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December 17, 2014

Students animate, illustrate holiday greetings on behalf of college

How does a 132-year-old college of art and design extend season’s greetings to the outside world? Through art, of course. This year, Animation Department Chair Anthony Scalmato ’07 helped out, turning the institutional greeting into an assignment for one of his animation classes.

Scalmato, who continues to create animations for his former employer, American Greetings, turned to two former co-workers – David Sommers ’99, and Drew King – both senior creative developers at the company, to judge the students’ final projects.

And the winners are…

After reviewing the final animations, Sommers and King honored the students as follows: first place went to senior Illustration majors Alex Madej and Robert Jones; second place to sophomore Animation major Lisa Tan; and for third place, sophomore Animation major Marisa Pekol tied with the team of junior Animation majors Jessie Madden and Anthony Zayas.

Independently, CIA President Grafton Nunes chose a still from the animation by Madej and Jones for the face of the holiday card he sent to friends of the Institute. CIA’s Office of Marketing + Communications chose a still from the animation by sophomore Animation major Steven Rawley for a card made available to faculty and staff. It depicts a family of penguins on a snowy hillside.

The marketing team also chose the animation by Animation majors Brienne Broyles and Maria Ursetti for the school's animated holiday greeting. Click here to view it.

Above: Artwork created by Animation major Steven Rawley '17.

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Fueling up for today's final Pre-College classes and exhibition. Congrats to all the students who made such great work during your two weeks here! We'll see some of you next week when a new session begins. 🎉 https://t.co/5uP3tIQZxB

about 22 hours ago via Twitter

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