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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 12-29-11

Synopsis of what is new in this Update:

- May you have a Happy, Prosperous, Creative, and Meaningful New Year!

- Resolve to take your career to the next level by signing up for "Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One," and "Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part Two"


- There is an urgent request for donations for Gail Mooney's inspiring documentary that will take the film world wide
- An email from Jillian Suzanne that will definitely make it into the "Success Stories" testimonials on the Tony Luna Creative web and blog sites…
- Ezekiel Wheeler announces the second edition of the Automotive Styles online magazine for the automotive enthusiast…
- Anna Berkal gives us notice of eleven job openings at the Art Center College of Design
- Peter Di Sabatino once again informs us of various academic positions at the College of Architecture, Art and Design, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Enjoy the updates!


- What better way to start off the New Year than by resolving to take the classes you need to rejuvenate your career? Registration for the Spring 2012 term classes at Art Center at Night is currently open. You may sign up for any of our classes and/or you can encourage your friends to take advantage of the class offerings.

All three classes of the "Crafting a Meaningful Career" course will be from 7:00 to 10:00 P. M. at the Art Center at Night South Campus (950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California). The following classes will be offered this term and will begin the week of January 16:
"Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part One, Discovering the Dream" will run from Tuesday, January 17 to Tuesday, April 17.
"Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part Two, Forming the Dream" will start Thursday, January 19 and run for six weeks to Thursday, February 23.
- This class will start the week of March 8:
"Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part Three, Fulfilling the Dream" begins Thursday, March 8 for six weeks and ends Thursday, April 12.

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.


- From Gail Mooney, Director/Photographer/Humanitarian-

Editor's Note: You must see the trailer for "Opening Our Eyes" and you will be inspired to make a tax deductible contribution to get this important film seen throughout the world!

"I’ve witnessed first-hand the power of film in creating awareness.

A year ago my daughter and I embarked on a 99-day journey around the globe, searching for people who were making a positive difference in our world. Our goal was to film the stories of change-makers on six continents who were making our planet a better place – one person at a time.

Our film, 'Opening Our Eyes' is not just a movie – it’s a movement. Help us this Holiday Season by making a tax-deductible contribution that will allow us to get this film seen globally. You will be helping our subjects, their causes and motivating others to make a difference.

You can help us create positive change.

Only 7 more days to contribute online to our campaign on IndieGoGo:

If you prefer paper you can write a check payable to:
San Francisco Film Society
Write in memo line – Opening Our Eyes, FSP 1378

San Francisco Film Society
ATTN: Finance Department
39 Mesa Street – Suite 110
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129-1025


- From Jillian Suzanne, Children's Book Illustrator- "Hi Tony-
Well time certainly does fly! I think it has been forever and a day since we last spoke. Figured I would catch you up on some of the latest. Last October I took a leap at a new adventure, packed up and sold (most of everything I owned) – including all my art (that was fun) and moved from my studio at the Brewery to... (wait for it...) the East Coast. Salem Ma to be exact. Why you ask? To experience seasons and something new! Well, seasons we certainly have been experiencing. When it first started snowing last year I was sitting outside and watching these lil' white specks floating to the earth… So what did I do, I starting scanning the horizon for the smoke clouds, I thought they were ashes. Well, that's what a California gal does when she is first experiencing a new climate.

As the winter progressed, so did the blizzards, seems we came just in time to witness the worst winter in something like 30 years. Well, it didn't bother me too much for one, nobody from the East Coast goes walking down the street in the middle of a blizzard, so Rebecca and I had this winter wonderland all to ourselves! And two, as soon as we got here and unpacked, I received a call from my clients in Switzerland and they proposed a new challenge...

Could I complete not 1, but 2 children's books back to back in 8 months? Well, do I look like the sort to back down from a challenge? (no, I think not)... so I dug in and working (I did the math) an average of 63.3 hours a week... I did indeed live up to the challenge! Two books were completed! 'Route 66' was the first one, and that was released in stores in Switzerland in June. And the 2nd (my clients had clients) they were approached by a store called Loeb (kinda like the Macy's of Switzerland) it was coming up on their 100th anniversary and they wanted to do a book exclusively for their store to be released in time for Christmas this year! I finished about a month ago...
I am just now starting to feel like my old self, this year has been exhausting, but I am proud of my work and my accomplishments!
Hope all is wonderful with you and yours!

J i l l i a n S u z a n n e
Children's Book Illustration

Url :
Email : minx_style@ma
Jillian Suzanne
Children's Book Illustration


- From Ezekiel Wheeler, Automotive Culture Consultant-
ITS HERE! Our second edition into our latest venture is now available for download in our MAGAZINE section! (also, this is officially Automotive Styles' 360th post since we started!)



- From Anna Berkal, Generalist, Human Resources, Art Center College of Design- New job openings-

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

- Chair, Undergraduate Advertising Department and Graduate MFA Program in Advertising and Branding
- Chair, Interaction Design - Director, Career and Professional Development - Director of Communications - Director of Counseling & Wellness Services - Director of Development - Library Assistant - Managing Director, Financial Aid - Software Engineer - Tool Crib Worker (on-call, part-time) - CNC Programmer/Machine Operator (temporary, part-time)
For more information about these positions, please contact Human Resources or see details online at

Anna Berkel
Generalist, Human Resources
Art Center College of Design
Tel 626.396.2270 | Fax 626.683.0559


- From Peter Di Sabatino, Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

"Dear all,

...I would like to bring to your attention new faculty and administrator searches underway at the College of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah. All information is available at; please look at the positions, forward to your networks, or apply as outlined in the announcements.

Thank you in advance for your help in spreading the word about these exciting new positions, or for your direct interest in the college. As always, if you are in the area, please stop in to see us - you are always welcomed.
I have listed briefly the various positions available - they are all tenure-track, with an initial three-year contract.

Thank you again, and best regards,

Peter Di Sabatino
College of Architecture, Art and Design
American University of Sharjah
PO Box 26666, Sharjah
United Arab Emirates
Tel +971 6 515 2868

Listing of positions:

American University of Sharjah
College of Architecture, Art and Design
Department of Architecture | Design of Design | Foundations Program

Associate | Full Professor | Department Head
Head of Department | Department of Design

Assistant | Associate | Full Professor
Design Management | Department of Design
Product Design | Department of Design

Associate | Full Professor | Director of Foundations
College of Architecture, Art and Design

Assistant | Associate | Full Professor
Architecture Studios + | Department of Architecture
(Multiple positions in studio and other areas including foundations, environmental technology + sustainable building systems, tectonics, digital design + fabrication, landscape, architectural history + theory.)

Assistant | Associate | Full Professor
Interior Design | Departments of Architecture and Design
History + Theory + Criticism | Departments of Architecture and Design
Visiting faculty | Departments of Architecture and Design (including Art)

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Interested applicants should send a Letter of Interest outlining areas of teaching, practice, research/scholarship, and service. A Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three references, a digital portfolio of professional work and examples of student work must be submitted as instructed at The positions, subject to change and funding, will remain open until filled, however full consideration will be assured to applicants submitting prior to January 3, 2012.


That's it for now.

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Keep creating wonderful art and, as always, stay in touch!



Tony Luna Creative
A Creative Consultancy
819 North Bel Aire Drive
Burbank, CA 91501
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