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Design Major Receives Prestigious Honor for Illustration

Congrats to recent QC Design Alumnus Jiemin Yang, who is a winner in one of the most prestigious student illustration competitions in the country!

Every year since 1981 the Society of Illustrators holds the annual Student Scholarship Competition. This year, a little over 200 works were chosen from more than 8,000 entries submitted by professors of college-level students nationwide. The work is judged by professional illustrators and art directors. Pieces are accepted based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used.

(C) Jiemin Yang, 2016

Jiemin’s piece “Foodie Town,” which he created in Assistant Professor Ryan Hartley Smith’s Illustration II course, is now on display at the Society of Illustrators along with the other winning entries. The exhibition is up now through June 3rd. More information here.

Illustration Students Featured on Author’s Social Media

Five Queens College Studio Art & Illustration students were featured on the author Jane Lindskold’s
Facebook page.  Ms. Lindskold is the author of many fantasy books including “Thirteen Orphans” Last semester, in Professor Elizabeth Sayles’  Illustration 2 class, the students created illustrations for Chapter One of  “Thrteen Orphans”.
The students are: Carolyn Balcom, Shakayla Brown, Daizha Fergus, Kevin Osorio, and Xufei Zhou. Below are their illustrations:

CUNY Diversity Art and Design Contest

The richness of the City University of NewYork (CUNY) is defined by who we are: the most diverse University-system in the nation. CUNY’s history and our future is built around opening the doors of higher education to all students from across the globe who strive to learn, study and share knowledge.

SHARE YOUR CREATIVE DEPICTION OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CUNY’S DIVERSITY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN:

GRAND PRIZE $1500
FIRST HONORABLE $1000
SECOND HONORABLE $750
THIRD HONORABLE $250

See attached PDF for Details

Strength in Us Official Flyer

Queens Memory Project at the Queens Museum

This coming Sunday, April 23, Queens Memory is hosting an afternoon of story-telling and creativity at the Queens Museum. Join us from 2 to 5 pm for hands-on activities exploring the themes of migration and diversity in Queens!

Undergraduate students from the Design program at Queens College have created a collaborative banner that says “I Live Here” in some of the borough’s many spoken and written languages.

Activities at the event include finding your community on our giant puzzle map of Queens, writing a love letter to your neighborhood, and have a free portrait taken! The activities will be led by Bridget Bartolini of the Five Boro Story Project, Fernanda Espinosa of People’s Collective Arts/Colectivo de Arte Popular, and Annabel Short, creator of the 30th Ave: A Year in the Life of a Street blog. The event is free and open to the public.

There will also display archival photos relating to the history of diversity in Queens. This event is the culminating celebration of our NEH-funded “50 Years of Integration” series of community history events.

Redesign the NYC “I Voted” Sticker!

Worn by proud voters across the city on Election Day, “I Voted” stickers are one of the best ways for New Yorkers to show that that they care about the future of our city. Now it’s time for a brand new sticker, and the NYC Campaign Finance Board is holding a sticker design contest for the 2017 city elections and beyond.
Learn more here and review submission guidelines and rules here. Entries are due by 5pm on April 14th.

Upper Level-Animation Elective for Fall Semester

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 44394
Day & Time: Wednesdays 1:40PM-5:30PM
Instructor: Dustin Grella
Topic: Animation II

This course is for students who want to expand on the skills they gained in ARTS 193 VT: Introduction to Digital Animation. Students will create projects that will prepare them for a career as an animator. This course is perfect for students with a concentration in Animation and Illustration.

Prerequisite: ARTS193 VT: Intro to Digital Animation

Learn Type Design as an Upper-Level Elective in the Fall

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 44392
Day & Time: Sundays from 1PM-5:30PM
Topic: Typeface Design
Instructor: Thomas Jockin
This course will enable students to learn the tools of modern typeface design and take students through concept generation and creating a digital font. This is a great elective course for students interested in communication design and user experience design.
Prerequisite: ARTS 242

New Fall Elective Course: Advanced 3D Modelling

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 44339
Day & Time: Wednesdays 6PM-9:50PM
Instructor: Michelle Cortese (www.ellecor.com)
Topic: Advanced 3D ModelingThis course is for students who want to expand on the skills they gained in ARTS 213 3D Modeling and ARTS 279 3D Animation. Projects will focus on exploring how 3D modeling can be used for next-generation user interfaces and, prepare students for a career as an animator and communication designer.Prerequisite: ARTS 213 3D Modeling

New Fall Elective Course: Web Comics and Satirical Illustration

Course Number: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design
Class Number: 44917
Day & Time: Mondays 8:10AM-12PM
Instructor: Ryan Smith
Topic: Web Comics and Satirical IllustrationThis course is for students who want to explore the emerging field of web comics. Assignments will focus on using comics for political commentary and social satire. Topics for lectures include contemporary cartoonists and ways of publishing and promoting web and independent content. This course is perfect for students with a concentration in Animation and Illustration.

Prerequisite: ARTS 188: Illustration I