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