HOW Connference Spark Session: Tina Essmaker

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Hustle

This is the work that Tina’s whole presentation was based on. As a creative, we all seem to find ourselves living in the hustle. We are told to hustle harder. We are told to hustle longer. We are told to hustle faster. We are told to hustle more. Because, as a creative, if we aren’t hustling then there is this notion that we aren’t doing enough. But, when is enough? Similar to most creatives, Tina was saying yes to the hustle and no to her life.

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DMA Senior Showcase.

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, I was able to attend the Digital Media and Animation Senior showcase. There was a piece that really stuck out to me done by Shanelle Chinnery called “Shut The F**k Up, It’s The Pup In The Cup.” Below is the video.

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Debbie Millman

I was so excited to have the honor to have a Q&A with Debbie Millman and then get to actually meet her at the HOW conference. Debbie was the President in the design division of Sterling Brands starting back in 1995. After leaving that job around 2005 Debbie started her own podcast called “Design Matters,” which I highly recommend to any creative. She is also a department chair for a degree she co-founded at the School of Visual Arts in Branding. It kind of hard for me to even grasp how she juggles it all.

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Jessica Schueler

Degree: Bachelors of Science in Digital Media and Animation

Year: 2016

School: Alfred State College

Most Memorable Quote: “Prioritize work!”

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Alexx Yates Mason

Degree: Bachelors of Science in Digital Media and Animation

Year: 2014

School: Alfred State College

Most Memorable Quote: “Don’t take criticism of your work personally”

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Tim Troiano

Degree: Bachelors of Science in Digital Media and Animation

Year: 2015

School: Alfred State College

Most Memorable Quote: “Never stop making portfolio work.”

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Sarah Tuhro

Degree: Bachelors of Science in Digital Media and Animation

Year: 2013

School: Alfred State College

Most Memorable Quote: “Fake it till you make it”

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