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Candice López, professor, San Diego City College Graphic Design
Candice is an educator and design activist who teaches at an inner
city community college in the heart of downtown San Diego. The campus
serves a diverse student population and is located on the trolley line
linking the U.S./Mexico border region. For 20 years the SDCC program has
worked to open the door for minorities hoping to enter the design
profession. She established a study abroad program and exchange with the
UNESCO world heritage city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where she
lives part-time and has led study abroad programs to Italy, Mexico,
Spain and Switzerland. Candice challenges her students to think about
social responsibility, culture, communication and the development of
global competencies to thrive in our increasingly interconnected world.
López founded the Urban Art Trail project that transformed miles of
urban areas plagued by blight and drug activity. Together with students,
professional designers and community volunteers the group painted
murals, sidewalk poetry and hundreds of electrical boxes with colorful
graphics. Artful street benches, mosaics and pocket parks were created
with nesting boxes for birds. Serving as arts and culture chair of the
San Diego downtown vision plan she worked to promote design and public
art as an integral part of new development. A former V.P., Education and
Community Outreach chair she established the AIGA San Diego Link
program to work with at risk high school students with an interest in
art and design.
Teaming up with her husband, illustrator Rafael López, she continues
to paint large-scale murals with elementary school children, teachers
and families and is committed to bring art into our public school
campuses and classrooms. In a collaborative grassroots effort the couple
worked to win Latino voters in the swing states by developing an image
that became an Artist for Obama national campaign poster.
Layoffs are a fact of life in the design profession. With unemployment at 7.7 percent nationally, and with firms learning to operate leaner
in order to remain competitive in a very crowded market, I've assembled a
list of warning signs that you might be laid off, and what steps you should take to achieve the most favorable outcome.
Section: Tools and Resources
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Mike Parker, a legendary typographer, type designer, and historian, died Sunday night at the age of 85. Over 50 years in a dramatically shifting landscape, he designed and shepherded the development of more than 1,100 typefaces—most notably the modernist standby Helvetica.
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graphic design, type design, typography, In memoriam
Milton Glaser has designed a visual way to express loyal opposition during the Republican National Convention in New York City this August. Here he sheds light on the viability of this simple idea.
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interview, Voice, election design
If our field aspires to be worthy of respect, what must it stand for? In introducing the value of the AIGA medalist at the AIGA Legends Gala on September 30, Glaser borrows from shared wisdom to answer the question.
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The Holiday Bus Drive
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Design Square is a curated directory of the graphic design industry. It's a great resource for discovering firms, type, printers & more.
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Great to see the whole creative team from @BrandExtract out at the @aigahouston @ONEFASTBUFFALO event last night. #aigaconnect