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October 11, 2009 / margikimball

Brian Stauffer’s Visit!


I posted a kind of summary of Brian Stauffer’s visit to our Illustration 266 class (the M/W section). He gave some great advice to the students about emerging as illustrators in the field, and I think the advice/thoughts were relevant to aspiring designers as well. You can find the longer post on my blog.

Happy reading!



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  1. Clayton / Oct 13 2009 10:42 pm

    Brian Stouffer’s visit was really cool. His style was familiar, but original. I would like to know more about photoshop…more than nothing I guess. It seems like there is so much to do with that program. The incorperation of different objects and textures in Brian’s work are very interesting and imaginative.
    I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet such an accomplished illustrator. It inspired me to talk to some of my friends who are involved in publishing. I have a friend who was working for the Dessert Leaf and the Downtown Tucsonan and she had the same advise. Just send out emails and try to make contact with as many people as possible. It’s great advise, however I am still not sure how to get started. Any ideas? It would be a fun little experiment to see what happens after contacting these people.

    Does anyone in class do any illustration for local publications?

    • timc26 / Oct 15 2009 9:31 pm

      I used to do editorial illustrations and a weekly cartoon for the Lumberjack (NAU’s student paper). When I started at NAU, there was only one comic artist. He was the first in almost 30 years. He got me the job a few weeks after he started. It was only the two of us for two years until we pulled enough strings and created an entire section. It was by far the most fun job I’ve ever worked.

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