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  • Ludovic Balland Typography Cabinet is a graphic design studio established in 2004 by Ludovic Balland. The studio focuses on book and editorial design, as well as new visual identities for international brands and cultural institutions.

     

    www.ludovic-balland.ch

    www.dar-news.com

  • Amy Adler

    Feb 03| Lectures
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    Amy Adler graduated from Cooper Union and received an MFA in Visual Art from UCLA and an MFA in Cinematic Arts from USC. She has had one person shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and The Aspen Art Museum as well as galleries worldwide. 
     
  • Walk-thru the exhibition Shhhh led by the artist Angie Bray. Gain insight into Bray's work and to the exhibition, and hear about her process, materials, and philosophies on art-making and on quieting, listening, and looking.

  • Alex Israel

    Feb 10| Lectures
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    The work of Alex Israel is deeply entwined with his hometown of Los Angeles. The artist creates art that riffs on Hollywood culture and the cult of celebrity. His first major body of work consisted of rented studio props, transformed into readymades by their placement in the gallery—some blatantly obvious in their artificiality. He gave celebrities the same treatment in the video series “As It Lays”, video portraits based on campy TV talk shows.
  • Menno Cruijsen, Lava Design
    February 12, 12:30-1:30, Ahmanson 6th floor

    Lava was founded in 1990 by creative director Hans Wolbers (the Netherlands, 1965). The current team consists of 10 talented designers and three projectmanagers. The agency is focused on creative strategy, editorial design and dynamic identities.

    http://www.lava.nl

  • MAKING SENSE / Thesis Exhibition 



    Exhibition, February 16 - 21, 2015 

    Reception, February  19, 4:00 - 10:00pm
 

    
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Website: www.rachelwolfe.com | Blog: howlya.tumblr.com

  • Fiona Connor

    Feb 17| Lectures
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    Auckland artist Fiona Connor is currently based in Los Angeles, where she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from CalArts.
     

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Steve McAdam

Steve McAdam
Founding Academic Chair
Education: 

MFA, Film/Design, California Institute of the Arts
BFA, Film/Animation, California Institute of the Arts

Bio/Affiliation: 

Steve McAdam is an award-winning product designer and filmmaker with over 30 experience in product design, packaging, graphic design, animation and film.  His love of film began as a child actor, working in television on; Riverboat, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Leave It to Beaver, Whispering Smith, Wagon Train, Cimarron City and others. 

During his undergraduate studies he worked as an assistant animator for television and motion pictures on Hanna Barbara, Jay Ward, Mirakami-Wolf and Pantomime Pictures cartoons, and on the feature film Yellow Submarine.  He interned as a camera assistant on the Rolling Stones documentary Gimme Shelter a post-production assistant on the academy award winning documentary Woodstock.  While studying in graduate school he worked as an independent documentary filmmaker for public television, directing and editing the biographical documentary series on famous scientific figures entitled “The Living Legends”, which aired on KCET and the BBC. 

He was the former Director of Product Design at Mattel Toys in Infant/Preschool, Games, and the Activities/Entertainment groups and working on brands that included Barbie, He-Man, See N’ Say, Disney, Nickelodeon, Wham-O.  In graphics, he worked as a freelance political cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times and illustrated numerous educational books, children’s books, greeting cards.  He worked in advertising and packaging design and started the graphic department for Prism Entertainment in Century City.  As Vice President of Creative Services for the Leo Paper Group and Leo Luxe Packaging Group he has worked in the publishing, gift and stationery and packaging industries and conducted creative workshops with clients that include; Hallmark, Disney Publishing, Penguin-Putnam, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, Studio 100, Coppenrath, Harper Collins, Reader’s Digest, Rand McNally, Zondervan, Nordstrom, Starbucks, to name a few. 

He has taught Toy Design and Cartoon Illustration and Storyboarding at UCLA and is the Founding Academic Chair of Product Design at Otis College of Art and Design. 

AWARDS/HONORS: 

Twice awarded the Cine Golden Eagle Awards for best educational documentary

Esquire Magazine Film Festival Award for dramatic short

Toy of the Year Award, Mattel

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