FutureProof – The Motion Design Conference

The Department of Motion Design at Ringling College presents FutureProof – The Motion Design Conference

March 4th-8th, 2019 – Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall, Ringling College Campus

(Sarasota, FL—February 20, 2019) FutureProof provides Ringling College students with a professional motion design conference experience. This is the 5th year this unique, week-long event will offer a variety of presentations, workshops, and activities all designed to prepare the student for a smooth transition from the classroom experience into their future careers. 

The name, FutureProof, was chosen for the rebranding of the Motion Design’s Professional Week to remind the students that being well prepared is the best plan to ensure a bright future. 

This year, FutureProof is bringing in an amazing collection of animators, designers, and creatives to speak to the students and provide interactive workshop experiences. Our 2019 keynote speakers are Erica Gorochow, PepRally, NYC; Kelli Miller, And/Or, NYC; Zander Brimijoin, Red Paper Heart, NYC; David Lehman, HUSH, NYC; Sean McClintock and Timo Prousalis, Hue & Cry, Richmond, VA; Chris Kelly and Colin Trenter, Oddfellows, San Francisco, CA. 

In addition to industry presenters, there are numerous workshops designed to help the student with the practical aspects of first-time hires. The Ringling College Center for Career Services offers workshops on résumé basics, professional communications, and finding internships. The Business of Art and Design faculty will be offering workshops on the Business of Freelancing. And Ringling College’s own Human Resources will be offering a workshop on Understanding HR for the newly hired. 

A special etiquette dining experience for the Motion Design seniors will be provided, including a full, sit-down lunch to be served to all the seniors, while addressing the finer points of dining within a professional environment. During the interview process, students may be taken out to lunch and showing proper etiquette could make the difference between getting the position or not. 

The conference concludes on a highlight with the Senior Demo Duel. This is a March Madness type of competition between Motion Design Senior Demo Reels. The audience votes in real time to move forward a demo reel to the final round, where the winner is crowned the Demo Demon. The event is a fun and friendly celebration of the senior’s body of work.

FutureProof has been sponsored in part by the generous donations of Renee Hamad, Gloria Rigopulos, Elizabeth Riker, and an anonymous donor.

Motion Design is the professional industry that creates moving imagery for all types of screens. Motion Design can be seen throughout all forms of communication, education, and entertainment. Movie and television title sequences, large-scale projections and screens in Times Square, augmented reality on smart phones and tablets, sports graphics packages for the Olympics and Super Bowl, interactive museum and gallery experiences—these are some of the many applications for Motion Design. 

Ringling College’s Department of Motion Design is ranked third among the Best Motion Graphics Schools in the World.  The Department has received numerous national and international awards, including National Gold ADDY Awards, D&AD Pencil Award, Art Directors Club Awards, and two recent alumni won an EMMY for Outstanding Title Sequence Design for their work on Counterpart. Our students are highly sought after by industry recruiters, in part due to the exceptional opportunities offered to our students, such as FutureProof.

About Ringling College of Art and Design
Since 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in twelve disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive, first-year program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers.

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Attention: Due to ongoing closures from our partner libraries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to fill most book or book chapter interlibrary loan requests. We will continue to do our best to process article requests in a timely manner depending on availability.


Director of Library Services


Kristina Keogh

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian


Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian   


Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian


Claire Powell

Instructional Design Librarian


Kayla Morrell



Alexandra Vargas-Fournier

Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)   


Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)



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Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)  


Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Circulation Assistant)  


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Circulation Assistant



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Christina Song

Circulation Assistant Vacant


Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.


The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

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