Alan Jian is our latest Graduate from West California Academy of Art and Design to have earned an acceptance to the very prestigious Art Center College of Design. His story is a very unique in the sense that his commitment, discipline and goals was what set him apart from other candidates.
I had worked with Alan before at another institute. Seeing his drive and talent early on was satisfying and having to leave was disheartening. Alan eventually arrived here at West California Academy of Art and Design because of the quality education. His goals have always been clear. To be a fashion illustrator. As an Instructor and counselor we had great communication and his adaptability to methodologies, and to analyze his work after criticism gave him the edge to take the work to another level.
Alan could not see himself going anywhere else but Art Center. Usually I advise students to apply to several institutes. It is a risk but his work alone demonstrates the power of a strong portfolio. He will be missed and will be an asset to the Art Center community. Though his major is illustration, his work has always been political and rich in cultural discourse. Never self reflexive and diverse in media from painting, drawing, film, sculpture, digital, photography, installations and fashion related work. He has always taken criticism well, taking on a new perspective quickly to come out with the best possible result in his work to have a provocative appeal. It has been a pleasure getting to know him and see him achieve her succeed
Educational Coordinator/Director of Art and Education
Congratulations to Alan Jiang on his acceptance to Art Center Spring term 2017.
Alan has been a stellar student, dedicated and producing quality work. His interest includes fashion and illustration. He pulls from culture, gender and political issues and Buddhist upbringing. His passion for learning and thirst for knowledge will carry him further in his endeavors. He has been a model student inspiring his classmates.
“My educational goals are to earn an undergraduate degree in illustration at Art Center, and become a fashion illustrator. I hope I can enhance my intellectuality in art through the cultivation of Art Center and its mentors. To become a more successful artist. My greatest strengths are taking pleasure in helping people, having great adaptive capability, and loving animals and nature. Furthermore, I also volunteer at Buddhist associations such as Amida Society.”
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