Fremont, CA – Ohlone College announces the 14th Annual Multimedia and Graphic Arts Festival will take place on Thursday, May14th at 4:00pm on the Fremont campus of Ohlone Community College located at 43600 Mission Boulevard in Fremont, CA. The festival showcases some of tomorrow’s brightest multimedia artists and designers, and provides an open format for viewing their web designs, computer animations, interactive games, poster designs, illustrations and 3D models. Festival activities will take place in Hyman Hall, rooms 116 and 209 and will include food and beverages, digital entertainment, and a special awards program.
“The Department has grown and so has the number of projects on display in this year’s festival. This year we expanded to include Graphic Arts in the festival and we’ve introduced three new categories: Branding, Vector Design and Poster Design,” explains festival organizer, Isabel Reichert, who is also a faculty member and the multimedia and graphic arts department coordinator. Student projects are evaluated and awarded prizes by the following industry professionals: Luther Thie, art director for Sony entertainment; designer, animator and Promaxbda North American Design Award recipient John Lin; Oakland based graphic designer Mauricio Miranda; Nvidia co-founder Curtis Priem, and interface designer, Lauren Devine. “We’re all very excited to review the final projects and hear what the judges have to say!” says Reichert.
The Multimedia festival started in 2001 as a means of giving Ohlone College students the opportunity to present their best work to a wider audience. Since its debut, the festival has grown in size and scope and is now a forum for high caliber works of digital art including 3D renderings, 2D and 3D animation, web design, video games, and graphic design projects. Over 100 students will be submitting projects for review by this year’s jury who will select projects from 11 different categories to receive awards at the ceremony.