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'Jurassic World': a blockbuster opportunity for a future filmmaker

By Tarana Mayes
Zach Prengler (B.F.A., film and television, junior) was several months from being born when Jurassic Park hit theaters in 1993. Fast forward two sequels and 22 years and the release of Jurassic World has the Savannah College of Art and Design film student giddy. Not only will Prengler be among millions of people to see the summer blockbuster, he’s in it. It was all in a days work for Prengler, a production assistant.

Young designers empower creative freelancers in Hong Kong

By Whitney Yoerger
As in all industries, the path to entrepreneurship in art and design is full of peaks and valleys. Motivated by challenges in their freelance careers, 30 Savannah College of Art and Design students launched a collective for young designers in Hong Kong. They call themselves "22nd century designers," or XXIID, and aspire to address questions facing up-and-coming artists and designers who work in diverse creative capacities – from graphic design and marketing to illustration and photography.

Nick Baker's bright idea

By Amanda Surowitz
Good design can transform the countless daily interactions in which we engage, interactions that are critical to our productivity and our quality of life. Nicholas Baker’s (B.F.A., industrial design, 2015) bedside lamp, illuminated by a simple tilt, may very well transform how we start and end our days. A jury of top designers named Baker’s “Prism” light the first-place winner in the Applied Industrial Design category of the 2015 Royal Society of Arts U.S.

‘On Creativity’ interview series debuts on Delta Studio

By Paula Wallace
As the adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. And what about moving pictures? In order to harness the power of video, I decided to film conversations with distinguished Savannah College of Art and Design guests. By capturing the insights of successful professionals, these interviews further the university's reputation as the leader in creative education. Moreover, students, alumni, and the larger creative community can benefit from this trove of wisdom for years to come.

3 emerging designers to watch in Asia

By Whitney Yoerger
In celebration of Savannah College of Art and Design’s second graduating class in Hong Kong, we’re spotlighting three soon-to-be alumni in illustration, graphic design, and photography. These graduates are the honored salutatorian, valedictorian, and excelsus laureate of the SCAD Hong Kong Class of 2015. Their achievements, both academic and extracurricular, undoubtedly prove they will lead distinguished creative careers. Keep an eye on Bianca Lesaca, Adam Newbold, and Sandra Dans as they plant roots in Asia and cultivate their talents.

Commencement speaker John Lasseter’s advice to young artists

By Tarana Mayes
John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, isn’t a stranger to budding artists. His son graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture. A member of the class of 2015, Sam Lasseter was one of 2,100 graduates in Savannah and Atlanta whom Lasseter encouraged with his wisdom-packed commencement address on the power of creativity. After all, Lasseter was a young artist once, sitting where Sam and his classmates sat.

Behind the runway with the designers of SCADfash

By Maelyn Divinski
SCAD Fashion Show has come and gone. During one fabulous night under the bright lights of the runway, up-and-coming designers finally showcased their amazing collections. What transpired before their designs hit the runway? What of the countless hours they invested in that moment of grace?  Student designers, including Molly Sayers, enjoy a standing ovation after SCAD Fashion Show.

Oscar de la Renta's Peter Copping on making a fashion career

By Danielle Styles
For perspective on the legacy he inherited as creative director of Oscar de la Renta, Peter Copping visited the SCAD MOA exhibition, Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style. Recently, Copping returned to Savannah College of Art and Design, this time to SCADshow in Atlanta, for a discussion about careers in fashion and to share his insights on the future of the Oscar de la Renta brand.

'Ovation for Oscar' director on Cannes and fashion films

By Tarana Mayes
Rare projects require rare talent. To make the documentary Ovation for Oscar: An Exhibition at SCAD Museum of Art − about the first posthumous museum tribute to Oscar de la Renta − Savannah College of Art and Design chose one of its own.

Inside the preservation story of Atlanta's Ivy Hall

By Tarana Mayes
In honor of Preservation Month, we celebrate Savannah College of Art and Design's Ivy Hall. On May 21, 1917, the Great Fire of Atlanta spared one of the South’s rare examples of Queen Anne-style architecture, the Edward C. Peters House, or Ivy Hall after the Peters family symbol. Flanked at the time by a long dirt road, now the busy thoroughfare of Ponce de Leon Avenue, Ivy Hall landed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. In 2000, as The Mansion Restaurant, Ivy Hall barely survived another devastating blaze.