Classes Resume at San Diego City College online

After a one week transition classes resumed today with distance learning. All students in the graphic design program have transitioned to Canvas and Zoom. If you have any questions please contact your instructor for more information. Please stay safe and healthy and practice social distancing. 

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Doyald Young

Not surprising that one of best spots to hang out on campus is the Young Reading Room named for Doyald Young who taught lettering, logo design and type at ArtCenter College of Design. He also gave countless lectures, shared his books and wisdom giving his time to encourage and mentor students studying design at San Diego City College. His remarkable books continue to inspire and inform current generations of San Diego City College Graphic Design students. Check out this fascinating website where you can dive deeper into his work, life and ideas.

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Climate Strike

A group of San Diego City College Graphic Design students and teachers will be joining the city wide climate strike. 

Interested students can join us Friday September 20 at noon at AH406. We will be walking to meet up with San Diego High School students to march to City Hall and back. 

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Register for Graphic Design Classes this Fall

Fall classes in graphic design at San Diego City College begin in a week. The bulk of our popular courses are currently full but there are still some openings in amazing sections this Fall. We wanted to share these helpful videos that walk you through steps in the registration process and showcase three open classes.
Register now to secure your spot!

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Fall Forward 2019

There are plenty of reasons to get fired up about studying graphic design this Fall. We want to tell you about four very special classes being offered that will help you grow your skills and portfolio. Secure your spot now by selecting Future Students and Schedule of Classes at

Professional Practices, Typography, Interaction Design and Intermediate Digital Media.

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Seaport Project: City Studio Exhibition this Thursday June 6 from 5-7 pm Seaport Village

Join us at Seaport Village: Lighthouse District,  809 West Harbor Drive, San Diego CA for an exhibition of remarkable student projects created in City Studio this Spring under the leadership of Professors Candice López and Bradford Prairie. This visionary project was a San Diego City College Graphic Design partnership with the Birch Aquarium and Seaport Village. It  includes packaging, 3D models and print for a wide range of projects including Dockside Market, educational posters and graphics, Seaport Village and Seaport San Diego. 

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San Diego City College Graphic Design Portfolio Class of 2019

The American Institute of Graphic Arts San Diego Portfolio Review is an annual event where students showcase their work in front of a panel of professionals and leaders from the design community. This year, under the leadership of professors Sean Bacon and Bradford...

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Honoring Designer Alexander Girard

This Saturday the incomparable Alexander Girard will be recognized for “his effortless ability to move across innumerable surfaces and scales, his life-long innovative and inspirational cross-disciplinary design practice, and his undeniable impact on mid-century modernism in America”.

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UNITE 2019: Hone Your Craft

AIGA San Diego’s UNITE “Hone Your Craft” will bring together local professionals and emerging designers for short duration workshops. UNITE is an annual event focused on helping emerging designers improve their skills and prepare for professional life.

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LASER 101 workshop with Norm Ramos

SDCC Graphic Design Students only. Join Norm this Monday and Tuesday to learn how to setup your files to cut and engrave on the laser. Attending this workshop will allow you use the laser for your projects.

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Alumni Profile: Andy Gabbert

 I like the variety that our field offers. I never thought that I would’ve worked with architects, food photographers, financial writers, people in advertising, and software engineers — all within one job. I also enjoy making clients happy when they see what they’ve been envisioning take shape and come to life.
Also, don’t be afraid of new challenges. Never stop learning. If I would’ve stopped during my career because of something I didn’t know how to do, I would’ve never exposed myself to new possibilities. To this day I’m still curious about and actively explore new techniques, approaches, and tools.

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