Student Success

From winning awards and working on major commercial projects, to simply crafting incredible artwork, Passage students make waves.

The below work includes class assignments, award-winning imagery, jobs on major commercial projects, and more. This collection of student imagery is just the tip of the iceberg, offering a glimpse of the immense talent cultivated and fostered in Visual Arts Passage’s online classes.

Kate Meyrick

Kate Meyrick had two pieces accepted into the Society of Illustrators LA/Illustration West 59 show

Anke Gladnick

Anke has gone on to illustrate for the biggest names in publishing and editorial such as HarperCollins, The Washington Post, NBC, NPR, The Baffler, The Intercept, Love + Radio, Times Higher Education, Narratively, Lenny Letter, Oregon Humanities, Washington County Museum, I Am In Eskew Podcast, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Willamette Week. Anke’s work has been awarded and acknowledged by Spectrum 26, Illustration West 56, Communication Arts 2018 (Shortlisted)

Shane Cluskey

Shane created this 24 page comic, now available through Vinyl Moon

Victor Gomez

Victor’s illustration, “Viva Rip City”, was made for The Portland Trailblazers Hispanic Heritage Night. His clients include Shadow Temple Records, The Baffler, The Believer, ACLU of Oregon, The Willamette Weekly, and more. His work has also been included in the Communication Arts Illustration Annual.

Addison Green

Addie created this self-portrait as part of the Studio Bridge Monthly Art Challenge. This image was selected as the winning work by acclaimed illustrator, painter, and guest speaker, Raymond Bonilla.

Brian Lutz

Brian’s portrait “Look Up” was accepted into Communication Arts Illustration Annual 62. This work was originally created in the Visual Arts Passage sponsored drawing sessions, Illustration Isolation.

Jillian Nickell

Jillian created this illustration for Four Seasons in Edward Kinsella’s Ideation and Visual Storytelling course, as part of the Illustration Program mentorship.

Doug Bell

Celebrity portrait created during online figure drawing class, Illustration Isolation.

Ian Abbene

Character Study of Jack and the Beanstalk for Advanced Concept Design, taught by Viviane Kosty.

Nate Sweitzer

This image was originally created as part of an assignment for Edward Kinsella III’s course, Ideation & Visual Storytelling.

TaNeal Chandler

Character Study for Advanced Concept Design course.