13 April 2017
Daniela Nikolaeva Pachtrapanskatakes some time out of her busy schedule teaching Graphic Arts courses at Laney College to share her success story with Peralta TV. During the dark communist era, she was at the frontline in the fight for democracy. She escaped the war-ridden Balkan Peninsula to pursue her creative passions and career in art. She painted and sold her artworks in Italy and France, taught design and languages classes at the ‘Place of Culture in Prague’, The Czech Republic and decided from there to immigrate to California. Once a student of the Peralta Colleges herself, she decided to give back to her Alma Matter and become a faculty member where she now teaches Design and Multimedia classes at Laney College!
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/cVZC-LizLtk
Filed under: Faculty Spotlight, Laney College, Peralta News, PeraltaTV. Tagged: Daniela Nikolaeva Pachtrapanska, Design, Graphic Arts, Multimedia
4 May 2016
Inspire Oakland is the biggest billboard design competition in the Bay area; an annual event organized by Oakland Digital and sponsored by Google, Twitter, Clorox, and other companies. Close to 200 students from 3 different colleges entered the competition. Only four designs from each college made it to the semifinals. Laney Graphic Arts student took 4 out of the 6 final prizes. Each one of our students won a prize. Their designs will be posted on large billboards around Oakland.
The 2016 Winners of Oakland Design Competition from the Graphic Arts Department in Laney College are:
Instructor: Daniela Nikolaeva Pachtrapanska
Classes: GrArt 34 Illustrator, GrArt36 Photoshop, 114 Graphic Arts Technologies; GrArt 123 Applied Graphic Design.
Oakland Digital stated: “We were impressed with the level of talent Laney College students displayed at the Inspire Oakland 2016 design presentation. Special thanks to the talented students and Daniela Nikolaeva for making Oakland Digital’s 6th Annual #InspireOakland billboard design challenge a success!”
Filed under: Announcements, Laney College, Peralta News. Tagged: Billboard Design, Clorox, Cynthia Flores, Daniela Nikolaeva, Daniela Nikolaeva Pachtrapanska, Google, Graphic Arts, Inspire Oakland, Mary Luong, Megan Delventhal, Mira Blackman, Oakland Digital, Twitter