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    Discover the powerful combination of Sketch and Tumult Hype

    President Stephens cordially invites you to attend August Smart Lock on Campus, Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00pm in the 79 New Montgomery Theater!

    Discover the powerful combination of Sketch and Tumult Hype. Learn from UX Designer Matt Weldon how August designs and prototypes features for iOS and Android.

    Won't be in San Francisco? You can also view the livestream at



    Working hard on your resume but need some advice?

    We know the thought of a perfect resume or cover letter can be daunting. Tune in to our next online chat about creating your resume, cover letter, and artist statement on Wednesday, March 25th. It's the real deal, we'll be workshopping with real student/alum resumes. Register here


    Here come our March exhibitions...

    We've got a lot of new exhibitions going up as we speak! Join us in celebrating the current shows at our opening receptions on Thursday, March 5th! 

    Here's what's on view until March 29th:


    625 Sutter Gallery

    Shenping Wang – Limitation

    Artist Reception March 5th, 5:30-7:30pm


    Cannery Suite 104

    Steven Stodor – Safe Harbor

    Artist Reception March 5th, 5:30-7:30pm


    Cannery Suite 108

    Ilya Shkipin – Transfusion

    Artist Reception March 5th, 5:30-7:30pm


    Cannery Suite 110

    Candi Jiang – My Geometric World

    Artist Reception March 5th, 5:30-7:30pm


    Cannery Suite 112

    Exploration and Discovery – Advanced Work in Jewelry and Metal Arts

    Artist Reception March 5th, 5:30-7:30pm


    More good stuff on campus next week:

    President Stephens, on behalf of the School of Animation, cordially invites you to attend LAIKA on Campus! 

    Join us on Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:15pm, Morgan Auditorium (491 Post) for an exciting presentation by the Animation company.

    If you can't make the event, you'll also be able to stream it live here


    We're excited to host Blue Sky Studios next week!

    You're invited to a presentation by Blue Sky Studios on Wednesday, February 25th!
    Where: 491 Post, Morgan Auditorium
    Time: 7:15pm-9:30pm

    pssst...they are recruiting for their Summer 2015 Internship Program and are interested in candidates with skills in production, compositing, modeling, rigging, design, story, lighting, 3D conversion, and visual effects.

    See you there! 


    Tune in to our first online chat of the semester tonight!

    Discover how to secure funding, honors, and more time for your art with our Grants, Fellowships, Contests & More chat tonight, February 18th, at 5:00 PM PST.

    Our panelists include Bethany Meuleners (alum and fulbright scholar), Sydney Freeland (alum, Fulbright scholar and Sundance alum) and Haman Ezzati (student and Phil Hill Scholarship recipient). 

    Register here


    Panel Discussion: Women in Gaming

    Your are cordially invited to attend our Women in Gaming panel on Thursday, February 19th at 7:15pm in Morgan Auditorium, 491 Post.

    Margaret Foley-Mauvais, Art Director at Zynga, and Karla Ortiz, Illustrator, will be on campus to discuss their careers in the game industry. 

    We look forward to seeing you there! And please remember to bring your Alumni ID card. 


    What Your Mother Never Told You About UX

    You are invited to attend "What Your Mother Never Told You About UX" with UEGroup on February 24th!

    Can't be there? Tune in to the livestream here!


    Check out our Fine Art & Illustration workshops open to alumni this semester!


    PayPal on campus! You're invited on Thursday, February 5

    Join us for a presentation by PayPal on Thursday, February 5th in the 79 New Montgomery Theater at 7:00pm

    PayPal is revolutionizing the future of money. Hear how design principles shape the company's vision and learn about the company's design centered workplace, culture, and positions at PayPal. 

    Won't be in town for the presentation? We will also be livestreaming the event here!