Sunday, March 18, 2012
I Got To Speak At Ringling !
Wow! What a week! I was asked to speak and jury the student show at Ringling College of Design by Octavio Perez (Illustration Faculty) -an amazing artist. It was a very flattering experience and rewarding to be able to visit an institution committed to excellence in teaching students good design and art fundamentals.
They have a really nice campus in a resort area - I don't know how they manage to get their work done with so many distractions available.
I spoke about the necessity to become indispensable and to open their minds to new possibilities in the creation of their own digital properties.
A group of illustrators hung around after to chat - one of them had me sign 1313 Dead End Drive - the Hasbro board game I illustrated years ago - first time I ever signed it!
They told me there were over 2000 entries in the student show - crazy! My job was to whittle it down to about 60-80 pieces - not an easy task - there were so many really good pieces.
Here are a few of the pieces that made the cut.
Bonus! My sister has a house in Sarasota and I met up with her and her husband for some wonderful dinners and even had a chance to hit the #1 beach in the US - Siesta Key!
And this is what I flew home to yesterday!