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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.

Latinos in Design
May 26, 2017

studio1500 partner Julio Martínez has been interviewed by Cha Cha Cha, a podcast featuring Latinos in design (en español!). Listen to podcast here.

An International Design Award for Xerox PARC  
April 27, 2017

studio1500 has been awarded the Como, Italy based A’ International Design Award for its work on the Xerox Parc Innovation Exhibit. 

TXT Magazine on The Pages Project 
March 8, 2017

studio1500 partner Erik Schmitt was interviewed by TXT magazine regarding The Pages Project. TXT is the annual magazine of the Book & Digital Media Studies MA Programme at Leiden University.

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.

The Pages Project wins a Webby
December 18, 2015

The The Pages Project, a website exploring the marks, notations and other marginalia found in books, and the nature of the book as a transitory physical object in a digital age, has been honored with a Webby Award.

Valuing Diversity in Design
November 12, 2015

Along with Kimberly Bryant, John Maeda, Joelle Emerson and Jason Mayden, studio1500 partner Julio Martínez discussed Diversity in Design + Technology on a panel hosted by Inneract Project at the SF Jazz Center. Watch and read more about the event here.

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. 

Logo Design Love: 2nd Edition
August 30, 2014

The second edition of David Airey’s Logo Design Love is out. Among the featured projects in the book are the elemental8 and La Internacional identities designed by studio1500.

Signage Design Book
January 4, 2012

Three projects from studio1500 are featured in Braun Publishing's Signage Design. Our work for Computer History Museum, Xerox PARC, and Zephyr are highlighted among many other great projects from designers around the world.