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CIA TA's Comic Available on iPad

01/12/12  |  Posted by Niki Smith  |  Posted in Digital Creativity

Many of you may know me as the TA for Foundations Digital-- but I'm an alum of CIA too, and my personal work involves drawing comics! Want to take a look? All you need is...

Brushes: Example and Choosing Your Settings

01/11/12  |  Posted by Niki Smith  |  Posted in Digital Creativity

So, your CIA iPad came with a few apps for art-making, one of which is called Brushes. For those familiar with Photoshop and working digitally, the options are probably very familiar. There are 6 layers,...

Buying iTunes Cards

10/22/11  |  Posted by Niki Smith  |  Posted in Digital Creativity

So if you don't have a credit or debit card, how can you buy apps, songs or videos on your iPad? The easiest solutions are to use cash to buy iTunes giftcards. There are a...

Phaidon Design Classics

10/22/11  |  Posted by Niki Smith  |  Posted in Digital Canvas - Apps & Accessories

This app is pricy, but for students going into industrial design, it's a tremendous resource-- and still far, far cheaper than the equivalent printed books! This authoritative and meticulously researched collection charts the story of product...

Fold-Man

10/22/11  |  Posted by Niki Smith  |  Posted in Digital Canvas - Apps & Accessories

The Exquisite Corpse was developed by the Surrealists in the early 1900s. A round-robin exercise, all the participants sit together with a piece of paper folded as many times as there are players (3-4 is...

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Irina Zavatski, a 2001 CIA grad who's an exterior design manager at @Jeep and who previously designed the @Chrysler Pacifica, recently discussed her CIA inspiration as well as her current job, career path and painting practice in a Q&A with @formtrends. https://t.co/N8WE2379Xm

about 20 hours ago via Twitter