Web Design and Social Media for Artists at the Robert Blackburn Printimaking Workshop


This fall, I will holding web design and social media workshops at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.

Professional websites and marketing using social media are necessary to maximize an artists exposure on the web. The technical aspects of the web, what are some best practices, and the ways to ensure maximal exposure while maintaining personal privacy are just some of the topics where artists may have questions when approaching the internet.

These workshops are aimed at both artists who are creating websites for the first time, trying to understand how social media is used to market ones art, and also for those who may have been using the web for some time but want to understand how to improve their site and online professional profile.

Web Design for Artists 

Instructor: Dan Wong
September 24 – October 1
2 sessions: Tuesdays
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Class fee: $115  members / $155 non-members

Social Media for Artists

Instructor: Dan Wong
October 8
1 session: Tuesday
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Class fee: $75 (both members and non-members)

Congratulations to Orlando Arias and Alfredo Lopez: Kionic Awards

Congratulations to the past semester’s winners of the Kionic Awards.

Orlando Arias receives the Kionic Award for Most Promising New Web Designer Fall 2012 and receives $200 for his website designs:


Alfredo Lopez receives the Kionic Award for Best Website Fall 2012 and receives $300 for his mobile optimized designs:


Be sure to check out Alfredo’s website on both the desktop and also mobile devices.

Kionic Awards Spring 2012

Congratulations to the winners of the Kionic Awards for Spring 2012!

Sarah Jreige is the recipient of the Kionic Award for Most Promising New Web Designer Spring 2012 ($200) for her portfolio site: http://www.jreigedesign.com/

Jahi Morgan is the recipient of the Kionic Award for Best Website Spring 2012 ($300) for his site: http://www.mistahmorgan.com/7grand/index.html

Congratulations for all of the students who were shortlisted for these awards:

Kionic Web Design Awards: Fall 2010

In preparation for the new semester which is just around the corner, I want to present the winners of last semester’s Kionic Web Design Awards, Fall 2010.  Thanks to: Maria Giuliani, Genevieve Hitchings, Michelle Barfoot, Nina Young, Libby Clarke, Louisa McCabe, Nicole Rose, for carefully reviewing the websites.

And a special thanks to Jayme and Chris Marks at Kionic for their continued support of the awards and the students during the semester.

Most Promising New Web Designer, Fall 2010

Winner: Fernando Dorado http://fdorado.com/index.html

Honorable mentions: Alfredo Lopez http://alfredolopez.net/ ,  Stephanie http://www.stephavenue.com/


Best Website, Fall 2010:

Winner: Emely Perez http://www.meetthepros.us/

Honorable mention: Keiko Nakayama  http://www.thediycandy.com/ ,  Anastasiya Kladova http://doodlegum.com/index.html , Solomon Doley http://sikenation.com/index.html

Fidel Frias  http://nysportshype.com/index.html
SangMi Lim  http://www.tonyan.org/