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Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by Allison Byers

Wall Street Journal quotes CCA Alum Chris Perez, and features the work of late faculty member Larry Sultan and alum Conrad Ruiz.

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Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 by Allison Byers

Erik Adigard is a trailblazing digital-media designer who first made a splash back in the early 1990s with a series of visual essays for Wired. In more recent years, his work has taken a turn away from the web to focus on installations on the border of art and design.

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Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 by Lindsey Westbrook

Barbara Holmes, "feed/rest/nest" (2013)

The work discussed in this story is on view in the exhibition By-Product Becomes Product at Intersection for the Arts (925 Mission Street, San Francisco) through March 30, 2013. There is an artists' talk on Saturday, March 23, at 1 p.m. (free and open to the public).

We all know that formaldehyde is toxic, but you may not know that it's an essential component of the glues that bind together such commonly used construction materials as plywood and particle board.

And unlike asbestos, which becomes inhalable and therefore harmful only when disturbed, these composite wood panels actually off-gas formaldehyde all the time.

The artist Christine Lee, who has been a lecturer at CCA for the past several years, was concerned about the effects of formaldehyde gas -- not only on people dwelling in structures made of these materials, but also on the artists who use them, possibly without even knowing they are exposing themselves to harm.

Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 by Allison Byers

Two new installations by Parker Ito in his Los Angeles solo debut diagram artistic relationships, no doubt underscored by the new realities of a digital world. That is both their considerable strength and an unavoidable weakness.

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Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 by Allison Byers

Clients who can't see the beauty in the whimsy - or the whimsy in the beauty - of a room done in elegant furniture surrounded by quilt-like wall hangings made of stained and painted coffee filters probably aren't the best match for interior designers Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman.

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Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 by Allison Byers

CCA Faculty members Kim Anno and Tirza True Latimer took part in the Feminist Art Project panel discussions at the Brooklyn Museum, part of the annual College Art Association conference.

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Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2013 by Jim Norrena

Network

When Adobe announced the winners of its 2012 Design Achievement Awards in the fall, the list included CCA alumnus Michael Rigley (BFA Graphic Design 2012). Rigley's conceptual thesis project, a video called "Network," won in the student Motion Graphics category.

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Christina Linden

Medical students fulfilling their residency requirement -- a formative but grueling experience that involves at least three years of treating patients in a hospital -- need to have intense stamina.

"It's common for a resident to finish a 12-hour shift and realize they never stopped to eat, or even go to the bathroom!" says Vinitha Watson, an innovation consultant, CCA trustee, and 2010 alumna of the MBA in Design Strategy program.

Watson knows this from research she did with Nicole Chen (also MBA in Design Strategy 2010) looking into conditions that affect the health and wellness of residents at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The culture of this intense learning environment is geared toward the residents becoming the best doctors they can be . . . and putting their heads down and plowing through by whatever means necessary.

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 by Jim Norrena

(l-r) Graphic Design alumni Sam Wick, Sonja Hernandez, Talin Wadsworth, and Shawn Cheris at Adobe's San Francisco offices

Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Given its international reputation for producing cutting-edge digital content tools and services, it's a highly desired employer for almost any graphic designer.

Given the competition, CCA is proud to learn four talented, career-focused Graphic Design alumni (all within five years of graduation) currently hold senior design positions at Adobe's San Francisco offices.

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 by Allison Byers

Like Miss America, Michele Pred's "Miss Conception" also dons a crown and scepter. Yet instead of jewels and gems, the latter's pageant gear is adorned with birth control pills.

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