Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Marcus Oriente

I first taught Marcus in a second year intro to Adobe Creative Cloud class so it's cool to see how he has grown as a student over the 3 years he has majored in character design at ACAD. "Hitting his stride" is perhaps an overused phrase but Marcus's work in his final year got me thinking about the meaning of the phrase and he certainly defines it. It will be cool to see how he grows as professional in the next few years. Check out his work here: https://marcusoriente.artstation.com

The images I have selected below are a little different (more illustration) then the character design work on Marcus' website but I really dig them and hope he explores this content in the future as well as his great concept art.

Ashley Ang

I have the lucky opportunity to teach a few graduating design students like Ashley each year. In the first image below I was struck by the comprehensiveness of her creative process – and the super cool modern update of a cover classic novel of course! Her approach, design and storytelling was very thoughtfully considered. And though it may not be a grand thing I was impressed by the impeccable craft put into the production of the image itself. See more work on her website: http://www.ashleyang.ca

Mary Hassdyk

 Mary just finished the illustration program at ACAD a few days ago and she already has a unique style of illustration all her own which involves energetic line work, sophisticated color, and emotive narratives. Mary was rigorously dedicated to her art and studies and I am looking forward to seeing where she will take it. In the meantime enjoy her current graduating portfolio here: http://maryhaasdyk.com

Friday, April 8, 2016

SCD Portfolio Show Website

This years School of Communication Portfolio Show has a pretty sweet site, check out the students work and see their paper sculptures as a bonus treat. http://scd.acad.ca/portfolio-show-2016/

Friday, April 1, 2016

Sketchbook of Yulin Fong

We are coming to the end of another edition of the School of Communication Design at ACAD. It's been a good year and I would like to share some of the great work that the students have done.

Starting with Yulin Fong who is in her graduating year of the character design stream. But enough talking, her super sketchbooks tell it all. https://www.instagram.com/yulin_fong/