homebrewing and spending time with his family.