KCAD
STUDENT WORK

My student work is as varied as those students I have had the honor to work with and ranges from illustration for the following categories: animation, interactive media, games, entertainment design, comic, children's book, editorial and retail.


 


   
MINER MADNESS
BOARD GAME
WEBSITE
ANIMATIONS

Course:
 
Professional Studio and Concept and Production Design

Miner Madness is a co-op board game aimed at teaching critical and logical thinking for Middle School students.

epicsite.org/minermadness

in Collaboration with
Open System Technologies 

  
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GAME MARKETING ART 

Course:
 
Concept Art (Special Problems)

Senior Level

by Corey McGill
 
 
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PROP DESIGN

Composited Prop

Course:
 
Imaging For Game Animation 
and Film

Junior Level

by Alyn Tran

 
  
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BATTLE SCENE FOR MULTIPLAYER CARD ART

Course:
 
Thesis II

Senior Level

Character Art for Magic the Gathering Token - Card for TCG Player

by Nolan Nasser
 
 
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CHARACTER AND ENVIRONMENT DESIGN FOR GAME

Super Mario

Course:
 
Imaging For Game Animation 
and Film

Junior Level

by Colin Chan



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CHARACTER 
ACTION TURN AROUND
From life drawing and 3D Model

Course:
 
Cintiq Action Drawing

Junior Level

by Lauren Boley

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GAME CHARACTER DESIGN


Course:
 
Concept Art

Junior Level
by Danielle Daniels



  
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CHARACTER DESIGN for 3d Game - OverPower / Druid KCAD Partner - Underbite Games 

Course:
 
Concept Art

Junior Level

by Gab Schwall
 
 
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GAME CONCEPT AND PRODUCTION

Kaiju Beat

Course: 
Concept and Production Design

Junior Level

Student Outcomes included Character Development, Environment Development, Pitching to a client UnderBite Games, Special Effects, Marketing Art, Pitch Animation, Asset Animation for Game Prototype

GAME SYNOPSIS:
Smash, kick, and destroy all the buildings in each district before your enemies can defeat you! But make sure you attack to the beat. Hit enemies consecutively without getting hit yourself to build your power meter and increase your hit streak.

The environment is your enemy! Buildings have been modified to fight back against the Kaiju rage. Trees have bombs, the prison has guns, the hillbilly trailers have lighting. And that's just the Outskirts! 

Navigate your way through these obstacles, causing as much destruction as possible in order to reign supreme as King of the Kaiju!



Team:
Tarah Condell, Erin Eavy, Forrest Hanson, Kelli Kireta, Nicholas Marino, Jesse Modselewski, Darian Papineau, Nicole Slater, Kyle Smith, Joshua Workman 



  
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MOVE SEQUENCE

Course:
 
Cintiq Action Drawing

Junior Level

by Nicole Slater

 



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EPIC SCIENCE SILLIES

Course: 
Digital Imaging II

Sophomore Level

See the WIP site
Animated Gifs that illustrate science concepts that match the Next Generation Science Standards

by Chloe Stewart
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CHILDREN'S BOOK

Course: 
Concept Art

Junior Level

by Erin Eavy
          

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ILLUSTRATION FOR COMICS

Course: 
Concept and Production Design

Junior Level

Bullying Comic: Finding Happiness 

Interactive Comic about the bullying story of Olympic Chanmpion Greg Louganis 

by: Jessica Newton, Symphony Milner, Josh Miller and Melissa Cordes

See Interactive Comics

            
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MOBILE GAME DESIGN

Course:
 Imaging for Game, Animation and Film

Junior Level

by Alyn Tran
                                       
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EDUCATIONAL SCIENCE INTERACTIVE MEDIA

Survive Global Climate Change 

Course: 
Concept and Production Design

Junior Level

Survive Global Climate Change utilizes character-driven storytelling to outline a wide range of human impacts on the environment through global climate change. Each story depicts a middle school student, in the year 2063, facing a survival situation caused by global climate change; including pollution, rising sea waters, and an ice age. The question is...How do we survive, and what can we do now to prevent this from becoming a reality? 

Kendall College of Art and Design partnered with Kenowa Hills Public Middle Schoolers and science teachers to create this media as part of the EPIC project. The science content and assessment were developed, researched and verified by Kenowa Hills students and teachers. The animated stories and graphic user interface were created by KCAD Digital Media Students. The Development (coding) was powered by the KCAD Framework created by Digital Concierge.

See the app in your browser
See on Google Play Store


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EDUCATIONAL APP

Battling Extinction 

Course: 
Concept and Production Design

Junior Level

Battling Extinction is an educational app that shows the potential extinction of animals such as the YellowFin Tuna, the African Elephant and the critically endangered Saola. It includes a full curriculum about the potential causes of extinction and teh effect on the eosystem if the situation is not reversed.

Kendall College of Art and Design partnered with Kenowa Hills Public Middle Schoolers and science teachers to create this media as part of the EPIC project. The science content and assessment were developed, researched and verified by Kenowa Hills students and teachers. Teh animated stories and graphic user interface were created by KCAD Digital Media Students. The Development (codign) was powered by the KCAD Framework created by Digital Concierge.

by Elise Tarsa, Chase Manikas, EMma Kerr, Mary Clifford

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ILLUSTRATION FOR ENTERTAINMENT

Course:
 
Imaging for Game, Animation and Film

Junior Level

Character Design 
and Environment Design for Animation
2 Sheet Animation Pitch

by Lisa Dubois


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ENVIRONMENT DESIGN

Course:
 
Digital Imaging II

Junior Level

by Kim Nguyen


 
   
 

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FUNDRAISING APP 
FOR KIDS CANCER CAMP

Course:
 
Concept and Production Design

Junior Level

Group Project by: Freddy Santiago, 
Dustin McCloy, Rayna Brewster.

Included Character Asset and Environment Design, Video Production and Game Design.



 
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ILLUSTRATION FOR VIRAL ADVERTISING

Mini Cooper Art Car - Med Mile Mini - Displayed at ArtPrize 2012

Course:
 
Digital Imaging II

Sophomore Level

A vinyl printed MINI Cooper designed in Illustrator and animated in flash using Augmented Reality Animation where the User can hold the mobile device up to the vehicle hotspots and find hidden animations that help to tell the story of the Grand Rapids Medical Mile. 

Design, Animation and Marketing Art by Tyler Wayner  

Car and Printing Supplied by MINI of Grand Rapids and Displayed at ArtPrize 2012.

KCAD blog article 
MedMileMiniSite 
MiniArtCarSite