- A brand new 8 station Apple computer lab
- Full Adobe Creative Suite for each lab station
- Wacom Tablets for students to explore digital art making techniques
- A professional scan / print station
Although it's a short list of demands, these items are necessary in fostering the level of professional education we plan to provide. Your donation, and this equipment, will give a huge community of people the ability to learn new digital techniques and programs, as well as take courses in everything from digital patternmaking, to trend blogging.
In addition to the technology we plan to furnish our lab with we're also asking for donations to offset the cost of renovating the space. This includes, but is not limited to, the cost purchasing additional art supplies, tables and chairs, lighting, and the replacement of our studio floors. We're working really hard to prepare the space for our artists, teachers, and visitors and are really looking forward to sharing this space with you.
Meet the Team
Lindsay Nohl is a creative visionary with the full spectrum of design skills, pattern-making mastery, and product assortment know-how. She has worked as a Designer for both the Seasonal and Kids teams at Target Corporate Headquarters and then as the Art Director for the Paper Prince Brand of Stationery & Gift Products at D.G. Inventive.
In addition to her full-time experience, Lindsay has contributed on a freelance basis to nearly 70 manufacturers and retailers including Walmart, JoAnn Fabrics, Kohl's, JC Penney, Babies R Us, Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, and Department 56. She is the founder and visionary behind both Light Grey Art Lab, and Paper Bicycle LLC's creative studio.
Lindsay is in her 8th year of teaching for the Design Department at MCAD both for the BFA program as well as the Continuing Studies program. She has led courses in digital illustration, product design, traditional painting and mediums, licensing, pattern making, and trend forecasting.
Francesca Buchko has been with Paper Bicycle LLC since the beginning in 2007. She's had a hand in projects for some of our most important clients and her work has been featured in retailers like Kohl's Department Stores, JC Penney, and Target. Additionally, she is a regular contributor to the collectible lines for the Bradford Group. Francesca is extremely versatile in creating and mastering different artistic looks and trends as well draw everything from turn-around technical views of licensed figural décor, to painted repeat patterns for kids flannel fabric.
Francesca has been an advanced digital arts instructor at the College of Visual Arts in St Paul, Minnesota, in addition to leading courses and tutoring in Photoshop, Illustrator and Corel Painter.
Chris Hajny has been working as a product design freelancer and illustrator for the past 5 years. His clients include Department 56, the History Channel, and Target Corporation. He has also had over 200 pieces of licensed product under the brand DRAWLGRAPHIC. He has also been featured in 3x3 magazine, Computer Arts Magazine, Le Toile Magazine, the City Pages, and MNArtists.org's access+ENGAGE.
Alyssa Nassner is an illustrator and surface designer all the way from Baltimore, MD. She is the newest addition to the Paper Bicycle / Light Grey Art Lab crew joining them in October of 2011. Her clients include Chronicle Books, UPPERCASE Magazine, REAL SIMPLE Magazine, Dwell Studio, Galison, and many other great projects. In addition to her illustration and design work, Alyssa co-runs a collaboratative art blog called Ten Paces and Draw, which has gotten a ton of great press since it's start in 2011.
Music Credit: No Excuses by Justin I'Onn
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