Mary Kate graduated from Tyler School of Art in 2007 with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. She worked as a designer at a studio in Lancaster, PA for 2 years. In 2010, Mary Kate moved out to Portland, OR to pursue a career as a freelance illustrator and artist, but after 3+ years in Portland, Mary Kate moved back east and is residing in Brooklyn, NY. When Mary Kate is not in the studio, she enjoys drinking coffee, thrifting, riding bikes, watching News Radio with her boyfriend Fred DiMeglio and redecorating her apartment. You can follow Mary Kate on twitter for random musings, news and updates and photos of Peppy Mew Mew.
Mary has worked with these awesome clients: Chronicle Books, Sesame Street, Fast Company, Nintendo, Harper Collins, Adobe, CMYK Magazine, Parade Magazine, AARP, Better Homes & Gardens, O Magazine, Woman’s Day, United States Postal Service, Baltimore Magazine,
Westwood College, Milwaukee Magazine, Field and Stream Magazine, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Hand-Eye.
The Mystery is Revealed! For our October event, we invite you to a skype chat with legendary director Wes Craven. Stick around afterwards for a screening his landmark 1996 film, Scream.Come in costume and get ready for some frightening fun at Philbrook! We’re kicking the event off early at 5:30pm. Event sponsor OSU-IT will be providing a photo booth, plus we’ll be giving out prizes for the top looks. So dress up, and let’s party!
Philbrook Museum of Art | 2727 S Rockford Rd, Tulsa 74114
5:30p Social | 7:00p Presentation
General Admission: $9
Note: entry is free for Philbrook members and students attending Universities with a Philbrook partnership.
Block Party is the Art Directors Club of Tulsa’s (ADCT) annual fundraiser. Anyone can participate. We provide you with a 3.5″ wooden block, and you create something awesome from it. You can do whatever you want to it: Paint it. Sculpt it. Carve it. Photograph it. Whatever! You can even make your own block out of something else. Keep in mind we want to sell this block for big, big money so do something amazingly, crazy fantastic! Then ADCT gathers all the blocks and has a one night exhibition and silent auction where the community bids on the block. A portion of the proceeds go towards supporting student artists.
The party will be held at Living Arts Gallery (307 East Brady Street) November 20, 6-9 pm where we will silently auction off artist’s blocks. There will be a $4 cover charge (artists donating a block to be auctioned will get in free). Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place blocks and also for the highest bidding block. Hors D’oeuvres and cash bar will be available.
Living Arts Center | 307 E. Brady St. Thursday, November 20 | 6 – 9 pm Cost | $4 cover Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.
Suzuki Ingerslev has enjoyed a 20-year career as an Art Director and
Production Designer. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the
University of California, Berkeley and before working in the entertainment
industry she practiced architecture in Los Angeles, California and Vienna,
Her best-known design credits include Six Feet Under, Shark, In Treatment,
Hello Ladies and True Blood. Her list of accomplishments includes 3 ADG
nominations and 10 Emmy nominations. She is a recent member of the Primetime
Emmy Awards Committee Board.
Suzuki has had the privilege of working with, among others, such noted
directors as Alan Ball, Spike Lee, Scott Winant, Kathy Bates, Miguel Arteta,
Rodrigo Garcia, Michael Lehmann and Dan Attias.
He has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC, and BBC Radio, and he’s been featured in The New York Times and Psychology Today. He’s the subject of the award winning documentary shorts “Line of Sight” and “Bramblitt.” His work has received much recognition including the Most Inspirational Video of 2008 from YouTube and three Presidential Service Awards for his innovative art workshops. And John is blind.
This month, ADCT invites you to get inspired by the success stories of five local artists. Unfortunately our original speaker, Paul Taggert, had an urgent commitment with a client. He sends his apologies. So while he’s caught up in a remote part of Alaska, we’ll take a look at the impressive talents in our own backyard. Join us in welcoming guests Jeremy Charles, Darshan Phillips, May Yang, Tina Fincher, and Matt Leach as they show off the heart of Tulsa talent. Be a part of the panel’s open discussion and participate in a Q&A.
Bred from the loins of the proud Midwest, this little fucker was squeezed out in Detroit, in the year 1973 to the proud parents of Jim and Lauren Draplin. Growing up on a steady stream of Legos, Star Wars, family trips, little sisters, summer beach fun, stitches, fall foliage, drawing, skateboarding and snowboarding, at 19 he moved west to Bend, Oregon to hit jumps “Out West.” His career started with a snowboard graphic for Solid snowboards and took off like wildfire soon after. Everything from lettering cafe signs to drawing up logos to thinking up local advertising campaigns were manhandled under the ruse of the newly formed-and gigantically reckless-Draplindustries Design Co.
After five winters out west, the kid sobered up and headed back to Minneapolis to finish up a high-falutin’ design degree at the prestigious and painfully expensive Minneapolis College of Art and Design. During this time he polished up his design skills, learned how to weld and how to develop a photo in nasty chemicals. These were the salad days. He fell back in love with a strong Midwest that he once tried so hard to leave.
In April 2000, much to the chagrin of his proud “Midwestern Roots,” he accepted an ill-fated art director position with SNOWBOARDER magazine. He moved it all down to Shithole, Southern California-alongside some hot, caustic beach-and wrangled some 23 issues of the mag. He won “Art Director of the Year” for Primedia 2000, beating out such titles as Gun Dog, Cat Fancy and Teen. No other awards were bestowed in this period, and like he gives a rat’s ass.
Thankfully, in April 2002, the Cinco Design Office of Portland, Oregon called up and offered a Senior Designer gig which he instantly accepted. He moved it all North to the land of rain and gloom and rolled up the sleeves to work on the Gravis, Helly Hansen and Nixon accounts.
The Draplin Design Co. finally stepped out on its own four hairy feet in the fall of 2004. Some four year later, he’s proud to report that he’s managed to “keep everything out of the red.” He rolls up his sleeves for Coal Headwear, the Union Binding Company, Snowboard Magazine, Field Notes memo books, Ride Snowboards, Forum Snowboards, Grenade Gloves, Chunklet Magazine, Cobra Dogs, Absinthe Films, NemoDesign, Gnu Snowboards, RVL7 Apparel, Burton Snowboards, K2 Snowboards, Bonfire Snowboarding Apparel, South American Snow Sessions, as well as all sorts of one-off logos, t-shirt graphics and what not.
KNOED (pronounced node) is the creative studio of Kim Knoll and Kyle Eertmoed, located in Chicago. We craft meaningful brands through visual identity, print and digital experiences for small businesses all over the world. Knoed was founded on the idea of getting back to basics—working with a handful of talented people and keeping things honest, focused and thoughtful. We’re inspired by the passion in our clients and we truly care about seeing them succeed. We think hard and work harder to make experiences better, solutions
smarter and brands more beautiful through wide-eyed creativity and meticulous craftsmanship.
So we had Jay Ryan come to Tulsa and spend some time with us last month. Before he spoke at Living Arts Gallery, we had lunch, had some laughs, and discussed the act destroying other people’s cars on the streets of Chicago if they so happened to steal a parking spot that someone else dug out of the snow. Apparently its a thing. Then we went to Dwelling Spaces (where Jay’s work is still on display until April 14) and Jay met with fans and signed autographs on other bits of The Bird Machine memorabilia.
We were so fortunate to hear him speak about his career as a screen-printer and poster maker. He is basically the current Godfather of rock poster printing and design. His knowledge was and is invaluable. He spoke about his early influences such as Joseph Cornell and how he stalked his future wife while pursuing his undergraduate degree. He told us where baby bicycles come from and how he incorporated screen-printing to deal with the buffalo infestation that was destroying the roof of his garage.
Hopefully, we will have Jay back to Tulsa, but for the time being, if you missed the event, you will have to live without knowing the deepest secrets about life that he shared only with folks that attended the event.
Check his work and what the Bird Machine is all about here, and don’t miss out on another bad ass event we have tonight, March 20, with Ryan Sievert of IDEO in Chicago. We promise it will be worth your while.