Marius Valdes is an artist currently based in Columbia, South Carolina. He is an Associate Professor in studio art concentrating on design and illustration at The University of South Carolina. He lives in Forest Acres, South Carolina with his wife Beth, daughter Emma, and very lazy but adorable dog, Mary.
Valdes received his BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia and his MFA in Visual Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005. Valdes has been recognized by design publications such as HOW, Print, Communication Arts, Creative Quarterly, STEP, and industry competitions including American Illustration, AIGA InShow, AIGA SEED Awards, and The South Carolina Advertising Federation Addy Awards.
Valdes' work has been featured in several books about contemporary graphic design and illustration. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions internationally. Valdes has presented at academic conferences about design and illustration related topics. In 2017, Valdes completed a one year residency as the first visual Artist in Residence at the award-winning and innovative Richland Library.
Recorded 12.10.2019, Aired 12.23.2019
Links of Note
Where to find Marius Valdes online
- University of South Carolina: sc.edu/...valdes_marius
- Website: mariusvaldes.com
- LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/valdes-marius
- Instagram: @zoovaldes
- Twitter: @zoovaldes
Mentioned during this podcast
- Print: printmag.com
- Communication Arts: commarts.com
- Creative Quarterly: cqjournal.com
- American Illustration: ai-ap.com
- AIGA: aiga.org
- American Advertising Federation: aaf.org
Music featured on this Episode
- Opening and closing track: “Street Background Vlog Hip-Hop”
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