OAXACA KU Study Abroad Winter 2015

Update: Kutztown U’s Oaxaca Course will be offered again. Tentative dates: Dec.27, 2015 to Jan.10 2016. Details in August. For a new non-credit 6-day (Jan 10-15, 2016) Oaxaca printmaking workshop see offering here via Oaxaca Cultural Navigator. Kutztown University is offering an affordable opportunity to study  in Oaxaca, Mexico with Prof. Kevin McCloskey. Oaxaca may the bestContinue reading “OAXACA KU Study Abroad Winter 2015”

Q & A with Mellen

As noted in prior post, December grad Melissa Rae Reinbold, who goes by Mellen, landed a job a Crayola. She also was awarded the Don Breter Award for Best Illustrator in KU’s class of 2014. I sent Mellen a few quick questions about her success in landing such a great job. I’d heard folks atContinue reading “Q & A with Mellen”

A Man of Few Words: DAVID WIESNER

The great children’s book illustrator Davis Wiesner (WEEZner) came to Kutztown to talk at the 16th annual KU Children’s Literature Conference. The 3-time Caldecott Award winner visited a Communication Design class to share his art and creative process. Oddly enough, he considered attending Kutztown University but was put off by our art test used inContinue reading “A Man of Few Words: DAVID WIESNER”

Illustration of a Black WWI Doughboy.

My last post was on the Afro-Mexicano experience. Here is something about a little-known African American experience. The wonderful thing about being an illustrator is researching fascinating new things. -K.Mc Chad Williams is coming to Kutztown to talk about African American soldiers in World War I. I got to illustrate the poster. First thing IContinue reading “Illustration of a Black WWI Doughboy.”

Taking the Plunge! Trending: Social Media Design Jobs

“Taking the Plunge” is an annual event at Kutztown U’s Communication Design Dept. where (very) recent grads share with current students their experiences after graduation. Prof. Karen Kresge runs the show. Someday, KUCD is supposed have its own social media campaign, meanwhile Prof. Kresge’s personal Facebook page serves as the resource for recent grads toContinue reading “Taking the Plunge! Trending: Social Media Design Jobs”

Kate Santee, Illustrator and Roller Girl!

Speaking of curious networking, another KU grad, Kate Santee, tells me she got to illustrate a book through folks she met in her role as roller derby racer! Kate recently illustrated a chapter book for young readers. First in a series, Silly Nomads From Palmerston Close is written by Jan L. Lewis and Marcus Mohalland.  Kate’sContinue reading “Kate Santee, Illustrator and Roller Girl!”

Networking Pays Off for Maddie O’Neil, Cowboy & Illustrator

Maddy O’Neil won the Don Breter Illustration Award when he graduated from Kutztown in May.  The honor student attended KU on a full scholarship. For his honor’s thesis he did a great job illustrating a children’s picture book. Oddly enough, his first job after graduation with his BFA was as a ranch hand at aContinue reading “Networking Pays Off for Maddie O’Neil, Cowboy & Illustrator”

ARTIST HARVEST Kutztown, PA

KUTZTOWN as GALLERY Here is your invitation to walk into Lucky 13 Tattoo & Piercing Parlor and The K’town Pub and Basin Street Tavern. If you don’t want another tattoo, go to Lucky 13 before you hit the bars! Meet Kutztown area artists at a variety of local businesses. Each venue will feature works from oneContinue reading “ARTIST HARVEST Kutztown, PA”

Amanda & NICK win an Emmy!!!

WE WONNNNNNN AN EMMMMMMMYYYYYYY!!! I hate Facebook posts with multiple exclamation points !!!  It should be up to the reader to decide how excited to become by reading an exclamatory sentence. Yesterday Amanda Geisinger, a Kutztown grad and Interactive Designer at Nickelodeon posted: WE WONNNNNNN AN EMMMMMMMYYYYYYY!!!  OK, OK, I am willing to make an exceptionContinue reading “Amanda & NICK win an Emmy!!!”

New Mural for Kutztown Library

This article originally appeared in “The Gonser Gazette” -the Friends of  Kutztown Community Library’s newsletter. The Kutztown Community Library was selected once again this year to participate in Kutztown University’s “Designathon” for non-profit organizations.  Janet Yost, Lisa Schnell, and I presented Kutztown U Communication Design students the tasks of creating a new mural for our library’sContinue reading “New Mural for Kutztown Library”