Raised in La Plata, Argentina, Nicolás Villarreal MFA ’02 decided to pursue his love for animation, illustration, and visual development at Academy of Art University, first as a student and now as the Director of the School of Visual Development.

Find out why Nicolás brought his passion to the Academy, and how he created a leading Visual Development program at the Academy as he continues to inspire others through his own Red Clover Studios.

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Cassy Rowe, Head of Design at Scoop, gives industry advice on various challenges a UX professional will face. She talks about getting hired and what developers want in a designer.

Academy of Art University alumna Sydney Freeland’s film, Drunktown’s Finest, which began as a concept while studying at the Academy, has screened at the Sundance Film Festival and is racking up the awards and positive reviews at film festivals around the world. Watch the official trailer

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