Will, Age 13

Student Stories


Fall 2015



Will made steady progress over the course of his first four Islands of Brilliance classes. His “mashup” LEGOCRAFT tales progressively moved from simple two dimensional executions in Adobe Illustrator, to three dimensional drawings with increasing attention to detail. In Summer 2015, Will was paired with veteran Milwaukee Creative Director Jerry Higgins, and Will’s work jumped to the next level. Jerry guided him through increasingly complex three dimensional illustrations, and provided him with an advanced understanding of design, art direction and software skills.

As an added bonus, Will and Jerry got to throw out the first pitch at the United Adworker’s Softball All-Star Game that benefitted Islands of Brilliance. Now that’s what we call a powerhouse creative team!