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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RKS Sessions Presents Core 77: The World’s Most Connected Design Community

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Tuesday, April 7th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

RKS Sessions Presents Core 77: The World’s Most Connected Design Community

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

First Things First: An Annotated History of Core77

Launched in the spring of 1995, Core77—as the first online design community on the web—has enjoyed an extraordinary place in the creative ecosystem. Celebrating its twenty year anniversary, Founding Partner Stuart Constantine looks forward to examine the future of design by reflecting back on the business, technological, and media forces that forged the organization at the beginning of design’s most recent “coming of age.” From the democratization of authorship and the birth of online services, to the splintering of digital platforms and the ubiquity of shiny objects; from the rise of crowdsourced innovation and the recognition of excellence, to the surge in design thinking, the realities of online and offline commerce, and the relevance of live events, this intimate talk will reveal some of the trials (and triumphs) of managing a platform serving the global design community for two decades.

Event Program

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

7:15 pm – 8:00pm | Introductions & Presentation by Bernard Brucha

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Q&A

8:30 pm – 9:00pm | Networking

About Stuart Constantine

Stuart Constantine is a managing partner at Core77, a design and publishing company based in New York City. After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a BA in History, he worked as a packaging designer for Lotus Software, later earning as Masters Degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute. He co-founded Core77 in 1995, over the years working as a designer, writer, editor, product manager, technology and business director. He currently resides in Connecticut with his wife, three children and a collection of guitars, bicycles and pets.

About RKS

RKS is an innovation and design consulting firm delivering human focused solutions with global impact. Founded in 1980, RKS utilizes design as a strategic tool in advancing clients’ ability to focus on people’s needs and aspirations.

About Cross Campus

Cross Campus is the leading collaborative, on-demand work space and business event venue in Los Angeles. With a focus on design & user experience, best-in-class event programming, and a diverse community of innovative companies, Cross Campus has become known as “the nerve center of Silicon Beach.”

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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


April 10-11th


(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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