Ringling Motion Designers win big at The Young Ones, Telly Awards, and National ADDYs

Film still from Young Ones winning animation Food Chain, by Motion Design students for Sesame Street.

Motion Design graduates from Ringling College of Art and Design were celebrated recently at two prestigious advertising competitions. Winners of the 2024 Young Ones Student Awards and the Telly Awards were announced on May 13 and May 21, respectively. And Enrique Santa Maria ’26, Motion Design, won a National Gold ADDY last month. Four Ringling […]

Illustration alum receives 2024 Christopher Award for children’s book

Ringling grad Lisa Fields received a Christopher Award for illustrating a children’s book called When I Talk to God, I Talk About You

Lisa Fields ’06, Illustration, has received a 2024 Christopher Award for her work on a children’s book about prayer and parent/child relationships. When I Talk to God, I Talk About You (Penguin) was co-written by Chrissy Metz, star of NBC’s This Is Us, and songwriter Bradley Collins, with illustrations by Fields depicting animal parents and […]

Recent Computer Animation alumni land internships at Pixar

Film still from Pixar Animation film Soul.

Five recent alumni from Ringling College of Art and Design’s Computer Animation major are set to begin animation internships at Pixar this summer. The internship will be attended by Monica Lagrange ’24, Chloe Merwin ’23, Casey Schwarzschild ’24, Elena Serenko ’24, and Jack Yuster ’23. Rising senior Anastasia Junelle ’25 will also spend the summer […]

Ringling College graduates Class of 2024; Commencement Speaker, Michael Bonner

Photo from graduation ceremony showing the back of students wearing black graduation caps

Today, May 2, 2024, Ringling College of Art and Design will hold the Commencement ceremony for the graduating class of 2024.  Held for the first time at Robarts Arena off of Fruitville Road, 376 Ringling graduates and their families and friends will gather to celebrate the momentous occasion. Ringling College holds one ceremony per year, […]

Fine Arts alum attends art residency in Vancouver, B.C.

Alumni Melvin Gómez at residency in Vancouver.

Melvin Gómez ’22, Fine Arts spent a month of 2023 as an artist-in-residence at Shawnigan Lake School, a 270-acre, lake-front boarding school in Vancouver, British Columbia. His month was spent taking in the peaceful landscape as inspiration for his painting practice and working with the students attending the school. Gómez gathered flowers from the garden […]

Motion Design alum shares stories and advice for prospective motion designers

Still from Vince N. Too’s motion graphic Vape from 2022.

CanvasRebel, an online publication sharing conversations with entrepreneurs, artists, and creatives, recently featured a lengthy interview with Vince N. Too ’23, Motion Design. Too shared insights into the “mograph” process and essential skills and challenges for artists in general. He also detailed his own personal setbacks—and the resilience in overcoming them—when his family moved from […]

Alum Short Film Selected for Annecy Animation Fest

Animation still from The Bubby Bear Show featuring a yellow animated character.

The Bubby Bear Show, a short film by Bien Vongpatanasin ’23, Computer Animation, has been named an official selection for the prestigious 2024 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, June 9-15, in Annecy, France. Founded more than 60 years ago, the festival annually draws upwards of 3,000 submissions from more than 100 countries. Created during Vongpatanasin’s […]

Students and faculty put skills to use for a great cause at forensic workshop

Joe Mullins is a forensic imaging specialist who offers workshops around the country, teaching the process of facial approximation and reconstruction. He works for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and frequently collaborates with art schools.

Ringling College of Art and Design students, faculty, and an alum spent the College’s spring break learning the art of reconstruction as they brought skulls from active and cold cases back to life with clay. Guided by forensic artist Joe Mullins, the class recreated the faces of real victims, through a process called facial approximation. […]