INDEX and Smithsonian American Art Museum launch 3rd-annual “Drawn to Art” series

Composite illustration of the 10 women artists included in the 2023 edition of Drawn to Art.

For the third consecutive year, Smithsonian American Art Museum has published a series of digital comics drawn by Ringling College of Art and Design students called, Drawn to Art: Ten Tales of Inspiring Women Artists. The comics celebrate women artists represented in the museum’s permanent collection. The ongoing series is part of a partnership between […]

Illustration student attends Mattel’s Barbie premiere

Five women stand in front of Barbie branded background all wearing pink outfits

As part of the College’s dedication to help students land great jobs, the Center for Career Services is there to support students in finding great internships. Our ambitious students land internships at the likes of Bath and Body Works, Disney, Dreamworks, Electronic Arts, General Motors, Laika, Psyop, Riot Games, Smithsonian, and Warner Bros. Discovery, among […]

Illustration senior completes internship with international retailer, Bath and Body Works

A woman poses in front of a building with blue tile placed in a plaid pattern.

As summer break comes to an end, ambitious Ringling students interning for the summer are finishing up their projects and heading home. This year, our students interned at Electronic Arts, Disney, Dreamworks, General Motors, Laika, Mattel, Psyop, Riot Games, Smithsonian, and Warner Bros. Discovery, among others. Rising senior Elayna Sisson spent her summer working with […]

Illustration major spends summer in Atlanta interning for Carter’s

Woman sitting on a ledge outside of the corporate office for Carter’s.

Ringling College of Art and Design students are well into their summer internships at major organizations and companies across the country. The College’s Center for Career Services offers career assessment advice and services to help students determine what type of career and work environment would work best for them. They also provide job and internship […]

Illustration alum inducted to Society of Illustrators’ Hall of Fame

An illustration of a red barn with an American flag painted on the side behind a green truck driving down the road in the Midwest.

Saturday, September 9, 2023, Ringling College of Art and Design Illustration alumnus Wendell Minor ’66 will be inducted into the prestigious Society of Illustrators’ Hall of Fame.  Since 1958, the Society of Illustrators (SOI) has elected to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their “distinguished achievement in the art of illustration.” According to their […]

Illustration students dominate Society of Illustrators awards

Gold, green, red, and blue illustration of an ancient festive party in eastern Asia.

37 artworks by Ringling College of Art and Design Illustration students were accepted into the 65th annual Society of Illustrators Competition, including three students winning prestigious scholarship awards. This year’s competition saw 2,308 entries submitted by 55 participating institutions from across the country. Students submitted their strongest, most creative and original artworks under the guidance […]

Illustration senior’s successful collaborations with in-house Design Center

The front and back images of an admissions poster with colorful illustrations of a boy making art.

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories on 2023 graduating seniors, with Calvin “CJ”  Callins and Susan Saulnier. Graduating Illustration major Ale Ortega-Romero made a big splash during her last year at Ringling College of Art and Design. At the beginning of her senior year she was contacted by Design Center Director Jennifer Mumford […]

Ringling College named as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

Blonde girl with hat looks through a camera to take a photo overlooking the water in Ireland.

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named Ringling College of Art and Design a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students. This recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  In spring 2022, one Ringling […]

Student’s illustration featured on cover of Sarasota law firm’s 2022 holiday card

Michael J. Wilson, the president of Williams Parker Attorneys at Law is seen here with Ringling Illustration student and contest winner Sky Chandler.

Ringling College of Art and Design Illustration sophomore Sky Chandler was announced as the winner of the annual Williams Parker Attorneys at Law holiday card contest.  The company, a Sarasota law firm founded in 1925, has a long-standing relationship with Ringling College and is an active sponsor and friend of the institution. “I am beyond […]

15 seniors awarded College’s highest honor for talent, contributions, and leadership


Fifteen of Ringling College’s most outstanding students are being recognized this week for their exceptional creative talent, community involvement, and leadership. This year’s winners will be recognized on Nov. 4 during the College’s annual Trustee Scholar Awards celebration. The event will begin with a reception, followed by a formal ceremony during which each Scholar will […]