It's exciting, nerve-wracking, and wonderful to have your work on display. It feels the same way to create that gallery too! This Friday, May 24 at Einstein Bros. Bagels on Parkside, I've curated an art exhibit of local students and their amazing work. The work will be up for a week after, but Friday is opening night, and will include an inaugural spoken word event from 6-8, that will hopefully continue throughout the summer. I've done our pervious Kids Nights, but this will be my first event on my own, and I know that it would mean so much to me, and infinitely more to the talented artists in the show, that you stop by to see their amazing work.
Yesterday, as part of AIGA's Design Week in Knoxville, I was part of 1:1 Mentoring pair-up at Scripps. I met with designer Mark and fellow shadow Stephanie, and we got to meet the design group behind HGTV's website, apps, and blogs. I learned so much about the company, as well as design in the corporate setting, and was relieved to see that, even though there were cubicles, they were cubicles with style. I met with so many interesting creatives, and would like to thank them all, as well as AIGA for setting up this wonderful opportunity for college students and recent graduates - it was wonderful!
Today, I'm going to talk about someone else in my blog, for a change - an up-and-coming graphic designer. After spending a year at the Savannah College of Art and Design, he honed his craft and came back home to study graphic design locally, which has gotten him internships and design work throughout Knoxville, including Asen Marketing and Knoxville Sports and Social Club. He's a photographer, an advertiser, a jack of all trades - he's Aaron Hinds, of Spaded Ace Designs, and tonight he is graduating from college. Stop his website to see his amazing work, and congratulate him on his latest achievement. I just wanted to say, Aaron, good luck, and we're all counting on you. :)
Very recently (as recently as today), I've been invited to and am now a part of several new online artist galleries. You already know I'm on Society6 and Behance, but I am now on new beta-sites Dunked and Displa.io, galleries that feature current projects, as well as work by me and other artists for purchase. Please check them out, as they are new and developing sites, and your feedback is appreciated by them (and me) now more than ever. You'll also see works of mine yet unseen and still in progress, which is a great help in staying ahead of the curve. :)
I'm Elizabeth Kidder, freelance illustrator currently located in Knoxville, TN. Please enjoy the site and Contact Me with any job inquiries or questions.