Stacey Williams-Ng was just featured on a new web series from Lynda.com called The Creative Spark. The Creative Spark is a series of web-documentaries featuring different artists and focusing on their work and creative process.
Lynda.com approached Stacey because of her unique skill sets that combine aspects of both digital and traditional art through her work in the emerging field of interactive storytelling. The documentary takes the viewer through the story of how Stacey was introduced to digital book making, and how she realized it was the perfect fit for her unique interests in illustration and design. She talks about her process and how she builds her books step by step using Demibooks Composer. It also shows how her work led her to create her own digital publishing agency, Little Bahalia, and some of the projects she has coming soon. It also takes you to a sneak preview of her work with students at MIAD in her new class “Designing Interactive Books for the iPad.” The design elective class is a partnership between MIAD and Demibooks.
Here is what Lynda.com had to say about the Documentary:
“A course on interactive book design for the iPad, a topic that wouldn’t have existed two years ago, is now being taught by Stacey Williams-Ng at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Even Stacey seems surprised that her love of illustration and knowledge of graphic design have combined into a new career for her, interactive storytelling. She loves putting brush to canvas, which is how her children’s books begin before they’re photographed or scanned into the iPad—where she actually uses an app to create apps. Her business has blossomed into a publishing company (Little Bahalia) that’s dedicated to creating interactive children’s literature. We join her at her home studio in Milwaukee where she’s animating her latest book, A Troop Is a Group of Monkeys, destined for the iPad. Quick quiz: What is a group of bats called? Find out during this installment of the lynda.com documentary series The Creative Spark.”
Take a look and let us know what you think!