Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Byron Eggenschwiler

Byron is one of our guests for tomorrow's Illustration Roundtable. These are a couple of images that have been selected for this years prestigious Society of Illustrators Awards 2011.

This was selected for the editorial category and the client is Delaware Today Magazine

This image was selected in the advertising category and is a CD cover for the band Christian Hansen & the autistics. It will also appear in this years upcoming Communication Arts Illustration Annual 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Courtney McNeil

Courtney is graduating from ACAD this May with a Bachelors Degree of Design. She previously interned at Mercer Creative in Vancouver and is looking forward to pursing her career on the coast. More examples of her work can be found at

Monday, March 28, 2011

2nd year Poster Concepts

A sampling of designs done by 2nd Year(!) VCD students at ACAD.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Calgary Script

I've been browsing for a new script font at, more than browsing actually, it's quite addictive. One of the fonts that caught my eyes is Calgary Script designed by Alejandro Paul. It was inspired by a visit to Calgary a few years ago for a talk Alejandro did at ACAD.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Society of Illustrators 2011 Student Scholarship Competition

2011 is the first year that illustration students from ACAD have competed in the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition. Every year since 1981 the Society has held the Student Scholarship Competition. Over a hundred works are chosen from more than 5,000 entries submitted by professors of college-level students nationwide. In a competition which can kick start a career, students bring their most sophisticated, well-crafted and original work to be tested. A jury of professional peers, including illustrators and art directors, selects the most outstanding works created throughout the year. Pieces are accepted based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used.

Three students were selected,

Character Design major Julianna Michek

Illustration major Jacqui Lee

And Illustration major Lauren Tamaki

You can see all the winners HERE.

Doug Fraser and The Progressive

ACAD Alumni and illustrator Doug Fraser created the current issue of The Progressive. More about it here:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Illustration Roundtable

Thursday March 31 commencing at 1pm is our 3rd Annual Illustration Roundtable. An opportunity for the rookies to ask the pros what it's like inside the big ring.

Our guest speakers are Byron Eggenschwiler, Karen Klassen, Renata Liwska, Fiona Staples, and Dave Whammond. Refereed by Charles and Mike. All students and faculty are welcome, Room 457. Thanks to Kyle Metcalf for the great poster illustration.

Byron Eggenschwiler

Karen Klassen

Renata Liwska

Fiona Staples

Dave Whammond

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Morgan Curley

Morgan is a member of this years VCD graduating class majoring in graphic design.
See more of her work at:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Martin Warszawski, Euny Choi, and Luke Callahan

Animated poster for this years portfolio show happening on April 14th from 6-9 pm at the Nexen Tower Garden Court at 801 - 7 Ave SW

ACAD Portfolio Show Animation from Martin Warszawski on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Aaron Rinas

Aaron is a 4th year VCD student who is majoring in Graphic Design.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Renata Liwska and Carolyn Fisher

ACAD grad/instructor Renata Liwska and former ACAD instructor Carolyn Fisher are amongst artist featured in a cover article in Swerve Magazine from today's Calgary Herald. The article is about writers and illustrators of kids lit in Calgary.

The article is online here:’s-a-small-world/

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lisa Turner

Lisa has a BDES in Visual Communications Design in graphic design and illustration from Alberta College of Art & Design majoring, where she also studied fashion. She has collaborated with Foundry Creative, Avenue Magazine and Hartman Design Studio and worked as a graphic designer/art director at Trigger Communications & Design. Lisa Turner is also a sessional Faculty member at the Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

See more work at:

Sunday, March 6, 2011


4th year Visual Communication Design students exploring pattern.

Derek Langille

Emily Chu

Jacqui Lee

Kyle Metcalf

Nina Nguyen

Nicholas Mueller

Jenn Kitagawa

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Karen Klassen's Portrait Lab

Karen is doing, and has been for a month or so, a series (!) of portrait's on her blog.

This is just a taste check out the ongoing (?) series on her blog:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

2011 Portfolio Show

Attention Industry Professionals and Alumni!
April 14th is the annual portfolio show featuring the work of this year graduating Advertising, Animation & Character Design, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography students from ACAD.

April 14, 2010 at the Nexen Tower Garden Court, 6-9 pm
810 - 7 Ave SW, Calgary Alberta

No RSVP necessary and no admission fee
complimentary refreshments and cash bar
for more info visit

Poster Design by Euny Choi