BorderProfessor San Fratello's pink Teeter Totters installed on the Borderwall between the USA and Mexico made over 10 end of year best lists, including this one at Dezeen. Bringing people together is more important than ever.



Professor Yoon Chung Han's biometric data artwork "Eyes" was exhibited at Korean Media Arts Festival at SWPK gallery in Soho, New York City Aug 8 - Dec 14, 2019, and shortlisted in unusual category at Information is beautiful award 2019. The work also was exhibited at IEEE VIS 2019 Arts Program at Vancouver Convention Centre Oct 21-25, 2019.




Professor Yoon Chung Han's new WebVR artwork "I am a _____ Neuron" was exhibited a part of a group exhibition "As above as below" at Manresa Gallery, San Francisco, CA from Oct 13 to Dec 15, 2019


PerspectivePERSPECTIVE—An exhibit about the BFA Graphic Design program at the San José State University.
Nov 18–22, 9 am–5 pm at the art building room 214.

Stop RequestedCongratulations to director Jared Hebert and his crew of the short animated film "STOP REQUESTED" - they scored 3rd place in the Animation category of the Media Arts Festival!


Congratulations to the crew of the short animated film "KAERU" (directed by Denise Chan) winning the Best Animated Film Award at the 2019 CSU Media Arts Festival. Here is the trailer.

design X everything

design X anything—Explore and get a glimpse into all that design has to offer. 

Nov 4–8, 9 am–5 pm at the art building room 214.

PATH exhibit

PATHS—An exhibition that focuses on the infinite possibilities in which graphic designers can take. Paths is a visual approach to aesthetics, problem solving and careers. Come and experience our journey from start to finish.

Oct 28–Nov 1, 2019, 9 am–5 pm at the art building room 214.

Take a look of the collaboration between DsIT 106 students (led by professor Diana Seach) and Sunnyvale California Zen Center.

IDEECProfessor Chang Kim and the IDEEC staff cordially invite you to the first annual International Design Education Expo & Conference!

This event will be held in San José, California at the Hammer Theatre. IDEEC (International Design Education Expo & Conference) is an innovative, dynamic, motivating event that is developed through global design institutions. This event consists of three parts: a conference, exhibition, and workshop. We have gathered the best designers in the education community and academia to speak on philosophy, professional practice, social responsibility, and relevant topics that will make a vital impact on the conversation about design and education. In addition to speakers and lecturers, hundreds of faculty and student groups from international universities are invited to display their design research and projects along with leading industry professionals.

The IDEEC inspires designers, educators, and students working in the field of visual communication and information design around the world by delivering relevant programming and benefits in a personal and thoughtful way. Through this event and networking, participants will experience professional and personal growth, and the sharing of the desire and responsibility to help shape aspiring minds in the future. San José State University is partnering with the Granshan Foundation (non-Latin typography research and practice organization) and AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) to host this exciting free conference to share the value and diversity of design education with invited international educational institutions and individuals interested in design and design education. Reserve your ticket today and join us for this exciting and revolutionary event!

Exhibition opening reception: August 16 at 8pm 

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SanFratello SF Design Week

Professor Virginia San Fratello was honored at the second annual San Francisco Design Week Awards—an international design competition honors projects encouraging thought leadership in design.

Design Awards Theme: Where Innovation Meets Social Responsibility.

Rael San Fratello was honored at the second annual San Francisco Design Week Awards, hosted by the non-profit organization on June 20th at Pier 27, San Francisco. The design studio received the Architecture Award for Technology which recognized the Cabin of 3D Printed Curiosities and the whole project team for its ground-breaking design and commitment to thought leadership in meeting the needs of a positive future for society.

design senior show

BFA Animation/Illustration
May 17–June 9, Works/San José, 365 S. Market Street, San José 
4–7 PM, May 17, industry recruiters and professionals only
7–10 PM, May 17, for the public

BFA Graphic Design 
May 13–15, SJSU Student Union Ballroom A & B
6–9 PM, May 13, senior exhibition opening 
11:30 AM–5:35 PM, May 14, thesis public presentation at SJSU Student Union Ballroom C

BS Industrial Design
May 21–22, San José City Hall Rotunda 
5:30–9 PM, May 21, professionals only
5–8 PM, May 22, for the public

BFA Interior Design 
6–9 PM, May 21, San José Museum of Art 

Cella Project

SJSU Interior Design Students win big at the 2019 Northern California IIDA (International Interior Design Association) Honor Awards.

  • Mickey Wang and Sandy Chou won an Honor Award for their spa design.
  • Lorenzo Salazar won an Honor Award for his craft cocktail bar design.
  • Celia Hsieh won an Honor Award for her cafe concept shown above.

Virginia San Fratello NYTimes

Interior Design professor Virginia San Fratello is featured in The NY Times—“The Lewis and Clark of the Digital Building Frontier”

These married architects are democratizing the 3-D printing process, using materials destined for the trash heap—like curry powder and coffee grounds—in place of draywall and foam.