Digital Arts Program Winter Reviews 2016 with Professor Craig Hickman

Students in the Digital Arts Program in Portland exhibited their work during final reviews of winter term, 2016.  The course, Issues and Practices in Digital Arts, taught winter 2016 by Professor Craig Hickman, focused on discussion of the artist’s intention, structure, content, context, and the meaning of each student’s studio work. As advanced students, they were encouraged to speak openly about their practice and to gain and accept feedback from their peers and community arts members. Critiques, such as the final reviews, are designed to assist in the preparation and construction of their individual final projects. Each student is responsible for addressing the conceptual, methodological, and theoretical concerns in their work and discussing their work with core professionals who attend the reviews.

Students in the program include:

Marion Rosas
Jonathan Kim
Alexander Prestrelski
Justus Vega
Clara Munro
Brandon Rains
Anthony Hou
Kathleen Darby
Anna Pearson
Deandra Stokes
Kendall Wagner
Jiana Chen
Sam Lillard

Reviewers who attended the winter 2016 review session were, Dominic Cardoso, Randy Mave, Karen Munro, Ying Tan, Blake Shell, John Park, Eric Mast, Colin Williams, Lisa DeGrace, Rick Silva, Jeff Jahn, Michael Salter, Tomas Valladares, and John Leahy.

The following are a series of images taken by Sabina Poole during the final reviews as students presented their work.



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….Continued….Meet the instructors!

In our last post you read about Design Camp instructors, Alison Ho and Alexander Atallah. Today, meet Mike Bartell and camp counselor, Hannah Mueller.

We loved Mike’s lowkey approach to his bio…so we’re just going to give it to you straight up as he gave it to us…

Mike Bartell:  

I have a Bachelors of Architecture with a minor in art from Texas

Tech University, graduated in 2000. I have always had a passion for

product and vehicle design. I moved to Eugene in 2004, and when I

heard about the product design program, I had to go for it. I received

A BFA in Product Design from the University of Oregon in 2013. I’m a

huge supporter of the maker and DIY movements. Currently restoring a

2000 SF home in South Eugene, rebuilding my first car which I’ve owned

since 1992, and raising my 2 children. I’m also starting a small

prototyping and design consultation business. This summer is the third

time I’ve built an entry for the Portland Adult Soapbox Derby.

I even have professional-ish pictures to choose from.

Here is one of his “professional-ish pictures!

Mike Bartell
Mike Bartell

And, last but not least! Our illustrious camp counselor, Hannah Mueller!

Hannah Mueller:  Hannah Mueller graduated Magna Cum Laude last month from UO’s Digital Arts BFA program and the Clark Honors College. Graphic designer by day and freelance illustrator by night, she’s worked on everything from storyboards for yogurt commercials to a comic book about dreams, from laser-cut raptor skeletons to a children’s book about gum. She was recently hired by Baseballism, an apparel brand here in Portland, as a graphic designer.

Hannah Mueller
Hannah Mueller