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Archive for '2015'

    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! 


    Brett Amory published!

    The complete works of our Distinguished Alumnus, Brett Amory, who was honored at the Spring 2014 BFA ceremony, have been published in a coffee table book by Vivant Books. And it looks absolutely stunning, if we do say so ourselves!

    Amory graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2005 with a BFA in Fine Art. He rose to international acclaim with his Waiting series over a decade ago and continues to make a lasting impression in the art world.  

    Along with the full-color reproductions of Amory’s work, the book includes essays by scholars, art critics, artists, collectors and gallerists. Available in April, this book will most certainly be a splendid account of the artist’s development and legacy.

    You can order both the deluxe edition (with original artwork) and limited edition now here!


    Log in and check out this week's job board highlights

    Visit for details.

    ● Whitworth University seeks Graphic Design Assistant Professor
    Spokane, WA; tenure-track; must have MFA, successful industry/college-level teaching experience

    ● SANG A wants Fashion Admin Assistant
    NYC; must know MS Office, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign; love fashion/accessories design

    ● Trunx hiring Junior Designer
    San Francisco; design alum w UI/UX focus; ready for startup culture; apply w portfolio

    ● Teach In or Around Dubai
    The Int’l Schools of Choueifat UAE, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain looking for 2015-16 art teachers

    ● E&J Gallo Winery seeks Digital Designer
    Modesto, CA; have degree & experience; skilled in creating web/mobile sites, HTML emails, banner ads

    ● Rickshaw Bagworks needs Production Assistant
    San Francisco; GR & IND majors; skilled in Adobe CS6 & CC; friendly/meticulous; apply w portfolio

    ● Verivolt hiring Freelance Product Photographer
    San Francisco; approx 5 hrs/week; photograph 3"x4"x6" objects; apply w portfolio


    Job searching? Here are the highlights from our job board this week

    Visit for details.

    Highline College hiring Multimedia Design Instructor
    Des Moines, WA; must have relevant degree, successful industry/freelance experience

    Fashion E-Commerce Site needs Photo Retoucher
    South San Francisco, CA; keen eye & reliability needed for daily deadlines, quality control

    Garment Importer Golden Sources seeks Production Assistant
    San Carlos, CA; fluent in English & Chinese; 3+ yrs experience; know woven/knits construction

    Studio216 hiring San Francisco Creative Lead
    For ARCH, ANM & related disciplines; must know Photoshop, ARCH post-production, 1-3 yrs experience

    U Channel wants Bilingual Film & Video Editor
    San Jose, CA; fluent in English & Chinese; full & PT positions available

    Comic Book Artist Needed
    San Francisco; must be skilled, flexible, willing to revise; apply w/ portfolio

    Cloudburst Games seeks Rigger, Animator & Director
    San Francisco; 20 hrs/week; royalty-based pay

    ● Join the I-Park Artists-in-Residence Program
    East Haddam, CT; for MUS, visual artists, ARCH, LAN majors; int’l applicants welcome; month-long

    Facebook seeks entry level Product Designer
    FT position in Menlo Park; use you full range of product design, interaction design, and visual design skills.

    If you have trouble logging on to the job board for the first time, please contact 


    It's a new year, check out our January exhibitions!

    It's a new year to explore new art. Visit the Academy of Art University Galleries to see our January exhibitions until the 31st, with opening receptions on Thursday, January 8th. 

    See work from talented recent graduates as well as seasoned alumni at the Cannery, Sutter, and Atelier Galleries. 

    Read more about the artists and the exhibitions here


    See Jean Davis's The Ghost in the Chair at the Cannery, Suite 112