Students will discover design styles through a comprehensive survey of technological breakthroughs, and historical art and design movements. By creating a design history journal of style, through film and lecture, explore the important design thinkers who shape and influence graphic design. This class is ideal for graphic design majors and other majors for humanities credit. Learning about style is jet fuel for your own creative work.
Candice López is an educator and design activist who has taught at San Diego City College for over 30 years. Recognized as a national Design Fellow by the American Institute of Graphic Arts she is dedicated to serving a diverse student population. She challenges her students to think about social responsibility, culture, and conceptual communication to develop global competencies and thrive in our increasingly interconnected world. Candice taught design abroad in Italy, Mexico, Spain and Switzerland. She is a founder of the Urban Art Trail project that helped transform inner-city communities and is the subject of an award-winning children’s picture book. A designer and art director at firms like BBDO Los Angeles, she also served as Arts and Culture Chair of San Diego’s Downtown Vision plan.
Prudence Horne is an artist and an arts educator. She grew up in Boston and received her BA in Art History from Trinity College, CT and MFA in painting from the Pratt Institute, NY. Prudence has been awarded several grants and residency programs, including the William Male Foundation, Heinrich Boll in Co. Mayo, Ireland, Fundación Valparaiso in Almeria, Spain, and the Montana Artist Refuge in Basin Montana. She has taught art at two men’s state prisons, has been a contributing teacher for the teen program at the La Jolla Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, and an adjunct professor at Southwestern College. Prudence has been an adjunct professor of fine arts and art history at San Diego City College for over a decade.
Shel is a dedicated City College alumni who holds degrees in both graphic design and art history. Deeply engaged during her college years, she was particularly influenced by MEChA and Chicano art. This passion led to a notable collaboration with mural artist Salvador Torres, producing a book capturing the essence of the mural on Harbor Drive in Barrio Logan. Shel later transferred to the University of California San Diego, deepening her studies in art history and exploring film production. Her academic journey took her to Rome in 2020, where she pursued a master's in art history, making the ancient city her immersive classroom. Now an adjunct at San Diego City College, Shel is fervently dedicated to student success, constantly seeking resources to enhance their educational journey.
Donald Gould is an artist, illustrator and designer specializing in product design and development, print design, illustration, branding, photography and video. Raised in Southern California he currently works as lead designer at Knockaround LLC where he creates product design, marketing materials, packaging and advertising. Donald also oversees brand identity and develops new trends and ideas for future campaigns. When he’s not watching Kitsch movies for personal amusement, he works to expand his creative range by experimenting with old-world trades and alternative forms of communication.