A presentation of work by Ben Faubion, Pad.co Creative Director and Minicrew artist
Ben Faubion is both an illustrator and digital designer. He attended Laguna College of Art and Design, and earned a B.F.A in Illustration/Design. He’s worked as a UI designer with a variety of fortune 500 companies, design agencies, and startups, while also continuously engaging his love for drawing and characters. His web and app design experience includes clients such Disney, Kawasaki, Ubisoft, Intel, and United Rentals. He’s currently the Creative Director at Pad, an Austin based startup that helps owners manage their homes. In his free time he’s building a quirky and fun illustrative brand called Minicrew, which is focused on the Do-It-Yourself and Maker culture. You can view his design work at www.reactivecanvas.com, and his illustration work on instagram at instagram.com/minicrewco.
Ben will give a presentation of his illustration work on Minicrew as well as his latest design work. He’ll talk about his process of refining a character drawing, inking, and coloring digitally. He will be available to answer questions about digital tool techniques as well any questions about developing an engaging career in art and design.
Michael Holter Workshop
Express Yourself: Landscape/Cityscape
VAST is sponsoring a workshop by Michael Holter that will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings of landscapes and cityscapes. You will paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results. Participants will work on basic perspective and how to appropriately incorporate figures into the painting.
For more information about the workshop, see Michael Holter's Web site at http://michaelholter.com/workshop/15293/express-yourself-landscape-cityscape