Entertainment Design alumna Victoria Ying is a Pasadena-based concept illustrator currently working at Walt Disney Imagineering R&D. Her previous experience includes working as a concept artist for Object 8 and Big Fish Games. She graduated from Art Center in 2007.
In the video below, Ying discusses her time at Art Center and some of the lessons learned here:
Product Design alum and Associate Professor Fridolin Beisert is a practicing design professional who also conducts workshops and lectures for global corporations and executive education institutions. His classes at Art Center focus on creative problem solving, design thinking methodologies, cross-disciplinary team projects and sustainable design strategies. Previously, he developed games in Tokyo for Sony, formed an international concept design consultancy, played worldwide as an underground DJ, authored a book on learning design using 3D software and studied traditional papermaking in Japan. Suffice it to say that Beisert is a pretty interesting (and busy!) guy.
In the video below, Beisert discusses his time at Art Center and some of the lessons he learned here:
Co-founder and creative director of Goodkin, Media Design alumna Laura Crawford received her MFA from Art Center in 2005. An entrepreneur, educator and creative director, Crawford’s experience in trans-media design disciplines and unique creative passions allow her to push the new evolution of technology, physical space and interaction design to find new incarnations of engagement.
In the video below, Crawford discusses her time at Art Center and some of the most valuable lessons learned here:
Artinfo (in an article from the October 2009 Modern Painters issue) visits Art Center alumnus Doug Aitken ILLU ’91 to explore the audio experiments of the renowned video artist.
This month his “sound pavilion” will debut at Brazil’s Instituto Inhotim. For this piece, Aitken drilled a hole deep into the ground to broadcast the earth’s “primal, geologic sounds.”
“As if putting a stethoscope to the planet’s heart, he has used a system of ultrasensitive amplifiers and geomicrophones (like the ones geologists use to record the breaking up of glaciers in Antarctica) to transform these guttural registers into audible sounds that fill a ground-level glass pavilion above. He expects the visitors in the pavilion both to have intensely private experiences and to become part of a larger community—the audience created by sound.”
Read the article here. For more on Aitken, read Art Center’s interview with him here.
Check out another exciting feature of our new site—alumni profiles. We’ve interviewed a variety of grads from many backgrounds and eras. Their stories are amazing and inspiring—we think you’ll enjoy reading them. We’ll be adding new profiles throughout the year, so check back often.