Fall 2020 News

In order to promote a dialog on the theme Equity, and to integrate awareness on themes such as Equality and Inclusivity as well as Respect for Differences on Campus, my class at SJSU made this piece out of a basic exercise that I teach. Lickable, pinhole perforated by hand on vintage machines, produced at the Portland Stamp Company in Oregon, with a first run of 100 pieces, this stamp sheet can be used as a decoration, added individually letters, or find its place in Stamp Art collections. Available for purchase.

Stamps- Graphic Design JB Levy

Logo and branding concepts by Jamie Hoang for FutrMasks, a research initiative at the SJSU industrial design department. The goal of the Futrmasks project is to explore sustainable materials, and a more user-centered design approach to solve problems of filtration, safety, comfort, and sustainability in personal protective equipment (PPE) as it becomes part of our everyday lifestyles. Jamie produced this work as a member of the HA187 design and marketing internship at SJSU. See more @187_archive

Graphic Design

Cover concepts by Ryan Huang for his GD83 final class project. Students in the class research and produce a book on three influential designers. Ryan hand-drew these original letterforms for his covers, experimenting with vector curves and forms to create unique design options.
Graphic Design

The future is international. Animation students from San Jose, CA and sound students from Monterrey, Mexico collaborated on making short films during Fall 2020. Several impressive films were animated and scored in just one semester. Featured here is “Reach Out” by Ange Macedo (SJSU), sound by Rolando Solas, José Luviano, Jesus Hernandez (Tecnológico de Monterrey)
ANI Photo-Angela Wu
Branding by Quinn Nguyen @hiquinnng for the college-wide Pandemic Pandemonium initiative. See more work by design students at the H&A Marketing Lab @187_Archive

HA187 course mockup


Our BA Design Studies students have worked very hard this semester and excited to share their work with everyone! Their online gallery is now live!!Use this link to look at more student work https://baseniorshowfall2020.

Gallery Photo

Congratulations to our Industrial Design Student, Jacob McMullen on winning an IDSA IDEA award for work he did in Professor McClusky’s DSID134 Design and Meaning class last year.

Jacob McMullen


Summer 2020 News

New Faculty

The Department of Design is excited to announce the addition of two new faculty members. Angela Wu is joining the Animation/Illustration program. She has worked on a variety of projects including stories, comics, games, illustrations, and websites. She's interested in new technology and its creative potential. If she can teach some, make some, learn some, play some—that's a good day. She's happy to be joining the full-time faculty at SJSU. 

Kohar Scott and Angela Wu Headshots

Kohar Scott is joining the Industrial Design program. Her background is a focus on Color, Material, and Finish (CMF) in the field of product design. Her client list includes industry leaders in consumer electronics, pro-audio, toy manufacturing, personal care, and soft goods. Kohar's current research revolves around the use of materials, AI, VR, and AR to solve problems in the design process. 

Art + Technology

The Hearth Interior

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has awarded Professor San Fratello, with her partner Ronald Rael, a 2020 Art + Technology grant for the project "MUD Frontiers". The awards include monetary and in-kind support for projects that explore artistic application of emerging technologies. 

Read about the LACMA grant in this article by Hyperallergic!

IIDA Honor Award

Paradise Healthcare Design Mock-up

Interior Design student Lei Wang recently won first place in the Northern California's International Interior Design Association's (IIDA) Honor Awards for her design of The Paradise Healthcare Clinic.