CSULB Senior Graduation Show 2015

CSULB Senior Show 2015

Tuesday, May 19th

CSULB ID/IA Design Graduation Show – EXIT 15

In The Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach
6241 East University Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815

We leave through exits, but enter into new places, spaces and lives.

Exit 15 commemorates what we have done, what we leave behind, and what’s next.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, the CSULB Department of Design will showcase the work of 20 Industrial Design and 24 Interior Design Seniors in the Duncan Anderson Gallery.

You are invited to see the design work of these students
and what this program has accomplished.

Thank you for supporting this year’s class of designers!

Professional Showing:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 6-10pm

Family and Friends Showing (Following Commencement Ceremony):
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12-2pm

More info here.

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Lighting Design Panel

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Chip Israel, Peter Maradudin, David Jacques

Thursday, May 14th, 7:15 – 9:45 pm

Lighting Design Panel: Case Studies in Lighting Design Methods and Process

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 special event, a panel of award-winning professionals from within the lighting design industry present and discuss case study scenarios highlighting lighting design process/methods utilized.

Chip Israel, car enthusiast, world traveler, educator, illumination advocate, and Founder of the LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE, is an internationally recognized lighting designer for over 30 years.  Chip established a Long Beach based-firm, where he built a select team of lighting design professionals who now serve a variety of projects and clients worldwide, including Disney, Los Angeles World Airports, Grand Park, Venetian and Beats by Dre.  His team has won over 200 local, National and International Lighting Awards.

Peter Maradudin has been working with light for over thirty years, receiving numerous awards for his designs in both architecture and theatre.  Studio Director at StudioK1, Peter has developed signature designs including the Spa at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas; Wolfgang Puck’s Cut in Las Vegas, Nevada; the exhibits at the new California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California; and the award-winning Crustacean Restaurant and Prana Lounge in Las Vegas.  In addition, Peter has been acknowledged as one of the foremost theatre lighting designers in America, having designed the lighting for over 300 productions for Broadway, Off-Broadway and every major theatre in the country.

David Martin Jacques has designed productions for numerous theatrical, opera, and dance companies worldwide.  These include productions at The Royal Opera House; English National Opera; La Scala; Teatro La Fenice; Lyric Opera of Chicago; New National Theatre of Tokyo; Los Angeles Philharmonic; The Mariinsky Theatre; Teatro dell’Opera Roma; Teatro San Carlo; Brooklyn Academy of Music, Welsh National Opera; Canadian Opera Company; Norwegian National Opera; Opera Hong Kong; Chicago Opera Theatre; Central City Opera; Long Beach Opera; Maggio Musicale Firenza; Teatro Lirico di Cagliari; Florida Grand Opera; Teatro Perez Galdos Las Palmas; Chautauqua Opera; Vancouver Opera; as well as television productions for NBC, PBS, and A&E. David has also consulted on lighting systems for numerous houses of worship throughout the United States, and is a writer and product reviewer for Church Production Magazine.

David serves as Head of Stage Design at California State University Long Beach. His book, Introduction to the Musical Art of Stage Lighting Design, is being used as the primary lighting textbook at numerous universities.

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Mike Russek

Mike Russek

Thursday, April 30th, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

Following Your Bliss and Being Able to Afford Sushi

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

My goal is to show students how make corporations pay for their art. Many students leave school with an abundance of talent but very little direction on how to make it viable for them. I plan to show students how to maintain their artistic soul without  having to work a job unrelated to their interests by showing them a chronological timeline of my own personal experiences and designs. Essentially I will be discussing how to make money while maintaining artistic endeavor.

Mike Russek received his MFA in 2001 from The Maryland Institute College of Art.  Shortly after moving to California he purchased a laser cutter and began experimenting on various techniques and processes that lead him to form his company, 1028 Designs. 1028 Designs specializes in unique one-off items such as projection mapped dj booths, stages, displays, tradeshow booths, custom jewelry, animation, fine art etc.

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Daniel Ballou

Dan Ballou

Thursday, May 7th, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

Pointless Projects

In The Design Department Lecture Hall Room DESN 112 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

Daniel Ballou lives in Long Beach and grew up immersed in Southern California culture; i.e. skateboarding, playing music and hanging out in parking lots. He founded Dashdot, a design consulting studio, in 2007. Since then, he and the Dashdot team have been operating in a range of industries including consumer electronics, housewares and beauty. He has received Red Dot, IDEA, and Good Design awards.

Occasionally working on personal projects with no client in mind, and with no real end goal, provides me with the freedom and space to simply enjoy the act of design. As it happens, I usually learn something, or meet someone along the way that furthers our work at the studio. Sometimes my “pointless” designs end up being licensed and making money, or getting good publicity, but that’s not the point. The point is to keep it pointless and explore. I’ll talk about some of these projects and why they’ve been so valuable to me.

Some of the projects, pointless or not, can be seen at www.danielballou.com

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Robin Richesson

Robin Richesson

Thursday, April 23rd, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

The Creative and Practical Uses for Storyboards

In The Design Department Lecture Hall, Room DESN 112 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

This lecture describes the creative and practical uses for storyboards in the entertainment and advertising industries, based on Robin’s 30-year career as a storyboard artist. Robin has worked on many feature films, television series, and commercials, as well as for advertising agencies.

Robin Richesson is a freelance illustrator living in Long Beach. She works primarily as a storyboard artist, production illustrator and costume illustrator in the film industry. Her credits for costume Illustration include such films as Forrest Gump, Beloved, Contact, The Spiderwick Chronicles, War of the Worlds, Buddy, The Polar Express, Little Women, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Unbreakable, Stuart Little, Mars Attacks!, Cable Guy and IRONMAN. As a storyboard artist, her credits include American Beauty, Aeon Flux, Jennifer’s Body, Evan Almighty, Starship Troopers, Mars Attacks! and Peter Pan. As a production illustrator, she worked on The Last Airbender, Small Soldiers, What Lies Beneath, The Grinch, Castaway, Contact, Viva Rock Vegas, Parks & Recreation, and True Blood. She was included in Entertainment Weekly magazine’s “100 Most Creative People in Hollywood” list for 1998. Her most recent projects include Jack Reacher, The Fantastic Four, Smurfs 2, MadMen (AMC Cable Series), and Castle (ABC TV Series). In addition, she has illustrated for magazines, newspapers, educational companies and children’s books. Robin received a BFA in Illustration and a MFA from California State University, Long Beach, where she now teaches. She continues her work in the entertainment industry, and on other illustration projects.

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Teague: Design & Beauty (Film Screening)

Jason Morris

Thursday, April 16th, 7:30 – 9:45 pm

Teague: Design & Beauty (Film Screening)

In The COTA University Theatre at California State University, Long Beach
1250 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840
Park in Lot 7 adjacent to 7th Street and near the University Theatre – $5

A biography of the life and work of the American designer, Walter Dorwin Teague (1883-1960).

Teague’s is a story of a poor young farm boy who travels to New York City to become an artist, but ends up creating the new profession of industrial design that helps shape a modern America.

Jason is an industrial designer with 15 years of consulting product design experience. Over forty of his designs have made it to the market to be successful and award winning products. He was a founding principal of the award winning design firm tool. in Boston, Massachusetts, and now runs a new design consultancy serving select clients in the region.  Professor Morris earned his Master’s of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in 1996 and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University in 1992.

After making a short documentary about his bicycle design project in Uganda, Hoima Bicycle, which won the best documentary short award at the 2009 NW Projections Film Festival, Jason connected with the TEAGUE design studio in Seattle to make a documentary about their founder, Walter D. Teague. In January 2010 he began digging through countless boxes of archives in Seattle and discovered photographs, renderings, and documents dating back to the early 1920s. He then interviewed former staff, Teague’s grandchildren, historians, and designers all over the United States. After over three years of research, he wrote a script, filmed product designs and drew over 100 illustrations to depict key moments in Teague’s life.

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8th Annual CSULB Junior ID Studio Elevator Pitch & Works in Progress Show

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Wednesday, April 15th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Design Expo 2015

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
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Gustavo Crembil

Gustavo Crembil

Thursday, April 9th, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

Informal Practice

In The Design Dept. Lecture Hall Room DESN 112 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

Gustavo Crembil presents his recent work in which he emphasizes the topics of craft as critical thinking and the exploration of urban/social networks.

Gustavo Crembil’s practice draws from the fields of design, architecture, craft, performance art, communication, and political activism. He holds a Masters of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a professional Architect Diploma from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina. A Fulbright scholar, he has received several grants and awards, such as Unesco-Aschberg, Argentina’s Fondo Nacional de las Artes and Fundación Antorchas, RPI’s Browns Travelling Fellowship, Acadia / Flatcut, and Vida 14.0 Art & Artificial Life (Fundación Telefónica, Spain). Among his residencies are appointments at the Hypermedia Studio/UCLA and European Ceramic Work Centre (The Netherlands). His work has been presented at Dutch Design Week (2009, Eindhoven), Acadia conference (2011, Calgary), RE-New Festival (2013, Copenhagen), Transitio_MX (2013, Mexico), and soon at Disruption / ISEA (2015, Vancouver). In 2004 he was guest Architect-in-residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art. He was a founding partner of THEM: Lynch + Crembil, a practice recognized as an emergent architectural voice by the Museum of Modern Art and by ACSA/JAE for their ‘design as scholarship’ work. Currently he is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He lives and works in Troy, NY.

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IDSA Western District Design Conference 2015, San Jose

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April 10-11th

TRIBE:CRAFT

(registration & more info)

San Jose Marriott
301 South Market St.
San Jose, California

Welcome to TRIBE:CRAFT, where you will learn how to build a tribe + sharpen your craft!

Through exploration of design swarms, tribal brand-leading keynotes, panel discussions and maker-style workshops, consultants and corporate designers will walk away with tangible skills that will sharpen their craft.

During the 1.5 days at TRIBE:CRAFT, we will start and finish exercises that are new and relevant to our culture. You’ll learn about research techniques for global and local design trends. We will study best practices for tapping into the maker movement while understanding and connecting to the “start-up” culture. We will hear from leaders on innovative ways to create balanced and sustainable skills that are required for a long-lasting career, while ensuring your worth by understanding the ROI of good design.

Please join us as we connect with old friends, make new ones and survey the brightest talent our district schools have to offer during the portfolio review and the Student Merit Awards.

I look forward to sharing this experience with you on April 10 – 11, 2015 in San Jose.

Jason P. Belaire, IDSA
Western District VP

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James Paick & John Park

James Paick & John Park

Thursday, March 26th, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

To Inspire Through 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

This lecture will share insight of what concept design is. How our passions & inspirations not only allow us to develop a career as a designer, but also allow us to inspire and influence pop culture, and people’s everyday lives. We’ll also share our portfolio, backgrounds & experiences, from our student life to becoming a professional.

James Paick is the founder and Creative Director at Scribble Pad Studios and Co-Founder of Brainstorm School. James has acquired over 15 years of design experience in the video game, film, animation, theme park and illustration fields as well as over 7 years of design education experience.

Scribble Pad Studios under the direction of James Paick has been responsible for creating some of the most memorable designs and moments in the entertainment field. James has developed many projects for various clients such as Riot Games, Naughty Dog, EA, Sony, Respawn, Epic Games, Activision, NC Soft, Crystal Dynamics, Magic the Gathering and many more.

James is also heavily involved in education, educating the future of the entertainment industry for over 7 years now. He has taught at many design institutions such as Brainstorm School, Art Center College of Design, Otis, FIDM, Concept Design Academy, FZD, CGMA master academy and multiple workshops both in the U.S. and internationally.

More information at: www.scribblepadstudios.com

John Park is currently working as a Concept Artist in the film industry. He attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where he majored in product design. His list of past clients include companies such as Disney, Hasbro, Mattel, Blur Studios, Riot, Universal, Columbia Pictures, ILM, Blindwink, Ghosthouse productions, Adhesive games, Insomniac, Sony, Naughty Dog, Square-Enix, Legendary Pictures, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Treyarch, and Lightstorm.

More information at: www.jparked.com

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MGySgt John A. Croft

MGySgt John A. Croft

Thursday, March 19th, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

Groundtruths: A Lesson in Modern Leadership

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

A creative and highly interactive look at how U.S. Special Operations type Forces succeed worldwide…through Teamwork, Leadership and Communication (TLC).  This lecture is for anyone interested in the reality of modern leadership and business.  The lecture will be filled with examples of TLC and a case study of a real world combat deployment.

Brief Bio:

  • USMC 26+ years.  Attained highest enlisted rank E-9/Master Gunnery Sergeant.  Highly decorated, dynamic and successful leader.
  • 21+ Years US Marine Corps Reconnaissance experience.
  • Educated in Military Free Fall operations, Military Diving Operations, Scout/Sniper Operations and Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operations.
  • 12 Worldwide deployments. Each deployment ranged from 6 months to 10 months outside the U.S.
  • 4 Combat deployments.  Served 22 months in Iraq and 7 months in Afghanistan.
  • Deployed to 40+ countries in Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Worked with foreign militaries, para-military organizations and law enforcement units.

Served at all levels of command.

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Leslie Speer

Leslie Speer

Thursday, March 12th, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

Help Others, Help Yourself… Through 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

Design is extremely powerful and can be an engagement through which one can find the secret to happiness, not just for oneself, but for others. Come discover, through discussion and activities, the basic tools to help you find your passion AND in the process help others improve their lives.

Leslie Speer is a designer and educator with a long-time passion for helping people use design to improve their world and others’ lives. For the last twenty years she has been educating students, currently as a professor in industrial design at San José State University and, before that, as professor and Assistant Chair at California College of the Arts. She emphasizes innovative interdisciplinary courses and projects, often with students or user populations in emerging markets including Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cameroon, Mongolia, and rural China. She pioneered the teaching of sustainable design and design research to undergraduates while at CCA, and for ten years co-taught a new product development class with design students collaborating with MBA and graduate engineering students from UC Berkeley. Leslie received the prestigious Educator of the Year award from the Industrial Designers Society of America in 2009. Professionally she has worked for companies and clients in the USA, Europe and Mexico, including Dupont, Philips, Oracle/Sun Microsystems, Frog Design, the Costa Rican Ministry of Culture, Banomex, and various NGOs. She has extensive consulting experience working on initiatives using design to create economic stability for artisans and rural farmers. She is founder and past Chair of the IDSA Design for the Majority Professional Interest Section, and is a guest lecturer at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris and the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts in China. She received her BS in industrial design from California State University at Long Beach and her Masters in Design (MDES) from Middlesex University in the UK.

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Ken Fry

Ken Fry

Thursday, March 5th, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

The Future of Our Digital Possessions, Memories, and Moments

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

Three interrelated technology waves – cloud, mobile, and social communications – are collectively driving generational changes to our cultural landscape.  Examples of these changes spring up every day.  We listen to our music using cloud based streaming services, engage in personal communications using social media services, and preserve our digital memories using online storage services.  But the designers of these experiences risk building the modern equivalent to the “horseless carriage” by relying on old models and metaphors.  The future of our digital things depends on our ability to shatter old metaphors and actively shape the technology that will transform our culture in fundamental ways.

In this presentation, Fry will discuss how major shifts in our technology, culture, and policy are setting the scene for the future of collaboration and communication around our digital stuff, and the unique role designers have in defining that future.

Ken started his career as a designer for Microsoft where he held leadership positions on user experience teams for the company’s hardware and software divisions.  While at Microsoft he helped shape the design strategy that would transform Microsoft’s consumer software business.  He led large multi-disciplinary teams in designing the first Surface table concept, delivering the first signature concept PCs aligned with Microsoft Windows design principles, and evolving Microsoft Hardware’s design strategy from one-off products to diverse product lines.

As design practice director for Artefact (www.artefactgroup.com), Ken was frequently hired by companies to facilitate and coach global technology leaders to develop game-changing innovations on television, tablet, phone and PC technology platforms.  Today Ken is responsible for Microsoft’s cloud storage and collaboration design strategy as the Director of Design for Microsoft OneDrive.

Ken has gathered an impressive collection of awards, including FastCompany (nee Business Week) IDEA award, Design Zentrum Red Dot, and ID Magazine Annual Design Review.  He parlays his experience into helping others by teaching design courses at Seattle University and his alma mater, the University of Washington.  Additionally, he chairs the University of Washington Department of Design Professional Advisory Council, a consortium of over 25 corporate and consulting design organizations who facilitate dialog and collaboration between the university and pacific northwest design practitioners.  His articles and interviews have appeared in several publications including Business Week, FastCompany, core77.com, and the 2008 book Building Design Strategy edited by Thomas Lockwood and Thomas Walton.

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RKS Sessions – The Power of Bicycles

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

RKS Sessions: The Power of Bicycles

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

As one of the most influential inventions of modern man, the bicycle has literally changed the way the world operates and lives on a day-to-day basis.

Symbolizing everything from an active lifestyle, to sustainable habits, the bicycles’ importance worldwide goes beyond just transportation, impacting environmental concerns, human health, economic development, and much more. Proof is seen in the growth of commuters in North America, to the changing landscape of living all the way in Africa. It is clear now more than ever that the power of the bicycle represents an integral part of our past, present, and future.

Join us March 3rd for the next RKS Session as the current VP of Marketing for SRAM David Zimberoff illustrates the transformative power of the bicycle on lifestyle, advocacy, and humanitarian efforts. In addition to discussing the growing role of bicycles worldwide, David will also share how the team at SRAM focuses on designing to challenge the status quo, using innovation and simplicity to increase user benefits for all riders.

Event Program

7:00PM –7:15PM: RKS Session Welcome Reception

7:15PM – 8:00PM: Introductions & Presentation

8:00PM – 8:30PM: Q&A

8:30PM – 9:00PM: Networking

The eighth event in the series, 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.

THE FIRST 75 TO BUY A TICKET WILL RECEIVE THE SRAM ANNIVERSARY BOOK FREE!

THIS HARDCOVER BOOK VALUED AT $134 IS A LIMITED EDITION ITEM CELEBRATING THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF SRAM. https://www.sram.com/company/25th-anniversary

IDSA visitors can use the code RKSIDSA for a discounted ticket, register here!

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Chris Collins

Chris Collins

Thursday, February 26th, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

Inspiration Through Experience

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

Everything in our lives up until now has inspired or influenced us. It is our job as designers to take these experiences and influences and turn them into an aesthetic. A personal aesthetic that our clients hire us for, one that is different than the hundreds and thousands of other designers that exist in this world. It is, as I like to say, “our informed intuition” that sets us apart. My inspiration is my process, let me show you how I approach design.

Chris is the principal designer at Cubed Design. Cubed Design is a creative agency with over 8 years of experience across a range of industries largely rooted in the footwear and soft goods genres. As creative specialists, we seek to use our informed intuition and intelligence for beauty to create meaningful experiences for our clients and the users of their products. It is our ultimate goal that the depth and volume of these experiences span the lifetime of the products and leave the consumer wanting more from the brand.

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Tom Bowman

Tom Bowman

Thursday, February 19th, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

Using Design to Confront the World

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

A design career can be about confronting and exploring our world — ideas, issues, societies and change. Like artists, we interpret the world for others. Unlike artists, we can find ourselves in some pretty amazing and unexpected places if we develop the creative independence to take risks. That’s the key, and it means learning how not to say no to impossible odds.

Tom Bowman, founder of Bowman Design Group and president of Bowman Change, Inc., has helped clients identify opportunities and engage people with crucial messages. A social entrepreneur from the get go, he combines his academic training in social ethics with 25 years of business ownership, marketing communications and informal science education. His clients include Fortune 1000 corporations, start-ups, government agencies, science museums and aquariums. He has provided counsel and creative services on international air and trade fairs, the FIFA World Cup, energy education centers and much more.

Tom is an award-winning leader on sustainability and one of the premier interpreters of our changing world. He is author of the critically acclaimed The Green Edge, writes a monthly “Ask Mr. Green” column for Exhibitor Online, and chairs the EDPA’s Sustainable Exhibit Leadership Committee. Bowman Design Group is the first marketing communications firm certified under the APEX/ASTM Sustainable Meeting Standards and the first U.S. design firm to receive Sustainable Company certification under the German FAMAB guidelines. He has appeared on Marketplace, the New York Times, Yale Environment 360 and many other leading news outlets.

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Wolfgang Joensson

Wolfgang Joensson

Thursday, February 12th, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

What Governs 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

Designers not only do great work, they also talk about it. And although good design should be self-explanatory, some designers feel compelled to explain what drove them. I am going to explain several famous designer quotes and compare them to the work of those designers. I will also explain my design motto and show how it is reflected in my work.

Born in South Africa and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Joensson studied design there and in Stuttgart. He lived several months in London, on a bicycle saddle in Italy, in California, Switzerland, South Korea, and for the past twelve years in Paris, France.

He started his own design studio in 1990. Today VIEWSDESIGN consists of two offices, one in Paris and one in Basel, Switzerland, where he works with his partner Lutz Gebhardt and the team on product, brand and interface design.

He has designed a wide range of products from blood gas analyzers to rubber ducks and chocolate and, literally, dozens of coffee machines.

With more than fifteen years in design education, he has an in-depth and wide ranging view of different approaches to design and design education. His past posts include product design instructor at Art Center’s European campus in Switzerland, professor for product design in Switzerland and directeur de diplôme at Strate in Paris, one of the best French design schools.

His conviction is that design has to be functional and attractive, expressive and integrating itself in the human environment on aesthetic, economic and ecological levels.

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MD&M Meet & Greet Wed. Feb 11th

If you haven’t yet registered (link is external)for the 2015 Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) Show (link is external) from February 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center, then do so now!

Once you are there, be sure to join us for a Happy Hour sponsored by the IDSA Medical Section. Network with other attendees and designers in reviewing the MD&M show’s highlights while discussing topical ideas for future IDSA events in the region as well as the 2nd annual

IDSA Medical Design Conference, the Usability Ecosystem, this fall.

IDSA Medical Section Happy Hour
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 5:30pm
NFUSE Lounge
Anaheim Marriot (link is external)
700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, California 92802 USA

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Michael Fox

Michael Fox

Thursday, February 5th, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

Horizons

In The Design Department Lecture Hall (DESN 112) 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

It is intended that this lecture serves to spawn innovation in interactive architecture by not just highlighting a series of projects and clarifying how they were designed and built but that it acts as a catalyst for thinking about how our buildings and environments can truly impact our lives.

Michael Fox is a founding partner of FoxLin. He is involved in all aspects of projects as both manager and designer. Specifically, he manages the Los Angeles, International, and Interactive projects communications for the firm. He was born in a small town in Oregon, and has since lived in and visited over 30 countries before settling in the beautiful state of California. He has lived in both the hustle of Tokyo and in solitude in a cabin in Alaska. Now a father of 3 and owner of FoxLin, he is happy to be close to the beach in the beautiful town of Dana Point. He is very involved with his local community and serves on the Board of Directors for the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and on the City Homeless Task Force.

He is the Author of the book Interactive Architecture by Princeton Architectural Press and the upcoming book entitled: IA: Adaptive World. In 1998, Fox founded the Kinetic Design Group at MIT as a sponsored research group to investigate interactive architecture. His practice, teaching and research are centered on interactive architecture. He is the President of ACADIA (Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture) and has lectured internationally on the subject matter of interactive, behavioral and kinetic architecture. Michael has won numerous awards in architectural ideas competitions and his masters’ thesis at MIT received the outstanding thesis award for his work on computation and design processes. Fox’s work has been featured in numerous international periodicals and books, and has been exhibited worldwide most recently at the 2013 Venice Biennale. His work has been funded by NASA, the Annenberg Foundation, the Graham Foundation and others. Fox is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and has taught on the subject matter of interactive, behavioral and kinetic architecture at MIT, The Hong Polytechnic University, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_ARC) in Los Angeles as well as numerous international workshops.

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RKS Sessions – Why Every Entrepreneur Needs to Think Like a Designer

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

RKS Sessions: Why Every Entrepreneur Needs to Think Like a Designer

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

Design is critical for startup success. Some of the most successful startups of the decade such as AirBnB, Pinterest, and Nest have all been founded or co-founded by designers, in fact. Yet, while design has clearly become a critical component of business success, it remains outside the ken of many entrepreneurs. How can you too incorporate the wonders of design into your own visionary ideas?

On February 3rd, join us as internationally acclaimed designer Ravi Sawhney, CEO of the global design and innovation firm RKS, demonstrates how design and design thinking can be integrated into any business—from apps, to products, to services. Ravi will illustrate the RKS Psycho-Aesthetics design thinking methodology that has consistently delivered highly successful and innovative products and services, such as the Wikipad Gamevice, Kor water bottle, and more.

Want to learn how design thinking can enhance your own business or start-up? Do not miss this event.

 

Event Program

7:00pm – 7:20 pm   | RKS Sessions Welcome Reception

7:20 pm – 8:00pm   | Introductions & Presentation

8:00 pm – 8:15 pm   | Q&A

8:15 pm – 9:00pm    | Networking

 

Tickets and more info here. Use discount code RKSIDSA for $5 off your ticket.

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Mindshare at Cross Campus

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Thursday, January 29th, 7:00 – 11:00 pm

Mindshare Presents “Science Meets Art”

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

Science and art both are both dedicated to the quest for truth yet they tend to employ very different methodologies in the pursuit of this goal. Yet it’s at their intersection that some of the most remarkable discoveries get made. It has appeared through the ages in the sketchbooks of Leonardo da Vinci to the geodesic domes of Buckminster Fuller. From the spirals of distant galaxies to the microscopic realms of the nanoscale, the intersection of science and art has long been a fertile domain for inspiration, creativity and expression.

Join us as we explore a handful of projects going on around Los Angeles that help us further understand ourselves and the world around us. The evening will gather three presenters, music and other surprises!

WHEN 7pm-11pm, Thursday, January 29th

WHERECross Campus – 929 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica

FOOD / DRINKS Complimentary Beer, Wine & Snacks + Food Truck

TICKETS $20 Pre-Sale / $25 Regular / $30 at the Door

More info here and registration here.

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Rose Tourje

Rose Tourje

Thursday, January 29th, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

A Decade of ‘Doing What’s Right with What’s Left’ – A Look at the Commercial Construction Waste Stream

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

The traditional practice of liquidation leads to landfill; ANEW leads with surplus stewardship. ANEW empowers companies to reject the status quo of liquidation to landfill, instead offering sustainable solutions that include resale, recycling, and repurposing of furniture, fixtures & equipment; stewarding them to charities, non-profits, public agencies and underserved communities across the nation.

Rose started off with a very successful career in commercial interior design. Combining extensive experience as a leading CID, manager and strategist with her passion for design excellence, she flourished at prestigious firms such as EPR, Sussman Prejza, ISD, IA and DMJM (now AECOM) and especially as VP Corporate Real Estate, domestic and international, for Warner Bros. Studios.

While thriving with design and strategic management, Rose began looking more closely at industry practices, noting an utter lack of process regarding surplus furniture and equipment liquidation. She’d assumed that others were liquidating responsibly, but upon discovering that the standard practice was hauling everything to the landfill, she decided to start a non-profit to remedy the situation. Rose created her national non-profit organization, ANEW, to raise awareness and offer alternatives to traditional liquidation practices by matching surplus furniture and materials directly to charities, public agencies and the under-served.

The primary goal is to strengthen communities and avoid landfill. This simple practice offers several benefits when extending the life cycle of surplus items. It connects companies to their communities by furthering corporate citizenship and promoting social responsibility. It also spares the environment. In addition to helming ANEW, Rose educates and advises students, corporations and other interested parties about the importance of their commitment to social and environmental causes. She’s a sought after advocate of Social Sustainabilty®, the core practice at ANEW that unites social responsibility with environmental sustainability.

Rose leads by doing, raising awareness through the outcomes of repurposing, and helping companies realize the social, economic and environmental benefits of sustainable practices.

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RKS Sessions – Business Leadership and Growth in the Start-Up World

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Tuesday, January 6th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

RKS Sessions: Business Leadership and Growth in the Start-Up World

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

Rich Razgaitis knows how to lead and enjoys a challenge. As an executive with experience as CEO and President of several venture capital backed start-ups, privately held turnarounds, and growth companies, he has encountered quite a few. Now, as CEO of FloWater, he brings his leadership skills and strategic thinking to his greatest challenge yet—eliminating bottled water pollution through the FloWater Refill Station. Join us January 6th, 2015 as he discusses how to build and grow a company.

This event is the sixth in our design-focused series, RKS SessionsProduced by the design and innovation firm, RKS, and the co-working space, Cross Campus, RKS Sessions will bring together luminaries and ideas focused on cutting edge user experience, brand, service and product design. Hosted monthly at Cross Campus, RKS Sessions will also be a forum for the design community to share their ideas.

Event Program

7:00 pm – 7:15 pm | RKS Sessions Welcome Reception with complimentary wine, beer and cheese

7:15 pm – 8:00 pm | Introductions & Presentation by Rich Razgaitis

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Q&A

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Networking

 

Tickets and more info here.

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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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Dwell on Design LA May 29-31, 2015

America’s Largest Design Event

Los Angeles Convention Center

IDSA-LA members are invited to America’s largest design event, Dwell on Design LA, returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 29-31.

Curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, this exciting three-day celebration of modern design invites you to explore the latest design trends, attend thought-provoking conversations, network with industry leaders, tour some of the area’s best modern homes and more!

Program Highlights:

· Keynote speaker: Marcel Wanders

· 2,000 innovative, modern furnishings and products

· 400 exhibitors

· 250 thought-provoking speakers

· 37+ Continuing Education Classes for design professionals

· 3 days of Dwell Home Tours

For Tickets & More Information: DwellonDesign.com

Save $5 on show passes with code: IDSALA

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