Thursday, October 31, 2013

Remembering Gerald Montoya

We meet briefly in life, if we touch each other with stardust-that is everything.- Author unknown

With deep sorrow we report the passing of a good friend and gifted San Diego City College alumni Gerald Montoya. He lost his fight with PML on October 27 and will be greatly missed. In 2001 he graduated from San Diego City College with his associates degree in graphic design and in 2004 earned a bachelors degree from Long Beach State.

Gerald's kindness, dazzling smile and bright, positive, energetic spirit will always be remembered at SDCC. A talented graphic designer and visual artist he was fascinated with the spirit of abstraction. He used lines, colors, and shape in his paintings finding inspiration from the works of Paul Klee, Marc Rothko, Hans Hoffman and Wassily Kandinksy. His works were exhibited in many shows and he was a resident artist at the Tenth Avenue Arts Centre. He loved abstract art and believed it "made people think more and dig deeper into each piece, to discover emotions and imagery individual to their imagination and life experiences".
Gerald grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico under "clear blue skies, large puffy white clouds, sunset shades of purple and orange reflected off the Sandia Mountains, autumnal colors of trees alongside the Rio Grande, nighttime skies filled with infinite stars and the West Mesa trails of ancient petroglyphs". These qualities resonated deeply in his beautiful abstract works.

Abstract Painting by Gerald Montoya

Sunday, October 20, 2013

AIGA SDCC Student Chapter

Upcoming Events:
10/23 AIGA Membership Bash Learn More
10/30 AIGA SDCC Digitaria Tour [See information below]11/2 Green build Art 7 Sustainability Airport Tour  10am-2pm  Learn More

2/6/2014 AIGA San Diego Unite at San Diego City College Saville Theatre
3/14 -3/15/ 2014AIGA Y Design Conference #19 Curiosity
5/10/2014 AIGA San Diego Portfolio Review

October AIGA San Diego City College Student Chapter Event:
Join us for a tour of Digitaria with Executive Design Director Paul Drohan. Paul is currently teaching the web page design at San Diego City College. The firm recently won Brand Diego's Brand Agency of the Year. A digital agency founded in 1997 and aligned with JWT they are rooted in the disciplines of design, data, marketing and technology. Through immersive experiences they transform the way brands communicate and how businesses are run.
We will meet at Digitaria at 4pm. Take the elevator up to the Digitaria lobby.
350 10th Avenue #1200 in downtown San Diego

If you would like to join us email by 10/28/13 to make your reservation.

AIGA San Diego Membership Bash

Are you ready for pumpkins, beer and a spooky time?
This is the perfect time to bring a friend and enjoy a bash to kick off the new year. (Members are free!)

Master Carver and Culinary Artist Chef Guido Michael will be joining us and carving a giant pumpkin during the event. You can get in on the jack-o-lantern fun by bringing in your own carved pumpkin to enter in our Pumpkin Contest. (Every attendee can enter one pumpkin creation.) 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013/ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM/Modern Times Beer/ 3725 Greenwood St./ San Diego, California 92110
Pumpkin Prizes
First Prize - iPad Mini
Second Prize - $100 Oceanaire Seafood Room Gift Card
Third Prize - 1-year Contributor Membership to AIGA
Best of Show - Chef Guido's One-of-a-Kind Pumpkin
+ many more for various categories!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

SDCC Graphic Design Alumni page

If you are an alumni of SDCC Graphic Design please join us. We are trying to find all our friends who have studied graphic design at City for a BIG party to celebrate the centennial of SDCC in 2014. Tell your friends and fellow classmates.

Costumes from a wilder time

Halloween is on it's way. Check out some of these amazing costumes in demilked magazine photographed by Charles Freger who traveled through 19 European nations to create this series Wilder Mann.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Help Empower Future Leaders: underserved youth in the Treobytes Program

We are looking for SDCC Design students willing to help empower kids to learn, create and develop the next great app, website or logo through the Treobytes Program. See  their website Ava Mason who coordinates this effort  hopes to integrate college students into the instruction. She is looking for students to lead the instruction for the after school program.  This would require 2-4 students for 1.5-2.0 hours per week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  The students will be learning basic Illustrator techniques, basic website development and social media.  Beta testing will take place November 18-22 at Albert Einstein Academy. If you want to learn more about this or help please contact Ava Mason

Connecting with Alumni Andrea Carrillo

Humor. Chronic Dissatisfaction (the always unfinished project). Borderless.

These are some of the main ideas that have defined my design practice throughout the years.  I believe that as designers, we shouldn’t take ourselves to seriously and we should be able to laugh at ourselves, a little.  Although it may seem negative, my constant dissatisfaction with my work pushes me to improve as a designer and never settle. I strive for a borderless practice, where I become an anthropologist, a writer, a content creator: attempting to redefine what a graphic designer is.

I am a graduate from Art Center College of Design. Over the last years I have had the opportunity to collaborate with people and studios from very different industries. My work has spanned from cultural to commercial, with projects for film, architecture, education, advertising, and more.

One of the things that I am most grateful for from studying at SDCC is the professors’ unconditional dedication to the program and its students. Their constant support allowed me to create a portfolio that led to a scholarship at Art Center, and brought me to where I am today.

Some of Andrea's most recent work can be found here.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Art Center at SDCC this Wednesday October 9 -11:30-12:30

This coming Wednesday Ryan Perez, Assistant Director of Admissions at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena will be on campus. All design students are invited to Room V403A at 11:30-12:30 in the afternoon. 
You can learn more about the program and see examples of their stellar work. 
See you there!