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New Class – Corporate Sponsor

November 21, 2022

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Hey students! A new product design collaboration class is available for Spring 2023 for IxD students, featuring interdisciplinary teams with students from interaction and industrial design. Check it out!

Figma Workshop

November 15, 2022

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Hey students! The IXD department is excited to announce a Figma Workshop on prototyping coming up this Friday, November 18th, at 12PM PST, featuring a very special guest speaker – Miggi Cardona!

To join, please visit the zoom link here: https://art.zoom.us/j/93089781933

Fall 2022 Town Hall

October 25, 2022

by lg


Hey students! The Fall 2022 online Town Hall for the IxD and ADV departments is tomorrow! Bring your questions, concerns, and everything in between!

You can find the Zoom Webinar registration here.

Halloween Events 2022

October 11, 2022

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Hey students!

Got plans for Halloween? We’ve got a few events lined up for the season – some fun Halloween-y get togethers for you to consider this season! Campus Life is excited to host the following activities for Halloweek at Art Cafe (655 Sutter St.):

  • Pumpkin Carving: October 27th, 7 – 9 PM
  • Scary Sketch Night: October 28th, 5 – 8 PM

Come out and join us if you can! We’ll see you there!

 

Fall 2022 Office Hours

September 19, 2022

by lg


Hey students! We hope the semester is going well so far – here are the office hours for our awesome directors and faculty! Remember, you are always welcome to stop by!

Senior UX Designer – Zenni Optical

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Hey Students! A position for senior UX designer has opened at Zenni Optical. See below for their job description and link to apply:

Title: Senior UX Designer

Job Type: Permanent / Full Time

Location: Remote or Hybrid

Company Overview:

Zenni pioneered the online eyewear industry in 2003 with a mission to make prescription eyewear affordable and accessible to everyone. Based in Marin County, California, Zenni offers men, women, and children the freedom to express their personal style and individuality through high-quality prescription and protective eyewear curated with a sense for fashion and incredible selection. With over 40 million frames sold worldwide, a pair of Zenni’s is owned in every country across the globe. Zenni is proud to be the Official Eyewear Partner of the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Bulls and San Francisco 49ers. For more information, visit www.zenni.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.

Position Overview:

We’re looking for a Senior UX Designer to join our UX & Digital Design team to support the design & content lead on a business-to-business health initiative. This is a remote role on PST hours. This is an exciting opportunity to work on high level complex projects including order processes with high impact.

A strong predictor for success will be evident in a candidate who is able to pivot easily and run in a different direction when needed. This individual can receive constructive criticism without losing momentum and enjoys participating in collaborative live working sessions and subscribes to a “user focused” mindset. The success candidate is someone who will explore for innovative options as a path towards meeting their team’s business objectives.

What you’ll be doing at Zenni:

  • Design complex user flows & stories
  • bullet point meeting takeaways
  • Experienced in agile design sprints
  • Squad structures, 1-week sprints
  • Iterating quickly & rapid prototype – to positively
  • Working with researchers
  • Working directly with developers
  • Self-managing Jira Kanban design board
  • Taking initiative & asking for assistance when needed

Required Experience and Skills:

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant certification in User Experience Design, Human-Centered Interaction Design, Graphic Design, or similar

Qualifications

  • 3 years UX design experience with degree in interaction design (option 1)
  • OR
  • 5 years UX design experience with degree in visual design (option 2)
  • Experienced in accessibility, agile design sprints, squad structure and rapid prototyping skills
  • Fluent in Figma
  • Figma certification (nice to have)
  • Attentive to creating responsive designs that are compatible across platforms and screen sizes
  • Passion for design trends and understands best practices for user experience
  • Can work collaboratively across an entire product team. This includes but is not limited to Product Managers, Developers, QA, Designers, and other stakeholders
  • Can work effectively as a remote team member
  • Portfolio and ability to discuss basic design process

Benefits

Your choice of PC or Mac hardware and accessories

Excellent health benefits that the company pays for and a 401k with company match

Annual employee eyeglasses stipend

Great Work Life Balance

Interesting projects with opportunities for growth and professional development in a financially stable, successful, growing Company

#LI-EW

To Apply: https://apply.workable.com/zenni-optical/j/9EB2F535B4/

Fall 2022 Orientation Info Change!

August 5, 2022

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Hey Students! Please note that the location, date, and time details for the upcoming onsite Orientation for Fall 2022 have been changed to:

Saturday, August 27th  – 11:30 am – 2:30 pm at 601 Brannan St.

This change allows for a more exciting and fun event including:

    • A Super Smash Bros Tournament
    • BBQ
    • Sports/ Activities
    • And more!

Additional Notes:

  • Open to all new students. Onsite, hybrid & online are all welcome.
  • Student clubs and key departments will be in attendance.
  • Shuttles will be coordinated and provided from 180 New Montgomery as well as the Sutter Corridor (620, 680, & 825 Sutter).
  • Shuttles will begin at 11 am from the Sutter Corridor.  The schedule for 180 will be added shortly pending confirmation from Transportation.

We hope to see you there!

Fall 2022 Registration

July 19, 2022

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Hey students! Registration is officially open for Fall 2022 and new classes have been added to the catalogue. Talk to your advisors about registering as soon as possible, or contact studentservices@academyart.edu to make an appointment. And, as always, reach out if you have any questions – we are here to support you!