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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tony Luna Creative- Update-12-07-10

Registration for the Spring term is now open
for the "Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One-Discovering the Dream" and "Part Two-Forming the Dream"Art Center at Night. The Spring term will start January 18 and run until April 19. If you are interested in taking your career to the next level then these are the classes for you. For more information about these, and other classes, you may call Art Center at Night at 626-396-2319, or you may go to their web site at
And you can always call me, Tony Luna, about the substance of the courses at 818-842-5490.

On December 10, Tony Luna will be delivering a lecture titled, "Rediscovering Your Passion: The First Step to Crafting Your Next Career" from 1:00-2:30 P.M at The Fourth Annual International Conference on Positive Aging, presented by Fielding Graduate University. This year's theme is, "Exploring Positive Aging: Designing Practice and Advancing Knowledge." The conference will be held at the California Endowment, Center for Nonprofit Management, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Registration for the three day event made be made by clicking on

Our next SchmoozeFest is coming up quickly on Thursday, December 16. As usual it will be held at the Art Center College of Design, South Campus, 950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, and it will be from 6:30-9:30 pm. It is open to all who have attended our classes, those planning to attend in the future, and friends of Tony Luna Creative. Anyone who wishes to present their latest artwork and/or other creative accomplishments (including works in progress) will have ten minutes to present, and the presentations will be followed by a networking event. Bring your art, lots of business cards, and join us in SchmoozeFesting!

Special thanks to Dollie Tearney for sending in the following link to a true Holiday treat! Enjoy what over twelve million viewers to date have experienced. Wouldn't it be great to commit an act of exhuberance like this?


Now here's the latest news--which include the notice of two job opportunities, one new class announcement, and three gallery showings--from our friends:


From Jill Hundenski, Art Buyer, Artist- "Hi there!We are looking for a recent grad or someone interested in photography/Art Buying to temporarily join our team. This would probably last a few months. Below is the job description. Please email resumes to Lisa
Matthews. Thanks!

Asset Management

Team One is looking for a freelance Asset Manager who is available to work 20-25 hours per week on site at Team One. They will be reporting to Art Production but will also be working with several other departments in the agency such as Project Managers, Account Service and Creative. Their primary tasks will include archiving images to the servers, backing up images to hard drives, converting and clearing images, and organizing the Art Production closet.

Skills and abilities:
• Should be fluent in Adobe Photo Shop
• Experience in file sizes, extensions and the mac platform.
• Must be extremely detail-oriented.
• Ability to function independently and in a team environment.
• Interest in photography, CGI and illustration is a plus.

A division of Saatchi and Saatchi, Team One is a fully integrated ideas company. We are experts at imagining them, building them, and continually guiding them in an ever-evolving landscape.Team One’s clients include Lexus, Ritz Carlton, Belkin and Heal The Bay. See web site for more information and a full list of clients. Rate is based on experience. This job is on site at Team One in El Segundo. Starting date January, 2011.
If interested please call or e-mail Lisa Matthews at 310-615-4344 or


- From Dario Antonioni, Designer- "I'm hiring and thought that someone you know might be interested in this job. Feel free to forward it on to others. Thank you and happy holidays !!


Dario C Antonioni "
Independent Modern Furniture & Home Accessories Sales Reps at Orange22 Design Lab LLC
Greater Los Angeles Area
Orange22 is an innovation-driven design studio providing solutions for winning retail, product and brand experiences. Over its 12 year history Orange22 has launched several independent brands including,,


- From Zelda Harrison- Design Consultant- "Hello Tony: ... you would not believe how things have changed since we last talked. 3 new projects to work on in 2011 (oy ve)...more detail soon. In the meantime, I've been asked to teach an online course at UCLA extension. Would like to get the word out...please feel free to post... Thank you very much as always, zh"

UCLA Extension's 2011 Winter Session is offering a New Online Course called
Designing for Humans: Culture and AnthroDesign
January 6-March 27, 2011

This is being offered as an online course with an optional live 2-hour work session at mid-semester. This means you will be able to login and participate at your convenience from the comfort of your home.

For more information or to register, visit UCLA Extension at

This course uses anthropological observation techniques to obtain an informed understanding of the end user. Topics include user research, techniques used in evaluating cultural structures and values, prototype creation, and using anthropological observation techniques to develop a creative brief. Projects demonstrate an understanding of the cultural context of the target audience and thorough research based on anthropological principles. The course is open to all aspiring and practicing professionals such as Visual Communicators, Architects, Engineers, Social workers, Branding strategists and other marketing professionals whose goal is to ensure an optimal experience for the end user.
Formal training in communications and product design is helpful but not required; familiarity with creative software (Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, Maya, Lightwave, 3Dmax) and/or experience with sketching, building prototypes and comps will be very helpful.

This online course will be facilitated by Zelda Harrison, consultant with 15 years’ experience in marketing and visual communications whose client list includes the City of Los Angeles, Plitt Entertainment Group, Warner Bros, Fox, PBS, Sargent & Berman, and Sussman/Prejza; She also served as President of the AIGA Center for Cross-Cultural Design, and is currently Ambassador for INDIGO (International Indigenous Design Network), an Icograda initiative.


- From Brian Biery, Artist- (Editor's note: Sorry for the late inclusion since the gallery show was last weekend, but I wanted to let you know of Brian's involvement and acknowledge how proud that he was part of the show.)
"Tony, I should have sent this message to you sooner, but here is an event you might like to attend. I will be a part of this show.

2475 N. Lake Ave., Altadena.

Thanks for keeping me on your e-mail list!"


Hello all, Here's the line up for the last art bender at Gallery At The End Of The World. This is going to be a big one. With a great line up and some fantastic art for that perfect holiday gift!...I hope you are able to stop by and say hello. We look forward to seeing you over the weekend
Dec. 2, 3, 4, 5th
My very best
Ben Mc Ginty and the crew here at G A T E O T W (Gallery At The End Of The World)"

Featured artist; Brian Dario,
Robert Lee, Rick Strieck, Annie Fourguette, Sharon Garrett, Lynda Pyka, Chris Granillo, Bruce Litz, Kathy Carvellas, Nina Elhig, Nirut Sirirux, Evan Chambers, Kathryn Hansen, Doug Hammett, Patrick Gothard, Lisa R. George, Armondo Gonzalez, Karen Sachs, Brian Biery, Margo Gravelle, James Gorton, Eve Kessler, Kathy Swaydan, Georgia De Beers, Mary Gothard, Anita Finnegan,Fawn M. M. Stewart, Heather Morrow, Nancy Armitage, Bev Baz, Ramiro Gomez, Jonny Castillo, Richard Davies, Dave Lovejoy, Ben McGinty, Ngene Mwaura, Johnny Fox, Matt Foote, Kris Blaze, Jaime Sabatte, Scott T. Sudduth, John Dullaghan, A J Catalano, Louise Stivers, Osceola Refetoff, Outi Harma, Daarina Abdus-Samad."


- Dave McNutt, Artist- "Hello Friends, In December I will be joining two extremely talented artists, Charles Borman and Ron Kriss, in an exhibition of paintings and sculptures at the José Vera Gallery in Eagle Rock. These two artists are extraordinary and I'm pleased to be in such good company. The José Vera Gallery is a remarkable venue with a unque and ongoing collection of quality art and antiquities. (

No worries if you miss the reception on December 11th, the show will be available for viewing throughout the month of December. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. And, within a block or two, you'll fine a wonderful choice of Eagle Rock's eclectic dining venues.

Good health and happy holidays to you and your families.

Warmest regards,


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