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Date: Mar 01, 2010
"Not All Artists Are Starving" – A Night of Networking
Organized by the Hofstra Association for Graphic Arts In Cooperation with the Hofstra Career Center
March 2, 2010, at 6:30 p.m.
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY …The student-run Hofstra Association for Graphic Arts (HAGA), in conjunction with The Career Center, is presenting a career networking event titled "Not All Artists Are Starving” – A Night of Networking on Tuesday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hofstra University Club, North Campus. The event, also sponsored by The Golden Key Honor Society, is open to all students interested in learning about career opportunities within the arts.
For more information call the Department of Fine Arts at (516) 463-5474 or e-mail email@example.com.
Dress is business casual and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Guest speakers include:
Mieko Anekawa began her studies in design at Kyoto Seika University and later entered the field of professional photography in Osaka. To seek more creative opportunities and to experience a different, unique approach to art, she moved to New York in 2004. She started working for the artist Hiroki Otsuka, as well as Malcos, in various art projects. In 2005 she was hired by the graphic design company Berrymatch, LLC and Nooka, Inc., a high end designer watch company. She then began working for Adoah, LLC and IS Group in 2008 doing graphic design. More recently she has combined painting with graphic design. She worked on the movie Uwaki as a production concept artist doing image board, movie frame illustration, Web site and logo design. She also worked on a Matt Macaulay album release, for which she designed the album and CD covers. Her latest projects involve shirt and tote designs, fashion show art, and window installations for a New York City fashion boutique.
Yvonne Dagger, president of YPD ART, is a 1994 Hofstra alumna whose success in the art world has given her national exposure. Her painting “Hope” was used for The Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Center. “Ellen Squared,” a multi-media work, was featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Dagger’s painting “Gridlocked” was used for a children’s activity book at Hecksher Museum. Dan’s Papers in eastern Long Island has used Dagger’s paintings on four of their covers. Newsday’s Explore LI featured Yvonne’s “Pet Portraits” in an article titled “Picture Original Portraits as Gifts.” MarthaStewart.com is currently featuring Yvonne’s “Shelter Pet Paintings.”
Amy Dresser, Hofstra Class of 1998, specialized in figurative and portrait painting while a student and served as an illustrator for the campus humor magazine, Nonsense. For the past nine years Amy has been based in Los Angeles, amassing an array of commercial and editorial work as a photo retoucher and illustrator. Some of her projects include album artwork for Britney Spears; advertising campaigns for Pepsi and Target; and celebrity portraiture of Tom Cruise, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg and Ashton Kutcher.
Letha Wilson is a mixed media artist who earned her BFA from Syracuse University and an MFA from Hunter College. Letha's artwork has been shown at many venues including the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, Exit Art, White Box, and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Letha recently completed residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Amy Odell is a 1997 Hofstra graduate who studied photography and graphic design. She has been with Getty Images Inc. for 12 years, currently serving as Manager of North American Regional Marketing and Global Campaigns. Previous positions with Getty included photo researcher and sales executive. In her current role she is focused on strategic as well as tactical marketing planning and execution for a variety of creative and editorial content.
Sean O'Kane, a 2008 graduate of Hofstra University, is a photo assistant for Instyle.com.
Christine Tyrrell is a designer for FAB Starpoint. After graduating in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware, she lived in Italy creating art and touring the countryside. In 2003 she moved to Manhattan and entered the product design industry, working for Disney, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, and MGM. Products she worked on ranged from headwear to handbags. Three years into her career she began designing for fashion labels such as Hurley Surf Brand, Isaac Mizrahi and Rocawear. As the senior designer for the Rocawear accessories line, she presented all line reviews to Jay Z directly. She frequently traveled across the United States, to Europe and Asia for trend shopping and factory visits. A new mother, she is now working on a freelance basis.
Marc Whalen, promotions art director for Time Out New York magazine and owner of Marc Whalen Creative, is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts. He has worked for a number of magazines, including Business 2.0, Condé Nast Traveler, Discover, Fortune, Fortune Small Business (FSB), Money, New York, O - The Oprah Magazine, Print, Scholastic, SPIN and Time Inc’s Custom Publishing Division on various projects including their editorial content, advertorial content, branding, advertising, on-line content and supplement projects, illustration and photography. In addition to his work in publishing, he developed promotional materials, identity campaigns and film title sequences for numerous clients, including Bristalcone films, Grand Central Terminal, Heineken/EFFIE and USA Network/Sci-Fi Channel. He is a recipient of the 2008 Gold Ozzie award from Folio and numerous Merit awards from the Society of Publication Designers.