CCA Industrial Design Class 2020
These students are our first to graduate into this new reality of change, social distance, and uncertainty. This global situation had forced a shift in perspective for each of us. It has impacted our lives, changed our habits, and forced us to view our world in new ways.
Students spend their academic careers in a state of constant uncertainty. They are immersed in new perspectives and perpetually exposed to new possibilities, responding to the challenges of our current and future world. These are the skills of our new reality.
As they embark on this next step in their careers, they do so being reminded of their decisions to become designers, to be creators, and to be agents of change.
The future is never certain, never defined, and the solutions will not be found in the status quo. I’m optimistic for our collective future, and confident that these designers will carve their path as part of new solutions; helping shape our futures and shift our perspective for the better.
- Corey Jones
Chair, Industrial Design
Through design, I enjoy the contrast between geometric and organic. I enjoy learning about tech and love thinking about ways to reuse what we have access to in innovative solutions. I enjoy the fluidity of painting and the logic of robotics and is always attempting to balance art and function in my practice.
Yo! I’m a designer, fabricator, and sculptor. I'm fascinated with how an idea can manifest and transform into tangible reality. I am deeply inspired by my friends and family to be my best self and reach for the stars. When I’m not trying to design three things at once, you can find me playing music or learning a new skill.
A industrial designer who focusing on footwear design during the student years. He is from Guangzhou, China. After a 3-year industrial design study in China, he decided to continue the study at California College of the Arts (2018-2020). In the summer of 2019, Zifeng had an internship at Li-Ning's footwear design department and bring the experience back to the school study.
I believe in the power of working together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. For more information about my career experience, past projects, and current work portfolio, get in touch today. I plan to hone my skills as a designer in a more professional environment for the next phase of my path.