KCAD in the News: June 2018

Posted July 1, 2018 in Graphic Design, Illustration, Student, Printmaking, Alumni, Master of Visual and Critical Studies

Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies Alumnus Kevin Buist Promoted to Artistic Director of ArtPrize Kevin Buist ('18, Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies) has been named the new Artistic Director of ArtPrize. The promotion comes after Buist, a member of the ArtPrize team since the competition launched in 2009, served for nine years as ArtPrize's Director of Exhibitions.  Read more from ArtNews


Graphic Design Students Find Success at District Level of 2018 American Advertising Awards Graphic Design students Samantha Cornwell, Courtney Lauer, Gabrielle Podkul, and Zach Ruegar were among the student winners at the District Level of the 2018 American Advertising Awards. All four students will now advance to the national level of the competition. 

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Printmaking Alumnus Erica Lang Doubles Down on Entrepreneurial Efforts with Launch of New Outdoor Coffee Shop Erica Lang ('14, BFA Printmaking), owner and operator of Grand Rapids boutique Woosah Outfitters, is building on her entrepreneurial success with Outside Coffee, an outdoor coffee shop Lang hopes will foster community and conversation. 

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Illustration Alumna Amber Heaton Releases Colorful New Children's Book with a Powerful Message Available now through Crimson Dragon Publishing, Amber Heaton's (15, BFA Illustration) new children's book Pearls for Peal combines colorful, whimsical illustrations with a simple, yet powerful message about the importance of setting goals and working with others.

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