Dan Goods


Thursday, April 24th, 7:00 – 9:30pm

Seeing the Unseen

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach

Dan Goods is passionate about experiences in people’s lives where they have a moment of awe about the universe we live in.

During the day he is the “Visual Strategist” for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. There he develops creative ways of communicating, and works to transform complex concepts into meaningful stories that can be universally understood. His work is seen in public spaces, art museums, and is in outer space.

After doing the dishes, reading bedtime stories to his kids, and spending time his my wife, he works on other creative problem solving projects around the world. He is currently working on various installations for SIAS University in China.

In 2002 Dan graduated valedictorian from the graphic design program at Art Center College of Design. In 2012 he was selected as “One of the most interesting people in Los Angeles” by the LA Weekly. He currently lives in S. Pasadena with his wife and 3 kids.

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Art Center Graduation Show Preview



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Preview of Graduating Students’ Work at Both Art Center Campuses

5 -7:00 pm South Campus, 870 – 950 South Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
6 -9:00 pm Hillside Campus, 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103

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

Complimentary valet parking and shuttle service between campuses will be available.

9 -10:30 pm, Reception, Hillside Campus

Join fellow industry professionals, employers, corporate partners, alumni, donors and graduating students for a reception in honor of the Spring 2014 graduating class.

To reserve your place for Graduation Show Preview please RSVP at artcenterGSPspring2014.eventbrite.com

Preview our ten Spring Term graduates at: accdproductgrads.com. We’ll be in the usual space, at the Hillside Campus.

We hope to see you then!

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Tim Cawley


Thursday, April 17th, 7:00 – 9:30pm

From Nothing, Something:
a Documentary on the Creative Process

In the University Theatre at California State University, Long Beach

Everyone has ideas. But what where do they come from? And what ensures they keep coming? How do you sort the genius ideas from the useless ones? Why invest all this hope and energy into making things in the first place?

From Nothing, Something profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines and finds common methods, habits, mindsets and neuroses that help bring breakthrough ideas into being. This is a thoughtful, intimate, often funny look at the creative process – straight from the brains of some of our culture’s most accomplished and inspiring talents.

Tim Cawley is a filmmaker from Boston whose work has appeared at such festivals as Locarno, Vancouver, Montreal World, IFFBoston, Cleveland, Raindance, Newport Beach and many others. As a filmmaker, card-carrying member of the ASCAP songwriter’s union, and veteran of the ad industry, Tim finds the creative process an endlessly fascinating and deeply personal subject.


From Nothing, Something - a project independently produced over the last three years – marks his feature film directorial debut.

Documentary. 79 minutes

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CSULB Elevator Pitch

Tuesday April 15th

elevator pitch

elevator pitch

You are invited to attend the CSULB Industrial Design Elevator Pitch.

6pm hors d’oeurves and refreshments

6:45 the pitches start

We are hosting our IDSA chapter, education-specific event, where professionals interact with the next generation of designers, for the seventh time. Our plan is to make this useful for the students, and fun and creative for the professionals as well. We call it The Elevator Pitch and if you attended last year you must remember how much fun we all had — a sharing of philosophies, wisdom, and insights; with passionate, design discussions lasting all night long.


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Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant


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.


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Mark McCann


Thursday, April 10th, 7:00 – 9:30pm

Business Bootcamp – A Designer’s Guide to Marketing and Business

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach

The success of any business is driven by its ability to deliver great products, and the nature of business today is such that designers are much more effective in the workplace if they do more than just design.

Designers have a unique opportunity to harness their creative problem solving skills, change the way business is done, and establish themselves as the cornerstone of whatever industry they work in.
In this talk, Mark McCann discusses marketing and business basics that will help improve processes and communications between designers and other functional groups within organizations.

Mark McCann began his career as an Industrial Designer before moving into various disciplines from finance, .com’s, non-profit, and marketing. He has spent the last several years focusing on product marketing at Western Digital, Toshiba and currently Oakley, where he is the Global Product Manager for their Prescription Lenses business. In his free time, he also coaches entrepreneurs and small start-ups on marketing, product development, and launch strategy. He has as a B.S. in Industrial Design from CSULB, and an MBA from Chapman University.

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Take Your Design to the Next Level with the Cloud

FREE Webinar: Take Your Design to the Next Level with the Cloud.

April 8 @ 2:00PM EST

Register Now!

The cloud is changing everything in our lives. Join designers Francis Bitonti and Jeremy Luchini to learn how the cloud is reshaping product design. In this webinar, you will learn how to take your design to the next level by using a first-of-its-kind 3D tool, Lagoa. And, there is no need to install any software or special hardware!

Webinar highlights include:

- Visual prototyping

- Collaborative design and co-editing

- New decision loops and feedbacks using 3D technology

- Interactive consumer engagement

- How digital tools have changed Francis’ design process

- Advanced photorealistic rendering

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Art Institute Orange County Portfolio Show

You are invited to the AI OC Graduate Portfolio Show!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Come celebrate our students’ accomplishments, browse their portfolios, and see what they’ve created while completing their studies at our school.

Schedule Of Events:
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Family & Friends (Industry Welcome)
  • 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Industry Guests
Show Location:

Chuck Jones Center for Creativity
3321 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(949) 660-7791

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