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WHAT IT IS

Design. Measure. Learn. Feedback Loop. Deviating slightly from Eric Ries’ Continuous Innovation. We have developed a summer Creative Boot Camp for our artists, brand strategists, designers, developers, and marketers — a group of youthful, talented, passionate learners and educators who believe in our capacity to advance and change the world. Part of our promise to each other is to continue developing opportunities for us to learn together.

This year’s summer Creative Boot Camp revolves around “Changemakers,” so we have invited a number of influential people from all over the world who are changing the world  to provide our students with unique learning opportunities that address “Creative Strategy: Business of Design,” influenced by Activist, Educator, Designer, Strategist, Professor Douglas Davis, who will anchor our week-long of celebration of activities and workshops for our students. The Boot Camp will be kicked off by CSUN alum Aaron Atchison, founder and creative director of Farm Design in Pasadena, California. See information below about this year’s sessions, activities, and presenters.

SPEAKERS

Jessica Arana

Jessica Arana

Designer, Artist, Educator

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Aaron Atchison

Aaron Atchison

Founder and Creative Director of Farm Design

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Betty Avila

Betty Avila

Co-Director, Advancement and Administration at Self Help Graphics

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Joe Bautista

Joe Bautista

Director of VISCOM, Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

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Jason Bender

Jason Bender

President of in Focus Advertising

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Lucy Bennett

Lucy Bennett

Senior Designer at AMAC Accessibility

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Trina Darakjy

Trina Darakjy

Operations and Business Manager of IntersectLA

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Douglas Davis

Douglas Davis

Founder of The Davis Group LLC

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Alejandro Echevarria

Alejandro Echevarria

Independent Filmmaker & Freelance Cameraman

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Agustín G. Garza

Agustín G. Garza

National Board Member at AIGA

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Haven Lin-Kirk

Haven Lin-Kirk

Dean of Design, Professor of the Practice of Design at USC

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Li Liu

Li Liu

Ph.D., Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

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Wei Liu

Wei Liu

PhD, Associate Researcher, Director of User eXperience (UX) Master at Faculty of Psychology

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Dave Moon

Dave Moon

Director of RADIUS, Art Professor at California State University, Northridge

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Patrick Prager

Patrick Prager

5th Degree Tang Soo Do Master

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Tom White

Tom White

Director at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

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CALENDAR

Monday (June 18, 2018)

8a – 9a
Breakfast

9a – 9:30a
Bootcamp Kick-Off

9:30a – 12p
Aaron Atchison / Farm Design – Keynote

12p – 1p
Lunch

1p – 2:30p
Joe Bautista / CSUN – Workflow/Calendar/Task Management

2:30p – 4p
Lucy Bennett / AMAC – Accessibility

4:30p – 5
Break

5p – 6p
Joe Bautista /

6p – 7p
Dinner

Tuesday (June 19, 2018)

8 – 9a
Breakfast

9 – 11a
Patrick Prager / Edge Martial Arts – Fit Body, Sharp Mind

11 – 12p
Shower Break

12 – 1p
Lunch

1 – 4:30p
Wei Liu / Beijing Normal University – User Experience Research

4:30 – 5p
Break

5 – 6p
Jessica ArananAgustín G. GarzaHaven Lin-Kirk/ AIGA

6 – 7p
Dinner

Wednesday (June 20, 2018)

8 – 9a
Travel to Downtown LA

9 – 12p
Tom White / Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator (LACI) –  Tour

12 – 1p
Lunch (on your own)

1 – 2p
Travel to Self Help Graphics

2 – 4:30p
Betty Avila / Self Help Graphics

4:30 – 7:00p
Happy Hour Break

Thursday (June 21, 2018)

8 – 9a
Breakfast

9 – 10:30a
Trina Darakjy / CSUN – Financial/Budget Workshop

10:30 – 12p
3D Printing Workshop

12 – 1p
Lunch

1 – 4:30p
Alejandro Echevarria – Videography/Lighting

4:30 – 6p
Volleyball

6 – 6:30p
Dinner

6:30 – End
Summer movie night (Coco)

Friday (June 21, 2018)

8 – 9a
Breakfast

9 – 11a
Li Liu / CSUN – Human Computer Interaction

11 – 1p
Jason Bender / InFocus Advertising – Client Management

1 – 1:30p
Snack

1:30 – 2:30p
Prepare Beach Food

2:30 – 4p
Travel to Dockweiler

4 – 5:30p
Beach

5:30 – 6p
Jessica Arana / Team Bonding

6 – 6:30p
Dinner

6:30 – End
Bonfire

Saturday (June 23, 2018)

8 – 9a
Breakfast

9 – 12p
Douglas Davis / Creative Strategy and the Business of Design

12 – 1p
Lunch

1 – 5:30p
Douglas Davis / Creative Strategy and the Business of Design (cont.)

5:30 – 6:30p
Dinner

Monday (June 25, 2018)

8 – 9a
Breakfast

9 – 12p
Reflection

12 – 1p
Lunch

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Our Location

California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
Art and Design Center, Room 409

18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8300

T: +1 818- 677-3022