Awards and Accolades News

Posted on Monday, September 13, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Congratulations to CCA Industrial Design students Erin Fong, Ryan David Francis, and Marc Levinson, all finalists among 814 participants, who were each awarded an honorable mention at the 23rd Annual Koizumi International Design Lighting Competition for Students, a significantly competitive international competition for lighting design students, whose objective it is to "promote promising youth and improve the cultural lighting situation."

Erin Fong — Quintet
Ryan David Francis — Triode Safety Light

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Posted on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 by Marion Anthonisen

Exploring the middle ground between fact and speculation, recent graduate Mathieu Stemmelen (BFA Graphic Design 2010) is inspired by things unseen, like divides that exist only on maps or in unspoken attitudes about society.

Mathieu’s interactive book Visualizing The Invisible, which examines invisibility through biology, culture, and philosophy, received first place in the Book Design category at the 2010 Art Directors Club (ADC) awards. Much of his book’s content is printed using invisible ink, apparent only when placed under ultraviolet fluorescent light.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Concentric model of a strong brand. Only the inner layers affect the outer, not the other way around.

CCA’s Graphic Design adjunct professor Christopher Simmons is a designer, writer, educator, design advocate, and principal of the noted San Francisco design office MINE™.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 by Jim Norrena

The CCA Film Program's 2010 end-of-year show, titled Night/Light, was a smashing success. The event took place in Timken Lecture Hall and was filled with wonderful energy, films, and installations.

Congratulations to the following award winners:

Faculty Award: Erinn Clancy

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Posted on Monday, August 30, 2010 by Christine Bradley

The Creative Work Fund (CWF) has named Allison Smith (in collaboration with Southern Exposure) as one of 17 recipients of this year's award. A total of $650,000 has been awarded for the creation of new works in the fields of performing and visual arts, funding collaborations between artists and local nonprofit community organizations on dynamic and creative projects that include dance, music, theater, sculpture, murals, interactive community art-making, and more.

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Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena

"Rob and Jeff showed me traditional storyboarding techniques. . . . They really work!"

The Pitch

It's a story about a recent California College of the Arts graduate who scores an internship working with his former instructor, an Academy Award–winning filmmaker. The intern makes such a strong impression he's put to the task of editing extra scenes taken from his instructor's latest feature film for its upcoming DVD release. (It should be noted the film was the opening feature at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.)

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Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

CCA's San Francisco campus is home to a beautiful new permanent installation that canopies the atrium space near the Helzel Boardroom. Aortic Arc, as it has been named by its creators, just received a merit award in the 2010 AIACC Awards Program in the Small Projects Category.

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Posted on Monday, August 9, 2010 by Samantha Braman

Andrew Guiyangco (Animation 2011) and Yesenia Ayala (Animation 2010)

CCA's Animation Program, launched in 2007, has already gained a stellar reputation for sending its students off excellently prepared for professional life. The chair of the department is Andrew Lyndon, whose job as a digital imaging and video instructor at Pixar Animation Studios has helped create invaluable connections with that company.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Representatives from all sides of CCA’s Architecture Program took in so many awards—11 at last count—at the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIA San Francisco) 2010 Design Awards, it was nothing short of a concrete victory! While the special awards gala, which took place May 6, honored and recognized more than 25 architecture and design firms, CCA's Architecture community spent much of the evening basking in the spotlight.

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Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010 by Jim Norrena

While we all know CCA students and faculty are among the best-of-the-best artists—not only here in the East Bay but also nationally and internationally—Fine Arts program manager Julie Caffey reminds us our staff, too, contributes widely to the college's distinguished reputation.

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