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The Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series Presents

Designers In Their Own Words

Through the years, the Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series has invited top professionals to share their knowledge and experience with design students at CSULB. This coming year marks the expansion of that series to a bi-monthly event. Thanks to Cecelia Anderson-Malcolm and the Duncan Anderson Endowment, CSULB now has an ongoing design lecture series to rival those at private design schools. The CSULB Industrial Design Program is working closely with IDSA-LA, and its student chapters, to schedule an exciting line-up of speakers. Please let your chapter officers know of professionals you want to meet and hear at future events.

FALL  2017

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Thursday, February 1, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

In The CSULB Design Department, Lecture Hall 112

CHRISTIAN SCHLUENDER

PCH Lime Labs

Design is Done, Now What?

The design of hardware is complicated; designers are responsible to make it meaningful. But, what does it take to make a product from that great design?
This presentation will navigate the path from design and requirements to scaled manufacturing, supply chain and inventory management, kitting and fulfillment, through to planning tools toward revenue generation.   

Christian is the General Manager of PCH Lime Lab, a division of PCH, which delivers engineering, packaging, and product management services, working with brands that are passionate about design, brand and the customer experience.

Christian is part of the leadership team, and as GM is responsible for day-to-day operations, delivering results at the highest level of customer satisfaction all business units, as well as insuring the relevance, evolution and application of PCH’s offering, value proposition, and product solutions lead the meaningful realization of hardware at scale.

Christian brings over 20 years of product development, creative leadership and technical skill and experience to his role, and has worked in a creative and industrial design capacity with such companies as John Deere, Nike, Thales/AirBus, Motorola, Kodak, Tivo, Disney, Thales/Magellan, Logitech and Maxtor.

Before joining PCH in 2014, Christian held senior roles at frog design, including Creative Director of Industrial Design, GM of Bay Area studios, and Vice President responsible for building new creative studios and offerings in
Europe and Asia.

Thursday, February 8, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

In The CSULB Design Department, Lecture Hall 112

JAMES TSAI

Nytec Inc.

A Crash Course for Designer 2.0

How do we as design professionals and design students reinvent ourselves to thrive in this fast changing design marketplace. James will be sharing his career journey after school and real life lessons with vivid examples.

Respected for his pragmatic creativity, award-winning industrial designer, James Tsai, is Nytec’s design visionary.  Tsai is responsible for leading Nytec's talented cross-disciplinary creative team, driving all creative aspects for Nytec's projects, and ultimately responsible for the design quality of every product that Nytec produces.  Before joining Nytec, Tsai led the industrial design strategy at Microsoft for webcam, ergonomic line of PC hardware, and multiple generations of Surface input devices that shipped across the world in millions of units.  Previously, Tsai was an industrial design program manager at One & Co/ HTC, where he contributed in product roadmap planning, design strategy, and concept development through manufacturing.  James has won some of the most prestigious global design awards from Red Dot, Wirecutter, IDEA, The Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, People’s Choice Award at the Ergo Expo and CNET’s Most Beautiful Products. 

Thursday, February 15, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

In The CSULB Design Department, Duncan Anderson Gallery

EDDIE YANG

Alliance Studio / Luta Gear Inc.

DESIGN: An Informally Educated Perspective

Before there were curriculums and schools that taught character design, special FX Make-up, and visual FX, everything was based on gut instinct, “feeling”, and trial and error. This is my journey through that era and how I learned to learn.

Eddie Yang has been working in the film industry for over 25 years, creating characters for such films as: R.I.P.D, Iron man, Avengers, The Amazing Spiderman, and more.

Eddie started his career as a sculptor/designer for Academy Award winning make-up effects artist Rick Baker in 1987. During that time, Eddie worked
on dozens of projects including: Men in Black I & II, The Nutty Professor,
The Grinch, Planet of the Apes, and Mighty Joe Young to name a few.

After a 16 year career with Rick, Eddie pursued a career in digital effects,
working on visual effects for films such as Sky Captain World of Tomorrow, Fantastic Four, and Eight Below. At the Stan Winston Studio in 2003, he had a hand in some of the decade’s biggest movies, including: Avatar, Iron man, and Indiana Jones 4.

Eddie started the Eddie Yang Studio in 2007 designing creatures, specialty costumes, and production art for several feature films including Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel, and Robocop 2014. He teamed up with Steve Wang to create Alliance Studio in 2013 and has worked on many projects for Blizzard Entertainment and Riot Games in addition to his design work for feature films.

Thursday, February 22, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

In The CSULB Design Department, Duncan Anderson Gallery

CHRISTIE BRUNO

RMD Design House

TBD

To come...

Thursday, March 1, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

In The CSULB Design Department, Duncan Anderson Gallery

ROBSON SPLANE

Splane Design Associates, Inc.

Creative Freedom & Economic Independence for Designers 2

Designer Robson Splane will briefly share his company’s history and his views on how designers are worth much more than they think. He’ll explain how he’s evolved his career and companies from an $8/Hr. staff designer to freelancer, consultant, licensor and eventually manufacturer & marketer of his own products on T.V. Included in the talk he’ll discuss both the up-sides and the mistakes he’s made.

Robson L. Splane Jr. IDSA, BA, MA, MA, MFA (Equiv. PhD), founder of Splane Design Associates, Inc., Careapeutics (SD & Mfg. Inc.), and DreamProjX-Arise, Inc.;  author of DreamProjX. A designer of over 35 years and former professor of design at UCLA, CSU Northridge, and CSU Long Beach, Robson Splane has been named on 70+ domestic, 20+ international patents and has had work featured in numerous books, magazines, galleries, and museums. 

Splane’s work in the DR (infomercial) market has resulted in several hits. Some of his individual designs each grossed sales in excess of $.5 Billion internationally.

Working his way through Grad. school aboard sailing vessels in the West Indies half of each year he eventually became an alumnus of California State University at Northridge and CSU Long Beach and completed some of his graduate work while studying at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He then went on to pursue self directed studies in Europe and then to open businesses in California where he specialized in working on over 300 medical, Rehab. and wellness projects. Robson continues to head Splane Design Associates’ new product incubator, as well as DreamProjX’s research & development, overseeing design, engineering, prototyping and vendor supervision.

Thursday, March 8, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

On the Plaza, University Art Museum, CSULB (A Collaboration with the University Art Museum)

WALTER HOOD

Hood Design Studio

TBD

To come...

Thursday, March 15, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

In The CSULB Design Department, Duncan Anderson Gallery

WOLFGANG JOENSSON

VIEWSDESIGN

TBD

To come...

Thursday, March 22, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

In The CSULB Design Department, Duncan Anderson Gallery

QIN LI

Fuseproject

TBD

To come...

Thursday, April 5, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

In The CSULB Design Department, Lecture Hall 112

CHRISTINE and JERRY VAN ROOY

VANROOY Creative Group

TBD

To come...

Thursday, April 12, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

In The CSULB Design Department, Lecture Hall 112

RIC SCOTT

Spin Master

TBD

To come...

Thursday, April 26, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

In The CSULB Design Department, Duncan Anderson Gallery

CARRIE SEID

Carrie Seid Catalyst

TBD

To come...

Thursday, May 03, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

In The CSULB Design Department, Duncan Anderson Gallery

ZIBA ESMAEILIAN and
MAYSAM GHAFFARI

Zimarty

Scale, Perception and Emotion

Our works are at the extreme of either range from building to human scale wearable and constantly try to understand how does scale effect perception of architecture?

Zimarty founded by Maysam (graduated from Columbia University) and Ziba (graduated form Sci-Arc) in Los Angeles. Our paths first crossed at Sci-Arc in 2012 where we both studied architecture. In school, we collaborated and helped each other on many projects and it turns out we have many of the same dreams and hopes, fears and challenges. As an architecture student we always use human body as the reference point and our perception is shaped by how large or small something is compared to human body. We think a delicate small scale architecture that can fit in your hands have as much as an impact as a building. As a result, our works are at the extreme of either range from building scale structure to human scale wearable and constantly try to understand how does scale affect perception of architecture?

Thursday, May 10, 7:00 – 9:45 pm

In The CSULB Design Department, Duncan Anderson Gallery

DAN HARDEN

President/CEO & Principal Designer - Whipsaw

TBD

To come...