Winthrop University's 2013 Illustration and Graphic Design Show is comprised of seven graphic designers and five illustrators, who make up twelve unique points of interest. Each has molded, built, and refined themselves and each other into critical thinkers and creative problem solvers thanks to guidance from teachers, family, and friends. This exhibition showcases their four (or more) years of study, and celebrates the dedication and hard work of these graduating BFA students. Come discover all that the Winthrop University graphic designers and illustrators have to offer as twelve unique points of interest.

The Event

Speaker Kali Ciesemier is a freelance illustrator and adjunct faculty in the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Illustration department. She has illustrated for such clients as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper Collins, Amtrak, United Way, LA Times, and the Boston Globe, and previously worked as a concept artist for Big Huge Games.

Kali Ciesemier's illustration work Kali Ciesemier's illustration work
Kali Ciesemier's illustration work Kali Ciesemier's illustration work

Friday, April 19th

Hance Academic Center

Johnson & Wales

801 West Trade Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

Directions, Parking

4 pm

Professional Portfolio Show

Local creatives are invited to enjoy food and drink while getting an exclusive look at our design and illustration work.

5:30 pm

Keynote Speaker

Illustrator Kali Ciesemier will give a thoughtful presentation about her illustration work and creative process.

6:30 pm


The celebration continues. Come eat, drink, chat, look, listen, and congratulate this year's crop of graduating Department of Design seniors.


David Barringer

Dave Brown

Gerry Derksen

Chad Dresbach

Kat Gantt

Tom Garner

David Stokes

Jason Tselentis

Ellen Ward

Arvo, Raleway

Harold Lee Price

Jesse Lee Weser

Wood + Partners

Samir Zahran

Mary Gillespie

Social Design House

Blue Sky Dining

Spur & Garnet

The Barn Club

The Catalano Family

Amanda Black


Brenda Glaze

Lane & Anne Glaze

Nation Ford High School

Darcy Terry

Mel Werschky

Santiago Crespo