T. A. Vanden Akker was an Instructor at Kendall College of Art and Design In Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA where he taught Digital Media Portfolio, Interactive Production, Web Design II, Introduction to Digital Media, Video Editing and Photoshop for Digital Media
He attended Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI; Davenport College, Grand Rapids, MI; and Kendall College of Art and Design
Terry spent fifteen years as a professional with international experience in film, video, animation and multimedia design. He has had solo exhibitions in illustrations at the Upper Room Gallery in Ada, watercolor portraits and landscapes at the Grand Rapids Art Gallery and watercolors at the Field in Grand Rapids.
He now lives as an artist and historian in Kochi, India.