Falmouth Illustration New York 2018: POST no.2

Last week’s Falmouth Illustration trip was a huge success with around 40 students making the trip to the Big Apple. Numerous visits took place during the week and included some of the world’s top art directors. As with the trip that was happening simultaneously in London students had done a great job of securing some really stellar visits that amongst others included:

Nautilus
Debut Art
Peter Lott
Mendola Illustration Agency
Bernstein & Andriulli
3×3 Magazine
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
Buzzfeed
Vault 49

It is a major challenge to secure visits of this calibre for even a professional illustrator and so the students should be applauded for their success.

The purpose of these visits is to get feedback on their portfolios of work at the end of the course with a view to fine tuning just before they enter the ‘real world’ of illustration. This year however, one student, went one further and was commissioned by The iconic New York Times. Tom Paterson showed his portfolio to the art directors at the NYT and before the end of the afternoon was commissioned to produce an illustration for the online version of the newspaper. The deadline was the next day for the rough and the end of the week for the artwork. With a borrowed iPad and a quick run through ProCreate he got to work, eventually delivering the artwork on time. This is a first for any student on this study trip and congratulations go to Tom for doing such a great job with the illustration.
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Another highlight was meeting up with Beth Wheatley and fellow Falmouth alumni Sophie at Vault 49. Former Falmouth Illustration graduate Beth now works at this well known Brand Design Agency that originated in the UK but is now based in midtown Manhattan. The story of her journey from Falmouth to New York was an inspiration to the students on that visit. It was also great to meet up with senior designers Jonathan and Richard for a drink afterwards.

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Thanks to the students for making the trip such an enjoyable and successful one. I am sure that they have learnt a great deal about their work and the industry from the week. Thanks also go to all of the designers and art directors that were visited during the week for making time available to see our students. Much appreciated. Thanks also go out to Sue Clarke and Keryn Bibby and the Arta dmin team for organising such a successful trip. Here are the photos that I have at the moment. I will try and post more as they come in….

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New York 2016: Day 2

We woke up to rain this morning but it didn’t dampen our spirits. students discussed yesterday’s visits over breakfast before heading out to nine new appointments with New York art directors.. Visits today include; Enchanted Lion Books, Studio NYC, The. New York Times, WW Norlton,  Ray Ray Books, Bust Magazine, Harper. Collins, and the wall StreetJournal.

At the Wall Street Journal David Bamundo and four other art directors were very impressed with the portfolios that 10. Falmouth Illustrators showed them. The Wall Street Journal is now a great contact for. Falmouth, having seen our students and commissioned them over the last three years. David and Peter namechecked a number of Falmouth Alumni, including Josh McKenna, Beth Walrond,

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Falmouth Illustration Students in New York: More Photos

Here are some more photos of our visits on our recent study trip to New York. 

Featured are Mendola Artist Representatives, Wall Street Journal, Penguin, Macmillan, Little Brown Books and our final night at the ‘Standard’ Beer Garden in the Meat Packing District.

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Molly Martin discussing her work at Mendola

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Ed Farley discussing his work at Mendola

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Phillipa Nowretek, James Gifford and Josh Oliver with Tom Mendola

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Wall St Journal

Portfolios being reviewed at the famous ‘Wall Street Journal’

The Standard Pub

Thursday night at the Standard Beer Garden.