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Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by Jim Norrena

Turner Duckworth is an award-winning visual identity and packaging design agency

"The time I spent at Turner Duckworth as a junior designer has been brief, but full of valuable lessons," recalls Graphic Design student Suwanna Ruayrinsaowarot. "The experience has been enriching and insightful in many different aspect of life."

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Ruayrinsaowarot gained useful experience in her role as a junior designer at the award-winning visual identity and packaging design agency's San Francisco studio. She worked within a team of creatives, which allowed her to achieve various hands-on experiences from creating professional mockups to packaging designs.

"The company culture at Turner Duckworth is a strong, unique, and friendly one. It offers a book club, Tuesday jogging sessions, and staff birthday celebrations. The staff is friendly, funny --  most members are in their mid-20s and mid-30s. Yet they are experienced and professional."

She adds: "They have all been a great source of inspiration for me. I am motivated to discover what I want to do in this field in the future."

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Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by Jim Norrena

Students and alumni gain experiential learning during internships

CCA student designers are working in exciting, innovative internships at such innovative companies as Google, Motorola, Intel, de Young, Cooper Hewitt, Chronicle Books, Autodesk, frog, Townsquared, Flipboard, and many others -- and by doing so they are positioning themselves to kick-start their careers and reap the benefits.

Today the internship experience has become status quo; employers typically seek to hire only candidates who can demonstrate they already possess the experiential learning creative jobs require.

Don't Get Left Behind

Employers now routinely screen job applicants: Those who have completed an internship can stay; those who haven’t are weeded out.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

Lawrence Lander, 27, hails from Houston but is currently attending the California College Of The Arts in San Francisco working towards a master's degree in graphic design. His Houston sticker, which replaces the lone star in the Texas state flag with a simple "H" for Houston is his way of keeping close to the city he loves.

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Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014 by Laura Braun

Meredith Brion is studying textiles at California College of the Arts, so it makes sense that when she describes her tank, she goes into colorful detail on its weight and the images it inspires (see below). The East Coast native considers her style low-key, and an extension of her mood and how it changes. “I was a tomboy growing up, so I think most of the time I’m channeling that essence or chance of me getting my hands dirty,” Brion says. ” I bike a lot, so that’s also a consideration.”

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Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 by Jim Norrena

The following undergraduate Printmaking students have been awarded the 2014 Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship, for which each student received a $3,000 tuition scholarship.

Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo
Samuel Forrest Alderson
Lisa Mathis
Angel Perez

Alexandra Phelps
Samantha Thompson

Graduate Winner
The graduate winner is Carolina Magis Weinberg.

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Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 by Laura Braun

California College of the Arts architecture student Lujac Desautel re-examines traditional yacht design with GLASS, a beautifully minimalist concept that utilizes stacked levels to create a sleek, sculptural form. Inspired by interlocking LEGO blocks as wall as the architecture of skyscrapers, the ship is organized vertically by three cubic volumes, allowing for the maximizing of living space for guests and crew members.​

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Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 by Laura Braun

GLASS is a luxury yacht concept with a minimalist design inspired by skyscraper architecture. The yacht features a front staircase that goes all the way down to the waterline, and a stacked superstructure inspired by interlocking LEGO blocks. GLASS was designed by California College of the Arts architecture student Lujac Desautel.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Laura Braun

Most lights still have two settings--on and off--despite the fact that changing lighting can easily impact how much energy or focus we have, how well we sleep, and how easily we wake up in the morning. A new lamp from California College of the Arts student Quin Boucher is designed to shift throughout the day, providing exactly the right color and intensity of light for everything you do.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Laura Braun

“Aren’t you going to ask me who I’m wearing?” California College of the Arts (CCA) Fashion Department Chair Amy Williams teased at the reception for the 2014 CCA Student Fashion Show on Friday, May 16. “It’s my own design” Williams shared of the evening pine satin jumpsuit “but the antique Tiffany silver belt is a gift from my mother-in-law.”

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Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Laura Braun

Students from California College of the Arts unveiled their work on the runway Friday night in San Francisco for the Spring 2014 Senior show. Bursting with creativity, and high-quality execution, the show spoke volumes about the talent of the students and the high-level education they have received. 

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