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Learn High-Demand Skills this Spring: Design for the Mobile Experience

Designing mobile user experiences that engage users is a high demand skill in today’s marketplace. It is made complex by mobile-specific considerations that involve small screens, usage and connectivity constraints and fast changing content. Register Now!

During her dynamic class this Spring, Leanna Jones looks forward to showing students advanced, real-world techniques and best practices for designing mobile websites and apps with ease.

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Register Now for Spring 2017 Graphic Design Classes at City!

At San Diego City College Graphic Design we’re excited to let you know about the AMAZING Spring 2017 line up of classes. We’ve created an easy to use visual schedule where you can learn about the dynamic projects and accomplished Professors teaching with us. At City, we ignite inspiration and student success with portfolios that demonstrate a unique voice, vision and viewpoint.

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Type 101: Improve your Type Skills

Check out this video from San Diego City College Alumni: Chris Do of Blind. 10 Typography rules to help you improve your type skills. Get better at graphic design by understanding how to use type. Improve your layouts instantly by following these 10 easy to follow rules.

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Legendary Louise Fili

Legendary designer Louise Fili shares her fascinating process for two SVA Subway Series posters. Check out this inspiring book Elegantissima in the Doyald Young Reading Room at San Diego City College. As an art director for Pantheon Books she created almost 2,000 amazing bookjackets. In 1989 she founded Louise Fili Ltd, noted for exquisite restaurant and food packaging design. She knows how to draw type by hand and pays great attention to detail. Louise Fili gives a fresh take on vintage sources and has great passion for all things Italian.

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Get out and VOTE!

Check out ALL the amazing AIGA Get out the Vote posters at the AIGA Online Gallery

Launched on President’s Day, AIGA‘s Get Out the Vote campaign wields the power of design to motivate the American public to register and turn out to vote.

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Designs on Halloween

Designers can’t get enough of scary fun. Time to break out the candy and come up with a clever costume. Trick or treating can be traced back to the Middle Ages. All Soul’s Day in Britain was a time that the poor would beg for soul cakes, sweet-bread and in return pray for dead relatives. The candy collection part got started in the United States then pmoved to Australia, Canada and Western Europe. Don’t miss the Day of the Dead altars at San Diego City College this year!

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Support for Proposition 55

Check out this graphic from an SDCC alumni encouraging others to vote yes on Proposition 55 in support of education and California’s future.

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ArtCenter in San Diego this weekend!

SDCC Students catch this exciting presentation by ArtCenter College of Design on Saturday October 22 at 1pm. Join Tim Campos and find out more about growing your design education. Many of our students have attended ArtCenter often on scholarship and went on to productive, dynamic careers in our industry. Don’t miss this!

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Fall Kickoff: AIGA Student Group Meeting: TUESDAY September 20 at noon in AH401.

Please Join AIGA SDCC Faculty Advisor Min Choi for the first meeting of the American Institute of Graphic Arts San Diego City College student chapter. Get connected to the professional design community and be part of all the exciting activities, studio tours, conferences and events for the 2016-17 school year. Meet and make new friends and grow your design knowledge and skills.

TUESDAY September 20 at noon in AH401.

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New Free App and Ride Service for SDCC students

LiveSafe is an app that allows anyone on campus to easily call campus police for help and to report suspicious activity. It also can allow users to request someone to come and walk them to their car/destination or even allow a friend or family member to watch them walk to their destination. It’s free.
FRED is a new ride service that will pick you up and take you anywhere downtown for free. This could be useful for some of our students who have to go to trolley stations. http://thefreeride.com/fred/

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