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Art Directors Guild Announces New Website Launch

Note: this is a reprint of July 16 2018, Shoot Article. The original article can be found here

LOS ANGELES --(SPW)-- The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) announced today the launch of its newly revamped website. This redesigned site delivers an intuitive, well-crafted and visually compelling online presence that reflects the reputation and talent of the Art Directors Guild as the nexus for Excellence in Design. Locating at the same address ADG.org, the new website goes live today, July 16, 2018. "Our website launch represents a major step in enhancing our artistry, transparency and solidarity vision by fully engaging members, the entertainment industry, and the general public," said Nelson Coates ADG, President of the ADG. "The new ADG.org will provide visitors with an informative experience - showcasing our growing membership and the myriad of contributions by members to productions in motion pictures, television and new media." 

ADG.org has improved functionality and an intuitive design that represents all the Local 800 Guild members including Art Directors, Graphic Artists, Illustrators, Matte Artists, Previs Artists, Model Makers, Production Designers, Scenic Artists, Set Designers and Title Artists. The website offers resources such as the availability list, a media-rich member portfolio section linked to IMDb, production listings, training classes, a searchable calendar, and updates from the Guild's leadership for member support. An online version of the ADG magazine Perspective will also be available. 

The new website was created by the award-winning design firm Anton & Irene http://antonandirene.com with a strong emphasis on streamlining the information architecture, enhancing the usability and findability of content, and elevating the visual appeal of the entire experience. 

Production Designer Susan Bolles ADG presides over the website redesign committee comprised of representatives from all four ADG councils, which includes Art Directors Rachel Robb Kondrath and Michael Allen Glover; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists Ellen King and Alan Kobayashi; Set Designers and Model Makers Eugene Adamov and Kenneth A. Larson; and Illustrators and Matte Artists Chris Brandt and Matthew Cunningham. Graphic elements for the ADG logo remixes were created by ADG members Tom Taylor, Eric McGilloway, Angus Lyne, and Evan Yarbrough. 

Other contributors include ADG Members: Francois Audouy, Michael Baugh, Nelson Coates, Judy Cosgrove, Mimi Gramatky, Michael Rizzo, Nikki Rudloff, Tom Walsh, Kate Weddle, Erica Wernick, Sharon Zysman; Board of Directors President Nelson Coates, Board of Trustees Chair Oana Bogdan, Art Directors Council Chairs Marcia Hinds and Mark Worthington, Scenic, Title & Graphic Artists Council Chair Pat DeGreve, Set Designers and Model Makers Council Chairs Rick Nichol and Kristen Davis, Illustrators and Matte Artists Council Chair Tim Wilcox; Current and former ADG Staff: Ilana Alazzeh, Sasha Aronson, Doreen Austria, Dana Bradford, Dooner, Emmanuel Espinoza, Sandra Howard, Laura Kamagowa, Christian Maguire, Sara Mata, Chuck Parker, Cynthia Paskos, Debbie Patton, Jackie Thompson and Lydia Zimmer; Consultants and Vendors: Dan Dodd (IngleDodd Media), Dag Flater (POD Interactive), Maggie Hendrie (Art Center), Kevin Kilgore (WinMill Software), Michael Mann (Mann Interactive), Rick Markovitz (Weissman/Markovitz Communications), Suzanne Otto-Feller, Dennis Welch, Libby Woolems (Acme), Audrey Zaldumbide (Kisten Creative). 

About THE ART DIRECTORS GUILD 

Established in 1937, the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents 2,700 members who work throughout the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; Set Designers, Model Makers and Previs Artists. The ADG’s ongoing activities include a Film Society screening series, annual “Excellence in Production Design Awards” gala, bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective), figure drawing and other creative workshops, Production Apprentice (PA) Trainee program, extensive technology-training programs and year-round Gallery 800 art exhibitions. The Guild’s online directory and website resources are at www.adg.org. Connect with the Art Directors Guild on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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