Author: Rachel Ellner

  • Meet Evangelia Artemis-Gomez and her superhero-focused path

    Meet Evangelia Artemis-Gomez and her superhero-focused path

    Evangelia Artemis-Gomez has just finished her freshman year in Illustration. She works for a company that publishes superhero comics.  She recently produced “Corrupt Colour,” a quirky and intriguing movie completed in cooperation with a recent grad from the SUNY Purchase film program. The film just won the also quirky but well established LA WebFest’s award…

  • Milliner Evetta Petty: Off to the Races

    Milliner Evetta Petty: Off to the Races

    Evetta Petty is off to the races—the UK’s Royal Ascot, one of the most famous in the world. Her hat has already arrived. Petty is the only American milliner represented at Ascot this year, and she’s the first Black milliner ever to have a hat selected for the Royal Ascot Millinery Collective. Twelve milliners were…

  • Effective Packaging Design Needs Good Surveying and Research

    When it comes to packaging design, looking great and protecting the product are only a couple of the design goals. The package also has to attract the target audience, the potential buyers. At one point for instance, it seemed that those looking for “fair trade” food products were more attracted to labels showing photos of…

  • Tara Morton: Fashion and Diplomacy, Perfect Together

    Tara Morton: Fashion and Diplomacy, Perfect Together

    Talk about multi-tasking. Tara Morton (AAS, Fashion Design, ’14) is New Zealand’s  ambassador to Spain. She was recently appointed ambassador to the Holy See as well and was greeted by Pope Francis. Ambassador Morton is also accredited to Andorra, Malta, Morocco, and has had postings in New York, Cairo and Baghdad. “Every day is different,”…

  • John Jay Cabuay Pictures What Kids Ask Ruby Bridges

    John Jay Cabuay Pictures What Kids Ask Ruby Bridges

    Iconic activist Ruby Bridges has a lot to say about civil rights. A six-year-old second grader in 1960, she was the first and only Black student at William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. In fact, she was the only student, period: The day she arrived, surrounded by federal marshals, parents withdrew their 500 children…