WWU illustrators win city-wide art contest

Miranda Ward’s illustration of coho salmon

Spring 2019 graduates Miranda Ward (Art Studio) and Nicole Sievers (Design/Art Studio) were selected as two of the six winners whose art will be featured on traffic boxes in Bellingham’s Arts District. Installation of the art is slated for October 2019.

“The day after they graduate they [students] are immediately competing for the same projects as professionals with 10 plus years of experience" - Instructor Keith Negley

Ward and Sievers were taking Principles of Illustration, a class taught by professional illustrator Keith Negley. Negley recently helped design a new illustration certificate, which aims to help students achieve a career in freelance illustrating. Negley said he is constantly looking for ways to find projects that prepare students for work after college and this contest was a perfect opportunity for students.

Read the full story by Mitch Farley of Outreach and Continuing Education

Above: Miranda Ward’s illustration of coho salmon. (Photo courtesy of Miranda Ward)

Below: Nicole Sievers’ illustration spells out "Bellingham" in American Sign Language (Photo courtesy of Nicole Sievers)

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Jan 30, 2020 9:51am