Creative Briefs—Spring 2014

April 8th, 2014 by IMAGE Magazine
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The interior of the Airstream mock up that students used to develop concepts to present to the company

The interior of the Airstream mock up that students used to develop concepts to present to the company

Students Prototype Millennial-Focused Product for Airstream

The CCAD MindMarket has engaged 170 students from every major in a semester-long project to prototype a new mobile living and office space for Airstream.  Read more.

Cotton University Project

Twenty outstanding Fashion Design juniors and seniors are re-thinking denim as part of the Denim Directions Design Challenge funded by a $15,000 grant from Cotton Inc., a leading producer and importer of cotton products in the United States. Read more.



Have You Seen Dangerdust?

They were popping up on campus all fall semester: intricately worked chalkboard messages with one signature, #dangerdust. The work captured the attention of students and took social media by storm. And it has continued. Read more.

Belland’s New Work Inspired by Stray Dogs

Animation Chair and Associate Professor Charlotte Belland was captured by the omnipresence of stray dogs on her sabbatical spent in Dharmasala, India.

After a trio of dogs defended Belland from an angry pack of monkeys one day, she decided to honor the canines through an exploration of anagliph, letterpress, and responsive computer-generated animation. An augmented reality program created by Aurasma allows the prints to bark, pant, and lick with the tap or swipe of a finger. Visit to try them out!

Cesare to Share CCAD ID Work at International Conference

Carla Cesare, assistant professor of Liberal Arts, presented at the Annual International Conference on Humanities and Arts in the Global World in Athens, Greece, in January. Her participation was funded with a CCAD Faculty Development Grant. Read more.

Homan’s Documentary to Air in India

Assistant Professor of Cinematic Arts Eric Homan’s documentary short Hope & Strength: Life after Miscarriages will be broadcast in India on Medi BizTV. Read more.

Jake LaBombarbe

Jake LaBombarbe

Ten to Watch: Year Two

It’s been a year of activity and new experiences for the 2012 graduates profiled in our Ten to Watch feature last spring.

Interior designer Sarah McCance moved from Dallas’ Wilson Associates to the retail studio of Columbus firm Moody Nolan.

For Jake LaBombarbe, 2013 involved a move, too, but his was across the globe. As part of a CCAD-facilitated program, he’s pursuing an MFA in Industrial Design at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou.

Serving clients including Levi’s, Alex Trimpe has learned more about running his own motion design company, while fellow motion graphics designer Chavilah Bennett saw her work with S77 for EXPRESS used on one of the largest HD screens in Times Square — plus added a board position at the American Advertising Federation of Columbus and two gallery shows to her resume.

Rachel Cass

Rachel Cass

Photographer and CCAD archivist Leah Fisher’s year was filled with chronicling the school’s history and exhibiting her own work. Fine artist Erin McKenna is working as an artist assistant and exploring the other side of art presentation as a preparator for the Wexner Center for the Arts, while also continuing her personal work with the artist-run LLC No Place Studios.

Photographer Lian Dziura is still shaping Lane Bryant’s visual identity, and Rachel Cass is still setting trends as a denim designer for American Eagle Outfitters. (And for 2014, she’s looking forward to a September wedding to fellow CCAD alum Dax Kauser.)

Illustrator Sara Diesel should have bridal tips to share; along with taking on a full-time Production Artist position and making her second appearance in the fantasy illustration annual Spectrum in 2013, Diesel got married in September.

Kattie Baker of design firm Fine Citizens cited an interactive animal guide for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium among the past year’s accomplishments — as well as her role directing student interns and creating new opportunities for future CCAD grads.

Kattie Baker

Kattie Baker

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