Carolina Stancati is a graphic designer whose main focus is to highlight the necessity of sustainability and care for nature, while sharing the beauty and needs of her country, usually focusing on the Amazon Rainforest and/or on aspects of her Brazilian culture. This includes lively colors, diversity of animals and plants, happiness, and festivities. Because of this, the building blocks of her practice include: vibrant and bright colors, impactful typography, and organic/animalistic shapes and forms.
Carolyn Kim is a Korean American multidisciplinary designer based in the Bay Area who focuses on building memorable experiences no matter the medium, from branding to visual interfaces. Cultivating her artistic abilities since childhood and expanding to graphic design and UX/UI, she has developed a keen attention to detail while also being able to maintain a holistic view of the overall system. No matter where, you’ll probably spot her indulging in boba while listening to some tunes, or capturing moments through photos as she explores the world.
douglas. is a thoughtful multidisciplinary BIPOC designer, artist, and musician from the San Francisco Bay Area. He specializes in design systems, brand and identity design, UI/UX design, print/publication design, illustration, photography, painting, printmaking and sculpting. His design practice is heavily inspired by his love for exploration, understanding, and bringing people together. He is also a professional multi-instrumental musician with a deep love for many different types of music including soul, r&b, rock, metal, punk, jazz, and hip-hop. ”I’m a passionate creative who aims to amplify the voices of marginalized peoples.”
Eric has taught at CCA since 1999 and co-created TBD* in 2017. He is also the co-founder of the celebrated design agency Volume Inc. Eric buys a lot of vinyl (and also listens to it), reads for an hour every day, and moonlights as an occasional podcaster discussing classic literature.
Jonah Wise is a multidisciplinary designer from San Francisco. He is currently studying graphic design at Califonia College of the Arts, starting in 2020. He has a strong interest in creative direction and his work is focused on design thinking, design systems, and branding/identity. His passion for art, music, and the natural environment constantly influences and inspires his work.
Letica, hailing from the city of Chengdu, China, is a graphic designer, visual artist, and illustrator. Her passions span design systems, branding, print design, and UI/UX design. Driven by a deep-seated desire to cater to user needs and amplify the function and purpose of her designs, she is known for her attention to detail, which she has cultivated from years of practicing painting, observing, and sketching. She finds solace in the exhilarating world of free diving. With her unwavering dedication to pushing both her physical and mental limits, she emerges from the depths of the sea invigorated and content, her heart and soul enriched by the experience.
Lisa Marie is a graphic designer from the San Francisco bay area. She specializes in brand identity, promotional material, illustrations, and most recently AR design. From a young age not only did she grow a passion for creative making but an immense interest in the environment. Her designs always strive to be meaningful and engaging through whatever medium she works in. During her free time, she spends time with her 3 loving dogs, goes on long hikes, or dabbles in her hobby, photography.
Lui (Lewis) White is an interdisciplinary artist and designer from New England, now based in San Francisco. He primarily utilizes publishing, book arts, typography, and printmaking in his work. With an emphasis on craft and a hands-on approach, he explores a range of topics from the queer experience, to environmental activism, to ephemerality and archives. He aims to make information more accessible and call people to action through his designs. When not making things, you can find him at your local punk show, wandering a museum, or reading a book.
Sam Beutelschies is a graphic designer and visual artist hailing from Colorado who specializes in design systems, motion graphics, photography, bookmaking and experiential design. A writer at heart, Sam’s designs are often narrative, experimental, and thematic by nature, and he specializes in sustainable design through materials and methods. When he’s not sketching or designing, you can find him tending to the corals in his saltwater fish tank, playing mario kart, writing poetry, or going on long walks with his friends.
Tracy is the Operations and Development Manager for The Center for Arts and Public Life at CCA. Tracy is an artist/designer and enjoys working in many mediums as well as learning about life from her daughter.