Archive for June, 2015

Students Pair Up with Creative Pro’s through Adobe ico-D Mentorships

 

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Every student who submits an entry into the Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) contest is eligible to apply for creative mentorship from an industry professional.

Adobe Education has partnered with ico-D, International Council of Design to develop the Adobe ico-D Mentorship Program and seek out the most dynamic creative experts to serve as mentors for students merging into the professional arena. Mentors provide selected students with portfolio development, career guidance or opportunity for future collaborations, regardless of whether the students’ projects are selected for placement in the ADAA contest.

In 2014, the program received 374 applications from students living in 44 countries around the world. Student Boris Pramatarov was mentored by Jay Taylor, illustrator and Course Director for Fine Art and Illustration at Coventry University in the United Kingdom.

Illustration by Boris Pramatarov, student of Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten

Illustration by Boris Pramatarov, student of Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten

Originally from Bulgaria, Boris is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent, Belgium. Through dialogue and collaboration with mentor Jay Taylor, Boris produced a series of illustrations themed on man versus beast. As a result of this shared creative process, Boris’ detailed compositions evolved into introspective graphic explorations of his innermost fears, serving to overcome while furthering his career.

“My mentorship experience helped me learn how to turn my passion into a career. I was exposed to many websites and competitions, and my mentor gave me advice for finding clients. The whole process showed me new horizons that I had never thought about.”

– Boris Pramatarov, student of Adobe ico-D Mentorship Program.

The 2015 Adobe ico-D Mentorship program is currently accepting student applications for mentorship or portfolio review. Selected students will be paired with a design professional of similar creative discipline.

The deadline to apply for mentorship is June 19, 2015. Applications may be submitted through the Adobe Design Achievement Awards contest website upon completion of a single contest entry. For more information on the Adobe Ico-D Mentorship Program visit: www.adobeawards.com/us/mentors.

Follow the ADAA on Facebook or Twitter @AdobeAwards and @AdobeEdu for news and ongoing contest announcements.

ADAA Motion Graphics Winning Team Collaborates

The 2014 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) Motion Graphics category was won by a team of three students from Savannah College of Art and Design. Team members Peter Clark, Yeojin Shin, and Daniel Uribe impressed the ADAA judges with their experimental video, Memory Stream. The team earned the judges’ interest by pursuing creative techniques they had not tried before; including stop-motion photography, claymation, laser-step printing, frame-by-frame animation, and hand-drawn film animation, to deliver their exceptional finished piece.

Still image from Memory Stream by Peter Clark, Yeojin Shin, and Daniel Uribe of SCAD

Still image from Memory Stream by Peter Clark, Yeojin Shin, and Daniel Uribe of SCAD

The group from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) attended the ADAA ceremony held in Los Angeles during the Adobe MAX creativity conference. Group member Peter Clark commented, “It was amazing to attend the ADAA ceremony, and see the level of craft that other young artists and designers have achieved. I saw their drive to create unique projects in context with contemporary techniques, and it pushed me to further experiment with my own work.”

Peter added, “Hopefully the ADAA experience will lead to future collaborations with the talented designers that I met through the ADAA community.”

Since then, Peter has continued pushing boundaries and experimenting with fellow emerging artists. One of his recent iterations is called Primordial, created in collaboration with Jason Kerr and Chriss Bjerre. Primordial is a tandem project, with each contributing artist purposefully designing their segments to sequentially build a single story of rich visuals. Peter provided the animation and sound design for the piece. The video was inspired by the concept of pathways and mutations for survival among microscopic life and organisms. The team’s creative direction is illustrated in their process book here.

Concept images from Primordial process book to create final project by Peter Clark, Jason Kerr and Chriss Bjerre

Concept images from Primordial process book to create final project by Peter Clark, Jason Kerr and Chriss Bjerre

ADAA winning team member Daniel Uribe is planning to graduate soon. During his senior year, Daniel has been working with fellow SCAD student, Chris Salvador.  Their co-directorial piece, Interlude, is a film that interprets linear and abstract time, with its connection to life. Interlude explores the notion of time defined by the relationship between math, science, as well as memories and nostalgia.

The SCAD team members will continue working on experimental or tandem projects as a way to discover new techniques and perspectives. After graduation, Daniel will begin his 6-month internship at BUCK NYC, along with his ADAA team member, Yeojin Shin. The two will likely collaborate again on future projects while in New York.

Title still from Interlude, co-directed by Daniel Uribe and Chris Salvador.

Title still from Interlude, co-directed by Daniel Uribe and Chris Salvador of SCAD.

Adobe Education is pleased to share the team’s recent adaptations with the global ADAA community, and look forward to discovering more exciting examples of how students are creating together. To submit to the Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2015 contest, students are encouraged to enter their individual or group projects by June 19, 2015 deadline.

For contest guidelines, categories, and prize information, visit: www.adobeawards.com.

Follow the ADAA on Facebook or Twitter @AdobeEDU and @AdobeAwards for the latest news and announcements.