How to fix the California Constitution: Not a question to be taken lightly, and one so heavy, in fact, that polls indicate most Californians can't even bear to think about it.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
Posted on Friday, February 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena
Designer Indhira Rojas chats with Michael Welch, director of facilities and operations for the SF campus, atop the Nave.
Have you seen CCA's three-bin recycling system on campus? Better yet, are you clued in to how the system works? Because some students have been confused by what goes where (and why) involved in this new color-coded system, not everyone has been willing to participate—or even if they have been willing to participate, they’re not always successful in reaching the correct bin.Read the rest
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
Different is the new "normal."
Or, more precisely: There never was a normal, and different isn't new. It's taken a while for the rest of the world to realize it, but industrial designer Patricia Moore has known this for decades and has forged a career out of what is now called Universal Design.Read the rest
Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2009 by Jim Norrena
Born 1980 in Regensburg, Germany
2006 Visual Communication—University of Applied Sciences (Würzburg, Germany)
Studied at the Instituto Profesional ARCOS, Santiago de Chile, Chile
2006 graphic designer, BüroX, Vienna, Austria
2004 editorial designer, Gabriele Lenz, büro für visuelle gestaltung, and Pilz Werbeagentur
Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009 by Clay Walsh
The fifth annual CCA summer study-abroad course in Oaxaca, Mexico—known as "Oaxifornia"—was again a success, bringing CCA students together with local artists in a truly interdisciplinary setting. In a countryside town about 12 miles outside Oaxaca City, 13 CCA students lived and worked for three weeks this past July in the Ex-Hacienda de Guadalupe.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009 by Sarah Owens
Caroline Lu, one of BusinessWeek's "21 People Who Will Change Business"
BusinessWeek magazine has just honored the MBA in Design Strategy at California College of the Arts (CCA) with a spot on its list of the top 30 design programs in the world. The list represents the final results of extensive research and the polling of prominent academics, designers, consultants, and business managers on the best MBA or master's programs that integrate design thinking and business.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
An artist uses Matthew Baranauskas's collage stamp
Matthew Baranauskas and Molly Ackerman-Brimberg, two recent graduates from CCA’s Graduate Program in Design, made helping the disabled in the East Bay city of Richmond into a thesis project. They spent more than a year working with the National Institute of Art and Disabilities (NIAD) and creating an exhibition, CCA Design for Disability: Alternative Ways of Making, which is on view through August 23.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
The American Institute of Graphic Arts San Francisco (AIGA SF), a chapter of AIGA, the oldest and largest professional organization for design, awarded Doug Akagi, Leslie Becker, and Michael Cronan—all past or present faculty at California College of the Arts—as its 2009 Fellows in recognition of their exemplary achievements and contributions to the design community. AIGA SF honored all three award recipients on June 15, 2009, at a reception that also acknowledged the golden anniversary of Communication Arts magazine, which was founded in 1959.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
Conrad Ruiz (Fine Arts 2009), Overload, 2009, watercolor on cavas, 77 x 110 in.
California College of the Arts will present its 2009 MFA Exhibition from Thursday, May 7, through Saturday, May 16 (10 a.m.–7:30 p.m. daily), with an opening reception on May 7 from 6–9 p.m. The exhibition features projects by nearly 50 artists graduating this spring from the college's master of fine arts program. The presentation unfolds throughout CCA's San Francisco campus, giving visitors an opportunity to tour most of the college. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.Read the rest