Design News

Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

The Graduate Program in Design at California College of the Arts will hold its year-end thesis events May 4–6, 2010, on its San Francisco campus, located at 1111 Eighth Street (at 16th and Wisconsin).

A reception party to celebrate the program’s newest graduates is planned for May 5 at 5:30 p.m., which will feature food, drink, and a guest DJ. (Visit the graduate thesis events website for a schedule of each day’s events. All events are free and open to the public.)

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Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Tzui Lien, Endless Scroll, 2010View slideshow 

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.

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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.

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Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Patricia Moore, dressed as a woman in her 80sView slideshow 

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.

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Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2009 by Jim Norrena

diploma work - "Freiraum"

Nikola Otto

Born 1980 in Regensburg, Germany

2006 Visual Communication—University of Applied Sciences (Würzburg, Germany)
Studied at the Instituto Profesional ARCOS, Santiago de Chile, Chile

Professional Experience
2006 graphic designer, BüroX, Vienna, Austria
2004 editorial designer, Gabriele Lenz, büro für visuelle gestaltung, and Pilz Werbeagentur

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Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

CCA MFA student artists will present the special storefront project Super Pop-Up Shop at the newly remodeled Alameda Towne Center November 22 through December 6, 2009. The grand opening will take place Sunday, November 22, from noon–5 p.m.

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Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009 by Clay Walsh

Oaxifornia 2009 student Zak Timan learns how to prepare carrizo from artisan Maria Magdalena Angeles VasquezView slideshow 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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