Autodesk® Authorized Training Center: Faculty

Lillian Crist

Lillian Crist is an animator, illustrator, programmer, web designer, and technical writer. Since 1990 Lillian has created 3D architectural walk-through animations, interactive presentations, and websites incorporating multimedia. She has developed numerous productivity tools using AutoLISP and MAXScript. Her skills are rooted in experience as a CAD manager and over a decade of production experience in both architectural and engineering firms.


Chris Platz

Chris Platz is an artist, entrepreneur and game designer, creating virtual worlds, and interactive multimedia concerts. He has worked with industry innovators, Smule and Zynga, and created games for the iOS, Facebook, and Origins Game Fair. He holds a B.S. in Business & Biotechnology Management from Menlo College and is an M.F.A. candidate in Computer Animation from the Art Institute of California, San Francisco. From 2007 - 2010 Chris served as an Artist-in-Residence at Stanford University in Computer Graphics. Since 2011 he has continued at Stanford as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics.


James L. Thomassen

James L. Thomassen is the founder of Inventive Perspective, LLC. James has worked in the Bay Area's Commercial Real Estate, Healthcare, and AEC industries specializing in hardware, software, network security, and LAN/WAN implementation for new and existing facilities. His skills include freehand rendering, CAD Management, and Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) and Integrated Workplace Management Software (IWMS). He also has expertise in Wi-Fi, wired, and telecom deployment.


Eileen Tumlin

Eileen Tumlin is a licensed architect with her own architectural practice in the Bay Area. Her practice also provides CAD, and 3D design visualization consultation and training services for other architecture firms. She has used AutoCAD since 1984 and has experience using a number of other design and drafting software programs. Eileen also teaches architecture, environmental design, and computer-aided design courses at Laney College and West Valley College.