Saturday, September 13, 2014

Founder's Week Trolley Release: Design by Lindsay Jonkers SDCC Graphic Design

Vintage style at the Founders Week Trolley Roll out!
Professor Andrea Singer was the mastermind of the incredible Vintage Costumes
Old meets New at the Founder's Week Trolley Dedication
Lovely Lulubi in front of her larger than life trolley portrait

Woman of the Hour: Trolley Designer Lindsay Jonkers

Go Lindsay! Not only did she design it but she made it fit an 80 foot trolley


Portrait of Design Student Harry Kim

Professors Sean Bacon and Candice López team taught the Centennial Branding Class that developed the trolley design.
Lindsay with SDCC President Anthony Beebe

SDCC Communications Director Heidi Bunkowske organizes the big event with style



Agents of Change Trolley gets ready to roll out of the MTS yard

Graphic Design Lab Technician Eugene Brown gets playful in front of his portrait


Chancellor Constance Carroll steps back in time




Founder's week couldn't have had a more student-centered, dynamic and festive celebration than the trolley release last Wednesday. It meant so much to all of us in design to see the work of San Diego City College graphic design student Lindsay Jonkers roll down the tracks! Her design Agents of Change was unanimously selected to represent the diversity and spirit of San Diego City College. It featured portraits of students, faculty and staff artfully shot by professional photographer Stephen Simpson. Thanks to MTS for supporting this project!

The work of SDCC Graphic Design/Drama Professor Andrea Singer was simply amazing! Her flair made history come alive as she decked out students, faculty and staff in vintage costumes representing the 100 years of City College history. The Cosmetology department delivered makeup and hair that was inspiring. Thanks to Department Chair Extraordinaire June Richards for her unending support and vision. What incredible work with the organization and planning by our Communications team Heidi Bunkowske and Jamie Netherland. Thrilling to celebrate with our wonderful new President Anthony Beebe, Chancellor Carroll, interim President Lynn Neault and Trustees. Hundreds of cheering students lined the tracks to greet the trolley as it arrived from Imperial Station to the San Diego City College trolley stop.

Photography by Stephen Simpson

Friday, September 5, 2014

Founder's Week Events and Open House September 11: 11:30-1pm at San Diego City College Graphic Design AH401








































Wednesday September 10: Join us at 10:30am at the Imperial Transit Center at 1255 Imperial in downtown San Diego.

Designed by San Diego City College Graphic Design student Lindsay Jonkers the trolley will roll out at a ceremony led by City College President Anthony Beebe. In a competition Lindsay's design Agents of Change was selected for this honor. Actors decked out in period costumes art directed by SDCC Design Professor Andrea Singer from the decades think roaring twenties, fabulous fifties and hip sixties will be on hand. A big shout out to June Richards for organizing the actors, make up and contributing so much to this event.

GRAPHIC DESIGN OPEN HOUSE
Thursday September 11:  11:30am-1:00pm in Room AH 401
Everyone is welcome to see finished portfolios by SDCC Design students, meet and greet faculty in the Young Resource Room. You can also visit our stunning new classrooms and graphic design digital lab.

You can also tour the new City gallery with tours leaving at 12, 3 and 6pm at the gallery entrance.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

This Wednesday: Nicola Vruwink of Art Center College of Design

This Wednesday: 
Nicola Vruwink
Art Center College of Design
Room AH306
3:15-4:00pm
FREE
Everyone welcome

Learn about diverse careers in the design field and discover one of the top design schools: Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Grow your Digital Skills at San Diego City College

With the demand and growth of digital in our world and in our future careers, these classes are essential to your success. Here are project examples of previous students work from these dynamic classes. Paul Drohan is the Executive Design Director of Digitaria and brings his real world expertise and enthusiasm to our brand new Graphic Design Digital Lab.

Examples of Student Work:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B16qb0mIrfiDbUNIM3YzWUZKUms&usp=sharing


There are only a few seats left so go to the first class meeting.

ARTG 144  Web Page Design
51654 6:00-8:30pm Monday/Wednesday in AH 406

This intermediate course explores the best practices and graphic elements of successful web design. Emphasis is placed on understanding the basics of web design, anatomy of a web site, web design unity, elements of web design, web typography, adaptive and responsive design and user experience. This course is tailored to the student in graphic design working towards building a portfolio for graduation. Each component and class assignment is intended to assist in effectively communicating your ability as a designer to visualize and execute a strong viewpoint, plan and voice.


ARTG 126  Intermediate Digital Media 2: Mobile Experience Design
41522 6:00pm-9:00pm Tuesday/Thursday in AH 406

This intermediate course explores the best practices and strategies of successful mobile experience design. Emphasis is placed on understanding the basics of mobile web and application design, mobile first strategies, elements of mobile design, adaptive and responsive design and user experience. This course is tailored to the student in graphic design working towards building a portfolio for graduation. Each component and class assignment is intended to assist in effectively communicating your ability as a designer to visualize and execute a strong viewpoint, plan and voice.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Build your Portfolio: Typography 2 this Fall






























One of the best ways to build your portfolio is to enroll in Typography 206 this Fall. Guided by Past AIGA President Amy Levine, Partner at Visual Asylum you will complete several dynamic projects that go directly into your finished portfolio. These include beautiful poetry books pictured here, direct mail campaigns for the Old Globe Theatre and other projects that will give your book polish.
This class is a requirement for both our certificate and degree programs and intermediate level students who have completed Typography 106 and Digital Media [or equivalent elsewhere] can grab the remaining seats in this exciting course.

At this link you can see how Bradford Prairie implemented the Type 2 direct mail project into his finished portfolio winning first place at the AIGA San Diego 2014 Portfolio Review.

ADVANCED TYPOGRAPHY
52450  ARTG206  ADVANCED TYPOGRAPHY  M/W   6:00 PM-9:10 PM    AH 404        
Amy Levine

Friday, August 15, 2014

San Diego City College Graphic Design Fall Semester Begins Next Week in our new Arts/Humanities Building

There has never been a better time to get started or continue your studies with us at San Diego City College Graphic Design. This Fall we move into the new Arts and Humanities building with amazing classrooms, graphic design resource room full of books and digital lab. Our incredible faculty are leaders in the graphic design field and can help you build your skills and portfolio. 

There are a few open seats left in classes highlighted in orange. If you would like to add one of these classes go to the first class meeting to get an add code from the instructor. If you are on the wait list for other full sections come to the first class meeting.

Beginning Level:
BASIC GRAPHIC DESIGN
79421   ARTG100            BASIC GRAPHIC DESIGN       M/W       9:35 AM-12:45  AH402   Candice López/Rafael López

00345   ARTG100            BASIC GRAPHIC DESIGN       T/Th     6:00 PM-9:10 PM AH402     MaeLin Levine

BOOK ARTS
88649            ARTG174A          BOOK ARTS I        Th    12:45 PM-6:00PM  AH405         
Andrea Singer

DIGITAL MEDIA on campus
51647          ARTG125                DIGITAL MEDIA TR 1:00 PM-4:10PM   AH406
Julie Warren

DIGITAL MEDIA online
55936            ARTG125            DIGITAL MEDIA                                  Fully Online
Julie Warren 

GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY on campus
89279  ARTG118         GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY  T/Th     9:00 AM-10:25 AM  AH 401
Candice López
THIS CLASS WILL MEET ON-CAMPUS FOR THE FIRST 8-WEEKS AND MEET ONLINE 
FOR THE SECOND 8-WEEKS.

GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY online
71662             ARTG118            GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY            Fully Online
      
71677            ARTG118             GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY            Fully Online                                           
71686            ARTG118             GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY            Fully Online   

TYPOGRAPHY
41506   ARTG106            TYPOGRAPHY            M/W                 1:00 PM-04:10   AH402      Amy Becraft

79661   ARTG106            TYPOGRAPHY            M/W            4:30 PM-7:40 PM    AH402       Amy Becraft
                            
Intermediate Level
INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL MEDIA 2: See post about this class by clicking here
41522   ARTG126        INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL MEDIA   T/Th    6:00 PM-9:10 PM AH406
Paul Drohan           

INTERMEDIATE GRAPHIC DESIGN I: PAGE LAYOUT                                                                                                                                                               
59758     ARTG124    PAGE LAYOUT            M/W     9:35 AM-12:45 PM   AH 404        
Sean Bacon

INTERMEDIATE GRAPHIC DEISGN 2: IDENTITY SYSTEMS AND PACKAGING
See post about this class by clicking here
64981  ARTG133  INTERMEDIATE GRAPHIC DESIGN 2 T/Th  2:30-5:40PM  AH402           
Min Choi

WEB PAGE DESIGN
51654   ARTG144    WEB PAGE GRAPHIC DESIGN   M/W    6:00 PM-8:30 PM  AH406
Paul Drohan           

Advanced Level
PORTFOLIO A
70823  ARTG148A            PORTFOLIO A     T/Th     9:35 AM-12:45 PM       AH404  
Sean Bacon         

ADVANCED TYPOGRAPHY
52450  ARTG206  ADVANCED TYPOGRAPHY  M/W   6:00 PM-9:10 PM    AH 404        
Amy Levine

New Course:  PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES IN DESIGN
01817            ARTG135  PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES     M/W  4:00 PM-7:10 PM   AH401    MaeLin Levine
This exciting new course will give you the skills needed to transition from being a student designer to a professional. You will develop promotional materials, learn practical skills like how a studio/agency functions, how to price jobs, salaries, keep timecards, interface with professionals and the business of design. This is the perfect class for intermediate/advanced students looking to enter the job field or recent grads.