CCA in the Media News

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by Laura Braun

7x7 had the privilege of naming CCA's Class of 2015 Emerging Designer of the Year award last week, and picking just one recipient out of so many potential design stars was more difficult than we have ever encountered before. 

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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Laura Braun

As a graduate from the California College of Arts and Crafts she has written many books reflecting her studies in the craft world. Her work showcases a passion for using natural materials such as leaves, shells, grass and other organic elements. Almost all of her artwork is inspired by nature. 

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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Laura Braun

Just a week before multimedia performer and video artist Joan Jonas received an honorary doctorate from the California College of the Arts, New York Times art critic Roberta Smith called Jonas’ installation at the Venice Biennale, “They Come to Us Without a Word,” “triumphal ... one of the best solo shows to represent the United States at the biennale in over a decade ... an effortless combination of maturity and freshness.”

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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

Junior design student Caitie Dodge (middle) at California College of the Arts works on her project in her sustainable fashion class in San Francisco, California, on Friday, May 8, 2015. She is experimenting with shapes as she works on women sportswear using minimal waste and minimal dye.

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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

It’s a warm, sultry night in San Francisco. Bibhu Mohapatra (who made my wedding dress while he was design director at J. Mendel) and I have just reunited over dinner at California College of the Art’s Black Is the New Black benefit. We are seated at a long table flanking a 500-foot runway. Bibhu is filling venture capitalist Kirsten Green and me in on Michelle Obama wearing his clothes (“She is an amazing ambassador”) and his love of working with students as well as artisans in his native India “who are keeping alive thousand-year-old traditions.”

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

Join me for a shambling dance through the fine art departments of UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Mills College, the San Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco State University. (Sorry, Stanford, San Jose and Davis, there’s just one of me.)

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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

When Courage isn't evangelizing design at Citrix, you'll find her discussing the topic at TEDx, Stanford's d.school, the California College of the Arts, Tech Women and Design Management Institute. She co-authored the book Understanding Your Users and her work has been featured by Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company.

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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

For the last two months, Bernal Heights-based artist and California College of the Arts graduate Leah Rosenberg has been painting a small storefront—three walls, a floor, a desk, a chair, and a vase—a different color every day. The whole thing, covered in a single solid hue. It’s out on Irving Street, a block from Outerlands and Trouble Coffee in the Outer Sunset, and Rosenberg decides which colors to use based on what she finds in the neighborhood: an acid yellow fence, the pistachio exterior of the Francis Scott Key Elementary School Auditorium, a light purple crab on Ocean Beach.

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

Cities across Canada connected via webcast on May 5 for the latest panel discussion hosted by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) exploring “The Future of Human-Centred Design” with panelists from Purpose, UX For Good and California College of the Arts.

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Posted on Friday, May 15, 2015 by Laura Braun

The full extent to which this interface was performative, however, was not readily apparent to Minority Report’s audiences. “Hollywood rumor has it that Tom Cruise … needed continuous breaks while shooting the scenes with the interface because it was exhausting,” write Nathan Shedroff, the chair of California College of the Arts’ MBA program in Design Strategy, and Cooper Design Fellow Chris Noessel in their book Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction. Try holding your arms perpendicular to their chest for an extended period. It’s uncomfortable.

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