ASID UCLA Extension

Community Service Project of the Year 2012-2013 • Faculty Advisor of the Year 2013-2014

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

As deadlines become closer and workloads become heavier, in the midst of our stress and anxiety, it is important to reflect back on why we design and for whom we design. As disciples of such a multi-faceted industry, regardless of the direction you take, one thing remains true to the test of time — one’s love and dedication is always evident in their final design.

 

Marcel Wanders, this week’s keynote speaker at Dwell, exemplifies this. This internationally acclaimed Dutch designer is a prime example of how design exudes all aspects of its creator. His world famous designs come from a background of rebellion and independence. Once expelled from design school, this titan has now created thousands of industrial designs that look more like sculptures than functional objects. Around the world, his creations such as the Mira Moon Hotel in Hong Kong to the Mondrian in South Beach, Miami embody a modern-day Alice in Wonderland forcing guests to embrace their senses and open their minds to the idea of “play.” Some would question: exaggeration? Maybe. Flamboyance? Definitely. Disorganized? Definitely not! If one ever has the chance to hear Marcel speak, right away you are smitten by his playful nature coupled by his grounded design dogmas. As a master of ornamentation and scientist of detail, Marcel brings the “craftsmanship” back into the modern world, encouraging hints of humor wherever he can. Even his company Mooi, which means beautiful in Dutch, alludes to what a renaissance thinker and optimist Marcel really is!

With that being said, keep calm and design on! If you haven’t figured out your design direction, don’t worry, you will. The important thing is to have heart and

STUDENT CHAPTER AWARDS

And The 2014-15 Winners Are…
 
The ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter received Honorable Mention awards in the Student Chapter of the Year and Student Leader of the Year categories!
 
About the ASID Student Chapter of the Year recognition:
“The 2014-15 ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter is a dynamic team of talented, committed individuals with an ambitious nature. Springing into action from the beginning, the board laid the foundation for the upcoming year with a SWOT analysis and strategic plan. The board’s main objectives included encouraging student involvement and enriching their educational experience. The chapter’s accomplishments, which included engaging events, professional development, and community service, were outstanding.”
About Natasha D’Souza’s, Student Chapter President ASID Student Leader of the Year recognition:
“As the current student president of the ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter, she facilitated the complete renovation of a transitional housing unit at Jenesse Center, the oldest domestic violence intervention center in Los Angeles. Her commitment to encouraging student involvement, enriching students’ educational experience, and exposing students to real world aspects of design is apparent through the high volume of membership in the UCLA extension chapter, the monthly events, and the evolution of the chapter’s community service project.”
Congratulations to Natasha D’Souza and 2014-15 ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter Board and Members!
Read more about the Student Chapter Awards here.

JUNE EVENT!

Save the Date!Disney
 
Saturday June 27th @ 12:45pm.
ASID UCLA Extension presents a special Walt Disney Concert Hall & Music Center Tour! We will receive a 90 min private docent-led tour.
Watch out for our tour registration link/email in the upcoming weeks! First come first served! More info to come!

ART THERAPY

Imagined Spaces: Scenic Design at the National Arts Centre

Experience the National Art Centre’s  collection of imagined theatrical spaces brought to life through the craftsmanship of Canadian and International scenographic designers. Explore more than 120 set maquettes, view production photos and design plans, read designer bios and house programs, and engage with activities, essays, games and resources. The maquette is a three-dimensional scale model of the set for an upcoming production and the design can range from simple to extremely complex and detailed. Learn more here.

 

 

Content and Artwork Wanted for our Newsletter

Are there any topics you have wanted to see in this newsletter? Do you have a perspective you would like to share? Do you have artwork or designs you would like to feature? We would love to hear from you! We are currently reviewing submissions for editorial articles, and original artwork or designs to feature in upcoming issues of our ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter newsletter. The newsletter is a great way for your work to reach students, design industry professionals, and alumni!

 

Please submit entries to communications@asiduclaextension.com

Amber Sokolowski, Communications Manager, ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter 2015-2016

 

SUBMIT YOUR WORK!

  

Content and Artwork Wanted for our Newsletter

Are there any topics you have wanted to see in this newsletter? Do you have a perspective you would like to share? Do you have artwork or designs you would like to feature? We would love to hear from you! We are currently reviewing submissions for editorial articles, and original artwork or designs to feature in upcoming issues of our ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter newsletter. The newsletter is a great way for your work to reach students, design industry professionals, and alumni!

Please submit entries to communications@asiduclaextension.com

Amber Sokolowski, Communications Manager, ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter 2015-2016

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