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Posted by Patrick Mendoza on Mar 31, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Do you have a creative vision? Can you see yourself leading a team of artists and writers? Then a path to becoming a creative director might be in your future, but this is no easy task and comes with its challenges. This title is often used interchangeably with “art director”, however creative directors have more oversight with both visual design and copywriting. They are the creative leaders at companies who work closely with designers, artists, copywriters, sales teams and marketers in creating a vision for a company or product.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Mar 30, 2015 11:00:00 AM

As a director, producer, animator, and storyteller, Hayao Miyazaki was the leader of one of the most successful animated motion picture studios in the world, Studio Ghibli.

The studio surfaced out of his success with the motion picture, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. With constant themes of man vs. nature, and an endless supply of colorful characters, Miyazaki’s creations have been shared throughout the world—eventually leading to a 2003 Oscar win for Best Animated Picture, Spirited Away.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Mar 23, 2015 11:00:00 AM

N.C. Wyeth, one of the most successful illustrators of all time, discovered his artistic ability at a young age. By the time he was 20 years old, he began working for the magazine, the Saturday Evening Post. They sent him to study southwest culture and for a few months, he lived among the Native Americans and herded sheep. During his stay, Wyeth would sketch and paint pictures illustrating what life was like among the Native Americans, opening the door for his storied legacy.

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Posted by Jane Higinbotham on Mar 19, 2015 2:00:00 PM

The students at Pennsylvania Art & Design are a focused group, dedicating hours to perfecting their work. However, like college students everywhere, camaraderie and fun are equally important! Taking advantage of a learning environment and support system in a community of professional artists who focus on real world experience, the student life at PCA&D thrive in a culture of working hard and creativity. Our students get involved in a number of professional organizations and student council programs, as well as campus and city-wide activities to round out their social experiences.

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Posted by Heidi Leitzke on Mar 18, 2015 2:00:00 PM

The Seven on Site: Contemporary Landscape Paintings exhibit features landscape paintings that utilize space, light and color, to portray the nature, and beauty of natural landscape. The seven American artists work in conjunction to expand the concept en plein air, a French term for “in the open air” to present a range of contemporary approaches.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Mar 16, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Acclaimed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, a.k.a. the "Princess of Polka Dots," has been a figure in the art world since the 1940s. Her extensive body of work covers everything from writing, painting, collage, and sculpture to large-scale environmental installations and performance art.

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Posted by Nick Mohler on Mar 11, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Is your art portfolio ready for college admission?

The art portfolio is the most significant indicator of serious artistic commitment, ability and potential to succeed in applying for a college education in the visual arts. By now, you have probably done some research on the importance of portfolios, so you know it’s essential to provide an evaluation of technical skills and competency, demonstrating your ability to succeed in a highly competitive application process.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Mar 9, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Joseph Barbera reigned as one of the princes of American animation. As a young man, Barbera demonstrated an incredible propensity for artistry.

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Posted by Kathy Smyser on Mar 5, 2015 12:00:00 PM

On February 20th, PCA&D hosted their 7th annual Designathon event. With the assistance of countless gallons of coffee, 25 students and 8 faculty members worked over a 24-hour period to create high-quality logos, brochures, websites and other promotional design materials for 8 local non-profit organizations.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Mar 2, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Salvador Dali was one of the most iconic painters of the 20th century. His surrealist work was imaginative and striking. He had an eccentric manner that reflected his art and vice versa.

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Topics: Artist Spotlight