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Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Source: devex.com

Jakarta, Indonesia, is regularly devastated by flooding. When disaster hits, Twitter has emerged as a powerful platform for communication, coordination among residents and emergency responses with the hashtag #banjir — the Indonesian word for flood.

“Right now a lot of the emergency response tools that are being developed are happening in a siloed way,” said Sara Dean, an architect and designer who previously worked on a web-based platform called Peta Jakarta, which gathered, sorted and displayed information on flooding in real time. “One of the advantages that we’ve found in social media is — even though it’s an untamed, noisy type of communication — it’s also a place where people are listening. And so they don’t need to know that an emergency is going to happen; they could even be very unprepared. But when you want to get their attention, you can get it because they’re already there.”

 

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Helen Maria Nugent appointed dean of design at CCA

Helen Maria Nugent was appointed dean of design at California College of the Arts (CCA), it was announced today by Provost Tammy Rae Carland. She will oversee CCA’s Design Division with 6 undergraduate and 3 graduate programs. Nugent is professor and founding chair of the Designed Objects programs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). She will begin at CCA on August 16, 2017.

Posted on Monday, May 8, 2017 by Laura Braun

Jennifer Morla established San Francisco-based Morla Design in 1984 as a multi-disciplinary studio and has since continued to pair wit and elegance on everything from motion graphics and branding to retail environments and textiles. Morla has created design programs for Levi's, Design Within Reach and the Mexican Museum, San Francisco. She has been honored with over 300 awards of excellence in the field of visual communication, including the 2010 AIGA Medal.

Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by Laura Braun

“My ultimate dream is to design for space travel,” said Neidlinger, an Oakland California College of the Arts graduate.
Chabot’s Yuri’s Night event is one of 40 in 21 countries around the world. There will be DJs and dancing, LED displays, alcoholic drinks and telescope viewing.

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Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017 by Jim Norrena

Did you know CCA students have access to more than 600 internship and externship opportunities each year?

For some, it's a curricular requirement (e.g., Graphic Design students must complete an internship prior to graduation), while for others it's an inspired career move.

And a good one!

Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017 by Jim Norrena

Did you know CCA students have access to more than 600 internship and externship opportunities each year?

For some, it's a curricular requirement (e.g., Graphic Design students must complete an internship prior to graduation), while for others it's an inspired career move.

And a good one!

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 by Laura Braun

Their book, recently released by the Monacelli Press, is a compendium to help artists, designers, and curious readers gain a more complex understanding of symbolism in the visual arts. Last year, Fox and Wang, both design professors at the California College of the Arts, got some press attention for their subversive Trump logo of interlocking Ts that manifest a negative image of a swastika.

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by Laura Braun

From a hotel in Berlin, Guillermo Galindo is speaking about the first time he visited the Mexico-US border. Mexican by birth but now living in California, where he is a senior adjunct professor at the California College of Arts, Galindo is used to hopping between the two countries. For him, the journey is smooth. ‘I usually fly,’ he says. ‘For me, the border is the airport.’

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Posted on Friday, February 3, 2017 by Laura Braun

After working at an interdisciplinary studio run by a professor of mine at CCA, I ended up at Adobe. The job was about creating tools and services to help people like myself and other creatives make great things. I was really attracted to solving those types of problems. It wasn’t about tech, and early on it wasn’t about products per se.

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Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 by Laura Kenney

Martin Venezky in his studio

Martin Venezky wrote this piece for the fall 2016 issue of Glance magazine, part of an ongoing feature showcasing the studios of CCA faculty and alumni.

Venezky has taught in CCA’s Graduate Program in Design since 1993. He is the master designer at Appetite Engineers, a San Francisco-based design firm. His projects include work for SFMOMA, the Whitney, Reebok, the Sundance Film Festival, Wired, and the New York Times.

He has also designed books on sports, popular culture, art, and photography.  He and his team mix hand skills and digital skills across media to produce intricate and inventive designs.

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