We love the fresh take on design that comes from students, especially those studying at one of our favorite schools — the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
Last week, LUNAR hosted an evening with 13 CCA third-year design students from Industrial Design 4 where we heard presentations based on this semester’s major projects.
The event gave the students a chance to talk through their projects and have their work evaluated by a team of experienced designers. Each of the students’ solutions to real-world problems were based on extensive user interviews, design explorations and prototype testing. The projects were focused around the idea of wearable sound or mobile safety, resulting in socially focused projects geared toward helping people.
“Their work was creative, inspiring and fun,” says LUNAR’s Sasha Tseng, senior industrial designer at LUNAR and guest judge. “They gave incredibly refined presentations and it was especially nice to see fresh perspectives to address common problems.”
The awesome CCA course instructors who led the students through their projects are Max Burton (Frog Design), Karson Shadley (Shape Field Office), Chris Luomanen (Thing Tank) and Rob Swinton (Huge).
The participating CCA students included Bennett Gershkow, Galen Chinn, Shiv Kehr, Sneha Cyriac, Eduardo DePaulis, Nari Hwang, Charlie Weber, Justin Crandall, Candice Lin, Ken Chen, Cindy Chiu, Daeun Kim and Walter Tien.
Special thanks to the guest critics who evaluated the student projects:
Sasha Tseng, LUNAR
Junggi Sung, LUNAR
Arthur Kenzo, LUNAR
Jessica Lisagor, Perkins+Will, CCA
Mara Holt Skov, CCA
Steven Skov Holt, CCA
Colin Owen, CCA
Norio Fujikawa, Astro Studios
Jesse Madsen, Astro Studios
Pablo Pardo, Pablo Designs
Tung Chiang, One & Co
Joseph Becker, SF Museum of Modern Art
Christopher Kuh, Ammunition Design
Justin Porcano, Upwell