The School of Graphic Design partners with leading companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and other academic departments to provide students with unique opportunities to advance their career. By hosting guest speakers and events at the Academy, we build and nurture an insider network to connect you with working professionals in the industry. Enjoy collaborating with artists, designers, and innovators outside of the classroom on engaging and contemporary graphic design projects.

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Adobe Systems

In a collaborative effort between Adobe Systems and Academy of Art University, students Julia Lemke and Michael Taylor were asked to develop the concept and visuals for the Adobe Creative Cloud educational campaign with the guidance of Tolleson Design Creative Director (and Academy alum) Jamie Calderon.

SF Fire Department

When the SFFD celebrated their 150th anniversary, they wanted to promote the event. They turned to the School of Graphic Design. Undergrad students created branding guidelines, media kits and digital assets and art. It’s just one example of the collaborative projects our student are exposed to.

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