We are immensely proud of Derek and Ian; Ian is currently an Advanced Diploma student and DerekÂ is an Advanced Diploma graduate now working at Screenmedia, an award winning digitalÂ media studio. Both have been trailblazing Cardonald College by linking up with the two giants of the Digital world, Apple and Adobe. Derek was approachedÂ by Apple NY as they wished to buy one of his pieces of design to hang in their office. Nice to think that Derek's collegeÂ work is now hanging in Apple's office in New York! I loved the email from the art director at Apple: "My name is Kory and I'm an Art Director at Apple. I just stumbled on your Pantone Calendar on Design You Trust and freaking love it!" Isn't that niceâ€¦an art director at Apple 'freaking' loves a poster from a Cardonald student! WTG Derek!
Ian has been working hard promoting Adobe's sketching software, Adobe ideas. Adobe picked up Ian's tutorial from his blog and featured it on the Abobe website. Check out Ian's tutorial on how to sketch a human eye Â using Adobe ideas, this is all the more impressive when you realise that this is all done on an iphone! Adobe ideas This is an email extract from one of Adobe'sÂ Production managers about Ian: "To see such an early adopter of technology like this on a blog is a *very rare* find.Â I was astonished to learn that Iainâ€™s work with Adobe Ideas was created not from an iPad but from his iPhone.Â It just goes to show that if someone is talented and determined enough that great things can happen.Â Itâ€™s fun to learn (and itâ€™s no surprise) that Ian is pushing the boundaries and learning other mediums while studying at Cardonald.Â I wouldnâ€™t expect anything less.Â You should be extremely proud of Iain.Â After he graduates I would like to continue to work with him as he is a pleasure to work with."
You can read the press release here: Evening Times.