Miska Elena

The School of Graphic Design partners with leading companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and other academic departments to provide students with unique opportunities to advance their career. By hosting guest speakers and events at the Academy, we build and nurture an insider network to connect you with working professionals in the industry. Enjoy collaborating with artists, designers, and innovators outside of the classroom on engaging and contemporary graphic design projects.

Miska Elena
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Adobe Systems

In a collaborative effort between Adobe Systems and Academy of Art University, students Julia Lemke and Michael Taylor were asked to develop the concept and visuals for the Adobe Creative Cloud educational campaign with the guidance of Tolleson Design Creative Director (and Academy alum) Jamie Calderon.

Trinchero Winery

The team at Trinchero Winery wanted to develop a new brand for millennial females. They turned to the students of our Packaging 3 class. The final presentation exceeded client expectations. This partnership continues to make it possible for students to get real-world experience.

Five Keys Charter School

Working closely with the Five Keys’ programming staff and founder, students under Tom McNulty’s guidance created a comprehensive brand identity system to guide the ongoing development of the extensive communications, marketing, interactive and curricular materials required to fuel this innovative organization’s ambitious growth.

SF Fire Department

When the SFFD celebrated their 150th anniversary, they wanted to promote the event. They turned to the School of Graphic Design. Undergrad students created branding guidelines, media kits and digital assets and art. It’s just one example of the collaborative projects our student are exposed to.

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