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
Luana Coonen is known for her art jewelry inspired by natural materials and created with precious metals and plastics. She has traveled and created jewelry around the world, and her work can be found in galleries nationally. Luana enjoys teaching, exhibiting art jewelry, and running a small jewelry business. BFA, CCA
Lisa Rybovich Crallé is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited extensively in the U.S. and abroad. She has been an Artist in Residence at Ox-Bow, Arteles, ART342, and The Studios of Key West. She is a recipient of the 2014 Alternative Exposure Award and the 2011 Robert Arneson Award. Prior to receiving her degrees, Lisa studied at the New York Studio School and the San Francisco Art Institute. MFA, UC Davis; BA, Sarah Lawrence College.
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. Marshall'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 simply a hammer, some patience, and a little skill, the possibilities are endless. In recent years Marshall 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
Patrick Dintino is a fine artist whose paintings and collages have been exhibited internationally. He co-founded Artists in Motion art collective, a group of artists that created funk-art fashion, sculpture, and furniture out of reclaimed materials. In 2000, he was invited as a guest artist to work with Sol LeWitt to create Sol LeWitt: A Retrospective at SFMOMA. A finalist for SFMOMA’s SECA emerging artist award, and a recipient of the Pollack/Krasner Foundation Grant, Dintino was recently included in the group show, The Future of Abstraction, at the Chelsea Museum of Art in New York City. There will be a solo exhibition of his painting and collage work at Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco during the month of September. BA, San Diego State University; BFA, MFA, CCAC
Melisse Herman is an artist who has taught in the degree programs at both Mills College and California College of the Arts. She is in the process of negotiating locations to exhibit sight specific work as well as writing a book on her research. Herman has exhibited on both the East and West Coasts and is in a number of significant collections, including the Chevron Corporation and the United States Embassy, Hong Kong. BFA, CCAC; MFA, Mills College
Originally hailing from Westchester, New York (home of the X-Men!), Jim Kettner failed to gain any super-powers, but did get his BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts in NYC. Jim spent years on the East Coast creating illustrations and designs for albums and music videos before moving to the Bay Area to get his MFA in Writing at California College of the Arts. Now armed with degrees in both writing and visual art, Jim is flexing all his creative muscles to ensure students learn all sides of good storytelling. His comics and personal writing have been featured in print and on the web in publications such as As You Were, Rumpshaker Magazine, and If You Make It. Jim's current secret headquarters is located somewhere in Oakland California.
Peter Kuo is a Certified Technical Trainer and an Adobe Certified Instructor in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Lightroom. He has over ten years years of experience as a designer and artist working in print, web, and digital publishing. He 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 City. In addition to his private practice, he currently teaches interior design in CCA's degree program. Current projects may be seen at www.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, MH deYoung 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
Jon Stich is an illustrator whose clients include Chronicle Books, Bloomberg Businessweek, Sports Illustrated Kids, Adult Swim,The New York Observer, Grantland, The Bold Italic, The San Francisco Chronicle, Grist, Kodiak Cakes, The Phoenix New Times, The Nashville Scene, Vibe, The Source, and Hyphen Magazine. BFA, CCA
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 will be teaching 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 a featured artist at the 2014 Black Choreographers Festival where he exhibited a retrospective of graphic design work. BFA, CCAC
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