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Archive for 'January 2015'

    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

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    ● 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

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    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