Mark Trageser

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Thursday, December 4th, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Head in the Clouds

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach
6241 East University Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815
Park in the Foundation Lot across from the Design Department main entrance – $5

Mark Trageser’s work has won awards, driven sales, and been played with worldwide. He’s lead multi-functional corporate teams and currently run an independent business. He’s worked and trained with the best in the design and entertainment industries, yet stay open to learning from three year old kids in play testing.

His experience, and creative abilities let him concoct new brands, innovate existing categories, develop new product segments, or re-think any idea. How many other people could conceive and help bring to market a toy car that runs on milk, soda, water or soy sauce? [Hot Wheels- Formula Fuelers]

He focuses on 3D printing and other emerging technologies- which has quadrupled his output and quality of mechanisms and prototypes. The world is changing currently at a rapid pace. it has never been a better time to be an inventor. Creating the future is my job- and I love it.

Goals: To always have my head in the creative clouds of innovation, while keeping my experienced feet firmly planted on the ground of design development. Help the explosion of all the emerging digital manufacturing and 3D printing technologies.

 

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Art Center Grad Show Preview

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Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Art Center’s Dual Campus Graduation Show Preview

Preview of Graduating Students’ Work at Both Campuses

Industry professionals, employers, corporate partners, alumni and donors get the first look at this term’s Graduation Show.

6 – 9:00 pm Hillside Campus, 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
Advertising, Entertainment Design, Environmental Design, Film, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Imaging, Product Design, Transportation Design, Graduate Film, Graduate Industrial Design, Graduate Transportation Systems and Design

7:30-10 p.m. pm South Campus, 870 – 950 South Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Fine Art Degree Show and Open Studios, Graduate Art Open Studios, Graduate Media Design Practices Work-in-Progress
Complimentary valet parking and shuttle service between campuses will be available.

To reserve your place for Graduation Show Preview, please RSVP at artcenterGSPfall2014.eventbrite.com by December 7, 2014.

Preview our Fall term graduates’ work at: accdproductgrads.com

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Ralph Gilles

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Friday, November 21st, 7:00 – 9:30 pm (Mixer at 6:30 pm)

Ralph Gilles

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach
6241 East University Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815
Park in the Foundation Lot across from the Design Department main entrance – $5

Since first joining the former Chrysler Corporation in 1992 as a designer, Gilles has put his extensive academic background in industrial design and business administration to use, holding various positions within the Company, Gilles is extremely active inside and outside the Company. He serves as the executive sponsor of the Chrysler African American Network (CAAN) in addition to playing a leading role with The Chrysler Global Diversity Council. He also serves on the board of McLaren Oakland in Pontiac, Mich. At his alma
mater, The College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, Gilles serves on The CCS Board of Trustees and The CCS Capital Committee.

An avid car enthusiast who enjoys spending time at the track, go-karting and watching Formula 1 auto racing, Gilles has participated in the Targa Newfoundland Rally, the Car and Driver One Lap of America and the SRT Viper Cup Series. In addition, he has frequently served as a judge at Pebble Beach, Meadow Brook and Cranbrook Concours events, along with the EyesOn Design car show.

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Sign Painters (Film Screening)

Thursday, November 13th, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Screening of Sign Painters, Directed by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach
6241 East University Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815
Park in the Foundation Lot across from the Design Department main entrance – $5

We see them almost every day without a second thought. Weathered by time, distinct characteristics shining through, hand-painted signs are a product of a fascinating 150 year-old history. What was once a common job has now become a highly specialized underground trade, a unique craft struggling with technological advances. Sign Painters, directed by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon, stylistically explores this unacknowledged art form through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country, from the old guard to the up-and-comers. Sign Painters celebrates those keeping the tradition intact with a bespoke approach and appreciation for a balance between art and information.

 

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Michelle Berryman

Thursday, November 6th, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Exploring the Cadence of Great Experiences

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach
6241 East University Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815
Park in the Foundation Lot across from the Design Department main entrance – $5

Michelle is the Director of Experience Design Services at THINK Interactive in Atlanta, Georgia. Michelle’s practice centers on user experience design for consumer, medical
and industrial products, as well as software, websites and rich Internet applications. Throughout her award winning design career, she has worked with clients like Coca-Cola,
Electrolux, Nike, Siemens, Philips, and Hewlett-Packard, to build meaningful customer experiences.

When it comes to great user experiences, Michelle believes in the power and elegance of simplicity. She believes that joy is not accidental and that interactions should be
authentic, meaningful and pleasurable. Michelle strives to make an emotional connection with users by eliciting desire and delight with the interfaces she designs.

Michelle is a Fellow in the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and has served as IDSA President. She is a regional advisor for the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) and serves on the board for Good Design Australia.

She is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology holding a Bachelor’s degree in industrial design and a Master‘s degree focused on interaction design.

Michelle can often be found traveling the world, camera in hand, looking for beauty, inspiration and fresh perspectives on the world around her.

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RKS Sessions: Office Environments at Pinterest, TOMS and MTV

You’re invited to the fifth RKS Sessions on November 4th!

Whether it’s designing a line of furniture or envisioning a new office or retail space for a client, Bernard Brucha and his team continue to hone their unique process of design while working with clients like Pinterest, Yelp, Capital One and AOL. Join us November 4th as Bernard Brucha, the founder of the multidisciplinary firm MASHstudios, speaks about the process of designing for functionality in interior and furniture design.

To register for this event, please visit:

 

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Brent Bushnell

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Thursday, October 16th, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Playing with Lasers, Fire, and Robots for a Living

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach
6241 East University Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815
Park in the Foundation Lot across from the Design Department main entrance – $5

In this talk, Brent Bushnell will explore the excitement and challenges of being an entrepreneur and engineer focused on large-scale entertainment. Over the course of four companies Brent has built high-tech restaurants, engineered huge spectacles for viral videos, created inventions on national television and is now in the throes of building a
traveling carnival. He will cover some pitfalls of managing creative people, fun approaches to staying imaginative and why you should go to clown school. If you don’t like fun, this talk is not for you.

Brent is the CEO of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles based experiential entertainment company. Most recently the team launched STEAM Carnival, a modern re-imagining of the midway to inspire kids about science, technology, engineering, art and math.  Previously he was the on-camera inventor for the ABC TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He was a founding member of Syyn Labs, a creative collective combining art and engineering to create high engagement for large brands and bands including Google, Disney and responsible for the viral hit Rube Goldberg music video for OK Go that garnered 40 million views on YouTube. In his spare time, Brent mentors teens in game development and entrepreneurship via programs such as Spark and NFTE. He publishes at brentbushnell.com and @brentbushnell

 

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Alexandre Hennen

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Thursday, October 2nd, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Designing Services

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach
6241 East University Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815
Park in the Foundation Lot across from the Design Department main entrance – $5

Service experiences shape our day-to-day lives. We have them when we step into a retail environment, waste precious time on a customer service line, or Uber our way home from a night out. Sometimes they delight us, often they disappoint.

Successful service experiences are designed with customers at the center, and rely on holistically orchestrating human behavior, infrastructures, technologies, and operational models to craft brand encounters that matter.

As designers, we are in the business of understanding people to create meaningful
experiences that improve their lives, while growing business. In an experience economy, designers are increasingly challenged to apply those skills to create complex service interactions between companies and the people they serve.

Alex has been with Continuum for twelve years and has been leading Continuum’s Los Angeles studio since 2009. Over the years, Alex has worked for clients across a variety of industries, including American Express, BlueCross BlueShield, Samsung, and Target. Prior to joining Continuum, Alex worked at Attivo Creative Resource in Milan and Design-Net
AG in Frankfurt. He graduated magna cum laude from E.N.S.A.V in Brussels with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design.

 

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RKS Sessions – Copyright, Patents and Trademarks

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Tuesday, October 7th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

RKS Sessions: Protect Your Innovation: Copyright, Patents and Trademarks

Hosted at Cross Campus, the leading collaborative, on-demand work space and business event venue in Los Angeles.

Did you know that intellectual property (IP) can represent over 90% of your company’s value? On October 7th, you’re invited to the fourth RKS Session with veteran IP attorney, Dan Dooley. Dooley will shed light on the often confusing world of IP covering trade secrets, copyright, trademarks and patents for businesses. Following his presentation Dooley will be joined by his client Matthew Joynes, CEO of the innovative gaming peripheral company Wikipad, to give advice from an entrepreneurial perspective.

RKS Sessions brings together luminaries and ideas focused on cutting edge user-experience, brand, service and product design. A monthly design-centric event series, it is jointly produced by RKS and Cross Campus. RKS Sessions is also a forum for the design community to share their ideas. Participation and questions by the attendees is both welcomed and encouraged.

Don’t forget to register for this event, here. Use the code “RKSCC100″ for a free ticket for you or a friend.

 

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Tim Hunter

Thursday, September 18th, 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Get WET – Immersing (Literally) Oneself in Design

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach
6241 East University Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815
Park in the Foundation Lot across from the Design Department main entrance – $5

How does one go about designing with a medium you can barely hold (water) or shouldn’t hold at all (fire) for a client that doesn’t speak your language in a country you can barely find on a map?

Tim Hunter has been designing with these elements for these people ever since joining WET after graduating from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Industrial Design. During that time he has worked for clients ranging from developers, retail operators, resort owners, casino moguls, government agencies, presidential candidates, royal families, dictators, and opposition movements. His water and fire features have spanned the world from popular tourist destinations to remote Asian jungles; from sweaty-hot deserts to bitterly-cold sub-arctics. They have been viewed by three billion people on live TV and bombed by terrorists (once). People get engaged next to them, married in them, and regardless where his features are, people are universally delighted by the sight of water.

We as designers all face the challenge of creating something from nothing. By jumping off the deep end and wholeheartedly immersing ourselves into each new project, some delightfully wonderful results can (and will) occur. With a heavy dose of jet lag and a stomach full of strange food, Tim continues to throw himself into surprisingly unusual, yet inspirational, experiences.

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Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant

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MOCA Pacific Design Center

8687 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA

March 1 – June 8

Jacob Hashimoto (b. 1973, Greeley, Colorado), is an artist whose work studies visual experience in space, artifice, and craft through the use of materials such as handmade kites, fiberglass, marble and the skillful use of light. Combining traditional kite-making techniques and painting into sculptural environments, Hashimoto creates massive space-altering installations with thousands of thin paper sheets. For MOCA Pacific Design Center, Hashimoto is producing the third and final edition of Gas Giant. The work was previously presented in Venice, Italy in 2013 Fondazione Querini Stampalia by Studio la Citta and in Chicago in 2012 at Rhona Hoffman Gallery. This exhibition will be the first L.A. presentation of Gas Giant and will mark Hashimoto’s first solo museum exhibition in California. Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant is organized by MOCA Senior Curator Alma Ruiz and Curatorial Assistant Selene Preciado.

http://www.moca.org/museum/exhibitiondetail.php?id=491

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