Profile: Harvard Digital Art Club

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There are more than 400 officially recognized student organizations at Harvard, but not all of them get the attention they deserve. In these weekly profiles, the Arts Board takes a look at arts groups on campus.

Established last fall, Harvard's Digital Art Club holds workshops on web design and software such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Interested students can freely attend their weekly meetings, held Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. in Science Center 229.

"We definitely want to attract people to come out of the woodwork," said president of the club Helen Yung '13. "We know there's a lot of talent out there." The club, founded by Vivian Chi '12, fosters interest in digital media and allows members to explore those interests in their free time. For those not so savvy with the latest digital media, the club also creates fool-proof guides through highly detailed PDF tutorials on their website.

Despite its youth, the club already has affiliations with societies such as the Harvard Graphic Novel Society as well as Harvard-based and local businesses seeking graphics, logo or web designs for high-octane, unique advertisements.

Yung and co-president Shirley Zhou '13, plan to attract a greater freshmen base and hope to emphasize a greater focus on collaborative Art Labs. The club is also planning to issue a publication in the future.

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