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Spring 2021 Design Portfolio

Professor Chang Sik Kim and the BFA Graphic Design Class of Spring 2021 have created a fantastic design portfolio that helps tell the story of design at San José State.

Read the book here

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Professor Yoon Han Awarded Research Grant

Professor Yoon Chung Han (Graphic Design) received the SJSU Level Up Grant 2020-2021 for her research "Visualizing Environmental Data using Immersive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence - research and teaching integration". The research focuses on developing various data visualizations about environmental issues with immersive multimedia and artificial intelligence for predictive analysis.

Visit Professor Han's Website

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Book designed by Joe Miller wins 2020 San Francisco Book Award

Joe Miller (Graphic Design) designed the book “All the Marvelous Stuff” with poetry by emeritus English Professor Nils Peterson and the artwork of Art Professor Patrick Surgalski, which won a 2020 San Francisco Book Festival Award. Joe also just completed the design of “Veterans of Life Write,” a book of poetry by the veterans writing group of the same name hosted by SJSU and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. Both books were published by Poetry Center San José.

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KBM Hogue Sponsors Interior Design Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that KBM Hogue has generously created a scholarship to support black, indigenous and interior design students of color.

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Cross Border Collaboration

Animation students from SJSU and sound students from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico collaborated to animate and score short films during the Fall of 2020. Featured here is “Reach Out” by Ange Macedo (SJSU), sound by Rolando Solas, José Luviano, Jesus Hernandez (Tecnológico de Monterrey).

Watch "Reach Out" Here

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Design of the Year 2020

The Teeter Totter Wall installation by Professor Virginia San Fratello (Interior Design), and her partner Ronald Rael, has been selected as the Design of the Year 2020 by the Design Museum in London, UK.

Read more about the project and the awards at The Guardian