Monday, October 20, 2014

Josh Higgins speaks to Changing the World Through Design







































Grateful. Last Wednesday Josh Higgins spoke to the Artists and Designers Today class and our AIGA SDCC student chapter via skype from Facebook Headquarters. It was so much fun.

Check out this recent article from the Phoenix New Times about making a difference with your life and work.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ground Breaking





































Congratulations to Professor MaeLin Levine, founder and President of the Board of Trustees of a K-8 Charter School called Urban Discovery Academy. She has been working to secure a location for the permanent home for the school, which will now be blocks away from City College, at 14th & F Streets. All students and faculty are invited to the event and Ground Breaking Press Conference where the Mayor, Council President Todd Gloria, Kris Michelle from the SD Downtown Partnership along with representatives from the Makers Quarter and the IDEA District will be speaking. The land where the school will be built is owned by SDCCD, and they are leasing the ground for 99 years, so UDA and SDCCD are linked together beyond their collective lifetimes! 

Professor Levine has been teaching at City for 20 years and SD City College design students designed the Urban logo and are currently working on a branding program for the IDEA District!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Studio Tours this Wednesday 9/24 -please arrive at 3:15

Don't miss our AIGA San Diego City College Studio Tour event to MiresBall and StudioConover this Wednesday 9/24. Meet at MiresBall.

On September 24 we will be touring 2 professional design studios and will meet at the first studio Mires Ball. These two studios are located within a very short walking distance of each other.

MiresBall: 2605 State Street. San Diego, CA 92103
http://www.miresball.com/
Studio Conover: 3131 Reynard Way, San Diego, CA 92103
3:20-4:15pm
http://www.studioconover.com/

There is street parking.
StudioConover is a cross-discipline design studio specializing in Integrated Brand Strategies, and Product and Architectural Consultation for the Built Environment.

MiresBall | Branding, Identity, Packaging & Design Agency
MiresBall is a branding agency in San Diego that develops strategy, marketing, & graphic communications.

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.