Instructors

Lewis Bangham is an award-winning designer and fine artist whose range of experience includes storyboard artist, illustrator, animator, and game designer. He has produced projects for a variety of clients including NASA, Capitol Records, 20th Century Fox, Siemens, and Apple computers.

As a fine artist, he has exhibited internationally. Bangham has taught at the Art Center College of Design, Stanford University, and the Art Academy University. BS, Art Center College of Design

As a designer specialized in knitwear, Hanne Behrend’s experience extends across design, technical design, pattern drafting, production coordination, understanding state-of-the art industrial knitting machine operation and capabilities as well as hand-knitting and domestic knitting machines.

Hanne Behrend’s recent freelance clients include Isda & Co and Margaret O’Leary in San Francisco, and her knitwear designs retail at Chic on College Avenue in Oakland.

She was the knitwear design coordinator at the Academy of Art in San Francisco prior to coming to CCA in 2011.

Hanne Behrend enjoys teaching advanced skills in knit garment design and construction and the hands-on craft of designing and machine-knitting creative fabrics. Her knitwear students’ portfolios benefit from the inclusion of their unique knit swatches and designs.

AAS, Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design

BA, Art, San Francisco State University

Adjunct Professor, Fashion Design

Marshall Dalva is a jeweler and metalsmith who has worked as a production jeweler for an Oakland-based designer. Within a short time, he was managing production and the everyday workings of the designer's studio, which has grown into an internationally recognized brand.

Dalva's personal work follows a different model; he has a deep love for the flexibility of metal, focusing on metal forming and larger-scale fabrication.

With a hammer, some patience, and a little skill, the possibilities are endless. In recent years Dalva has returned to his private work, creating metal sculpture and jewelry in his studio using a range of techniques and materials. He has previously taught at The Crucible. BFA, CCA

Faith Jewell is a professional Architectural Lighting Designer in San Francisco. Her design practice is informed by the concept that for most of us vision is one of our primary vehicles of experience and light is the phenomenon which breathes life into our visual system. She believes that this powerful relationship is what informs and transforms our understanding of the environment which surrounds us.

With a bachelor in fine arts she is inspired by the works of many contemporary installation artists such as Dan Graham and Olafur Eliasson whose works are deeply emotive and challenge our understanding of our relationships to light and the spaces we dwell in. She is formally educated as a Lighting Designer, holds a M.A in Architectural Lighting Design from the Hochschule Wismar in Germany and is a DAAD Scholar. She is an Associate at Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design in San Francisco, CA, an internationally renown and award winning Architectural Lighting Design firm. She is currently a senior lecturer at California College of the Arts. http://www.hlblighting.com

Peter Kuo is a certified technical trainer and an Adobe-certified instructor in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Lightroom. He has over 10 years  of experience as a designer and artist working in print, web, and digital publishing.

Kuo conducts hands-on corporate workshops as well as in-class instruction for Adobe software training.

Briggs MacDonald's work ranges from residential to hospitality, commercial, and institutional interiors. Presently in private practice, clients have included Vitra, Artemide, and Design Within Reach showrooms.

He has formerly held positions as principal at Alamosa Design Associates, director of interior architecture at EHDD Architecture, and as design director at Mancini Duffy, all in San Francisco. MacDonald has also worked with Andree Putman and Vignelli Associates in New York.

In addition to his private practice, he is faculty in CCA's Interior Design Program. Current projects may be seen at bmod.net. BArch, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)

Mel Prest is a San Francisco-based artist, curator, and teacher. Prest has been awarded funded artist residencies at Willapa Bay, The Wassaic Artist Residency, The Ragdale Foundation, The Sam & Adele Golden Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, de Young Museum, and was an affiliate artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

Recent exhibitions include MoonBrightChime (solo) at Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX; un.bound.ed at Root Division, San Francisco; The Intuitionists at the Drawing Center, New York, NY; Doppler Shift at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ; Works on Paper 2012 at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. MFA, Mills College; BFA, RISD

Merl Ross is a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally and is included in numerous public and private collections. She is the recipient of a California Magazine Discovery Award and presently teaches painting at UC Berkeley. BA, MA, MFA, UC Berkeley

Rachel Steiner is a ceramic artist, technician, and teacher living in Oakland. She teaches pottery at the Berkeley Art Studio (UC Berkeley) and assists two ceramic artists, Linda Fahey and Jessica Niello, in their pottery production. Rachel also makes her own line of pottery, which she sells at various outlets and exhibits. Rachel and three other artists formed Make. Do. Collective., in which they collaborate with each other and exhibit as a group. BFA, CCA. Makedocollective.com

Eugene Young is a Bay Area graphic designer and illustrator. He has taught in CCA's undergraduate Graphic Design, Pre-College, and Extension programs, and currently teaches digital drawing and painting at Dominican University and Adobe Illustrator at City College of San Francisco.

Young has also taught rapid visualization in the CCSF Design Collaborative program and taught the college's first visual development for animation course in the fall of 2014.

As sole proprietor of Eurayo Design, he has produced marketing collateral for several Bay Area community-based arts organizations, nonprofits, and small businesses. Young is also known for his afrofuturism-inspired science fiction and fantasy illustration.

This year he guest-curated A Show of Power: Africans and African Americans in Science Fiction and Fantasy at CCSF and was a featured artist at the 2014 Black Choreographers Festival where he exhibited a retrospective of graphic design work. BFA, CCAC

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