MFA Program in Writing second-year student Alka Joshi is heading off to Florida in October for a three-week artists residency (Comic Book Workshop / Graphic Novels Residency) at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) with Russian master artist and seasoned graphic novelist Svetlana Chmakova (Dramacon, 2007, and Nightschool, 2006), who also drew and wrote a monthly serialized manga strip (aka comic strip) for CosmoGirl and has recently finishedRead the rest
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by Jim Norrena
[photo: Jim Norrena]
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
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.Read the rest
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.
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 by Jim Norrena
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.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena
"Rob and Jeff showed me traditional storyboarding techniques. . . . They really work!"
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.)Read the rest
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.Read the rest
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.Read the rest
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.Read the rest