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1990s

Alumnus Scott Williams

Scott Williams (’90, Fashion Design) is Creative Director of Sport Innovation and Olympics at NIKE.

Alumnus Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson (’94) first learned to tell stories in his major, Illustration. Many years later, as storyboardist for Pixar’s WALL-E, he and his team turned out more than 157,00 drawings. His early career included stints as a freelancer at Electronic Arts, Dark Horse Comics and Maverick Studios before he joined Industrial Light and Magic, and then Pixar in 2005. He finds the collective studio experience exciting, stating “The storyboard artist has to wear a lot of hats, thinking like a director, actor, editor, cinematographer, production designer, art director, and more.

Alumna Hideko Takahashi

Hideko Takahashi ('94) was born in Osaka, Japan, where she fondly recalls drawing and watching TV at the same time - which she still enjoys to this day.

Alumnus Eduardo Sarabia

Eduardo Sarabia ('99), born in L.A., lives in Berlin and Guadalajara. His work honors and mocks his Latino heritage through exposing Mexican cultural clichés about drug smuggling, banditry, and the import/export of tawdry contraband. He stages semifictional events, for which he creates the fake evidence: handcrafted ceramic objects, drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculptures.

Alumnus Marco Rios

Marco Rios (’97 BFA Fine Arts) is an artist who works in sculpture, photography, video, and performance. He received his MFA in Studio Art from the University of California, Irvine. His work has been exhibited at LACMA; Artists Space in New York; LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions); and Estacion, Tijuana, Mexico.

Alumna Ellen Hee-Jung Jin Over

In 2005, Ellen Hee-Jung Jin Over (‘96, Communication Arts) received an Emmy in the Individual Achievement category for her work on the animated show Jakers! Adventures of Piggley Winks.

Alumnus Ruben Ochoa

Ochoa ('97)'s work typically makes use of basic building materials such as rebar, and crosses disciplines of sculpture, installation and photography. He often references Los Angeles, dealing with tensions between social class,culture, urban architecture and nature, and notions of containment and transgression.