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Ellen Surrey and Loris Lora
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Loris Lora (left) Ellen Surrey (right)

We see a lot of talented young artists graduate from Art Center every semester, and every now and then there are some who really stand out and look like they have everything they need to start their careers, smart ideas, good taste, and the skills to make beautiful  images. This spring, we saw two like that.
Ellen Surrey and Loris Lora, are fantastic young illustrators that are just starting to show their work around and starting to get assignments.
Ellen Surrey

Ellen Surrey

Ellen Surrey

Ellen Surrey

Loris Lora

Loris Lora

Loris Lora

Loris Lora

Ellen and Loris are good friends and I’ve noticed their friendship is made of equal measures of support and competition that has driven each to make their best work.
If I was an art director, I’d be checking out their websites and figuring out an assignment for them soon.
http://www.lorislora.com/
http://www.ellensurrey.com/
On the Road
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I haven’t yet seen the new movie by Walter Salles, but I’ve been assigning a book jacket project for Jack Kerouac’s On the Road to my Illustration Design class at Art Center for the past six or seven years. It's a great book that has had some sad covers issued in the last fifty-five years. At first, I was surprised how few students had already read it, but then I thought that if they don’t learn anything else from me, I’ll have introduced them to Kerouac, and the class will have that going for it.
The assignment is to pick an idea or theme from the book and communicate it in a way that feels right for the story.  Research into Kerouac’s life and the way America looked right after World War II is a big part of the project. You’d be surprised how many 22-year olds don’t know suitcases didn’t always have wheels on them.
Most of these covers were designed by students about halfway through their studies at Art Center, some have graduated, some are still in school. I’ve added links to their websites if you’d like to see what they are up to now.


Alisha Amirkhanian









Jonathan Cruz

Juan Montes

Li Kai Lai



Osamu Shishime


Will Davies

Zach Mendoza
Woody Guthrie 100
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This year is Woody Guthrie’s Centennial, so I gave my class at Art Center an assignment to design a poster for one of the many concerts this year that pay tribute to the guy who Bob Dylan called “the greatest  holiest godliest one in the world.” Most of the class only had a vague idea of who Guthrie was and had never listened to his music.
Here’s six of my favorites :
RYAN CHO

ANDRES OCAMPO

JENNY CAO

LIBBY PREISS

TALEEN KELDJIAN

MAXIMUS PAUSON
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