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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 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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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 you for the good work you’ll do for them — and the best way for... 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
The School of Graphic Design has drafted department-specific policies in line with University policies that help structure the classroom experience and set our students up for success when entering the workplace. Check them out here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2020 at 79NMinfo
Sheena (Chi Mai) Chong // Hsueh Ming (Shermy) Chou // Vinnesa Gozali // Tianhua (Tian) Huang // Jeff Jen // Alfian Laurens // Yoonah Lee // Yaling Li // Chia-an (Joanne) Lin // Xiaoxiao Ma // Natasha McKee // Nour Mourad // Hedvig Rausing // Tany Rios Castro // Naomi... Continue reading
Alphie Chen // Zihua Chen // Hsuan-I (Zoe) Chien // Wanran (Ran) Ding // Yue Du // Yuxin Fu // Yuan Gao // Feiyan (Rayna) Gu // He (Jessica) Guan // Jiahua (Jason) Han // Ruonan (Crystal) Hu // Yi Yun Huang // Yu Ting (Mika) Huang // Alex Seyoun... Continue reading
Marwa Al Bahrani // Chanutpunno (Peter) Asadamongkol // Kevin Fitzsimons // Wayne Harrison // Wei (Stacy) Huang // Min Huei Lu // MyLien Nguyen // Yu Pan // Yijing Yan Continue reading
Congratulations to the class of 2019 Below are our talented and hardworking BFA, MA, 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 Spring 2019, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Winter 2017,... Continue reading
Plagiarism at AAU (+ in the School of Graphic Design) All art and design work, and all written work, must be the original work of the student and a result of their independent effort. Any art and design work previously created by the student for another project and/or purpose may... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at 79NMinfo
The School of Graphic Design (SoGD) supports our students in their search for opportunities for professional development. An internship (or professional work-opportunity) is one of the ways to bridge in-class learning with on-the-job experiences — and we have drafted guidelines that meet Federal standards, University policy, and professional ethics. Ultimately... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at 79NMinfo
Congratulations to the class of 2019 Below are our talented and hardworking BFA, MA, 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 2018, Spring 2018, Winter 2017, Spring 2017,... Continue reading
Lamiae Ameziane // Chi An // Johan Mark Boman // Tiffany Byrd // Meiling Cai // Michael Dern // Jonathan Duong // Safua Elisaia // Ashley Frohlking // Verna Ghimire // Hanna Göransson // Meng Fang (Melissa) Ho // Rasmus Holmqvist // Sung Soon (Ken) Hwang // Xiao Jia //... Continue reading
Sierra Caragan // Jingsi Chen // Hongjian Chen // Chia-I (Bella) Chu // Liuyi (Sara) Du // Xinran Gao // Freddie Hessian // Evonne(Tsai-Wen) Hsiao // Shuning Huang // Melissa Ignacio // Merina Karpen // Sooyop (YOP) Kim // Paveena (Blu) Klaisuban // Chih Hsuan (Shane) Lee // Chris Leon... Continue reading