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

15 Chip Israel Peter Maradudin David Jacques Headshots

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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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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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


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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