On March 15th several Illustration alumni will be returning to campus to speak with current seniors about their experiences after graduation. The Journey So Far event will be held in the the Kennedy Conference and Lounge (K280) at 2:00 pm.
The following alums will be joining the panel:
Krista Perry is an illustrator and designer from Massachusetts. She received a BFA in Illustration (with honors) from MassArt in 2015. In 2016 Krista was recognized by the Society of Illustrators Student Competition, and was her artwork was printed on the cover of their student catalog! She loves F-U-N! She thrives on color and pattern and holds a special interest for pop culture, kitsch, music history, mid century design, classic American culture, and silliness. Hand lettering, pattern making, and big explosions of color make her world turn. When she isn’t illustrating, she loves people watching, seeing live music, and daydreaming about fabulous Italian dishes.
Becca Cahan graduated from Massart in 2013 and has been freelance illustrating ever since. Some fun projects she has worked on since graduation have included creating wall art for Target, greeting cards for Trader Joe’s, calendars and planners distributed at stores such as Barnes and Nobles, illustrations for craft books with Klutz Scholastic and other illustrated stationery goods such as journals and illustrated gift books. Becca’s work all starts by hand with watercolor paintings that are digitized to create flexibility when it comes to client revisions. Most of Becca’s illustrations are colorful hand lettering pieces filled with decorative florals and geometric patterning.
Steve Mardo is an Illustrator from Rhode Island. He has been commissioned by an array of clients ranging from Boston publications to galleries in Los Angeles. Steve also self-publishes his own graphic novels and comics under his creative endeavor Angry Baby Comics. He has studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his B.F.A. in illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2012.
Marc Roulstone, a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (1997) with a BFA in Illustration, worked for many years as a staff graphic designer and product developer. In 2009 he went out on his own as a freelancer and also began offering his personal work for sale at art shows and high end artisan open markets.