Art Center alumni notes: January 2014

Yves Behar, shot for Vanity Fair by Jonas Fredwall Karlsson

Yves Behar, shot for Vanity Fair by Jonas Fredwall Karlsson

It should come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever spent time at Art Center that this is not a college that attracts loafers and procrastinators. That creative drive doesn’t slow down after graduation, as evidenced in the following compendium of alumni accomplishments.


Yves Béhar PROD 91 was featured in a Vanity Fair story about his work at the nexus of technology, design and Silicon Valley. Vanity Fair

Victor Cass ILLU 89 has been elected president of the San Gabriel Chapter of the National Institute for Mental Illness.  NAMI Press Release

URB-E, designed by Art Center faculty member and alum Grant Delgatty ENVL 95, was voted best of CES 2014 by TechCrunch.  Best of CES 2014

Elyn Kazarian ILLU 13 was interviewed by KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez about her creative practice and influences. Anthony Valadez

Steve Sammons PHOT 84 has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer for The Dove Foundation.  Dove Press Release

The new Toyota FT-1 designed by Alex Shen TRAN 92 and the Toyota Calty Design team was released at the Detroit Auto Show in January and will be featured on Motor Trend’s cover in March. Toyota Press Release

Derick Tsai TRAN 05 discussed his recently published book Re-Invent in an inspiring speech about overcoming adversity at TEDxYouth in San Diego.  TEDxYouth

Greg Whiteley FILM 99 was interviewed on The Today Show about “Mitt”, his groundbreaking documentary on former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  Today Show


Stefan Bucher ADVT 96 inspired the design of the Saks Fifth Avenue holiday window display. Best Window Displays

Tara McPherson ILLU 01 will be exhibiting her work at Cotton Candy Machine Pop Up in DF Curated by Guru Gallery in Mexico City. February 13th – March 13th. Guru Gallery Shop

Rebecca Norton GART 11 and Fine Art Chair, Jeremey Gilbert-Rolfe, are exhibiting their individual and collaborative work, awkwardx2 at Terrazzo Art Projects in New York. January 11th – February 13th.  Terrazzo Art Projects

The classic movie posters of Drew Struzan ILLU 70 and Bob Peak ILLU 51 will be exhibited at the Forest Lawn Gallery. January 24th – May 26th.  Drew and Bob – The Masters of Movie Art

Hiroshi Sugimoto PHOT 74 will be exhibiting habitat dioramas, wax portraits and early photographic negatives at an exhibition at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.  February 4th – June 8th. Getty

Tiffany Trenda FINE 02 will be exhibiting her video installation Le Grande Odalisque at the group show SALON HYSTÉRIQUE: LA PETIT MORT ET LA GRANDE HYSTÉRIE at Black Members Club in London. January 21st – April 19th.  Black Members Club

Jae Won Cho ENVL opened his show Elements, a collection of objects, furniture and sculptures, at the Design Matters Gallery in Los Angeles.  January 16th – February 17th. Design Matters


Tatsuro Kiuchi ILLU 91 was awarded a Gold Medal for his work Tavern on the Green by the Society of Illustrators. Society of Illustrators


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