One-Night-Only Event Staged at Anode from 6 to 9 pm
(November 17, 2011)
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the senior graphic design show “Roast,” featuring work by Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design degree candidates Ryon Nishimori, Chris Stewart and Anna Stout, on Thursday, December 1, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Anode, Inc., in East Nashville.
The one-night-only exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will feature the graduating seniors’ advertising and package design, as well as branding, illustration and multimedia. Refreshments will be provided by Beve coffee.
“Our Fall 2011 Graphic Design Senior Exhibition ‘Roast’ is a stimulating blend of three award-winning, caffeine-fueled Watkins students: Ryon Nishimori, Christopher Stewart, and Anna Stout. Their portfolios reflect a spirit of individualism and creativity infused with elegant design communication and jolts of visual wit,” said Professor Dan Brawner, graphic design department chair. “We encourage everyone to join us for a night of excellent design, illustration and multimedia…and witness first-hand the results of hard work, talent, and over-caffeination.”
Creative agency Anode (anode.com) is located at 926 Main Street, Nashville, TN 37206.
- Ryon Nishimori – ryonnishimori.com
- Chris Stewart — studiostewart.prosite.com
- Anna Stout — astutedesignstudio.com
About the program
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design at Watkins College begins with a strong foundation in the basic principles and elements of design and typography. The curriculum then builds in complexity until students graduate with a professional, high quality, entry-level portfolio. Coursework effectively covers art, design, typography, technology, professional practices and the history of art and design. Small class sizes allow for each student to have individual consultations with faculty at every stage of assigned projects. Graphic design electives, including internships with area advertising and design agencies, enhance each student’s education. The curriculum culminates in the capstone course, Senior Portfolio Development, where each graduating senior works with senior faculty to polish his/her portfolio. Finally, the graduating class, as a team, puts together a senior exhibition that features their portfolios.