Drawing  BoardAlumni Testimonials

“Back from the Drawing Boards” is a book of SJSU Animation/Illustration alumni testimonials, compiled in celebration of the twenty year anniversary of our student Animation/Illustration club.

Alumni Students 2012


Spartans Helping Spartans: Alumni Jury Animation/Illustration Senior BFA Exhibition (Tuesday, May 1, 2012)

Seventeen dedicated Alumni representing feature films, television, and gaming, returned to San Jose State on Saturday, April 29 to jury the annual Animation/Illustration Senior Exhibition. The jury reviewed animation, concept art, storyboarding and modeling and spent several focused hours culling the best work from hundreds of submissions.

Pictured from left to right are:

Top Row: David Yee, Digital Imaging Specialist, Apple, Inc.; Courtney Granner, A/I Internship and Distance Learning Coordinator; Don Ta, 3-D Story Artist, LucasFilm Animation; Cole Higgins, 3-D Story Artist, LucasFilm Animation; Derek Brand, Concept Artist, Double Fine Productions; Chris Carranza, 3-D Artist Storm 8; Brian Perez, Lead Artist, Breaktime Studios; Priscilla Wong, Visual Development Artist, DreamWorks

Bottom Row: Miles Dulay, Concept Artist, Electronic Arts; Alice Carter, Animation/Illustration Program Coordinator; Candace Downey, 2-D Artist/ Flash Animater, Zynga; Steve Hirt, Production Assistant, Nickelodeon; Katie Corna, Production Artist, Zynga; Stephanie Lew, Concept Artist, Zynga; Craig Kitzman, 3-D Artist, Storm 8

Not Pictured: Chris McKane, 3-D Story Artist, LucasFilm Animation; Nelson Hernandez, Associate Artist, Zynga; Wilbur Lang, Production Artist, Zynga.