Adventures in Design’s Mark Brickey Rides into Watkins Sept. 30 For Lessons in Losing

September 16, 2014

Mark Brickey — screen printer, illustrator, small business owner (Hero Handmade), and host of the Adventures In Design podcast – is bringing his Failure Tour 2014 to Nashville on Tuesday, September 30, for a live podcast recording in the Watkins Theater. Adventures In Design (AID), about the culture in and around design and illustration, is among iTunes’ … (more)

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Watkins and Hatch Celebrate ‘Good Design’ August 21

August 11, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will host a reception for “The Vignelli Canon,” an exhibit celebrating the words of legendary designer Massimo Vignelli through posters designed by Watkins Graphic Design students and produced at Hatch Show Print, on Thursday, August 21, from 5 to 7 pm. The show, which runs through August 29 … (more)

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WAG’s June Show by Holly Carden Is ‘Rather Sketchy’

June 4, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Rather Sketchy: Sketchbooks, brainstorms and process-work by Graphic Design major Holly Carden at its downtown gallery WAG during the June 7 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Rather Sketchy will feature a selection of Carden’s highly detailed illustrations along with all of the sketches and process-work … (more)

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Graphic Design Aims ‘Out Of This World’ for May 1 Showcase

April 28, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the senior Graphic Design show “Out Of This World,” featuring work by Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design degree candidates Richard Cook, Chris Fowler, Cassie Isenhower-Coon, Katelyn Pennington and Marty Potts Jr., on Thursday, May 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the offices of Anode, Inc. in East Nashville. … (more)

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Swaney Prize Shines on Film School’s Christin Sites

April 4, 2014

Christin Sites, a Film School senior from Hendersonville, was awarded the 2014 Robb Swaney Prize for Excellence in Visual Expression during judging held on March 27. Established in 2006 by Mary Jane Swaney in memory of her husband, noted Nashville architect Charles Robb Swaney, the $1,000 cash prize honors a student who produced “visual designs and … (more)

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Watkins Wins Medal Count at 2014 Student Addy Awards

March 13, 2014

Once again, Watkins’ Graphic Design proved itself a major creative force at the annual Nashville Student American Advertising Awards recognizing creative excellence: Watkins won the most awards–20 total–in the 10-school competition field. During a February 25 awards reception presented by redpepper and Play Nashville, 11 Watkins students collected nine Golds and eight Silvers, plus three … (more)

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WAG’s ‘Illustration, too’ Show Continues at January 4 Art Crawl

December 19, 2013

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Illustration, too, an exhibition of recent picture book art by Watkins illustration students, at its downtown gallery WAG during the January 4 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. (The show premiered at the December crawl.) A wide variety of traditional and digital mediums – both process work and finished art – are represented … (more)

Split & Twisted 2013 Winners Announced

Split & Twisted 2013 Winners Announced

November 18, 2013

Senior Johnny Whitman (pictured at left) collected four awards, including Best of Show; junior Holly Carden and senior Tyler Zenk each scored with two winning entries. All Watkins Graphic Design majors were eligible to submit projects (created since September 2012) in ten categories: Advertising, Books & Jackets, Identity, Illustration, Illustration Series, Package Design, Poster/Design, Publication Design, Multimedia, and Miscellaneous/Design. Jurors for Split & Twisted 2013 were Watkins alumna Lindsey Armstrong, … (more)

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Seniors Dish Up ‘Hot Off the Grill’ Graphic Design Show December 5

November 13, 2013

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the senior Graphic Design show “Hot Off the Grill,” featuring work by Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design degree candidates Francinne Carranza, Ann Gowan-Smith, Xavier Payne, Ily Phelps, Courtney Spencer, Alexa Sullivant, Johnny Whitman and Tyler Zenk, on Thursday, December 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ruby in Hillsboro Village. The one-night-only portfolio showcase, which is … (more)