“Recently, I’ve seen a lot of manipulation of proportion and illusions of draping,” says Amy Williams, chair of California College of the Arts fashion design program, of student styles. “Rick Owens just showed a collection with similar themes. Watching students refine that kind of personal experimentation in the fashion show is always rewarding.”Read the rest
Posted on Friday, September 5, 2014 by Laura Braun
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 by Jim Norrena
CCA is thrilled to announce In Solution: Water Symposium, a free, public two-day symposium of panels, films, and presentations to be held Saturday and Sunday, September 27-28, on the San Francisco campus.
The symposium is part of Soundwave ((6)) Water Biennial, San Francisco’s acclaimed biennial summer-long, experimental event series of innovative sound, art, and music made possible by MEDIATE Art Group.
Each season investigates a new idea through sound and invites diverse multidisciplinary artists and musicians to explore the season’s theme in new and innovative directions.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 by Laura Braun
One student, named Evan Kuester, wanted to do just that for his friend Ivania Castillo. Kuester, is currently studying for his Master’s Degree in Architecture with a specialty in digital fabrication at the California College of the Arts. When he met Ivania, he immediately got the idea of creating a custom prosthetic arm for her, that would be different than anything ever created. He wanted to create something that would be both useful and eye-appealing. He didn’t want to just 3D print something that was already available on the internet.Read the rest
Posted on Sunday, August 24, 2014 by Chris Bliss
We send our thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the 6.1 earthquake in Napa that occurred early Sunday morning. Neither damage nor injuries were reported on either CCA campus.
Because we live in an area prone to earthquakes, we offer our students opportunities to learn safety tips and to understand the college's safety procedures.Read the rest
Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2014 by Dustin N. Smith
The award represents a rich collaboration between the two institutions that creates a special opportunity for a recent BFA Printmaking graduate to work in the dynamic Kala facilities with a community of artists from all over the world.
While studying printmaking and visual studies at CCA, Ulen-Klees began to develop a conceptual body of work inspired by the juxtaposition of natural and urban landscapes and uses the multiple to further explore human relationships to ecology within their manufactured environments.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by Jim Norrena
Matt Pearson at the Get Together event he organized to celebrate neighborhood talent in the Bernal Heights business community.
The company's goal is to empower local businesses by making it easier for them to communicate and collaborate with one another.
"I am the founding events coordinator for the company," Pearson explains. "I'm running an events pilot that culminates in eight community events in September and August.
"The goal of the pilot is to discover how live events deepen relationships and instigate collaboration within business communities.Read the rest
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."
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."Read the rest
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.Read the rest
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.Read the rest
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.”Read the rest