Adobe Inspired Media – Thursday 18th February 2010

Adobe Inspired Media is a monthly networking event for creatives who work and / or teach in film, video, animation, post-production and interactive media.

February’s guest speaker is Monica Laita, freelance Illustrator, Animator and Painter based in London.

Born in Italy, as a child, Monica dreamed of opening an ice cream shop, but after carrying off the top prize in a drawing competition aged 6, her aspirations soon moved towards a more creative career. She grew up in Paris where she first studied Fashion Design at Studio Bercot and then went on to study Graphic Design and Animation at Central Saint Martins in London.

She is now represented by New Division in London, Vapeurs in Paris and Aareps in New York. She has worked for corporate and editorial clients around the world including British Telecom, Garnier, Kiss FM, MTV-Ice Breakers, Virgin, Marks&Spencer, Penguin Books and magazines such as Vogue Publications, FHM, Cosmopolitan UK-NY, Cosmo Girl NY, Elle Girls, MarieClaire, New Woman, Time Out, J17 and Company.

Monica still finds it difficult to stop her passion to change the mundane into her vision of glamour and she will be sharing her creative inspiration as well as demonstrating how she uses Adobe software in her work. This will include collage and re-touching techniques in Photoshop and how to integrate Photoshop with Flash to produce animatics and rich, textural backgrounds.

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“Crypt-mas” Artist call for submission

Illumini presents: Crypt-mas

Dead line: January 15th 2010

Applications are invited from artists of all disciplines, working in illumination. If your work glows or lights up in any way, we want to here from you. The theme is alternative Christmas; this can be broadly investigated and is left wide open for your creativity and imagination.

Crypt-mas will be a free alternative Christmas art experience, in December 2010, for all ages, created inside a subterranean labyrinth. The venue is a dark underground church crypt, with alcoves and arched ceilings, the fantastic setting and atmosphere, for an alternative Christmas grotto. Including children’s workshops and Illumini’s very own futuristic Santa (art Installation)

Illumini Event, Sep 2008, attracted over 3,000 people on its opening night and 7,145 guests during its two weeks. Artist’s from professionals-students gained commissions, sales and major press coverage and interviews through Illumini. We take promotion very seriously and have a great track record with our featured artists. Illumini promotes artist from any background and at any stage of their career.

For further details on how to submit please visit the submission page at