Monday, November 28, 2011

Mexican Modern Painting: Wednesday December 7th at 10am

On Wednesday December 7th at 10am the SDCC Graphic Design History Class will be attending the current exhibition of Mexican Modern Painting at the San Diego Museum of Art. To learn more please visit this link to the San Diego Museum of Art. If you would like to join the group for a FREE docent led tour please contact Professor Candice López at

This Friday December 2 at noon: Digitaria Tour

We've had so many amazing workshops this Fall Semester. We are now in the planning stages for our Spring events. As the AIGA SDCC Faculty Advisor I want to personally thank all the energetic students and faculty who have participated and helped create this dynamic forum to push our knowledge and skills. If you haven't had the chance to experience the magic for yourself there is an exciting studio tour this Friday!
See you at Digitaria this Friday at noon.

Candice López

Friday December 2: Digitaria Studio Tour

Senior Creative Director and SDCC Alumni Paul Drohan will showcase the work of this award winning, full service digital agency. They offer interactive strategy, design, marketing, technology, search, and analytics. Digitaria creates bonds between brands and consumers through modern technology’s multitude of interpersonal platforms. These meaningful relationships can only be created digitally, since only the digital platform allows for such unique interactivity with the masses on a personal scale.

Today, brands live digitally on so many devices it has become borderline impossible to control. Companies now depend on elite marketing communications companies to be the digital brand stewards. It’s no longer only about strategies that embrace a brand’s core attributes, it’s about ensuring a true understanding of how that brand is living, breathing and prospering across digital platforms. Digitaria is platform agnostic, and have built an extraordinary team of diverse skill sets and capabilities. That rare combination and balance inspires seamless and effective work across all platforms.

Digitaria. 350 10th Avenue, Suite 1200. San Diego, CA 92101-12 noon to 1:30pm

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Portfolio Building Workshops

Here's an update for students hoping to get a jump start on their portfolio building.
Workshops with Candice López and Sean Bacon start this coming Friday.

11/18 from 2-5pm in V403A Identity and Packaging
12/2 from 3-5pm in V403A Identity Manual
[we start an hour later due to the scheduled field trip to Digitaria from 12-2.]
12/9 from 2-5pm in V403A Type Font Design
12/16 from 2-5pm in V403A Multipage project

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Living Principles: AIGA San Diego

Designing with the ENVIRONMENT in Mind

To learn more about this event that is FREE to AIGA members and students please click here.

SDCC Alumni Josh Higgins story in East County Times

As a bass player for the San Diego rock group fluf, Josh Higgins traveled the country touring with notable acts like Jawbreaker, Fugazi, Blink 182 and Sublime. His music led him to a career in graphic design and San Diego City College. His socially conscious work such as the So-Cal Fire Poster Project and Haiti Poster Project has received international recognition and the attention of important companies and clients.

Now Josh has a new boss. He works for the President of the United States and consults with him personally. "Josh doesn't have to pinch himself awake for the dream. He's living it. He is now responsible for the artwork and design of his whole re-election campaign".
To read about Josh's incredible story and his start at San Diego City College Graphic Design check out this article in the East County Times by Ray Wong.

Pictured above: Poster: Come Together by Josh Higgins

SDCC Graphic Design on Newscene

Thanks to Aliya Bora for putting together this fantastic story about the Alumni Portfolio Panel for Newscene. Presenters include SDCC Graphic Design alumni Desiree Aspiras, Larisa Mamanova, Sara Linden and Ying Jen Lai and interviews with Professor Andrea Singer and design student Brent Engelhart. To check it out please visit this link

This Wednesday: Nov 16th MiresBall Studio Tour

Wednesday November 16: MiresBall Studio Tour

Scott Mires, heads up MiresBall, one of the largest independent brand design agencies in Southern California. A trusted partner of leading national and global brands, MiresBall creates market differentiation by bringing together two powerful ideas—lifestyle and innovation. The agency’s expertise lies in developing and implementing fully integrated marketing campaigns encompassing positioning, identity development, messaging and print, packaging, tradeshow environment and Web design.

Mires Ball 2605 State St. San Diego, CA-12 noon to 1:30pm

Thursday, November 3, 2011

San Diego City College Día de los Muertos Celebration

Take a look at the incredible celebration of Día de los Muertos-Day of the Dead that the SDCC Foreign Languages Department held on November 2, 2011. Bravo to Professor Rosalinda Sandoval for organizing such an authentic, lively, artistic and cultural event that included altar building, face painting, candy skulls, lectures and music.

Check out this short film and get inspired by the energy of this home-grown
Day of the Dead celebration.

Next year Graphic Design is building an altar! Who's with me?