CCA 2007 Fashion Design alumna Amy Sarabi has been chosen to compete in Season 7 of Project Runway, hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum and fashionista Tim Gunn. In this highly competitive hit series, 16 designers battle for three coveted runway shows during New York Fashion Week and a chance to launch their fashion careers.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by Sarah Owens
Bob Aufuldish was honored at San Francisco Center for the Book's "Five Treasures: The SFCB Peer Recognition Event"
Graphic Design faculty and alumni won big in 2009. Print magazine; Graphis, publishers of the eponymous international design magazine, design annuals, and numerous other publications; AIGA, the professional association for design; and the San Francisco Center for the Book all honored numerous CCA faculty and/or alumni from the Graphic Design Program—some of whom garnered multiple prestigious awards during the year.
Congratulations to each and all for a remarkable year of design accomplishments!
Awarded FacultyRead the rest
Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
(photo by JoJo Whilden)
Howl, a feature film written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, will have its world premiere on the first night of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on January 21. The opening-night structure is new this year. Instead of one single headliner, there will be three, one in each of three categories: short film, narrative, and documentary. Howl will be featured in the narrative category; the jurors selected it for this special honor out of nearly 2,000 submissions.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook
photo by Kelly Sultan
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook
This is only Allison Smith's third semester teaching at CCA—she moved to the Bay Area about a year and a half ago—but she's already hit the art scene here with a powerful dose of positive energy.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, December 3, 2009 by Jim Norrena
Kelly McLachlan is a senior in CCA's Animation Program.
While earning her bachelor of fine arts, Kelly has also been excelling professionally and personally, landing an impressive semester-long internship at DreamWorks Animation SKG, the celebrated Bay Area computer-generated animation company. DreamWorks created Shrek and Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, Kung Fu Panda, Flushed Away, Sinbad, Medagascar and Antz, among others.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 by Chris Bliss
California College of the Arts alum Chris Fitzpatrick (MA Curatorial Practice 2009), a San Francisco-based independent curator, writer, and musician, has been selected as one of three young curators to participate in the prestigious Curatorial Residency Programme in Italy, sponsored by Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, an internationally oriented arts center located in Torino, and the Edoardo Garrone Foundation (Fondazione Edoardo Garrone).Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook
Vanderbyl Design, proposed USPS rebranding, 2009
How can the U.S. Postal Service be saved? Vanderbyl Design was one of three design firms recently commissioned by Newsweek to propose a rebranding for the beleaguered institution. Of the three propositions, featured in the October 12 issue (and in the slideshow at right) it was the most honorific visually, and also the only one that extended beyond the logo to a full suite of applications. Vanderbyl says he couldn't do just a logo; he had to see how it would play out on the mailboxes, on the airplanes, on the trucks, even (brilliant!) on the little metered-postage stickers.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, November 23, 2009 by Sarah Owens
The Student Annual: 2008–2009, published September 13, 2009, marks the premiere issue of the annual publication that showcases student experiences and projects thus far completed within the first year of CCA’s inaugural MBA in Design Strategy program. The student-published annual also features a class profile, faculty interviews, and recorded discussions among students.Read the rest