Imagination, diverse skill set bring creative success for RI artist

Fantastic story in the Valley Breeze about New England Tech Graphics instructor, William “Bill” Culbertson. Bill has had a very creative and eclectic career.  Congratulations! Bill on winning start up funds through Direct Capital’s national “Small Biz, Big Success” award competition. We are very fortunate to have such a diverse faculty member.

William Culbertson holds “Derb” a character he created for a childrens television program. Behind him are the other puppets that he created for the show. Culbertson’s media entertainment company, “Whooplah,” recently won a national competition for a video he produced explaining his program. (Valley Breeze photo by David Wuerth)

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Call it an occupational hazard.

In William Culbertson’s century-old home on Warren Avenue in North Smithfield, you’ll find a complete room dedicated to his collection of Disney paraphernalia, with his favorite characters lined up along shelves, sitting on the television stand, and even painted on the walls.

In the basement, four 3-foot-by-4-foot clay models depict Kermit the Frog and other scenes from Jim Henson’s early work.

Four giant handmade puppets sit upon a piano in the living room, while dozens of Culbertson’s sculptures grace the home’s shelves and ledges.

His back yard, until recently, was filled with Styrofoam and other materials that could come in handy for building a set.

Culbertson has made a lifelong career out of creating and replicating artwork, including both the sculptures and designs that you typically find in parks and town squares, and the more colorful scenes and characters that make up childhood fantasies.

“As a freelancer, you can’t just focus on one area,” Culbertson said. “In order to keep success, keep the phone ringing and keep the money flowing, you have to do several things.”

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Graphics grad designs book cover

Ronnie Silva

Ronnie Silva

New England Tech Alum, Ronald Silva a graduate of Associate in Science Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design program has had the honor of designing the book cover for Son of Deception.  The book based on a actual events as told by Ronnie’s dad, Ben Thruit and written by Tammy Whitney.

Son of Deception is about “A marriage broken apart by lies, deception and affairs. John White’s journey starts with a conversation with his father that brings them to a family reunion where he meets who he thinks is the woman of his dreams. Little does he know he could never dream of what nightmare he would have to live through.”

Son of Deception is available for Kindle download from Amazon.com

SODfront

Front Cover

SODback

Back Cover

New England Tech Graphics, Multimedia, and Web Design (GMW) Student Portfolios

New England Tech students in the Graphics, Multimedia, and Web Design programs have recently updated their portfolios.

Take a look at their presentations in the videos below!

Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design Commercial – GMW

The Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design (GMW) Technology associate programs prepare students for entry-level positions in a variety of emerging media and desktop production environments. The underlying goal of visual creativity is central to all of the technological coursework, and each student will produce and design a personal “brand” to package and promote their portfolios.

Starting with the core skills of digital photography, design, and computer graphics, students receive hands-on, project-oriented instruction in web design, interactive multimedia, branding, and e-publishing. A wide variety of 2D and 3D animation software is also integrated into the program. Students also learn how to most effectively use digital audio and video clips for multimedia presentations, web delivery, and social media.