Starting Up in Style: Alumna Launches Shopping Startup

A self-described “serial entrepreneur” and “recovering venture capitalist,” Camilla Olson is clearly undeterred by the path less traveled. Her journey through the world of corporations and startups…

Sculpture Alumna Debuts Solo Show

Academy of Art University alumna Yuqing “Max” Luo debuted her first solo show at the Cannery Galleries in May 2017. A recent MFA graduate from the School of Fine Art-Sculpture, Luo displayed her…

Giving Back to the Community

Thinking like a designer means thinking about the experience. That’s the approach School of Architecture alumna Mary Telling took when her career brought her design skills face-to-face with the task…

Why I Attended the Academy

The Academy has seen many years of fantastic accomplishments from our students—from nationally-recognized doodlers to composers creating the music for the historic San Francisco Chinese New Year…

Vogue Arabia Features Jewelry Designs by Recent Graduate

Since debuting her designs at Academy of Art University’s 2016 Spring Show, alumna Deema Hefzi has already crafted a name for herself that’s being heard throughout the jewelry industry. Hefzi, who…

Academy Alumna’s Invention Appears on TIME’s List of Best Inventions of 2016

Congratulations to Academy of Art University graduate Sha Yao whose work is featured on TIME Magazine’s unranked list of the “25 Best Inventions of 2016”! Yao, who graduated with an MFA from the…

Academy Alumna Works on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Congratulations to Academy of Art University graduate Lindsay Elgin for her work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! Lindsay graduated in Spring 2016 with a degree in Production Management from the…