A Decade of Music
To celebrate its 10-year anniversary this past November, SCAD Atlanta Radio hosted a contest for SCAD students to create original album art that reflected the radio station and its history. The competition’s winner is third-year interactive design and game development student Rebecca Stetina-Sawyer, who spoke about her winning concept and design process.
INTERVIEWED BY MIKAEL TRENCH
WHAT INSPIRED THE DESIGN?
I actually got to see that a lot of entries coming in looked like alternative SCAD Atlanta Radio logos, and I thought that maybe an illustration would be something fresh to mix it up. When I work and DJ in the station, we have lots of amazing posters and album artwork all around the booth and office, and I just wanted to make something that would look like it belonged on the wall beside them.
HOW DO YOU FEEL IT REPRESENTS THE STATION?
This illustration is quite literally an image of the station — what you see is the booth that the DJs sit at while performing and hosting their shows. Since the mission statement of SCAD Atlanta Radio is to cater to more indie and underground styles of music, I didn’t want the work to look super polished and neat, so my art style tries to emulate that grungy/underground/local-art kind of vibe.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT WORKING AT THE STATION?
Getting to share music I love. It’s a great feeling. The DJ booth is one of my favorite places at SCAD — it’s relaxing, stress free and my show is a great excuse to take a break from projects and get some downtime.