In this we respond to the recent announcement that Memphis College of Art has begun the process to close their doors. It plans to no longer accept students, but remain open and focused on it’s current students while expecting to finally close around 2020.
We sat down with recent design grads Shelda Edwards and Jess Vandenberg along with Creative Works founder Josh Horton to discuss the realities of entering the working field as a designer in our very first designer’s roundtable. Join the conversation as we learn about having that academic rug pulled from underneath and figuring out how to swim on your own.
Suggested episode – Josh Horton
Funlola Coker of Gnomeore Crafts is a maker of tiny things such as miniature foods, jewelry, and gnomes! Coming to the US from Lagos, Nigeria Funlola was attending Memphis College of Art when her parents surprised her with the potential for #citizenship in the United States. Listen as she details citizenship, how her first year of full-time self employment has been progressing, and how she balances life with her toaster oven.
Etsy Shop – https://www.etsy.com/shop/GnomeoreCrafts
Suggested episode – Leandra Urrutia
Leandra Urrutia, accomplished drafter, sculptor, teacher, eternal student, and Memphis Roller Derby girl. All kinds of nuggets and recurring themes. Market yourself, no one else will. Never stop learning, constantly push to progress more. Respect those who teach or else we’ll be without them. Also, being an artist, it takes a toll on the body, so be careful.
AUG 9th MRD Season 8: CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday, August 9 at 6:00pm – 940 Early Maxwell Blvd, Memphis, Tennessee 38104
Leandra’s website – http://www.zhibit.org/leandraurrutia
“Welcome to art school, here’s your helmet.”