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May 21, 2018

Student profile: Emily Linville '18

Student profile: Emily Linville '18

Society of Illustrators honored her for Sanders portrait

Senior Emily Linville’s digital painting of Bernie Sanders as a Time magazine cover was chosen to be part of the Society of Illustrators Student Competition in 2017. She hopes to expand her art after graduation through travel and attending conferences.

Give us some examples of successes you’ve experienced at CIA.

It was a great honor to get a digital painting of mine, “Bernie Sanders,” into the Society of Illustrators. It was also very exciting that my fox design was chosen by my fellow students to be the CIA tshirt design last year!

What’s your favorite part of making art?

I can, for a few hours while rendering, get lost in a world of my own making.

Have you had internships of any kind?
I spent time last summer at GV Art & Design in Lakewood as an intern. There I was able to learn from the best—George Vlosich—about the business of printing on apparel, from client meetings to designing graphic tshirts, and even about selling and promoting products.

Where would you like to be after you graduate from CIA?
For now, I would like to continue my personal creative work as well as grow my freelancing career. I hope to spend some time traveling across the country attending illustration and entertainment conferences, networking and absorbing inspiration.

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to explore the school and all you can do with its facilities, such as the woodshop and even think[box]. Make some cool stuff while you have access these short four years.

What has surprised you in your education here at CIA?
With the practice I got from critiques, to my surprise I got significantly better at public speaking, something I thought I’d never accomplish.

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