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Design Lecture Series

Last updated on Jan 20, 2022

The Design Lecture Series reflects CCA Design’s commitment to being a sanctuary for emerging voices and diverse practices. Each semester we host a powerful slate of thinkers and practitioners who expand our idea of what design is and what design can do.

For the Spring 2022 Design Lecture Series we bring back over 15 CCA alumni (and one special guest – Andrew McLuhan) to share their design strategies and stories of success. Most of the events are structured as dialogues or conversations focused around the speaker’s lived experiences:  being the first, or only, designer in an organization; pushing for sustainability as an interdisciplinary team at Nike; the reality of professional detours; building a new platform to grow digital connections and community; and designing for ambiguity, coziness and more. We hope you’ll join us for one, or all of these critical conversations.

Check out our lineup for the Spring 2022 Design Lecture Series!

Recordings from past Design Lecture Series can be accessed online on our CCA Youtube Channel

For more information on each speaker, check out the individual series portal pages below (CCA log-in required):


Poster Designers


Spring 2022

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Poster Designed by:
GRL GRP (MFA Design Alumni)

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The CCA community can view this series on the Portal.


Fall 2021

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Poster Designed by:

Ana Llorente (MFA Design + Graphic Design Faculty)

Check out the lectures on our Youtube Channel.

The CCA community can view this series on the Portal.


Spring 2021

SP21 Design Lecture Series

Poster Designed by:
Alejandra Valenzuela (MFA Design Alumni)

Check out the lectures on our Youtube Channel.
The CCA community can view this series on
the Portal.


Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Design Lecture Series Marketing Promo - Final

Poster Designed by:
Juan Pablo Rahal (MFA Design Alumni)

Check out the lectures on our Youtube Channel.
The CCA community can view this series on
the Portal.


Spring 2020

Spring 2020 Design Lecture Series Poster

Poster Designed by:
chris hamamoto (MFA Design + Graphic Design Faculty)


Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Design Lecture Series Poster

Poster Designed by:
Mary Banas (MFA Design + Graphic Design Faculty)


Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Design Lecture Series Poster

Poster Designed by:
MacFadden & Thorpe
Brett MacFadden (MFA Design Faculty)


Fall 2018

Fall 2018 Design Lecture Series Poster

Poster Designed by:
Rachel Berger (Graphic Design Chair + Faculty)

Typefaces by Graphic Design Students:
Eva Chen, Lucy Wang, Lucy Peterson, Nicole Enos, Fay Chang, Gaia Baravalle, Jireh Datuin, Ryan Scher

Photography by:
Kimberly Macdonald (CCA Staff)