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!

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?

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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San Diego City College Graphic Design program Inspires Creativity

Its alumni include an executive creative director at Facebook who served as design director of President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. Its students rebranded a mountaintop Italian village with panoramic views over the rolling hills of Tuscany. Graduating seniors are snapped up by some of the leading design firms in the region even before they complete their studies. 

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Professional Practices this Spring! Don’t miss it.

There are just 5 seats left in a very special class that begins next week with Professor MaeLin Levine. Students will be interacting with professionals including designers, lawyers, accountants, clients, going on field trips, focused time/energy to a singular project – BRAND YOU

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Spring Fever: Enroll NOW

At San Diego City College we want to grow your graphic design career with next level classes at the most affordable prices in San Diego. Our portfolios get results and we look forward to working with you next Spring. Learning more about our courses, instructors and projects you will be creating is just a click away.

Choose this link for Spring Class INFORMATION

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AIGA SDCC November Events

We are thrilled to our November events; Lettering workshop, Foil Stamping Workshop, speed critique and the studio tour! Join us our monthly meeting and fun events we plan out for YOU.

All events are FREE and open to SD Graphic Design students. Must RSVP to

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City Studio meets Qualcomm

Advanced Graphic Design Students from San Diego City College partnered with Qualcomm to create environmental graphic design for 6 floors of elevator bays.  Working in small teams they presented distinct proposals and the Amazing Inventors theme was selected. Students produced 3 dimensional artwork that was placed inside recessed area on each floor of the Research and Development Building on the Qualcomm campus. 

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Graphic Means: Before Design Went Digital

Film screening of Graphic Means
Tuesday, 10/24, 6:30 p.m., Thompson Building Materials San Diego Design showroom

Join us October 24th at 6:30 p.m., at the Thompson Building Materials Design Showroom (6618 Federal Blvd.) for an evening of cocktails and light bites followed by a screening of Graphic Means, which explores graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s!

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AIGA SDCC September Events

Are you curious what graphic design industry is all about? Would you like to get involved with the design community to start networking? Join us our monthly meeting and fun events we plan out for YOU!

All events are FREE and open to SD City Graphic Design students. Must RSVP to

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