CCA in the Media News

Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 by Laura Braun

The Design Innovation prize was awarded to Haworth for its development of Bluescape technology, an interactive touchscreen wall. The Design for Humanity award went to Judith Heerwagen for her pioneering research in biophilia, which examines how building and workplace design influence organizational effectiveness. Architect Amy Campos of California College of the Arts in San Francisco took home the Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit Award for her professional accomplishments, innovative teaching methods, and successful interior design practice.

Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 by Laura Braun

Ford and IDSA have teamed up to bring you "Designing Innovation"—a panel discussion on design featuring Nathan Shedroff of the California College of the Arts, Yves Béhar of fuseproject, Jordan Brandt of Autodesk and Freeman Thomas of Ford Motor Company. Check out the video above to see what they have to say about the role of technology in design, shaping consumer behaviors and responses to innovative products and how products stand out from and fit in with the world around them (among many other things, of course).

Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 by Laura Braun

GLASS is a luxury yacht concept with a minimalist design inspired by skyscraper architecture. The yacht features a front staircase that goes all the way down to the waterline, and a stacked superstructure inspired by interlocking LEGO blocks. GLASS was designed by California College of the Arts architecture student Lujac Desautel.

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Posted on Monday, June 9, 2014 by Laura Braun

A few weeks ago, in a spacious white tent on the new back lot of the California College of the Arts (CCA) San Francisco campus, the 2014 graduates of the Fashion Design program showcased their final thesis collections during a fashion show juried by industry professionals from companies such as North Face, Erica Tanov and, of course, LS&Co.

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Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

San Francisco native Zara Dramov majored in industrial design, so it's natural that her inaugural designs for her bag line, the Common Knowledge, have a structured, architectural silhouette. But the California College of the Arts graduate's inspirations for her Bone Bag also include both origami and the way bone interacts with skin (think elbows and cheekbones). She also had practicality in mind; the Italian leather bags - of which there are two sizes and four colors (plum, oxblood, olive bronze and black) - include a removable snap-in pouch.

Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

But then I got busy, and fell out of touch with Owen (a former Nike, Intel, and NASA design contractor who is former acting director of the industrial design department at the California College of the Arts). Recently I learned that the Sparse lights were available for online ordering, and I bought my own pair, for $140. They’re great, and they make my clownishly large Specialized crosstrail bicycle (it’s XXL-sized, to fit my 6’3” frame) look a little bit cooler—maybe even like something you’d find parked in the Batcave.

Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

Anthony Huberman, director of the Wattis Institute at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, has appointed Jamie Stevens curator and director of public programs.

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Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

Jamie Stevens has been appointed curator of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, on the California College of the Arts' campus in San Francisco.  Stevens was formerly the curator of London's Cubitt Gallery, an artist-run nonprofit in Islington. There he organized exhibitions of work by Morag Keil, Kristine Kemp, Aaron Flint Jamison and many others. Before Cubitt, Stevens was the exhibitions and events organizer at Chisenhale Gallery, also in London. He starts his new position at the Wattis next month.​

Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Laura Braun

I went to school at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. I got my Bachelor’s in fine arts and majored in Fashion Design. My senior project was a fashion show, and I had an entire collection that actually is SCF’s first collection, Foreign Cinema. So, I took my senior collection after we both graduated, we made a blog, worked in my parents’ extra room downstairs, and tried to sell it by word of mouth. From then on it grew into our careers.

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Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Laura Braun

½: Suggested fee for a baby model used in life drawing class, compared to that for an adult, by artist Eleanor Dickinson for a class at the California College of Arts and Crafts.

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