BFA Seniors Showcase Their Work

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By Jack Georgis

Newsletter & Assistant Online Editor


Senior BFA digital art and design students showed their digital art and design portfolios to a crowd of viewers at the S.A.L Gallery. The exhibit showed from April 9 to April 14 and featured the work of six senior BFA digital art and design students: Caitlin Buschinski, Patricia Fredes, Anna Burgess, Yuehui Zhu, Xiaonyu Wang, and Anthony Graffeo. A reception took place on April 10 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. where the artists showed off their work.

The gallery featured an abundance of pieces from posters and magazine covers, to candles and TV ads that the students created in digital design. Several of the artists had computers set up to show even more of their work in addition to what was displayed in the gallery.

“I started as visual merchandising major at a different school,” Buschinski said. “I realized fashion wasn’t for me, but I still wanted to design, so I looked into design program here and loved the work I saw.”

Caitlin Buschinski has a passion for drawing pop culture icons

Fredes became interested in digital art and design as a method combining of her passions. “I always liked computers and art and I have a passion for art, so I put those two together and it worked out,” Fredes said.

Buschinski mentioned that her favorite works were her vector portraits. “I feel like I portray emotion well in my illustration and in my use of color. I like taking pop culture people and drawing them,” she said.

Patricia Fredes became interested in digital art and design through her combined love for computers and art.

Fredes spoke more on her design process and what she most enjoyed creating. “I love creating 3D pieces using Maya [3D art design and animation software]. It’s fun. I really like that,” Fredes said. Fredes also spoke more on the process of creating pieces. “My favorite pieces are the ones created in Maya. I also use photoshop to be able to create all the textures for my pieces,” Fredes said

Since the students did various different types of pieces, some of them had a favorite type of piece to design. “I like designing every-thing,” Buschinski said, “I especially love when I can incorporate illustration into anything I do.”

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