Carey Hamburg was born in Houston, Texas, but considers himself a Lafayette, Louisiana native since he moved there at the age of 4 years old. He attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now UL Lafayette) and began the study of Architecture. There he was introduced to structural design thinking, model building techniques, and a wide array of art production materials. While he left the program after three years to graduate in General Studies, Carey has continued to apply the skills and techniques he learned there through an ongoing production of art and design projects.
Carey completed a certification in Commercial Art and Graphic Design from the Louisiana Art Institute (Baton Rouge, LA) in 1991 and in 1996 graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Masters Degree in Communication. He has had a 30 year career of working in the fields of education technology, multimedia training development, and digital arts. He has taught in settings of K-12 education as a technology instructor and Arts integration specialist. Carey has also created and presented workshops in a variety of topics such as creativity, Tape Art, technology integration, and online accessibility issues.
Throughout his Technology and Educational career, Carey has maintained an interest and participation in the Visual Arts. He has produced paintings, sculptures, theater scenery, costumes, and a variety of digital media works. Carey often uses materials such as cardboard, found objects, recycled plastics, and building materials. His current focus is in the design and development of large scale sensory experiential environments for exhibits and events.