Design News

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 by

Mark Andrew Buenafe.

By Pooja Vijay Kumar and Laura Ng

Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

The California College of the Arts (CCA) is proud to offer a slate of Global Climate Action Summit affiliated events and contribute expertise regarding the intersection of environmental responsibility and the arts.

In September, the city of San Francisco will host the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS)—a high-profile occasion that will bring leaders, organizations, and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” This important moment will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, and citizens with respect to climate action, while also serving as a platform to launch deeper discussions about the future.

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

The Nave—a grand hall located in CCA’s iconic academic building in San Francisco—provides a dramatic, versatile space to showcase large works of art and group exhibitions.

The California College of the Arts is proud to present a robust line-up of public programming to the San Francisco Bay Area. This fall, CCA will have a number of affiliated events for the much-anticipated Global Climate Action Summit, including the official launch of the award-winning Architectural Ecologies Lab, which exemplify the college’s commitment to sustainability.

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Artist and CCA alumnus Nigel Sussman. Photo by Clara Rice.

Artist and alumnus Nigel Sussman (BFA Illustration 2005) will create the artwork for the 15th annual Architecture + the City festival hosted by American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF) and the Center for Architecture + Design. Sussman creates complex isometric murals and illustrations and can often be found painting pictures of giant cats or flying food.

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Designs by (L to R): Jennifer Wang, Liam Cliff, Zewei Hong

Liam Cliff, Zewei Hong, and Jennifer Wang—three recent graduates from CCA’s fashion design program—presented their collections at the Fas

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Left: Courtesy of Hatch Workshop. Right: Courtesy of House 9.

California College of the Arts is proud to announce Hatch Workshop and House9 as the two winning teams of the college’s annual IMPACT Award, presented by CCA’s Center for Art + Public Life. This CCA-wide competition for students, alumni, faculty, and staff provides a $25,000 award to each winning team, as well as a robust network of resources and partnerships to enable teams to complete their projects over the course of one year.

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

CCA associate professor and chair of illustration Owen Smith.

CCA associate professor and chair of the Illustration program Owen Smith is the designer of 19 New Yorker covers, subway images for San Francisco MTA, award-winning murals and sculptures. Smith’s artistic inspiration is a blend of Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, film noir, femme fatales, pulp illustrations, and the high-drama of Renaissance art. A recent article in The Daily Beast boasts a number of his accomplishments—including "killing Christmas."

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Maggie Beasley

In a two-part series, Design Dean Helen Maria Nugent spends an hour talking to the CCA DESIGN IS editorial team about her ambitious plans for the division, the recent move to San Francisco, and why she loathes the “that’s not design” critique.

On template: Helen Maria Nugent, Dean of Design, shares her thoughts on the new newsletter for the Design Division and what it means to be studying design today.
 

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Maggie Beasley

Featured designer, Alicia Cardell, Illustration Senior, talks about design, dogs, and life after graduation.

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Maggie Beasley

Lynda Grose, Chair of Fashion Design, discusses her new vision for the Fashion program at CCA with the CCA DESIGN IS editors.
 

What’s new for the Fashion Design program at CCA?

I envision Fashion Design to be a program where students conceptualize, develop, and construct designs by incorporating sustainability and technology fluidly.

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