Fall 2022 Office Hours


Hey students! We hope the semester is going well so far – here are the office hours for our awesome directors and faculty! Remember, you are always welcome to stop by!

Fall 2022 Orientation Info Change!

Hey Students! Please note that the location, date, and time details for the upcoming onsite Orientation for Fall 2022 have been changed to:

Saturday, August 27th  – 11:30 am – 2:30 pm at 601 Brannan St.

This change allows for a more exciting and fun event including:

    • BBQ
    • A Super Smash Bros Tournament
    • Sports/ Activities
    • and MORE!

Additional Notes:

  • Open to all new students. Onsite, hybrid & online are all welcome.
  • Student clubs and key departments will be in attendance.
  • Shuttles will be coordinated and provided from 180 New Montgomery as well as the Sutter Corridor (620, 680, & 825 Sutter).
  • Shuttles will begin at 11 am from the Sutter Corridor.  The schedule for 180 will be added shortly pending confirmation from Transportation.

We hope to see you there!

Product Designer Position

Hey students! Zenni Optical has reached out to us with a position for a Product Designer. Please see their job description and how to apply below:

Job summary

We’re looking for a qualified Product Designer to join our UX & Digital Design team with the goal to develop great experiences that drives the eyewear industry forward. You’ll be apart of a product team that leads user research and and user interface projects. Your creativity and eye for design, along with your technical knowledge will help create both functional and appealing features that address our customer’s needs while meeting business goals.

For this role, you must have experience in UX/UI design, rapid prototyping for user testing and creating high-fidelity prototypes for websites.

Key job responsibilities:

Visual Communication

  • Continuously apply a first person perspective into building a fabulous, comprehensive digital product
  • Willingness to learn and use low fidelity & rapid prototyping capabilities, with a tight-knit team
  • Ability to provide or receive constructive feedback as a part of the creative process
  • Comfort in navigating problems and opportunities autonomously
  • Comfortable with cross-functional collaboration between Design, Product, Engineering, & Marketing


  • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant certification in User Experience Design, Human-Centered Interaction Design, Graphic Design, or similar
  • 1+ years working as a Product/UX/UI Designer with proven Design, Research, & UX/UI capabilities
  • You have a basic understanding of front-end coding and familiar with front-end development best practices
  • Attentive to creating responsive designs that are compatible across platforms and screen sizes
  • Passion for design trends and understands best practices for user experience
  • Can work collaboratively across an entire product team. This includes but is not limited to Product Managers, Developers, QA, Designers, and other stakeholders
  • Can work effectively as a remote team member
  • Portfolio and ability to discuss basic design process


  • Communication & visual design skills with a deep understanding of the formal elements of design
  • Basic project and time management skills
  • Ability to present designs to key stakeholders to communicate and explain design decision
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Figma, such as Adobe Products or Sketch
  • Adept with components
  • Familiarity with working and contributing to an established design systems
  • Familiar with design systems and component libraries
  • Bonus: experience with Asana, Confluence, User Testing and Miro (or Mural)


  • Self-motivated
  • Open to design risks and mistakes to always learns through them
  • Loves to translate from ambiguity into clearly defined goals
  • A natural curiosity for understanding human behavior
  • Collaborative, respectful, always looking to improve and deliver a high-level performance
  • Checks their ego at the door, realizes the best design solutions come from an informed approach
  • Thrives on constructive criticism, not afraid to ask questions, knows when & how to admit when they need help
  • Advocates for their team, advocates for the user – believes User Experience is critical to good UI Design, advocate for great user experiences

To apply, please contact Eric Wilson (recruiter): 704.577.8772/

SF Design Week Pass


Hey students! Check out the SFDW discount code for a Student Pass! This pass gives you access to register and attend over 70 in person and virtual 2022 events and also includes On Demand videos from past editions of SFDW (Viewing until August 1, 2022.)

Code for the Student One Pass: StudentPASS22 (case sensitive)


Step 1: Follow the link Get a ONE PASS 


Step 2: Choose “Student One Pass”

Step 3: Fill out the One Pass Checkout and enter the discount code

Step 4: Once you have checked-out, you will be directed to your Account Dashboard 

Step 5: Visit your Account Dashboard to view Calendar of Events, On Demand Content, and register for individual events

Senior Product Designer


Hey Students! Rubrik is looking for a senior product designer! See below for details.


  • Champion the design process, pushing yourself and the design team to take chances and explore big ideas before narrowing in on feasible, creative solutions with attention to detail
  • Produce deliverables at every stage of the design process, such as storyboards, wireframes, user flows, interactive prototypes and pixel-perfect visual assets
  • Partner with the team of designers, product managers and engineers throughout the design process – from creating user flows and wireframes to building user interface mockups and prototypes
  • Give and solicit feedback from other designers in order to continually raise our bar for quality
  • Cultivate relationships with our customers to ensure design truly reflects the needs of the users we are serving (UX)
  • Be part of evolving our design language and the design system that upholds it
  • Work side-by-side with our design system UI engineers to ensure precise implementations
  • Help set the bar for consumer-grade design in the enterprise space
  • Be a thought leader – taking ownership of both product areas & aspects of team-culture to drive our team towards greater success


  • An outstanding portfolio, showcasing your work with a foundation in interaction and visual design, and idea generation
  • Team Player: Be willing to roll up your sleeves and work cross-functionally
  • Solid presentation skills & the ability to hold your audience’s attention
  • You are proactive and not afraid to drive towards finding a better solution
  • Someone who listens to others and values understanding above being right
  • Someone who enjoys solving complex design problems!!
  • Bachelors degree in Design (Product, Industrial, etc.)
  • Master’s degree in CS or HCI preferred

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Spring Show Winners!


It’s a wrap! Congratulations to everyone who participated in Spring Show this year, and to all award-winning projects!

School of Interaction & UX/UI Design

Best in Show
Edvard Edvardsson — “Strike”
Lucille Huang — “Neurome”
AJ Patshkowski — “Gossip”
David Ma — “Michelangelo Timeline”
Rookie Award
Chakshing Lam — “BMW Timeline”


Bic “The Simple Icon’ Mark O’Dell, Oh Ryun “Olivia” Shin
Art.con “Ambient Campaign”, Clara Speckhart
Carhartt “Follow Your Hartt”, Clara Soderberg
Rookie of the Year
“Streetlight”, Robert Kruithoff
Best of Show
Jeep, Puma, Walker’s, and ZzzQuil, Adrian Cekala

Portfolios Coming Soon!

Adrian Cekala (he/him)
BFA Advertising

Cindy Chan (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Tina Chen (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Edvard Dagur Edvardsson (he/him)
BFA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Shiny Fernandes (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Erica Gao (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

César García (he/him)
MA Advertising

Neeraja Gogte (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Lucille Huang (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Cory Ishii (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Cat Janky (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Chuhan Jie (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Miaoer Jin (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Levan Kiknadze (he/him)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Cecilia Kim (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Seulki Kim
BFA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Wool Kim (he/him)
BFA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Yuzi Li (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Alice Liu (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Elaine Lumanauw (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Lianlian Ma (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Fanny Odebrand (she/her)
BFA Advertising

Wonsik Oh (he/him)
BFA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Jae Yoon Park (he/him)
BFA Interaction & UI/UX Design

AJ Patshkowski (they/them)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Kaze Poitier (he/him)
BFA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Laksamana Riadi (he/him)
MA Advertising

Letitia Robinson (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Yunlei Shen (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Oh Ryun (Olivia) Shin (she/her)
BFA Advertising

Clara Söderberg (she/her)
BFA Advertising

Yiwei (Cara) Sun (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Andrew Tirtha (he/him)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Consiglia Tranquillo (she/her)
MA Advertising

Yoyo Wen (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Qu Wu (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Oscar Xu (he/him)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Yunqing Ye (she/her)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Zitian Zhou (he/him)
MA Interaction & UI/UX Design

Download the Spring Show 2022 Portfolio handout!

Mad Creative

Hey students! Mad Creatives, a film and television Marketing Agency, is searching for a Photoshop wiz or someone who has excellent skills in Photoshop for current and upcoming projects. Does this sound like you? Reach out through their website! 

Figma Config 2022

Hey Students! Figma Config 2022 is here, May 10-11th.

Config is Figma’s annual conference where users come together to learn from each other. It features a great lineup of speakers, opportunities to network with other attendees, space to ask your burning Figma questions, and to connect with people from around the world. This year, it’s 24 hours long. Don’t let the lengthy agenda trick you into guzzling energy drinks, though—it just means that there are more talks to tune in to—no matter where you are in the world. Join for as much as you can, but don’t feel like you have to beat the clock—all talks will be recorded and shared out the week after the conference so you can catch up on what you missed.

Register for FREE here: https://config.figma.com/events/figma-config-2022/home