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  Industry's Finest Local Talents Grace MAD Summit 2017  
  Post by: Catherine Perez | 5/19/2017 3:48:24 PM  

  This year's Multimedia Arts and Design (MAD) Summit 2017 gathered the industry's seasoned and budding practitioners, featuring De La Salle Lipa's in demand alumni, on April 24-25 at the SENTRUM.

Multimedia students, professionals, and enthusiasts turned up in the two-day event to learn best practices and trends in the ever-evolving creative field of the invited resource speakers.

Guided by the theme, "Innovation and Sustainable Design: Facets of Responsible Artistry," the first day's roster of speakers was composed of outstanding DLSL alumni, top billed by Burn Gutierrez, author of Philippines' first ever personal finance-influenced comic book "The Adventures of Pepot Kuripot and Dora Gastadora" and co-author of "Cyberpreneur Philippines."

More young Lasallians generously shared their expertise including Roan Contreras, multi-awarded indie game developer; Gillian Tolentino, freelance illustrator, children's book artist and graphic arts reviewer; Soraya Dimayuga, writer; Rome John Maramo, digital news gathering specialist of ABS-CBN (TV Patrol); Merille Medina, graphic designer; Jerome Antonio, video editor and colorist; and Rome John Maramo, digital news gathering specialist of ABS-CBN (TV Patrol).

It was another distinguished DLSL alumna, Engr. Aisa Mijeno, CEO and Co-founder of Sustainable Alternative Lighting (SALt), who commenced the second day of the conference. Subsequent speakers included A.G. Sano, internationally renowned painter and professional photographer; John Raymond Bumanglag, illustrator graphic designer; Vernon Manlapaz, 3D Animation and VFX Manager at Animaticmedia in Burbank, California; Chris Egan Roxas, CEO and Chief Creative Director Founding of the XS Group; Jerry Lozano, President and CEO of Lozatech Digital Marketing Inc., alongside Judge Hernandez; and Jourdan Sebastian, Chief Evangelist Officer of Taclob.

Aside from the presentations, MAD Summit likewise exhibited the videos and photos of DLSL's budding artists who are poised to follow the footsteps of their mentors and the resource speakers they look up to.|

An apt token was literally drawn from the fifth staging of MAD Summit at it was capped with a visual collaboration in a form of a mural, courtesy of artist A.G. Sano along with select participants.

Multimedia Arts senior students organized the event, which aims to "uphold best practices, gather individuals of same interest and promote collaboration through interactive learning and activities."