Design
Art Center Students Pave the Road into the Future of Autonomous Cars

First cars to travel The Arroyo Seco Parkway in 1940. Photo (detail): Los Angeles Public Library In On the Road, Jack Kerouac wrote, “What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath…

Parsons Creative Team Earns 10 Awards for Design Excellence

Parsons is pleased to announce that the creative team for the corporation’s transportation business unit has earned 10 American Inhouse Design Awards. Core Services received awards in seven categories: Advertising; Announcements + Invitations; Brochures +…

Art Center Teacher Says Cars of the Future Will Need to Balance New Features with Safety

Still from Media Design Practices students Elaine Cheung’s and Shan Shen’s Connected Mobility. Last week, Chevrolet announced that more than a dozen of its 2016 cars and trucks would be compatible with Apple’s CarPlay and…

2015 Pasadena Showcase House of Design Premiere Night Glitters

Core Team Standing from L-R: Benefit Advisor MaryAnn Clayton, Designer Liaison Eileen Reilly, Exterior Co-Chair Kathryn Hofgaarden, Exterior Co-Chair Brigett Guitron, PSHA President Katherine Watkins, Exterior Assistant Chair Barbara Qurtman. Sitting L-R: Interior Co-Chair Stephani…

Pasadena Real Change Movement Campaign on Homelessness Wins Award, Is On track to Raise $25,000 in Donations

Pasadena’s public education campaign on homelessness, the Real Change Movement, was recognized by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA) with a 2014 Silver Davey Award. This award is given for the best web,…

Sunday, July 26

Window of Personal Design –Pasadena Bead & Design Show

Pasadena Bead and Design Show returns to the Hilton Pasadena on July 23-26, with 300 artisan booths, galleries and displays all under one roof. Its…

Click for more

Art Center Alum Wields Transformative Impact on Starbucks’ Evolving Identity

Pasadena Art Center College of Design alum Andre Kim has been a senior concept design manager at Starbucks for only a year and a half, but his creative sensibility has already had a transformative impact on the java giant’s shifting identity. In a bid to compete with the surging success of high-end craft coffee boutiques (hence those ubiquity of long lines of Gen Y hipsters patiently awaiting their $6 pour overs), Starbucks set out to create the ultimate coffee fetishist’s fantasyland in the form of a new flagship retail experience in Seattle, designed by none other than Kim. Starbucks Reserve…

More Stories