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NEWS & ARTICLES
The Digital Illustration sophomore class submitted designs to the clothing website Threadless.com this week. They accepted the website’s “Geometric Shapes” Design Challenge and produced these entries to be ranked and evaluated by visitors on Threadless.com; the highest rated designs get printed up for sale on the site, as well as other retail venues.
Apparel Company The Gap recently made a 1,500 unit purchase of a shirt designed by UAFS Graphic Design Junior Danielle Kling.
During the Fall 2012 semester, Dani and the sophomore Digital Illustration class submitted shirt designs to the website Threadless, for one of their weekly design challenges. While her design “Web Construction” was not chosen for sale on the Threadless.com site, the Gap picked up her design and requested a large volume printing of her shirt, which is currently available in Gap Stores.
The UAFS Art Department is quite proud of Dani’s success with this shirt design!
Love it or hate it, Jony Ive and the team at Apple have flattened the look of iOS with the new release of iOS 7. This project challenged the students to take a current App with a skeuomorphic look and redesign it to fit with the new flattened OS. Take a look at what they’ve come up with. This is a sophomore level project.
The Motion Design class would like to wish you a happy Halloween with their spirited video clips. This short in-class project had the students exploring expressions and effects in Adobe After Effects. Turn up the sound, and turn down the lights…