studio1500 partner Erik Schmitt has been selected as a 2018 Rome Prize finalist in design from the American Academy in Rome
March 9, 2018
The American Academy in Rome awards the Rome Prize to a select group of artists and scholars, after an application process that begins in the fall of each year. The winners, announced in the spring, are invited to Rome to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation. (Photo courtesy Alex MacLean).
Google Art Project Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
September 8, 2017
As part of the AIGA National Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, studio1500 partner Julio Martínez collaborated with Jessica Arana to highlight work from Latinx designers. The online Google Art Project exhibition, titled Across Borders: A Look at the Work of Latinx Designers, is composed of selections from the AIGA National archives and various other AIGA resources.
Erik Schmitt named YBCA Fellow
July 26, 2017
studio1500 partner Erik Schmitt has been named a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellow for 2017. The YBCA Fellows program brings together creative citizens from across the Bay Area for a year-long process of inquiry, dialogue, and project generation.
Diseño, Food & Community
June 20, 2017
In collaboration with Paula Linares from the Mexican Consulate of San Francisco and Cuco Vega from Centro Jalisco, studio1500 partner Julio Martínez helped produce a lecture by Alfonso Dominguez, owner of Oakland's Tamarindo. Alfonso's talk focused on his story and the intersection of food, design and community.
June 15 2017
As part of AIGA SF's Design Week, studio1500 partner Julio Martínez collaborated with Facebook's Gabriel Valdivia and Michelle Morrison to produce Vectors, a half-day conference that explored identity and how it impacts work, communities, and the world at large. Watch the recorded livestream here.
Drawing Workshop at UC Berkeley's Innovation Lab
February 23, 2017
Working with MBA students at UC Berkeley's "Creativity Lab" course, taught by Clark Kellogg, we had an opportunity to guide students in a basic drawing workshop aimed at reconnecting them with the benefits of sketching.
Street Sketch selected in next Market Street Proptotyping Festival
March 15, 2016
Studio1500 was one of ten firms asked to participate in the Market Street Prototyping Festivals Urban Prototyping Research Lab. For six months, we worked on further iterations of our design Street Sketch at Gray Area in the Grand Theater in San Francisco's Mission District. Partnering with Gray Area, YBCA, San Francisco Planning, and Autodesk with the goal of designing a permanent installation for Market Street.
Judging the Webby Awards
February 5, 2016
As a member of the The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, studio1500 partner Erik Schmitt served as a judge for the 20th annual Webby Awards. The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.
Exposing Youth to Vernacular Typography
April 28, 2015
As part of an AIGA San Francisco Diversity initiative, a workshop was developed in conjunction with Youth Art Exchange workshop, and held at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. A group of high school students walked around the Mission neigborhood looking for typography in the environment. They then went back to draw from the type they found and came up with their own words or phrases to silkscreen on shirts and tote bags. (Special thanks to Rod Cavazos from Psy/Ops).
Street Sketch selected for MSPF
January 29, 2015
studio1500’s submission was one of 50 designs selected from over 200 entries from around the world to participate in the Market Street Prototyping Festival, in San Francisco California. The festival will transform the area into a public platform, showcasing exciting ideas for improving our famed civic spine and how we use it.