My first quarter here at SCAD has been great! I met so many inspiring and creative people; especially through joining the club Fashion Haus. I had so much fun being a part of Fashion Haus. I’m especially proud of being elected Fashion Haus’ new Secretary. I had a lot fun with this position fall quarter and look forward to the winter quarter.
One of the best meetings we had this quarter included a portfolio assembly seminar by Professor Jason Bunin. His presentation was intriguing and informative. It was great seeing examples of his work, and hearing what he had to say about his experiences in the fashion industry. I really appreciate him taking the time out of his busy schedule to let us learn from his experiences. It was very inspiring.
Written By: Nathan Pinney, Illustration
My first day of orientation was one of my favorite days of college so far. All of the great things that I learned that day helped me through my experience here at SCAD and will help me throughout my career. They taught us all about time management, safety, and getting your name out there. Collaboration between departments was another big topic that I hope to obtain during my core classes. There were a lot of things that they had already taught me through SCAD’s brochures and online sessions, but I also was taught new things that I didn’t even know could happen. For instance, if you are the main building of SCAD and want someone to walk you back to Spring House, one of the security guards will escort you back to the dorms! The orientation meetings that I chose to attend consisted of guest speakers that gave me a lot of insight into SCAD and I met and talked to a ton of fantastic people that I am still friends with to this day. Once orientation was over for the day, a group of students and I went back to the dorms to relax, hang out, and get to know each other better. It was a great bonding experience and I am so glad that I met such wonderful people. It was a fantastic way to start off the year.
Written By: Christine Aji, Graphic Design
My first year here at SCAD I took a foundation design class with Professor Dumas-Hernandez, and for our final project we were assigned to create an accumulated artist book of all the work we had done that quarter. We worked with certain motifs, and were asked to create black and white compositions from our one logo. Using the compositions we added color, but still kept the visual balance within them. Next we used photographs that we personally took or found online, and converted them to black and white. After collecting all the pieces we laid them out and organized them into an artist book that illustrated our theme and incorporated a story we were trying to tell. The final product looked very creative and fun, and was an artwork within itself.
Being the only person in my family with an insatiable passion for art, I had to carry out a lot of extensive research when it came time for me to select a university. After trawling through various online forums and attending a multitude of education fairs, I came upon SCAD. SCAD stood out from the rest because of its outstanding Illustration program – a course I really wanted to pursue, in a subject area I feel very passionate about.
During my research, I discovered that SCAD’s Illustration department’s reputation was not only sparkling in the eyes of the students studying there, but it is also influential to the artists in the industry. I believed that SCAD was the place that would be able to help me develop as an artist and support me in all ways possible in my journey to achieve artistic brilliance. That is why I decided to explore my innate love for art at an institution that holds art and artists in high regard – SCAD.
After joining SCAD, I made it a priority to be involved in the community as much as possible, as I hold the firm belief that art is a collaborative, iterative process and there are many opportunities to develop and learn as an artist by communicating and collaborating with students and staff from different faculties. In light of this belief, I participated actively in SCAD-Atlanta’s Uni event.
I also volunteered as a booth member for the International Cultural Festival in Savannah and helped out during the SCAD student scholarship fund raising event that happened during the Spring Quarter, following that experience up with work as an orientation adviser and student greeter during the summer and fall quarter orientation. The events really allowed me to familiarize myself with the staff and students of SCAD from diverse faculties.
Being in SCAD not only allowed me to meet many people from different faculties and industry professionals, it has also provided me with opportunities to work with them to enhance my own skills. And for that I am grateful. I look forward to working collaboratively with even more peers and faculty members in the future.