Dot Magazine - SUMMER 2013 ABOUT / ARCHIVES

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Transform, Transcend, Transmedia: The Changing Face of Graphic Design

In the emergent field of transmedia design, Art Center is leading the way. Upper-term students and faculty actively push boundaries in an experimental curriculum that uses everything from data visualization to spatial experiences to create conceptually intricate and emotionally charged messages.

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Teaching Creativity: The Changing Face of Graphic Design

Step inside the classroom for Art Center’s intensive Creative Strategies class. Applying big ideas to simple materials, students learn to break patterns, reframe problems and apply new conceptual thinking to their work.

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Boosting the Way We Teach

There’s a growing awareness across the country of the power of art and design to invigorate our economy, and Art Center’s educational model emphasizes the very qualities today’s business leaders seek. College donors are taking notice—helping to make 2012 a year of pace-setting growth at Art Center.

around the world

The latest news in art and design—products, books, films, exhibitions and social impact—from Art Center alumni and faculty.

spotted

Who’s who? A photo round-up of recent events both on and off campus.

on the cover

Photography alumnus Nicholas Alan Cope’s new book Whitewash features nearly 70 black-and-white photographs of Los Angeles.

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Campus News: Ralph M. Parsons Foundation grant and major gifts support South Campus expansion; Berlin hub expands; Designmatters student wins memorial design competition; Transportation Design students impress EcoMotors and Bill Gates; Dieter Rams addresses Spring 2013 grads; Alyce de Roulet Williamson named Outstanding Philanthropist.

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Dot magazine is published by the Department of Marketing and Communications.
Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
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EDITOR: Sylvia Sukop

WRITERS: Teri Bond, Jered Gold, Mike Padilla, Sylvia Sukop, Jamie Wetherbe, Mike Winder

ART DIRECTOR: Winnie Li

DESIGNERS: Andrea Carrillo, Eliana Dominguez, Winnie Li

PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Audrey Krauss

WEB DESIGNER: Eliana Dominguez

WEB PRODUCTION: Chuck Spangler

EDITORIAL ASSISTANCE: Anna Macaulay, Carolyn Schmitt

BOARD CHAIRMAN: Robert C. Davidson, Jr.

PRESIDENT: Lorne M. Buchman

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Arwen Duffy

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT: Maya Chalich Fredrickson

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS: Wendy Shattuck

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR: Sylvia Sukop

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Scott Taylor

DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION: Ellie Eisner

DIRECTOR, PROMOTION AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Jered Gold

DIRECTOR, MEDIA RELATIONS: Teri Bond

FRONT COVER: Westwood, July 2011, from Whitewash (powerHouse Books, 2013) by Nicholas Alan Cope.

BACK COVER: From Vedas (2011), a collaborative project between Nicholas Alan Cope and Dustin Edward Arnold.

PHOTOGRAPHY: © Art Center College of Design/Steven A. Heller; Alex Aristei; Brad Bartlett; Chad Blockley; John Dlugolecki; Chris Hatcher; Michelle Pullman; Chuck Spangler; Sylvia Sukop; Catherine R. Wygal and Deanna McClure.

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