Record number of Rookie Awards finalists for Ringling College

Work from Rookie of the Year finalist Sehee Kim ’24, Motion Design.

Twenty-six finalist spots for the 14th Annual Rookie Awards have been awarded to students from Ringling College of Art and Design, beating last year’s total (25) by one. The College is in the top 5-10 schools for most entrants. Finalists for this year’s contest, which recognizes the world’s top amateur talent in visual effects, include […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ringling students, alum win big at the 2024 Suncoast ADDY Awards

Film students at the ADDY Awards.

Students and alumni from Ringling College of Art and Design enjoyed a home field venue for the 2024 ADDY Awards ceremony, which took place on the campus sound stages Feb. 24 and once again netted dozens of awards for Ringling-led projects. The ADDYs are presented annually by the Suncoast Chapter of the American Advertising Federation […]

FutureProof ’24 Motion Design Conference to feature Winbush, Disney, and more

Black, white, and reen graphic logo for FuturePoof 2024

Jonathan Winbush, owner and founder of Winbush Immersive, CNN Design Creative Director Kathy Jaroneski, and the Disney Live Entertainment visual media team will be among the featured leaders at FutureProof 2024, taking place on campus from March 11 through 15. The annual Motion Design conference at Ringling College of Art and Design, now in its […]

A Rookies interview with Jessica Buck: Motion Design

Motion Design student Jessica Buck working in a Motion Design classroom.

Recent Motion Design alum Jessica Buck ’23 was interviewed by The Rookies for an article about her experience at Ringling College of Art and Design. Buck shared insights into her college experience, praising the time spent in the Motion Design program and working with the College’s in-house Design Center. Her article was full of insider […]

Ringling loves PINC: Student team designs event branding for arts and innovation festival

Four students from the Graphic Design and Motion Design majors collaborate on event branding project for a client.

Four Ringling College of Art and Design students created the branding design for the 2023 PINC Experience, a one-day creativity and innovation event that invites speakers from disparate backgrounds and careers. Yael Bloom ’23, Motion Design; Jessica Buck ’23, Motion Design; Alex Levielle ’23, Graphic Design; and Nickela Winfield ’23, Graphic Design, were invited to […]

Motion Design students take 1st place in
24-hr international animation contest

Still from the 24 HOURS contest winning animation by Ringling College Motion Design students.

Ringling College of Art and Design’s Motion Design students won first place in the 21st annual 24 Hour Animation Contest. The winning team, “FinalFinal.mp4,” was made up of Anastassia Kovach ’24, Hei Kuok ’24, Hannah Nguyen ’24, Sehee Kim ’24, and Alex Cho ’24, all Motion Design majors.  The contest challenges teams of five students […]

Tackling AI: Ringling’s Task Force explores its uses and ethics

Ringling faculty Rick Dakan aboard a Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser at Disney World.

As interests and concerns about Artificial Intelligence flared world-wide this year, Ringling College of Art and Design rose to the challenge—creating an AI Task Force to research the scope of possibilities and potential challenges of using, working with, and learning from the artificial intelligence machines and software with a particular focus on artists, designers, and […]