Arcadia Music & Arts Symposium


Visual Arts Faculty


Maggie Chiang

Illustration (Freelance, New York Times)

Maggie Chiang is a Taiwanese American full time artist and part time dreamer. Inspired by both places real and fictitious Maggie's illustrations evoke a longing for adventure and the pursuit of the unknown, exploring impossible landscapes and places unseen. A central theme of her art is the relationship between humanity and nature, oftentimes the underlying thread that ties together her work and establishes her individual artistic voice.


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Patrick Longstreth

Cinema 4D (Visual Effects Supervisor - truTV)

Hi. Iโ€™m currently the Visual Effects Supervisor for Adam Ruins Everything on truTV. I live in Los Angeles with my wife and two dogs. I enjoy art, history, film, virtual reality, frisbee, golf, and frisbee golf. Hellyfish is a short horror-comedy I wrote and directed about mutant killer jellyfish. It was accepted to the Raindance film festival and won several awards.

My career began as an editor on corporate videos in St. Louis, MO in 2002. A few years later I moved to Washington, DC to work on political commercials and then as a motion graphics artist for Meet the Press. I had a wonderful time working for the longest running show on television in the exciting age of Tim Russert and the 2008 election. In 2011, I received a masters degree in Visual Effects from the Savannah College of Art and Design and since then I've worked primarily as a visual effects artist.


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Lauryn Danae

Entertainment Illustration (Freelance, Cartoon Network)

Lauryn Danae is a visual artist working for the animation industry. As a recent graduate from Art Center College of Design, and a previous member of groups such as RCC, Santa Clara Vanguard and Blue Devils, Lauryn combines her love for music performance with her passion for telling stories. See work and personal projects here



Akiko Yamashita

3D Projection Mapping Artist

Akiko Yamashita is a highly skilled and globally recognized Animator and 3D Projection Mapping Artist from Japan. She works as a lead animator at VT Production Design, a full service creative design firm with a focus on the latest technology and techniques in Los Angeles, California. She has U.S. O-1B Visa, individuals with extraordinary ability in the arts. She created artworks for Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment, United Nations, Pharrell Williams at Coachella Music Festival, LinkedIn commercial, new year's countdown at Los Angeles City Hall, Greystone Mansion and more.

Akiko is also a cofounder of Mapjacks, projection mapping artists collective. As a pioneer of projection mapping, she has introduced projection mapping to many people such as USC School of Cinematic ArtsSideFx Software and CalArts classes. 

Akiko actively installs her 3d / light / interactive art to public. Her collaboration between music, fashion, art event brings surprise and new experience. She keeps exploring new technology such as virtual reality, Oculus Rift and audio-visual performance. Akiko is a former professional dancer and has over 15 years of experience producing dance shows. She has exceptional talent in motion, sound, space and lighting.



Check out some of Akiko's work below


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