An Award Winning Graphic Design Program located in the heart of Downtown San Diego

The graphic design program at San Diego City College has a long history of mentoring strong designers who make a difference. Guided by accomplished, exceptional faculty who are working professionals, students learn to design for the real world. Frequently earning top awards, transfer scholarships and jobs, our graduates excel in the industry. At City, we ignite inspiration and student success with portfolios that demonstrate a unique voice, vision and viewpoint.

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San Diego City College Graphic Design at the San Diego International Airport. Arrive. Depart. Get Inspired.

San Diego City College Graphic Design at the San Diego International Airport. Arrive. Depart. Get Inspired.

San Diego City College Graphic Design student work is currently on exhibition at the San Diego International Airport in Terminal One for six months. This work was created in conjunction with DesignAHEAD and The Arts program at SAN.The idea is to surprise and delight travelers while showcasing San Diego’s rich cultural community. Projects include concession advertising, vehicle graphics for airport shuttle buses and monument graphics. Intermediate students in the portfolio building class developed graphic solutions in just four weeks as part of this design challenge.

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Depero’s Bolted Book at San Diego City College Graphic Design!

Depero’s Bolted Book at San Diego City College Graphic Design!

The Doyald Young Reading Room at San Diego City College Graphic Design is excited to acquire an exact copy of Fortunato Depero’s 1927 masterpiece of graphic design and bookmaking—Depero Futurista. 
Check out this incredible treasure in our reading room AH406. This unique and historical book was a collaborative effort between the Center for Italian Modern Art in New York, the Mart, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Italy, and Designers & Books. This incredible book has 240 pages that are bound with bolts that bind that can be removed to display the pages as posters.

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What’s the difference between UX and UI?

What’s the difference between UX and UI?

Ever wonder the difference was between UX and UI? Here’s a great article from Adobe that sets things straight.

“The simplest definition I am able to come up with is this (you be the judge if it’s good enough):

UX design deals with the entire interaction that a user has with a company, its products, services, website, app, and so on. UX touches upon the entire journey a user embarks on when they decide to give “something” a chance. It covers the complete overall experience that a user has with that “something.”
UI design, on the other hand, deals with the specific things that the user will actually interact with while on that journey.
Or, in other words, UX deals with purpose, while UI deals with appearance and functionality”.

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