Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Shooting Comic Con

On November 11th and 12th, DATA Digital Imaging worked through the weekend at the Hard Rock Hotel running a green screen gif booth with their new community partner Palm Springs Comic Con.  Students were tasked to devise a way to capture and process images in Photoshop to create basic animations that went out to attendees to the recently established event. A DATA photo and video crew were also on site to shoot the goings on.

Warning: Viewers may be exposed to Geek Culture

Monday, November 6, 2017

@PSIAF Design Winner

Congratulations to Digital Arts Technology Academy Senior Angela Inprom whose image was selected for the 1st Annual Palm Springs International Animation Festival poster design contest, beating out 30+ entrees from other high schools and College of the Desert. As part of this honor, Angela will receive $500, a VIP welcome with the mayor of Palm Springs, a poster signing on Saturday, Nov. 11th, a mention in Palm Springs Life magazine, and a showing of the 20 best submissions at the Richards Center of the Arts.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Joel Madrigal: Graffitti, Graphics and Game Design

On October 30th, graphic artist Joel Madrigal spoke to DI juniors and seniors about his story and 10+ years working in the print and design industry. Joel's unique perspective began as a self-prescribed "knuckle-head" who was fascinated with tagging and graffiti. After serving some time in corrections, Joel's creativity was re-focused on obtaining a university degree and seeing his work spread across the city in a more professional way. He shared his logo designs, architectural renderings, and broke down artwork for the mobile video game, Stick Ninja Challenge. While speaking to the two advanced classes, he emphasized the importance of paying attention to the details and that learning Adobe design tools can earn you a living and support a  family.

Joel currently works at Valley Reprographics and donates his time to DATA for mock interviews.

Dia de Los Muertos 2017

Congratulations to DI senior Karla Lopez for her digital illustration receiving 3rd place and $50 at the annual Die de Los Muertos celebration sponsored by Well in the Desert and the Palm Springs Cemetery District. The work was hand drawn on a graphics tablet using Adobe Photoshop CC.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ryan Campbell: Street to Studio

On Wednesday, October 18th, DATA juniors and seniors were treated to a special presentation by local artist Ryan Campbell. Ryan shared his experience of transitioning from graffiti artist to studio owner, and pursuing your passion to "make." In between sessions he interviewed students for a studio intern position and even shared a sandwich with DATA CTE teachers.