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

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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, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, ART342, and The Studios of Key West. She is also the recipient of 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

Taro Hattori is a professional installation artist and web designer. His installation work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He has taught website design, desktop publishing, and digital photography for adult education programs at UC Berkeley and Kala Art Institute. BA, Sophia University, Japan; MFA, School of the Art Institute, Chicago

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

Arden Johnson-Petrov has created more than 15 books for American and International publishers, including Boyds Mills Press, Harper Collins, Leap Frog, Penguin, Pleasant Company - Mattel, Random House, Scholastic, and Warner Bros Elf movie. She has lectured at California College of Arts, UC Berkeley, and Minneapolis School of Design. BFA, CCAC

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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)

Kseniya Makarova is a graphic designer with experience in publication, wine and spirits packaging, web, and identity design; as well as a side practice in illustration and fine art. She is currently Senior Designer at Ingalls Design in San Francisco. BFA, CCA

Mel Prest was a figurative painter for a decade before turning to abstraction. Prest has been awarded funded artist residencies at The Ragdale Foundation, The Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, MH deYoung Museum and was an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Her work has included in New American Paintings (#73) and Art on Paper 2012: The 42nd Exhibition at the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, among other publications. Recent exhibitions include: ZeppelinMetroMashup at B Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CA; Soft Luminosity at IS-projects, Leiden, NL; Art on Paper 2012, at the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC;Poste Concrete, ParisCONCRET, Paris, FR. Prest has been featured in Artweek, Art Papers, San Francisco Chronicle and New American Painting. BFA, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, Mills College.

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

Douglas Sandberg is a commercial and fine art photographer working in the Bay Area for over 30 years. Formerly the Director of Photography at Bonhams / Butterfields, he currently provides photo services for Sotheby’s, SFMOMA, San Jose Museum of Art, and numerous magazine and book publishing firms. His client list includes work with Ralph Lauren, Rolls Royce, Chronicle Books, Oliver Peoples, Silver Oak Vineyards and the notorious adventure photographer, Peter Beard. Sandberg's most recent publication is BOOK ART OBJECT the CODEX FOUNDATION’S comprehensive catalog of unique artists books. He has taught large format/studio lighting at CCA and enjoys a long working relationship with major graphic design firms. His film and video work currently runs at the Smithsonian. BFA, CCAC

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


Merav Tzur’s work investigates alternatives to vertical, linear Western thought systems. Working primarily in interactive installations that include sculpture, video, sound, and performance, Tzur focuses on methods through which cultural, personal, and political narratives are constructed and then uses those methods to create a set of alternative – albeit absurd – hypothetical and implausible scenarios. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and institutions, including, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Berkeley Art Museum; and SFMOMA. BFA, CCA; MFA, University of California, Berkeley.

Eugene Young is a graphic designer and illustrator living and working in the Bay Area. He has taught in CCA's undergraduate graphic design, Pre-College, and Extended Education programs, as well as City College of San Francisco (including the CCSF Design Collaborative program). 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 unique style of science fiction and fantasy art, which earned him Adobe's 2008 Photoshop Users award for illustration. BFA, CCAC ; MFA, CCA