Cut One's Teeth
Jan. 2-March 15
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m
Closed: Jan. 15 & Feb. 19
Edmonds College Art Gallery, Lynnwood Hall, Third Floor, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA
2:30-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23
Kodi Sershon completed his associate degree in visual communications at Edmonds College in 2014. Since graduating, he has “cut his teeth” working with a wide range of clients, including fraudulent startups and massive chains. He has also explored a variety of subdisciplines, including layout, packaging, product, and apparel design. One professional highlight was his experience in the mountains of Colorado, where he designed games and decor for an eccentric corporate event that featured actor Danny Trejo.
After years of embracing the chaos and burning the candle at both ends, Sershon recently refocused his efforts. He now works on packaging and branding for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. In other words, he makes trash — beautiful, sustainability-minded trash. On the side, he creates art for himself and his friends. You can catch him at art fairs and comic conventions around Seattle selling prints, comics, and tchotchkes.
New commercial artists often ask, “How do I get experience when I don’t have any?”
While there is no simple answer, experienced designers often suggest being willing to work on anything. That often means producing speculative work and creating personal projects to practice technical skills and build a portfolio.
“Cut One’s Teeth” shows how Kodi Sershon, an Edmonds College alumnus, launched and advanced a career in the graphic arts industry. The exhibition features a range of personal projects, freelance commissions, and full-time assignments. Each display offers a glimpse into the skills and behind-the-scenes events that went into making the final products.
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