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Outer Circle is Art Center’s alumni publication and features alumni-driven content and stories. Produced by Art Center’s Office of Alumni Relations and the Marketing and Communications Department.  If you have story ideas for inclusion in future Outer Circle publications, please contact the Alumni Relations office at 626.396.2305 or email alumni@artcenter.edu.


Editorial Director:
Vanessa Silberman

Contributor: Kristine Bowne

Writers: Lara Warren, Mike Winder

Design: Paul Gillis

Web site production:
Chuck Spangler

Alumni Notes and Events Coordinator: Matt OBrien

Special Thanks:
Robert Dirig, College Archivist

Cover Illustration:
Andrew Holder ILLU ‘07

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Events Calendar

Toyota Motor Corporation
Endowed Lecture Series

Mondays, 1-2pm,
Los Angeles Time Media Center
(LAT auditorium)
Hillside Campus
Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida St.
Pasadena, 91103

June 14
High Design, Low Impact: Creating LivingHomes

STEVE GLENN is the founder and CEO of LivingHomes, LLC, a developer of modern, prefabricated homes that combine world-class architecture with a commitment to healthy and sustainable construction. The first LivingHome, designed by Ray Kappe, FAIA, was installed in eight hours. It became the first home ever to receive a LEED for Home Platinum rating and was the only home to win the AIA’s top sustainability award in 2007. Before LivingHomes, Glenn worked with the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI). Glenn was a founding partner of idealab, a business incubation firm that founded or invested in a number of successful companies including GoTo/Overture (OVER), NetZero/United Online, CitySearch, Tickets.com, eToys and CarsDirect. He worked for Walt Disney Imagineering as co-director of the Virtual Reality Studio and co-founded Clearview Software, which was sold to Apple Computer where he later served as a marketing specialist. Glenn teaches courses at Pepperdine Business School and California State University, Long Beach. He was named the Clean Tech CEO of the Year in 2008 by Clean Tech Week, and Environmental Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009 by LA City Council/Faith2Green.

July 5
Authenticity, Culture and the Kimchi Taco

JONATHAN GOLD is the LA Weekly's restaurant critic and the author of "Counter Intelligence: Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles." He has been restaurant critic for California, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles and Gourmet, and he has won James Beard Awards for both magazine and newspaper restaurant reviews. Gold also wrote frequently about music and popular culture for Spin, Rolling Stone, Details and Vanity Fair, and contributes to the radio shows Good Food and This American Life. In 2007, he became the first food writer to win the Pulitzer Prize in criticism.

The Big Picture

Jeremy Mende
Mende Design

Graphic Design Lecture

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Times Media Center (LAT)
Art Center College of Design
Hillside Campus
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

Jeremy Mende is the principal of the San Francisco-based visual communications firm Mende Design, a multidisciplinary design group that specializes in exploring the relationship between the surface of communication and the underlying semiotic structures that generate it.

He is an adjunct professor at the California College of the Arts (CCA), teaching experimental typography and critical theory. He has recently been awarded the Franklin D. Israel Rome Prize.

His work has received several national design awards from the AIGA, the Type Director's Club, the Art Director's Club, and Communication Arts, Print, and HOW magazines. He has been featured in several international design books, exhibitions, and publications. He currently has work in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Jeremy Mende

Legacy Circle Event @ Looking

Wednesday, June 16
Looking, 145 Standard Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

RSVP to amy.swain@artcenter.edu
or 626.396.2427
An invitation will follow shortly

Legacy Circle is pleased to announce recently confirmed details for the next Legacy Circle Event on Wednesday, June 16. This is an annual event to say thank you to LC members and recruit other to join as well. It will be generously hosted by John Clark at his studio, Looking in El Segundo. www.lookingla.com

If you are interested in finding out more about Legacy Circle and supporting scholarships for current students, please contact Amy Swain, amy.swain@artcenter.edu or 626.396.2427




Art Center at 80:
Dialogue with President
Lorne Buchman
July 9th - 10th, 2010
Berlin, Germany

RSVP to alumni@artcenter.edu
Location and event details to follow

Please join your fellow European alumni as well as Art Center students, faculty and Art Center's new President Dr. Lorne M. Buchman, for two days of activities to inspire, entertain and engage you. Friday night cocktails-Saturday workshops and behind the scenes tours all culminating in a big Art Center party Saturday night celebrating Art Center's 80th anniversary.

We hope you can join us for a special time in the creative hub of Berlin. Locations will be announced shortly...please send rsvps and all questions to the Alumni Relations office, alumni@artcented.edu.

Creative Boost Berlin



August 28th
South Campus
Art Center College of Design

RSVP to alumni@artcenter.edu

Are you a hyphenate? In Hollywood, we have the writer/director/actor, in design we are now confronted with the not so simple task of "knowing it all".
Come join us in and choose from workshops that will help you navigate through the paths that are no longer as predictable as days gone by.

The Hybrid Panel
One degree, many jobs. Join us for a lively round table panel with Robh Ruppel ILLU '88, Glen Wexler Photo and others. First half will be a moderated panel and the second half will be an open QA.

Peleg Top
Peleg Top is a master business development coach and professional mentor to creative entrepreneurs. He works with creative agencies worldwide and helps them learn how to market and grow their businesses while leading well-balanced and spiritually fulfilled lives.

Peleg is a frequent speaker at national conferences, he teaches business workshops, leads mastermind groups for creative agency owners and is the author of Designer’s Guide to Marketing and Pricing (HOW Books).

Ophelia Chong
Emerge & Surface: Navigating and Maximizing Your On and Offline Presence
'A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist'. - R. Buckminster Fuller
Emerge & Surface will teach fluency in the promotion of one's work online as well as overall communication and networking skills – learn to increase online visibility through organic means such as Search Engine Optimization, community networking, online outreach and through an analysis of who their market is and the best way to reach that market, on and offline.

  • Information Should Not Be Free: You must give value to your work to reinforce your Art
  • Collective and Individual Intelligence: how to use both to push you forward
  • The Virtual Office: From GoToMeeting to Skitch to Skype.
  • Digital Orchestration: SEO (site engine optimization), website design and build, analytics, social marketing
  • Civil Disobedience: Just because there is a majority does not make them right. Step outside the rules to create a new space for your art.
  • Avoiding Ubiquity: Being everywhere only works if your work is unique.