Thursday, January 28, 2010

Zhen Huang - Student Profile

Year : current 4th year student, 2010 graduating class
Zhen Huang is an international student from Beijing, China.
He started at ACAD in 2007, majoring in graphic design and illustration.
His works are often inspired by eastern culture, art, and values.
This was a project to design illustrated icons. Zhen choose to do computer icons based on the chinese zodiac.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Illustration Competitions

Several deadlines for illustration competitions are coming up. If you can get in, these can be very effective marketing tools.

American Illustration 28
-Because of their philosophy they often feature new and emerging talent.
They have a student competition as well.
call for entries is here.
Deadline Feb 19, 2010

Applied Arts Photo and Illustration Awards
- It's the only major Canadian based illustration competition.
call for entries is here.
Deadline Jan 29, 2010
Student competition is later this spring.

3X3 Magazine
Pro Show and Student Show.
-3x3 focus is contemporary illustration, and what is more contemporary than young peoples work?
Call for entries is here.
Deadline ProShow March 15, 2010
Deadline Student Show March 26, 2010