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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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One of the things that we insist our students do is to begin to build a brand for themselves. This starts by figuring out what people should call you and how you'd like to visually appear. A consistent name and a headshot that looks like you is simple enough, but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2021 at Welcome to Room557
Sorry for the slow replies and thanks for the kind words... see more CSSU work over at norcalmod.com (and yes: still going...)
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Use these patterns to print out your own paper so that you can to wrap up that something extra in countless extra fucks. You are limited only by whatever paper or printer you have, but even a garage-find laser printer should get you something fucking serviceable. There are a few... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2020 at fuckstogive
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It's been a tough year and we're all out of fucks to give. We aim to fix that. Below are a few ways to ensure that the folks you love remember that you fucking care — because now you have fucks to give! From print-your-own wrapping paper to gift tag... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2020 at fuckstogive
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Use these to let the folks you know that you not only give a fuck, but you also gave them something extra — whatever is in that fucking box or bag that the tag is attached to. Go fucking crazy. Gift Tags // Print on your favorite paper and fuck... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2020 at fuckstogive
Gloria Au // Elizabeth (Liz) Chavez // Victoria Conn // Ty Dudley-Mann // Beroeva Elena // Aleksandra Gorkovenko // Delaney Knudsen // Michaela (Mickey) Landis // Cheawon Park // Nina Thomas // Zaki (Yixin) Zhang Continue reading
Marco Abundo // Ronglin Chen // Yu (Vivi) Chen // Kasey (Wan-Yu) Chiu // Xing (Stella) Fan // Yinan Geng // Liuyue (Alice) Gu // Megumi Hiramoto // Xinrui Huang // Kirtika (Kuki) Jain // Hong Jiang // Sanika Kadam // Jian Li // Lisha (Riisa) Liao // Haimao (Eva)... Continue reading
Beste Gizem Bengisu // Chia Yi (Kelly) Chen // Haolong (Steven) Lyu // Jacob Ricks // April (Jiu) Shen // Carmen Zagazeta // Brody (Shuming) Zhang Continue reading
Congratulations to the class of 2020 Hi there! Thank you so much for your interest in our students and their portfolios. You are welcome to look around and contact students directly — and you are also encouraged to visit the Academy of Art University’s Spring Show Gallery where graphic design... Continue reading
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We often get the "How can I improve my grade?" questions at at grading periods. It's not that hard for the most part: Submit your assignments on time. Submit your participation elements early. Ensure your assignments are complete. Ensure your assignments meet the assignment parameters. Review at the examples provided... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2020 at Welcome to Room557
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If you wanna be something other than a nerd with a scar on his lip, you gotta flip the script. — Johnny Lawrence It seems like the best design lessons these days comes from TV and movies. This one is from an old favorite franchise: The Karate Kid and Cobra... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2020 at Welcome to Room557
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Inspiration for developing brands can come from the strangest places. I'm watching a scene from Iron Man 2 and am struck that this is an amazing lesson about the history, hopes, dreams, and limitations of brands. Howard Stark breaks scene and faces the camera: "Tony ... you're too young to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2020 at Welcome to Room557
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Edits for SP21 New file naming convention Fewer uploaded files Refined way to include process Developing a personal, documented, repeatable process is a crucial part of learning in design school. I often say that a potential employer will not necessarily hire you for the good work you’ve done. They’ll hire... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2020 at Welcome to Room557
[coming soon] ... in the meantime, check out the kinds of things I create: NorCalMod // Furniture design and design/build construction Redneckmodern // Mid-century-modern renovations + restorations Cyanovox // Hand-built audio Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2020 at hunterwimmer.com
Posted Jul 2, 2020 at hunterwimmer.com
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Mira (former Eichler owner in San Jose) asked me about building a new pool at her new house in Denver. I bemused not having posted a definitive pool-building blog post, but in answering her questions, I kind of did. I'll... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2020 at RedneckModern
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I'm as handy with a camera as I am with a hammer, pencil or mouse. Having spent most of the early 90s in the darkroom, I tend to approach photography from a traditionalist's standpoint, but am adept at current digital processes. I not only know what the "burn/dodge" tool in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at hunterwimmer.com
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At 8ft X 8ft, this is the largest and most ambitious build to date — and also the largest I can make a CSSU based on existing stock limitations... and, come to discover, workshop-space limitations. Made of Made from maple multi-ply and luan-mahogany, it's a 3-bay unit with individual, custom... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2020 at norcalmod
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Rafe contacted me from Canada needing record album storage. We got this built, packed, and shipped to Vancouver with no problems whatsoever. We designed it to be a bit taller than the typical LP2 for underneath storage. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2020 at norcalmod
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I've been remiss updating things and I've got a few to catch up on. First up, Nate's record console — a birch and white-melamine cabinet which is a bit of a structural departure from the typical CSSU faire. At 80in wide, it's a large one — and it features birch... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2020 at norcalmod
Morgan Class // Cesar Coellar // Lili Fang // Emanuella Gosali // Morgan Hicks // Ye Ji Kim // Yuri Lee // Yoomi Lee // Yung Tse (Johnny) Lin // Yi-Ting Lin // Angie Lozarus // Hiuman Ng // Fabian Posadas // Aliya Salas // Jessica Stebbins // Susy Wells... Continue reading
Leanne Cacchiotti // Wen Chia (Wen) Chang // Jerry Chang // Kuntida Dankhum // Kai Feng // Dong (Summer) He // Yi Ching Huang // Minho Jeong // Yuting (Ashley) Jia // Weiran (Russell) Jiang // Minjung (Bimo) Kim // Zhikun Lin // Yichun (Kay) Lin // Tong Lin //... Continue reading
Daviel Byrd // Jingting Lin // Mengyi Shao // Yajie (Penny) Xu // Xuqing (Chris) Zhang Continue reading
Congratulations to the class of 2020 Hi there! Thank you so much for your interest in our students and their portfolios. You are welcome to look around and contact students directly — and you are also encouraged to visit the Academy of Art University’s Spring Show Gallery where graphic design... Continue reading
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We've been exploring the idea of photovoltaic (PV) solar for a while, but are now pulling the trigger. Of course, the Coronavirus pandemic hasn't made this easy, but hopefully we can start to compile a team to get panels on... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at RedneckModern