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Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Laura Braun

KIDMob usually works on projects on a community scale—Ganim said this summer they worked to build a youth hub with students in the Philippines. But with support from organizations including Autodesk, the Helping Hands Foundation, and California College of the Arts that donated computers, 3D scanners and other hardware, they were able to host their second Superhero Cyborgs event in the Bay Area with a small group of individuals.

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by Chris Bliss

Symposium participants ready for the design blitz

This summer an impressive group of 100 economists, educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and scientists from across the country filled the Nave on CCA’s San Francisco campus. What could possibly bring them to a college of art and design?

The answer: The Future Is Up to Us: Symposium & Design Blitz, held on July 9, 2015.

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by Chris Bliss

Symposium participants ready for the design blitz

This summer an impressive group of 100 economists, educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and scientists from across the country filled the Nave on CCA’s San Francisco campus. What could possibly bring them to a college of art and design?

The answer: The Future Is Up to Us: Symposium & Design Blitz, held on July 9, 2015.

Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

"Rachel and I wanted a French press we'd be happy to leave out on the table, one that would be a centerpiece of the kitchen rather than something that goes right back into the cabinet after each use," says Andrew Deming of Yield Design Co. He and his partner, Rachel Gant, met as design students at California College of the Arts in SF and founded Yield with a mission to "pair American craft and ingenuity with an eye toward the future." That includes a beautiful brew: The duo, now based in St.

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015 by Laura Braun

So we reached out to professors at seven of the world’s top design schools to ask what books they recommend for getting your feet wet in design. Each school submitted five books that span design disciplines, from industrial design to graphic design to interior design and more. We combined them into this reading list, links to Amazon and all. Let your summer beach reading start here.

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Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

The social network’s first woman, Goodin initially saw Facebook “as just a fun thing that my friends made,” but over time, “it morphed into the zeitgeist while I watched,” she said. She’s currently earning an M.F.A. in design from the California College of the Arts and hopes to launch her own consultancy to craft sustainable products that improve people’s lives. “I’m not there yet,” she said, “but a gal can dream.”

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Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 by Laura Braun

I graduated with an English Lit degree, and sort of meandered for a few years after that. I wasn’t totally aimless, but somewhat. I worked in a record store for awhile and as a receptionist at an in-flight magazine publisher (“Good morning, Alaska, Horizon and Midwest Express magazines”). Eventually I worked into a desktop publishing position in a non-profit where I designed brochures and newsletters. I enjoyed it, so I decided to go back to school at California College of the Arts (then CCAC) to study further. That’s one of the best things I’ve ever done.

Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

"We are winning today. Today is going to be a great day. There is breakfast casserole!" Randi Gloss, 24, loaded up a square paper plate with food and swung herself into one of the lilac velour lounge car booths on the train she was riding: the Millennial Train Project, a 10-day journey which carried millennial social entrepreneurs and innovators across the country this week. As the train stopped in cities across the southern United States, the riders conducted individual project research and received mentorship from thought leaders spanning a number of industries.

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 by Laura Braun

As the sun rose over an ash-pale stretch of Arizona desert sprinkled with saguaro cacti—a Western scene straight out of Central Casting—25 millennials emerged from bunks on refurbished 1950s Pullmans, grabbed coffee, and began to work.

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Posted on Monday, May 4, 2015 by Laura Kenney

Ming & Khen Soh pose with Ming's 32-pound king salmon

The following exchange between Wai Khen Soh and Wai Ming Soh -- twin brothers and each an Illustration major -- appears in the spring 2015 edition of Glance, the college magazine, as part of the How We Got Here series.

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Ming: I started thinking about my next course of action in life while I was serving my mandatory service in the Singapore Armed Forces. I had taken a diploma in digital media design in a polytechnic (which is like American community college) prior to my enlistment.

I asked myself: Shall I embark on work, or further my studies? Whatever path I pursued, I wanted to do the same thing as my twin brother, Khen, as it would be cool to see a pair of twins in the same profession.

Khen: It’s nice seeing brothers face tribulations side by side, especially when they have the same faces! Like most twins, we are always tearing at each other’s throats, only to give the other a friendly pat on the back when the going gets tough.

Also like most twins, we have similar interests. Drawing and creating stories are passions going way back to our childhood. It helped that our parents were encouraging.

I went to a polytechnic, too, and took a diploma in graphic design, and while the education was invaluable, I felt more interested in drawing and painting narratives. So we decided to take an undergraduate program in illustration together.

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