Welcome to Illest of Ill
lllest of Illustration is an annual, student-run gallery show at the Ringling College of Art and Design Exhibition Hall. Every October the Illest Crew brings professional illustrators to the Ringling Campus to give lectures and demos, judge all the pieces submitted to the show, and attend the event as our special guests. This year’s show, themed “The Final Frontier” opens on Friday, October 10 at 7:30pm, and will be judged by illustrators Victo Ngai and Rebecca Mock. The exhibition displays the work of Illustration Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors from Ringling. It is an opportunity for the students to experience a gallery setting and create a motivating work environment.
Please do remember that the Final Frontier theme only applies to the Poster & T-Shirt design contest, decorations and costumes for the exhibition! File size and format specifications for these designs will be announced as school begins (though count on a vertical format).
Each participant (members of RCAD’s Illustration department only) can submit a maximum of 3 entries, including sketchbook and sculpture entries. Submissions will digital so please be sure that you have a high quality digital file or scan to turn in! We will be releasing more details on size, resolution and other specifications as the submission date draws closer.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is Thursday, September 18th by 11PM!
The artwork submitted to the Illest of Illustration show does NOT have to reflect the Final Frontier theme. Subject matter or theme of submitted artworks will NOT affect judging.
Meet the team
Anna Craig is a cartoon currently studying at Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida. Illustrator and comic artist. Wishes to spend her days making comics and problem solving in the form of illustration. She draws inspiration from fellow illustrators and comic artists as well as exploring the world and meeting others. Loves dinosaurs, rude kids, foliage and exclamation points. Contact by beaming a picture of a dragon into the night sky, leaving a hot steak on your doorstep, or email.
Anne Passchier is an illustrator from The Netherlands, who moved to Florida to attend Ringling and pursue her dream of drawing cute things. She grew up in a family of quilters and has a passion for designing fabric and gift wrap patterns. When not drawing, she can be found cooking, obsessing over Halloween and failing at knitting. She also a much too extensive collection of flannel shirts.
Ben Fox Stoddard is an illustrator currently studying at Ringling College of Art and Design. He's always interested in experimenting, trying new things, and new art techniques. You can find more of his works at benfoxart.tumblr.com and you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vincenza Della Donna is an illustrator and designer studying at Ringling College of Art and Design. She appreciates good hand lettering, and the art of a well-balanced sandwich. You can find Cenza volunteering for gallery shows, helping run student government, or spending most of her time phonetically spelling her name for people.
Morgan Trent is currently a senior Illustrator at Ringling College of Art and Design. Originally from Florida, she’s still stuck in the heat drawing endearing things. She loves fun design elements and integrating type into illustrations. Outside of the labs, you can find Morgan stalking stores for clearance Halloween decorations, keeping the peace on campus, and skating it up while knocking down ladies on eight wheels.
Trevor Williams was born in Canada, but raised in St.Petersburg Florida.When he isn't drawing you can catch him watching the light shift ever so slightly or petting dogs. He spends most of his reading about art history and finding new ways to combined line and tone. He is but a man, nothing more.