Dianne encourages me to dream big and express my ideas.Mago H.

Student portfolios

Sam Matson

Ambitious and dedicated, Sam emphasized conceptual viewpoints in his portfolio, an exceptional accomplishment for an artist of any age. His work was rewarded with acceptance and Merit scholarships from every prestigious art and design school to which he applied, including Rhode Island School of Design, Ringling College of Art and Design and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He chose to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Mago Huang

Mago’s portfolio represents her personal journey of adapting to a new culture and envisioning a clear future for her life. Mago is a graduating senior this year who plans to major in Illustration. Her portfolio received rave reviews by college recruiters at National Portfolio Day and qualified for Merit standing.

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Spencer Epps

Creative, enthusiastic, curious, Spencer built his portfolio by exploring different perspectives of his everyday world. Spencer received The National Portfolio Scholarship and Institutional Grant from Otis College of Design in 2008, where he is currently studying. He also received a Merit scholarship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

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Brianna O’Brien

Brianna’s work blends classical ideals with keen curiosity in the context of the new technological age. Her portfolio poses questions about society and the influences that exist in today’s modern culture. Her ideals look new again as she boldly uses mix-media to create a rich surface for her commentary. Brianna also has a strong interest in fashion design, which is represented by her high-level fashion illustrations. This portfolio received the highest marks and led to her acceptance into both the Rhode Island School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology.

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Shirley Lin

Fashion, Fashion, Fashion! Shirley spent years learning the foundations and advanced craft of fashion design. Draping, constructing, illustrating and designing collections were all skills she successfully mastered. These illustrations are a small sample of her submissions that garnered her acceptance into some of America’s top art and design schools.

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Cindy Wang

The challenge of integrating into a new culture, the language of color and one’s personal dreams are the subject matter of Cindy’s portfolio. A narrative of events created in a wide range of media invents imagery rich with symbolism and deep personal meaning. These pieces are all tied into a personal concept based on hopes and dreams. This portfolio was accepted by every college to which Cindy applied, including both The Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons New School of Design.

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Joann Sun

This portfolio is a great example of a student who transitioned from a simply rendered and representational point of view to strong expressionistic work in a variety of advanced media. Joann’s portfolio and sketch book selections show the dynamic growth of art-making when curiosity is unleashed to try new methods and invent original techniques. Her primary subject matter was the innate innocence and free-spirited nature of children.

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