The Flagler Art Department Blog, the Place to Find Out About the Lastest Art News and Events on the Flagler Campus

Monday, February 29, 2016

Catching up with Alumni:Arielle Ebenholtz

I am currently working for Valley Forge Fabrics, one of the world’s largest textile suppliers for the hospitality industry.
I work on their in-house marketing team and I am the Graphic Designer II. What I do ranges from book design, photography and
print advertising, and much more! On my free time I also freelance for a clothing company called DVMN Pigeon located in LA.
What I miss most about the Department of Art & Design are the long nights in the studio with all my classmates, and having an excuse to
drink 6 cups of coffee at night!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Catching up with Alumni: Chelsea Alford

I'm in Atlanta working as a package designer. Here is a photo of me in my home away from home, the mock up room.
I miss the community of the Art and Design department, although I've kept in touch with many classmates and even live on the same street as Kristi Feltner now, I'll always remember the sense of family I had at Flagler. The after class happy hours weren't so bad either, even if we had to go back to the art building and pull an all nighter while hiding from the security guards afterwards.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Have you seen the MOCA recently?

Don't miss the UNFs Department of Art and Design present, The Other: Nurturing a New Ecology in Printmaking at MOCA Jacksonville.
Show runs until April 10th!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Check out a local Alumni

Since graduating in 2011 with a major in Graphic Design and dual minors in fine art and advertising, Ashley Smith has had the pleasure of working with fantastic people in the advertising community of Jacksonville. She cut her teeth on the Floridian View Magazine where she had her photography published in the Travel, Food, and Lifestyle sections of the magazine. She was also awarded a semifinalist status for her infrared photography in the Adobe Design Awards as one of the final five selected from over 500 submissions. 

Since then, she's been moving on up through the ranks at various advertising firms where she's had the pleasure of working with some notable clients like Winn-Dixie, where she photographed and designed the Local Produce Campaign alongside her Art Director Tiffany Biziewski, another Flagler Design dept. graduate. She's also worked with some notable clients such as the Jacksonville Jaguars, BMW, BUBBA Burger, and Swisher International, to name a few.

"The thing I miss most about Flagler is the people." Ashley says. "I've made some fantastic friends that I still stay in touch with, and have learned so much from my teachers and friends along the way."

Ashley can be spotted around Jacksonville with her pup Pockets at the farmer's market, biking with her friends, visiting the tattoo shop,or playing rugby with the Jacksonville Sinners.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Catching up with Alumni: Brittany Dermers

Brittany is a freelance web designer and has created various websites and logos. Check out her work!
recent logos include
Brittany adds "A fond memory would have to be when my class went on a incognito field trip to "Shades and Blades" off king street to shop for a sword to give Luciana on portfolio night. Hope she is still whipping whippersnappers into shape! (;"

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Deadline is March 4th 
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