May 3, 2012

The first show featuring works by graduating UCF Bachelor of Fine Arts design students will be Saturday, May 5, at the downtown Faith Arts Village Orlando.

The Graphic Design Student Association organized the show, which members hope will become an annual event.

Works to be shown include a variety of projects completed while at UCF, either in classes, professionally or for themselves. There will be posters, ad campaigns, illustrations, branding and marketing materials, sequential art and other pieces.

“This class is very passionate about design and getting their work out,” said Victor Davila, a visiting assistant professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design. “They’ve implemented several things this year that haven’t been done before, including a portfolio review where outside professionals were invited to critique the seniors’ portfolios.”

The show will include works by 26 designers from 7 to 10 p.m. at the arts village, 221 E. Colonial Drive. Organizers have also scheduled live music and several food trucks.

“I’ve been very happy and impressed with this class of graduating seniors,” Davila said. “Not only are they talented, but they’re incredibly passionate about design, illustration, and art in general…I expect to see a lot of great things from them as they start their professional careers.”

Original article by UCF Today.