Author Archives: Ian Kirschner

Portshowlio 2017 Announcement

The second year students have been hard at work putting together Portshowlio 2017. The event is scheduled for June 14th (Professional Night) and June 15th (Friends & Family Night). The web team also recently launched the 2017 Portshowlio splash page. In … Continue reading

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Seattle VR Hackathon 2017

  Stephanie Hawn is 2014 SCCA Design graduate. She currently works as a VR interaction designer at HBO. Stephanie and her team of 6 recently won the Microsoft/Boeing Passenger experience challenge at the Seattle VR Hackathon. Her team was tasked … Continue reading

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Amazon Devices: Sarita Schaffer

  Sarita Schaffer (Design ’15 alumni) currently works as a Senior UX Designer at Amazon in their Elexa enabled devices division. Recently, she was featured on the Inside Amazon series. They explore her story as the founder and director of Viva Farms … Continue reading

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Featured Design Alumni: Form°

  Form° is a Seattle based design company founded by SCCA graphic design alumni Alice Wicks & Gabriel López (c/o 2014). From print to illustration to branding and web, they have worked with a variety of local businesses in Seattle and around the … Continue reading

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Artist of the Week, Megan K. Harris

SCCA Design alum and artist, Megan Harris, is Artist of the Week for Seattle Refined. Her work will also be in September’s Capitol Hill Art Walk. Megan is currently a Senior User Experience (UX) Designer and manages her website, Miss PNW. Her feature with Seattle … Continue reading

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2016 Portshowlio: CSS Design Awards

The 2016 Portshowlio website was nominated for a web design honor by CSS Design Awards (CSSDA). The website, designed and developed entirely by second year students has received over 20K views on the CSSDA website and was given an award by the website. Check out … Continue reading

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Courtney Comfort – Poster a Week

2011 Design alum, Courtney Comfort, is a UX Designer at Microsoft. Back in January of 2016, Courtney kicked off a personal project called Poster a Week. The concept to “keep [his] layout skills sharp” and keep himself engaged in fulfilling work. With summer … Continue reading

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Jonny Mack – Designer at Google

Jonny Mack is a designer at Google. Jonny shared his articulate thoughts on the role design plays in shaping what is possible. Speaking to SCCA earlier this year, he encouraged students to keep honing skills of critical thinking, collaboration, and to … Continue reading

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