Our collaborators | Artists

  • Ian Ishak

    Ian Ishak is the Program Coordinator for Ethics Unwrapped.  He is passionate about graphic design and has created many of the digital and print assets used by the program. He received his M.A. in Advertising from UT Austin and his B.A. in Communications from the University of Northern Iowa.  He also serves as the Interface Manager for the Department of Business, Government & Society in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Lazaro Hernandez

    Lazaro Hernandez, Production Assistant for Ethics Unwrapped, is animating 50 short videos for a new 2D series that will be the program’s next release  – the Ethics Unwrapped Glossary. Before joining Ethics Unwrapped full time, Lazaro worked as a news reporter for various print publications and as a videographer and video editor for Univision 62 in Austin. Lazaro holds a B.S in Radio-Television-Film and a Bachelor of Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Cara Biasucci (Offsite Link)

    Cara Biasucci came to Austin in 2011 to create and produce Ethics Unwrapped. She is a filmmaker, author, and educational designer. Her documentaries have been supported by, among others, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Engender Health, and Women in Film. Cara has written, produced, and directed for wide range of clients including Discovery Times, American Public Television, HGTV, Johns Hopkins Medicine, New England Patriots, and the National Gallery of Art. She received her M.F.A. in Film & Video Production from UT Austin, and B.A. in philosophy magna cum laude from Bowdoin College. Most recently, she taught filmmaking at UNC Chapel Hill.

  • Buddy Hickerson

    Buddy Hickerson illustrated the GVV Series and some of the Concept Unwrapped series, and is the artist behind the Case Study images in Ethics Unwrapped. Buddy is also the cartoonist of “The Quigmans,” an internationally syndicated newspaper cartoon, as well as a painter and magazine illustrator. He has worked as character designer for Klasky-Csupo, the Rugrats company, and is currently developing a graphic novel, Blue Palms. Buddy holds a B.A. in Fine Art from University of North Texas, and currently resides in Los Angeles.

  • Joel Hickerson (Offsite Link)

    Austin illustrator and cartoonist Joel Hickerson got his start in visual learning as “Frenchy,” the how-to-draw artist on a PBS kids show in the 1990s. Joel illustrated much of the Concepts Unwrapped series for Ethics Unwrapped. He has since worked more and more on the white board while developing a better understanding of the power this type of visual communication has on audiences.