Stating that students produce “trend setting art sparked by their experimental natures,” yet have few marketing channels exclusively showcasing their creativity, a veteran area designer/art director announces the introduction of www.pxldust.com, a global design networking and competition site exclusively for student artists.
Focusing on three key art mediums – illustration, graphic design and photography, the new site invites students to participate in a voting process by displaying and rating one another’s work.
Student artists determine who gets published in an accompanying digital magazine, as well as a bound print book, set to be published.
Defining the special niche his site fills, Ansoorian stated, “Art students on a global level really have no way of observing one another’s work. An art student enrolled at Cal Arts in Valencia, CA currently has no way of knowing what a student from Florida State University is doing. This becomes critical today because the competition for jobs extends beyond locality. Freelance opportunities exist on a global level, and students need to know where they stand relative to the competition.”
He added that www.pxldust.com is also being marketed to creative professionals, giving them an opportunity to recruit young talent or interns directly from the site.