Tag Archives: Pet Fashion

Pet Industry = Recession Proof

‘For the Dogs’ Has a Whole New Meaning

At an exposition in Orlando, Fla., Debbie Bohlken sold her company's dog treats, which taste like ginger snaps. Americans spent $55 billion on pets last year. Gary Bogdon for The New York Times.

By ANDREW MARTIN (NYT)
Published: June 4, 2011
The pet industry has proved remarkably resilient to the downturn, as humans buy gourmet meals and bottled water for dogs. Read morehttp://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/05/business/05pets.html

Ada Nieves on Letterman

 

Watch Ada Nieves on Letterman!

Congrats to our very first Pet Product Design & Marketing Certificate student – Ada Nieves!!! She was on David Letterman last night to talk about being a Pet Fashion Designer.

 


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Drawing Dog Portraits

Drawing Dog Portraits for the American Cancer Society’s Bark for Life

There are hundreds of public service ads and commercials asking for donations to 9-11, Katrina, the tsunami and tornado victims, to orphaned children, abandoned pets, and more. Especially in this economy it’s difficult to always give cash, but many of us have special talents, so we can contribute in our own way.

Seven years ago I approached the American Cancer Society and offered to sketch pets at their Bark for Life, charging $20 a sketch and donating all the money collected to them. Each year since I’ve organized a group of illustrators and cartoonists associated with the Society of Illustrators to sketch with me. We’ve donated between $700 and $1600 a year, depending on how many artists participate. This past Sunday we drew 38 dog portraits in 3 hours, raising $760 for the ACS. It was a fun time… our models don’t hold very still, but it’s so much fun.

Joan Chiverton teaches SXD 635: Quick Sketching for the Pet-Product Business and SXG 140: Storyboard Techniques Studio for Costume Design.