Parsons Illustration seniors Kristin Chae, Kristen Davis, Annalise Olson, Annie Seo, and Meghann Stephenson, and recent graduates Leah Goren, Katie Gross, Masuko Jo, Su-kyung Lee, Rachel Levit, Chelsey Pettyjohn, Monica Ramos, and Julee Yoo (class of 2012) were selected by a distinguished jury to appear in the 2013 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship exhibition. Only 271 works were chosen from a record 8,595 submissions. Congratulations to them and their teachers!
Scroll down to view the selected works or go to: Parsons Illustration Program Winning Images
Kristin Chae, Happy Birthday, Noel Claro (faculty); Underground, George Bates (faculty)
Kristen Davis, Go to the Devil, Junior Concepts, Sergio Ruzzier (faculty)
Leah Goren, Kurosawa Pattern, James Yang (faculty); Bees Pattern, Jordin Isip (faculty)
Katie Gross, Play Ball 01, Printmaking, Scott Nobles (faculty)
Masuko Jo, Odori, Senio Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty); Wifi, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)
Su-kyung Lee, The Bedroom, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)
Rachel Levit, Pool, Sr. Thesis, Jordin Isip (faculty); Philip Larkin, Sr. Thesis, Jordin Isip (faculty)
Annalise Olson, Skeleton Parade, Senior Thesis, Steven Guarnaccia (faculty)
Chelsey Pettyjohn, Commandments: To Covet, Senior Thesis 2, Jordin Isip (faculty)
Monica Ramos, Naked Ladies 2, Jordin Isip (faculty); Blue Eyes, George Bates (faculty)
Annie Seo, Meeting, Senior Thesis, Steven Guarnaccia (faculty)
Meghann Stephenson, Wet and Dry, Junior Concepts, Sergio Ruzzier (faculty)
Julee Yoo, Offering, Independent Study, Nora Krug (faculty)
Julee Yoo, Whim, Senior Thesis 2, Frank Olinsky (faculty)
Work by Chelsea Nordstrom, former student in Noel Claro‘s “Beyond the Page” class was recently featured on NOTCOT and got over 2,000 hits in less than 24 hours! Her “light dependant, lazer cut perpetual calendar” can be seen above and you check out more of Chelsea’s work at her website, which you can find here.
Fantastic work, Chelsea!
[illustration by Garrett Pruter; postcard design by Noël Claro]
[illustration by Meg Eldredge; postcard design by Noël Claro]
[illustration by Júlía Hermannsdóttir; postcard design by Noël Claro]
Illustration Adjunct Faculty Noel Claro was interviewed by Spraygraphic’s Sprayblog last April and I just now found out about it! She talks all about her art, her creative process, and her inspirations. Here’s a portion of the interview:
SG: What mediums do you work with?
NC: When I’m art directing and designing print work, my main medium is software: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. For my products, I work with fabric, yarn, vintage papers, special waterproof paper, gaffer’s tape and fun fur.
SG: Describe your working process when creating a new work.
NC: I start by researching the subject or the company and determining who my audience is. Then I do sketches in InDesign…I rarely sketch in pencil because I’m not very comfortable drawing. My first round of sketches is usually chockfull of obvious solutions but it’s stuff I need to get off my chest. After that, it becomes more of a challenge to dig more deeply and try and discover a new direction for something.
SG: What kind of things do you do when you get blocked or find it hard to create something?
NC: Some projects are definitely easier to work on than others. If I’m blocked, I usually bake. I’m an avid baker and I’ve been doing it for years. I bake almost every day and it’s a wonderful distraction when I’m having trouble solving something visually. I make up lots of my own recipes so it’s still a creative process but it’s so different from the design work that I do, that it helps transport me away from that whole world sometimes.
Make sure you read the rest of Noel’s interview here, as well as checking out more her work at her official website.