Students to Watch in 2011
jamie ray slater
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN
Jamie Ray Slater has a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the Pennsylvania College of Technology, and a Masters of Fine Art degree in Graphic Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
What made you decide to go to design school?
I was a very curious individual from an early age, and had a love and affinity for drawing. In high school I attended vocational courses in graphic design, and enjoyed applying my drawing skills to pragmatic projects. When deciding on my future, I wanted to find what I was passionate about and pursue it. I have a passion for drawing, solving problems, and exploring the creative process.
Has it been a positive experience?
When I decided to obtain my Masters degree I came with the intention of shattering my preconceived notions of design, and exploring alternative viewpoints and design processes. I wanted to explore and fail, and under that model, my time in graduate school has been a fantastic learning experience.
I am inspired by several designers including: El Lissitzky, Milton Glaser, and Wolfgang Weingart
Caslon, Mercury, Helvetica, Gotham
Favorite TV Shows?
Psych, Flight of the Conchords, and Real Time with Bill Maher
Women by Charles Bukowski, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, and The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher
Indiana Jones Trilogy, Memento, and 500 Days of Summer
Art Blakey, Say Anything, Cowboy Mouth, and Josh Ritter
Favorite Fine Artist?
designobserver.com, nytimes.com, and good.is