Saturday, November 21, 2009

Jeffrey Gibson
The above is a link to an interesting Calgary Herald article featuring ACAD design grad Jeffrey Gibson. He and several other freelancers have set up a "co-working" office called CoWorkYYC.

Here is a link to CoWorkYYC-

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Zahra Al-harazi

In the lastest issue of Avenue magazine (November 2009) ACAD design dept alumni Zahra Al-harazi is listed as one of the Top 40 under 40 in the Calgary business community. The 39 year old creative director and founder of Foundry Creative mentions her key to success- "Success is going after what makes you happy." Al-harazi says, "I love what I do and hope that comes through."

Here is a link to the article-

Friday, November 13, 2009

Doug Fraser - development process

Doug (ACAD Alumni) has a great post about the creation of this image for Absolut Vancouver.
Includes lots of process and development.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Afterward - Sam Weber

Last Thursday, The Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre at ACAD was near full of students, faculty, and alumni who were lucky enough to be given a glimpse of what is behind the work of illustrator Saw Weber.

I remember a quote by Norman Rockwell where he mentioned that the power of his work wasn't so much in his depiction of the picture, but rather the sentiment behind it. I would argue that this is the same for all successful illustrators, and in fact, is not limited to the art itself. The power of Sam Weber's work is not only on the surface, but in the heart and intellect of the artist that fuels it. Check out his work, and if you get a chance to hear him speak it is well worth it.

The following are images from a 4th year illustration class.

Works in Process

The Annual Illustration and Character Design Show wrapped up this week. As the title, Works in Process, suggested the show displayed what visual communications is really about - PROCESS. Kudos to Tivadar Bote and Charles Bell for sacrificing the sore thumbs to put the reams of sketches, comps, roughs, and thumbnails that showcase what illustration and character design students do with their time.

Some of the artists shown here: Kara Eaton Love (2&3), Julia Tiller (4), Kim Smith (5)