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Hunter Wimmer
SFBay Area
Hunter Wimmer is the Associate Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
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If you are a graduate student and looking for approval for a directed study class (i.e.: a class outside of your direct major), the first person to check-in with is your academic advisor. They can help to walk you through the overall process so that you get the input and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at 79NMinfo
Amal Alnaniah // Alberto Carvajal // Fang Tzu (Cherry) Chang // Yueyi Chen // Hanna Garman // Fenghao (Alex) Gu // Chayanee Iamsirikulmitr // Jayeeta Kundu // Joanne Li // Chenmiao (Mia) Liang // Victoria Moore // Andrea Novo // Biayna Ohanyan // Panupong (Park) Premvaranon // Yu Rong //... Continue reading
Jacob Bang // Bernadette Briones // Yi-ying Chiang // Sewon Chun // Zoey Chung // Sandy Frank // Wanjiao Fu // Nina Gajdosikova // Lyanne Garcia // Lacey Gasper // Laura Jones // Annabel Kang // Darrian Kaspar // Megan Kearney // Yejoo Kwon // Daniel Lindqvist // I-Ting Lo... Continue reading
Congratulations to the Class of 2016 Below are our talented and hardworking BFA and MFA graduates. Each name links to a website featuring their work. Please feel free to take a look. Don't forget to check out the work from our Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Winter... Continue reading
In order to test both the new material choice and the new design option, I made up these two charming little bench-cabinets. They are 17-18in tall — bench height — and serve as both seating as well as storage. And they're for sale... $250 for the set (a significant discount... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at norcalmod
Along with the addition of the Composite Shelf Veneer, we've added the option of integrated door guides into the design of the CSSU. Previously, doors have been added via a rail system on the face of the units. Both have their charms, but with the additional thickness that the veneer... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at norcalmod
We've been busy in the NorCalMod workshop prototyping with new techniques and materials. The basis of them is the use of a resin-cellulose composite veneer on top of our maple multi-ply. The composite material is amazing. It's rock-hard, impervious to moisture, solid-surface, sandable, and the finish is permanently renewable. For... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at norcalmod
The term “storytelling” has come into its own lately as a term that’s been embraced — and sometimes over-used — in design. Are we really storytellers? Yes… and no. But mostly, yes. I ran across this video the other day: [During my first month at IDEO, I had the great... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Welcome to Room557
This is one I wish I'd discovered earlier, although it's been with me for a few years now. It will also make you feel like a Jedi in the yard. • Cordless Reciprocating Saw [+] • Pruning Blade We all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at RedneckModern
One of the things that came up in class this week was the idea of perspective… and knowing where you are on the spectrum in relationship to ______ (the project, your audience, your peers, the industry, overall expectations, etc). Knowing where you stand and where you need to get to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Welcome to Room557
The original Eames fiberglass chairs were, of course, groundbreaking in many ways: an innovative uses of materials, an interjection of color into businesses and homes, the creation of a "system" of shells and bases... and doing it, originally, at a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at RedneckModern
As a designer, how you approach a problem is the hallmark of the trade. We look at things from a different point-of-view, often bringing insights from other disciplines to enrich the wisdom of our own methods. It's this point-of-view that differentiates us, too, from other designers. Today, a former student... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at Welcome to Room557
Our friends are selling their home... it's an amazing gem of a house as you can see from the photos below (and, over the years, I've spent a lot of time there.) Opening times are: Broker tour (open to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at RedneckModern
Our Friends Michael and Iris are selling their house and that makes us quite sad... some recent work on the house bought me back to San Rafael where I was able to review some of the past work, get some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at RedneckModern
Scott contacted me years ago for some renovation consultation. It was great to hear from him again... with one additional kid in tow and a need for some extra storage. We volleyed a few files back and forth and came up with a design that was a balance of material-efficiency... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at norcalmod
You know those little red straws on WD40 (and other aerosol) cans that you always lose? Never lose them again. I've been using Velcro One-wrap tie-wraps around the workshop for a number of things, but the handiest has been as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2016 at RedneckModern
A few months back, we replaced the redwood strips in the atrium... we got tired of sweeping rocks up and tripping from where we had to remove the decayed spacer strips. It was a success. This weekend, I tackled the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at RedneckModern
We all have an inner teenager. Sometimes they surface more often than we would like, but they’re there… and when creating something that might hit the public sector, it’s important to remember that the 15-year-old in us comes out most often when surfing the internet and when in a group... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at Welcome to Room557
When speaking to our early graduate students, we remind them that the choice they’ve made is to come back to school… to leave the path that their BFA prepared them for, or to put their working life on hold to embark on a new adventure. The process is all encompassing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at Welcome to Room557
Internships are not jobs. They're not replacements for junior designers. Students can't work 40-hours/week and remain committed to their studies (and attend classes). These things are common sense, but have been hard bits to remind folks of when studios are busy and someone yells "we need an intern!". My suggestion... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Welcome to Room557
It's been a while since I've update this page with new work from GR604: Nature of Identity... not because there hasn't been great work, but because I've been distracted with a toddler. On the contrary, the work has been fantastic — some of the best yet — and it's time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Welcome to Room557
Every Eichler owner's nightmare is having one of the large glass panes break. There are also a lot of misconceptions involved in what it might take to replace one — from the forfeiture of a kidney to having to separate... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at RedneckModern
Phil had some unusual storage requirements and a personal style atypical of NorCalMod... but we delivered something to his liking. In this build, we powdercoated the legs a satin black and swapped out the zinc hardware for brass (backed with fiber washers) which gave it an aesthetic very different than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at norcalmod
Chris and Sara had the original "conquistadoor"... the poorly placed Spanish revival door more appropriate for a Taqueria than an Eichler. It needed to go and they had been counting the days until its departure for some time. Chris even... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at RedneckModern
I'd like to direct everyone's attention to Bert Krages website. Bert is a lawyer, so he knows his stuff. Look this over and know your rights and responsibilities as a photographer in the American public space. Below are a few bits I've paraphrased over the years: ... In general, if... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Welcome to Room557