Kenneth A. Huff joins Savannah College of Art and Design faculty
Published: Oct 16, 2007
SAN DIEGO - The Savannah College of Art and Design announced today at SIGGRAPH 2007 the appointment of Kenneth A. Huff as a professor of visual effects for the School of Film and Digital Media in Savannah, Ga.
Huff is an internationally renowned digital artist known for his work with a variety of traditional and new media that combines fine art and visual effects. His body of organically inspired work spans more than 10 years and includes interactive installations, time-based projects, photographs, videos, print and sculpture.
He has participated in more than 350 public showings, including nine SIGGRAPH art galleries, and has been recognized with more than 120 visual arts awards and grants.
Huff was named a "Maya Master" in 2002 by Alias Systems, now known as Autodesk, which offers such industry-standard software programs as Maya, Motionbuilder, AliasSTUDIO and SketchBookPro. He is one of only 28 artists to receive this worldwide honor since 2001.
Huff served as an artist-in-residence at SCAD in Spring 2007, where he taught digital fine arts and digital materials and textures. In his role as a visual effects professor, Huff will teach classes on procedural modeling, texturing and materials and digital fine art techniques.
Huff is scheduled to serve as a SIGGRAPH 2007 panelist for the "Digital Art Techniques" course Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., in Room No. 4. The course is a partial survey for the creation of digital art works and combines the experiences of practicing artists with state-of-the-art research. Huff's work also will be featured at the college's booth, No. 408, in the SIGGRAPH exhibition hall.
The School of Film and Digital Media at SCAD offers fully accredited programs in six major disciplines, including animation, broadcast design and motion graphics, interactive design and game development, sound design and visual effects. All of the departments offer Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. The school offers minors in all disciplines as well as a minor focused on technical direction.
Philip Liu, M.F.A. visual effects student and SCAD alumnus (B.A., digital media, 2011) and Joseph Lenz, M.A. visual effects student and SCAD alumnus (B.F.A., visual effects, 2011) were recognized by the game company Naughty Dog for game art created submitted to a Fan Art Competition based on their upcoming game "The Last of Us." This project was created in an independent study with Luis Cataldi, chair of the SCAD interactive design and game development. See full game art.
SCAD professor Craig Stevens, a photographer, printmaker and educator, has received the inaugural $5,000 Susan Carr Educator Prize from the American Society of Media Photographers. Stevens has taught photography at SCAD for 25 years.
"Baby You're a Rich Man," a book by writing professor Chris Bundy, has been published by C&R Press. The book, illustrated by SCAD alumnus Max Currie (B.F.A., sequential art, 2012), follows the story of Ken Richman, a down-on-his-luck, B-level variety star on Japanese television who is forced to go into hiding when he becomes the target of an escaped prisoner. "Baby You're a Rich Man" will be released in May.
B.F.A. fashion student Katherine Absher was named the 2013 Liz Claiborne Design Scholar by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The prestigious $25,000 award is presented each year to the student who best addresses through fashion the lifestyle and needs of women, as judged by a panel of fashion industry experts.