Vacant jewelry store turns into showcase for Ringling College students


We love giving back to our community by working closely with our local design students.  A graduate herself of Ringling College of Art and Design (class of '07), Kimberly returns regularly to the Ringling classrooms to work one-on-one with the students on portfolios, interview skills, mentoring, and doing fun projects like this one!

In the RCAD/Westfield SurREEL project, Kimberly worked with Ringling students to transform a vacant jewelry store in a Sarasota mall into a showcase for some of the school’s best senior animation thesis projects, many by students who have gone on to work as animators for Hollywood powerhouses, like DreamWorks, Pixar, and Sony.

Neat fact: This project even caught the attention of our much loved, and internationally published, Interior Design Magazine with an online article on the SurREEL lounge!


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