Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sign up for Mobile Experience Design this Fall ART G 126

We are excited to offer a new course to Intermediate level students in our new lab in the Arts Humanities building.

Mobile Experience Design will be taught by Paul Drohan, Executive Design Director of the award winning interactive firm Digitaria. Paul also teaches our web page design class and is an aluni of San Diego City College.

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. The 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    Paul Drohan

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

Monday, July 14, 2014

$1000 Graphic Design College Scholarship


Thanks to Dean of Student Affairs Michael Paul A. Wong for letting us know about this design scholarship. To learn more and enter go to this link: http://www.influenceprint.com/design-scholarship-2014/

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sign up for ARTG 135 Professional Practices

ARTG 135 Professional Practices
Professor MaeLin Levine

This course is a practical study of professional practices for graphic designers. Emphasis is placed on employment opportunities, freelance, and small business creation in the graphic design field. Students work on real-world projects to assess their strengths and weaknesses, create a personal brand, and interact with various working professionals. Topics also include self-promotion, contracts, and professional networking. This course is designed for students majoring in graphic design. Associate Degree Credit & transfer to CSU. 

This course will NOT be a project intensive course, great to take this course either concurrently with Portfolio, just after completing Portfolio or before embarking on the Portfolio preparation track! 

We will be visiting a variety of design businesses from boutique design firms, to advertising/marketing agencies, to in-house communications departments, hearing from seasoned professionals, potential employers on how to break in and be prepared for opportunities, here are just a few:
-Mthº
http://themthdegree.com
-I.D.E.A
http://www.theideabrand.com
-Jacob Tyler
http://www.jacobtyler.com/branding-agency-work/
-MiresBall
http://www.miresball.com
-SquarePeg Packaging
http://www.teamsquarepeg.com
-Salk Institute
http://www.salk.edu
-Vitro
http://vitroagency.com


Beyond having a great portfolio, what are employers really looking for when hiring young designers? Once hired, how do you keep the job and when is it time to move on? What is the breadth and scope of work I might expect in my career? How to plot a successful design career? What's the difference between an advertising agency, design firm, in-house department? How do I become a "freelancer"? What to charge and how?


Professor MaeLin Levine is an AIGA National Fellow and past President of the American Institute of Graphic Arts San Diego chapter. She is a principal of Visual Asylum and has also attended the Harvard business school. She will help you bridge the gap from student to professional designer. ONLY twenty (20) seats available, register early!

ARTG 135 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES (3.0 Units )
http://schedule.sdccd.edu/index.cfm?action=search_class
CRN 01817
MW
04:00 PM-07:10 PM
CITY AH401
08-18 to 12-16

Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Course in the Fine Art Program

New Course:   ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS TODAY
00420      ARTF104  ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS TODAY  MW 3:10-4:35  AH 404

This is a new survey course of the fields of art and design and a transfer course for SDSU team taught by Wayne Hulgin [fine art] and Candice López [graphic design]. 
                                

Fall 2014 Graphic Design Class Schedule

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. 

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
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
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. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Travel through History with Graphic Designers

To celebrate the 2014 centennial of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, designers from across the United States were asked to make a social, political or cultural statement about one year in AIGA's history. Participants include Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, Paula Scher, Woody Pirtle, Elaine Lustig Cohen, Primo Angeli, Carin Goldberg, Kit Hinrichs, Tom Geismar, George Tscherny, Michael Osborne, Sean Adams, Ellen Lupton, Michael Vanderbyl, Jennifer Morla, Eric Madsen, Ivan Chermayeff, Noreen Morioka, Chip Kidd, Michael Beirut, Charles Anderson, Dana Arnett, Rick Valicenti, Debbie Millman, Clement Mok, Louise Sandhaus, DJ Stout, Steff Geisbuhler, Clive Piercy, Augustín Garza, Terry Marks and local San Diegans Bennett Peji and Candice López with many others. The work is now being printed and was used at the 2014 AIGA Centennial Gala in New York City.

Click on this link to view the AIGA Centennial Historical Timeline and click on the arrows to travel through history from a designer's perspective.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Historic 100th Commencement of San Diego City College

President Lynn Neault leads the celebration
Record breaking crowds attended

Graphic Design Professor Candice López introduces Josh

Josh Higgins takes center stage

2014 Commencement Speaker and design alumni Josh Higgins
The crowd cheers

Time for Diplomas

President Neault and Chancellor Carroll survey the crowd.
The 100th commencement is now part of history












 The 100th commencement of San Diego City College was a historic and record breaking celebration of success. Kudos to SDCC Photographer Jamie Netherland who captured these incredible photos to document the event! The commencement speaker was none other than Josh Higgins, San Diego City College Graphic Design Alumni. After serving as the Design Director for the 2012 Obama re-election campaign Josh is now Creative Director at Facebook. 

Here is just a part of Josh's inspirational speech that got the crowd cheering... "I know the popular advice in commencement speeches is "follow your hear" but that's only half the story. Your heart is your compass. Let it guide you. It's your drive that will take you places: Figure out what you want to do, then work your tail off to get there". 

Legions of dedicated volunteers, faculty and staff made the 100th commencement an unforgettable event. Kudos to Heidi Bunkowske and her team for pulling off this stellar ceremony. After the AIGA San Diego portfolio review our program held a celebration in honor of Josh Higgins and the 2014 SDCC Graphic Design graduates. 


Custom Sashes for Graphic Design Alumni and Graduates
























Party in Honor of Josh Higgins and the 2014
SDCC Graphic Design Graduates

Portfolio Professor Sean Bacon relaxes at last!


















The Yinglings deliver up great live music 

Lab tech Eugene Brown and Josh Higgins reunite