Raven Sun Creative, the immersive entertainment design and IP development firm, has announced that Louis Alfieri, Principal & Chief Creative Officer, will be speaking with the student body at Ringling College of Art and Design (RCAD) at an event on Wednesday 24 February from 7 – 8 pm.
Alfieri is an alumnus of RCAD, which he attended from 1989 to 1993 when it was known as the Ringling School of Art and Design. The event is sponsored by the TEA Club of RCAD, which is led by Tiffany Beckler in the role of president.
Alumnus returns to speak with students
Alfieri has played a supporting advisor role to Jamie De Ruyter, Program Director and Faculty member, and Cynthia Flanagan, Associate Director of Career Services RCAD, on the development of the college’s Entertainment Design program.
He will be speaking with students who are currently in the second year of the first four-year graduating class of RCAD’s new Entertainment Design degree course. During the event, Alfieri will talk about his time at the college and his subsequent career journey as an artist and in the world of experiential entertainment.
The conversation will also include insights on how students’ careers may change and evolve, where they could work besides Disney and Universal, and how to get started with a successful career in the arts.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to the students and school that has given me so much,” says Alfieri. “My education and experiences at Ringling are heard in my mind and heart every day and have been shared around the world with our team and clients.
“I am very excited to have been asked to contribute insight into the exciting creative goals and career-minded program direction Jamie, Cynthia, and the faculty at RCAD have developed. Thank you to the TEA for their support of the RCAD club and our allowing us to contribute to their ongoing mission on behalf of the experiential entertainment industry.”
Alfieri also recently participated in a new programme on theme park and attractions management at the International University of Languages and Media in Milan.