Top 20 Student & Alumni Designs From 2015
January 5th, 2016 | Natasha Englehardt2016 is finally here! At the beginning of a new year we always like to take a look back at the student and alumni graphic design, web design, video production and 3D animation work that we’ve shared on our Instagram account. We calculate the rankings for the top 20 designs according to the number of likes and comments each post received. If you’re a current Platt College student or alumni, don’t forget to use our hashtag #plattcollegesandiego for a chance to see your work featured through our social media profiles! Congratulations to all of the students that made the list…and those of you that even made it several times. Keep up the great work! #1 – Congratulations to Platt College Alumni Juan Fernando Garcia! He took the number one spot this year! This particular piece was featured in the Wacom Gallery on Behance last year! His awesome Mouse House Heroes Illustration is definitely a hit! You can check out more work from Juan on Instagram by checking out his profile @elblackbat.
#2 – Would you look at that….Juan Fernando Garcia also took the number two spot! His awesome #Batselfie vector illustration was part of our Pop Culture Art Show that took place during the Red Carpet Premiere of Cosplay Dreams 3D we hosted last summer. This piece instantly became a viral sensation on social media!
Congratulations to Platt College Alumni Juan Fernando Garcia for having his artwork featured in the Wacom Gallery on Behance this week! His awesome Mouse House Heroes Illustration is definitely a hit! You can check out more work from Juan on Instagram by checking out his profile @elblackbat. #plattcollegesandiego
#3 – Yet again, Juan Fernando Garcia makes an appearance one last time in the number three spot. We really enjoyed this creative Star Wars art that we shared during the May The Fourth Celebration last year. It was also part of a Star Wars themed art show a few years back as well. Congrats on locking in the top 3 spots this year Juan!
Design of the Day: #Batselfie is an awesome vector illustration created by Platt College alumni, Juan Fernando Garcia, that's going to be part of our art show Friday night. The Pop Culture art show will be on display during the red carpet premiere of the award winning film Cosplay Dreams 3D. If you want to join us for this exclusive one night only event, be sure to pick up your tickets in advance before they sell out! Click the link in our bio to reserve your tickets today! #plattcollegesandiego #plattcosplaydreams
#4 – Platt College Alumni Jarod Octon participated in an Alice in Wonderland themed art show called Through The Canvas last year. We really loved his take on the Caterpillar with this vector illustration titled “whO R U?”. To view more awesome creations from Jarod be sure to check out his Instagram @octonoriginals. https://www.instagram.com/p/05kxVmCqjB/ #5 – Platt College Alumni Allen Encabo created his own version of the Coachella event website. This project is a great example of adaptive and responsive design for multiple devices. If you want to see a live version of the site, just click HERE. https://www.instagram.com/p/3e51AqCqoU/ #6 – Platt College Alumni Alex Kinejara created this stunning and modern portfolio site. This portfolio is also a great example of adaptive and responsive design for multiple devices, and of playful hover elements. If you want to see a live version of the site, just click HERE.
We're really enjoying all this creative Star Wars art that we've shared today! Here's an awesome Star Wars illustration from Platt College alumni Juan Fernando Garcia! To view more Star Wars artwork from our students and alumni, just click the link in our bio! #maythefourthbewithyou #plattcollegesandiego
#7 – Platt College San Diego student, Stephanie Bandera created this awesome website for her Term 3 Intro to Web Design class. For this type of project students are asked to pick something they are interested in and create a website using nothing but HTML and CSS to bring it to life! When initially creating this amazing Universal Horror website, the purpose was to design a static website with multiple pages. However, after the project was completed she decided to go back and remaster it into a one page site. You can view the full project by clicking HERE. https://www.instagram.com/p/7GnYPwCqsw/ #8 – Platt College student Adrian Brown AKA @king_dark_ape on Instagram shared this fun illustration by using our hashtag #plattcollegesandiego. We really enjoy discovering new student work to share that way. It definitely worked to earn Adrian a top spot in our top 20 this year!
Web Design of the Day: Platt College student Alex Kinejara created this stunning and modern portfolio site. This portfolio is also a great example of adaptive and responsive design for multiple devices, and of playful hover elements. If you want to see a live version of the site, just click the link our bio. Nice work @akalex_x! #plattcollegesandiego
#9 – Whether it’s the lovely beach shore in La Jolla or the desert landscape of Death Valley, Platt Alumni Andrew Serrano’s photos are a visual treat that we hope you will enjoy as much as we do. This is also the only photography piece to make it into the top 20 this year. You can read more about Andrew’s work in a past blog post HERE.
#10 – Platt College student Sinai Wright created this beautiful geometric vector portrait using Adobe Illustrator. This fun project is part of our Term 2 Intro to Illustrator class and students are given the freedom to create a vector portrait of themselves or someone that they admire. It’s always fun to see what unique creations our students come up with! https://www.instagram.com/p/1tI0jaCql9/ #11 – This featured Illustration project was designed by Platt College graphic design student, Shalice Stephens. This is another great example of the vector portrait project in our Term 2 Adobe Illustrator class.
Alumni Spotlight: Beautiful Photography by Andrew Serrano Whether it’s the lovely beach shore in La Jolla or the desert landscape of Death Valley, Andrew's photos are a visual treat that we hope you will enjoy as much as we do. Click the link in our bio to read more about @andrewserranophotography and check out more of his beautiful work! #plattcollegesandiego
#12 – Platt College Web Design student Dedeyla Conde created this Travel Run website for her Term 5 Web Campaign class. For this particular project students draw randomly from a set of general clients. They must then brand and design a website as well as create other supplemental works around the client they are given. https://www.instagram.com/p/1OnLeJiquV/ #13 – A group of our evening advanced video production students put together their own version of a Toyota Yaris Commercial. They did such a great job we wouldn’t be surprised to see this on TV! This is also the only video production project to show up in our Top 20 this year! Watch the full video HERE. Tiffany Manabat – Writer / Director Alejandro Ramos – Cinematographer / Producer Austin Millsap – Editor / Cinematographer Jesse Keller – Faculty Advisor
Illustration of The Week: Vector Portrait by Shalice Stephens This weeks featured Illustration project was designed by Platt College graphic design student, Shalice Stephens. In our Term 2 Adobe Illustrator class, students are asked to create a vector portrait of themselves or someone that they admire using a variety of techniques learned in class. Beautiful work Shalice! Read more about this project on our blog, just click the link in our bio! #plattcollegesandiego
Film Project of the Day: A recent group of our evening advanced video production students put together their own version of a Toyota Yaris Commercial. They did such a great job we wouldn't be surprised to see this on TV! Tiffany Manabat – Writer / Director Alejandro Ramos – Cinematographer / Producer Austin Millsap – Editor / Cinematographer Jesse Keller – Faculty Advisor Nice work guys! #plattcollegesandiego
#18 – Platt College graphic design student Sean Lenahan has a wonderful collection of digital art pieces on his Behance portfolio. One of our favorites was this colorful illustration of the Miller High Life girl. https://www.instagram.com/p/1y1iAyCqpE/ #19 – We love this awesome Boba Fett vector illustration by Platt College Alumni Jarod Octon. This is his second feature on our list this year! It was originally shared in honor of May The 4th AKA Star Wars Day.
#20 – 3D Animation Alumni Jacob Roark has an impressive collection of 3D models he has created since finishing his degree here at Platt College. This realistic render of a Saleen happens to be his first attempt at modeling a car. And it’s our only 3D project to make the list this year. Very impressive! https://www.instagram.com/p/1gYwODCqng/ If you enjoyed this post you may like our top student and alumni design countdowns from previous years! The Top 20 Student & Alumni Creations of 2014 Platt Students Most Popular Creations from 2013