CCA News

Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts will present the exhibition Route 1: R for Replicant from January 19 through April 10, 2010, in the Logan Galleries (upper level) on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. The exhibition is free and open to the public, with an opening reception on Tuesday, January 19, from 6-8 p.m.

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Posted on Thursday, December 3, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Senior Kelly McLachlan View slideshow 

Kelly McLachlan is a senior in CCA's Animation Program.

While earning her bachelor of fine arts, Kelly has also been excelling professionally and personally, landing an impressive semester-long internship at DreamWorks Animation SKG, the celebrated Bay Area computer-generated animation company. DreamWorks created Shrek and Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, Kung Fu Panda, Flushed Away, Sinbad, Medagascar and Antz, among others.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 by Chris Bliss

California College of the Arts alum Chris Fitzpatrick (MA Curatorial Practice 2009), a San Francisco-based independent curator, writer, and musician, has been selected as one of three young curators to participate in the prestigious Curatorial Residency Programme in Italy, sponsored by Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, an internationally oriented arts center located in Torino, and the Edoardo Garrone Foundation (Fondazione Edoardo Garrone).

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Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 by Lindsey Lyons

The CCA Alumni Exhibition Committee has launched the CCA Alumni Gallery online! This is a great opportunity to showcase your work and view the work of your fellow alumni. There are no entry fees and work will be reviewed by curators for future alumni exhibitions. The site is entirely run by alumni volunteers so upload times may vary. Please be patient!

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Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts will present the exhibition The Magnificent Seven: Harrell Fletcher: Selections from the Life and Work of Michael Bravo from January 19 through April 24, 2010, in the Logan Galleries (lower level) on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. The exhibition is free and open to the public, with an opening reception on Tuesday, January 19, from 6–8 p.m.

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Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2009 by Jim Norrena

diploma work - "Freiraum"

Nikola Otto

Born 1980 in Regensburg, Germany

Education
2006 Visual Communication—University of Applied Sciences (Würzburg, Germany)
Studied at the Instituto Profesional ARCOS, Santiago de Chile, Chile

Professional Experience
2006 graphic designer, BüroX, Vienna, Austria
2004 editorial designer, Gabriele Lenz, büro für visuelle gestaltung, and Pilz Werbeagentur

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Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

Vanderbyl Design, proposed USPS rebranding, 2009

How can the U.S. Postal Service be saved? Vanderbyl Design was one of three design firms recently commissioned by Newsweek to propose a rebranding for the beleaguered institution. Of the three propositions, featured in the October 12 issue (and in the slideshow at right) it was the most honorific visually, and also the only one that extended beyond the logo to a full suite of applications. Vanderbyl says he couldn't do just a logo; he had to see how it would play out on the mailboxes, on the airplanes, on the trucks, even (brilliant!) on the little metered-postage stickers.

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Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 by Chris Bliss

The Board of Trustees of California College of the Arts (CCA) approved Dream Big as the college’s strategic plan for 2010–15. The plan outlines a distinctive vision for the college as a place of extraordinary promise and transformation for those who believe creative work can positively and powerfully affect our world.

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Posted on Monday, November 23, 2009 by Sarah Owens

Cover: First issue of the MBA in Design Strategy *Student Annual: 2008–2009*View slideshow 

The Student Annual: 2008–2009, published September 13, 2009, marks the premiere issue of the annual publication that showcases student experiences and projects thus far completed within the first year of CCA’s inaugural MBA in Design Strategy program. The student-published annual also features a class profile, faculty interviews, and recorded discussions among students.

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Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Watch Graphic Design alums G. Dan Covert and Andre Andreev as they discuss their post-CCA successes—founding the design firm Dress Code in New York and writing a design book together!

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