Masuda takes 3rd place in the AEJMC Logo Competition

Sylvia Masuda's logo for AEJMC in Denver, 2010
Sylvia Masuda's logo for the AEJMC conference in Denver, 2010.

Sylvia Masuda, a former student of mine (Comm 358 and Comm 317) at Cal State Fullerton won third place in the AEJMC Logo Competition. The logo was made for the annual conference taking place in Denver, 2010. I assigned the competition as a final exam in Sylvia’s class and encouraged her to make a few revisions during inter-session before entering her work to the competition. I won’t tell you how quickly she drew the logo; and I’m so proud of her for placing in the contest. Next year we’re taking first.

My long-term mentee, Crystal Adams, to be featured in Print Magazine!

Crystal Adams, Designer

I’ve never been so proud as this – Crystal Adams, one of my finest students from years past, will be published in Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual this November. Her poster design for SimpleHuman, where she has been working as a full-time designer for the past year, is included here. Way to go, Crystal! This is only the beginning. I might add, Crystal showed her dedication to design education by showing up in nearly all of my classes. She wasn’t necessarily enrolled in all of them. She just showed up. You know that famous Woody Allen quote, right? “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” Not that this merit has anything to do with showing up – simply put, this is an example of good design. But showing up, repeatedly, is part of the process.

Hey, if you were one of my students and you were recently awarded, or if your work is recognized in the future, tell me about it! I want to know.

Let’s Go Crazy – so many remixes and parodies

Let's Go Crazy
Let's Go Crazy Project @

In the fall of 2008 I started this “Let’s Go Crazy” YouTube project with my students…and wrote about it here. It’s spring, the semester is over; and a new crop of videos have been posted. Some are truly worth checking out, like Mark’s remix and Sean’s paranoid androids legos. Students from other colleges are posting videos, too – thanks to those of you who are offering extra credit for this silly but significant project!