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    • What Does Success Look Like?

      Toshiko MacAdam | Crochet Artist

    • With nylon rope as her medium, Toshiko has specialized in creating crocheted play areas for children. She did her first large commission 30 years ago for the Hakone Open Air Museum outside of Tokyo, Japan. Brightly coloured and interactive, it’s a children’s playground like no other– otherworldly, colossal, inventive, fun, and yes, beautiful.

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      John Kahrs | Animator

    • “There’s a lot of soul in the eyes of our characters and that’s because of the decisions that the artist made. The eyes are really only black discs, but they’re drawn so carefully and cleverly that the characters look alive. You’re drawn to them. And I think that’s the difference. As much as I love computer animation, I still feel there’s a place for the hand of the artist.”

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    • What Does Success Look Like?

      Hangama Amiri | Fine Artist

    • “I see myself as creating activist artwork to challenge and to change and to bring hope for the women of Afghanistan,” says Hangama, 23, just back from the U.K. and en route to Lunenburg, where she is one of three NSCAD grads with the NSCAD-Lunenburg Community Studio Residency Program.

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    • What Does Success Look Like?

      Lee Gilmore | Sound Designer

    • Lee was part of the team led by sound editor/designer Paul N. J. Ottosson, whose efforts were recognized at the 2013 Academy Awards with the Oscar for Best Sound Editing (in a rare tie, with Skyfall). In the sound categories, the specific on-stage, statue-holding recognition goes to the supervising sound editor; Ottosson is now a three-time Oscar victor (he previously won sound mixing and sound editing for The Hurt Locker). Ottosson had previously worked with Gilmore on the apocalypse thriller 2012, and hired him again for ZDT, which turned about to be an intense, and rewarding, challenge.

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    • What Does Success Look Like?

      Mitchell Sutika Sipus | Urban Planner

    • Mitchell Sutika Sipus, BFA Art Academy of Cincinnati ’04 and an alumnus of the AICAD New York Studio Residency Program ’02, is an interdisciplinary Urban Planner who now creates unique solutions to some of the world’s most difficult problems. He has conducted successful projects in Kenya, Egypt, Somalia, and Afghanistan, has spoken at Oxford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his work has been featured in WIRED magazine.

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    • What Does Success Look Like?

      Joan Bruneau | Ceramic Artist

    • “It’s really important to me that my pots are used, not just looked at and pondered,” says Joan, whose show, Full Circle, is on display at the Mary E. Black Gallery. “I’m really after that connection with the audience. And, I believe that as someone continues to use a piece, it builds a history. You think, ‘Oh, the last time I took this out, we had a great dinner party.’ Or, ‘I always get this out when the entire family is gathered around the table.’”

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    • What Does Success Look Like?

      Nathan Fariss | Animator and Illustrator

    • After graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute with a B.F.A. degree in photo/new media in 2000, Nathan Fariss worked on sports and corporate animation projects in Kansas City before moving into feature film and visual effects. For five years he was with The Orphanage in San Francisco, and in 2008, he joined Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. Today his title at Pixar is Set Dressing Lead.

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    • What Does Success Look Like?

      Paul Briggs | Story Supervisor at Walt Disney Animation

    • When he was a senior at KCAI, Paul Briggs learned from his department chair that Walt Disney Studios were accepting portfolios for an internship. The Texas native scrambled, submitted a drawing portfolio, got the job and started animating on “Mulan.” Except for stints at Warner Bros. and Nickelodeon, he has been with Disney ever since. Most recently he was story supervisor on “Frozen,” an animated feature released in fall 2013 that revolves around two sisters.

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    • What Does Success Look Like?

      Rebecca Gilbert | Entrepreneur

    • Rebecca Gilbert (Pacific Northwest College of Art, BFA ##### ’97) of Stumptown Printers has been at the heart of Portland’s independent publishing scene for over a decade.

      Standing in the cavernous, 4,500-square-foot shop letterpress and print shop Stumptown Printers, the clickity-clack of presses creates an intoxicating rhythm. The oily smell of ink draws visitors in further, while the vibrant collection of posters produced by this co-operative becomes a feast for the eyes. Stumptown Printers is not your typical print shop and PNCA alumna Rebecca Gilbert, one of its founders, is not your typical entrepreneur.

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    • What Does Success Look Like?

      Dom Streater | Project Runway Season 12 Winner

    • Moore College of Art & Design alumna Dom Streater ’10 joined the ranks of the ascending fashion elite Thursday night (October 17, 2013) when she was named the winner of Project Runway Season 12.

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    • What Does Success Look Like?

      Lina Sergie Attar | Founder of Karam Foundation

    • When Lina Sergie Attar MArch 01 left Syria in 1998 fresh from architecture school in Aleppo, she was excited to arrive in the US and start her studies at RISD, which soon became her “first home away from home.” She had no way of knowing that 15 years later she would be turning to the RISD community and others to help with what she calls “the largest humanitarian crisis of our lifetime.”

      In the intervening years, Attar has graduated, taught architecture in the US and co-founded Karam – which means “generosity” in Arabic. Since 2011 the Chicago-based nonprofit has focused on providing humanitarian relief to Syrians – both inside the country and in neighboring areas – as she has watched with disbelief as her homeland has become hopelessly entangled in a civil war that threatens to drag on for years to come.

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    • What Does Success Look Like?

      Ariel Lee | Illustrator

    • “Alum Ariel Lee’s penetrating illustrations offer creative takes on social issues”
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      Bruno Grizzo | Illustrator

    • “Alumnus Bruno Grizzo has worked with some of the world’s most design-conscious companies — think Kate Spade, Jonathan Adler, and Coach—and he isn’t slowing down.

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    • What Does Success Look Like?

      Steve Hubbard | Visual Effects Artist

    • “When visual effects artists do their jobs well, the world takes note, which makes winning an Emmy award that much sweeter, said Steve Hubbard (CCAD 2010).

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      Andrew Thompson | Illustrator

    • “With just a year under his belt in the production studio at Reebok, Andrew Thompson (CCAD 2013) created the brand-defining image for the 2014 CrossFit Games,

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    • What Does Success Look Like?

      Neeti Kailas | Young Laureate and External Design Strategist

    • “Neeti Kailas (MS 13 Industrial Design) heard the news just in time to book a flight to the press conference at The Royal Society, London. Rolex had named her one of five Young Laureates for her work developing a hearing screening device for newborns in India.

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    • What Does Success Look Like?

      Pao Houa Her | Photographer

    • “Her, who says she once aspired to be a writer, was initially drawn to photography due to its storytelling aspect. After studying photography at MCAD, she became the first Hmong

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    • What Does Success Look Like?

      Jennifer Wen Ma | Interdisciplinary Artist

    • “Renowned interdisciplinary artist Jennifer Wen Ma (Pratt, M.F.A. ’99) has created a public art installation titled Alpha Lillstrom Portrait Garden for the 5×5 Project Nonuments

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    • What Does Success Look Like?

      Paula Fairfield | Sound Artist

    • “If you follow Game of Thrones, you’ll know the scene from season 4. After hearing about the plight of a shepherd’s three-year-old daughter who was burned alive by her dragons

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    Creative Minds | Transforming Society

    Art and design is a growing sector that has a significant impact on our economy. Additionally, people who pursue a degree at a specialized school for art and design are prepared for careers in a wide range of fields. Perhaps most importantly, they are more likely to be working in careers that they find meaningful, while also pursuing their passion outside of their jobs. For all these reasons, we know that art and design degrees at AICAD schools are a great investment.

    Please view our presentation to learn more about how creative minds are transforming our society.

    Participate in the conversation on Twitter. Follow us at @AICArtDesign and #creativewrks. Share your thoughts on the value of art and design education and how it has contributed to your success!

  • AICAD is dedicated to strengthening and connecting its member schools, and therefore provides numerous benefits to students through collaborative international exchange programs, shared resources on issues such as environmental and community sustainability, and the New York Studio Residency Program.

    Art school is where creative individuals find their community and connect with a network that will support them for a lifetime.

    Upcoming AICAD Event

    2014 AICAD Symposium at CCAD

    November 6 - 9, 2014

    Make plans to join your AICAD colleagues in Columbus, Ohio as Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) proudly hosts the 2014 AICAD Symposium!

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