To be determined
To be dedicated
TBD* is composed of a small group of advanced graphic design students and a supervising instructor. Our goal is to provide community partners with quality design services while exposing students to professional experience and the rewards of using their skills in the service of a good cause.

TBD* provides branding, promotion, and any other design need that requires creative problem solving, visual acumen, and a fine eye for detail. We do print, we do web, we do video, we do pretty much anything.
To be diligent
To be designed
TBD* is an in-house design studio at California College of Arts (CCA). We are a small group of advanced graphic design students and a supervising instructor. Our goal is to provide community partners with quality design services while exposing students to professional experience and the rewards of using their skills in the service of a good cause.

TBD* provides branding, promotion, and any other design need that requires creative problem solving, visual acumen, and a fine eye for detail. We do print, we do web, we do video, we do pretty much anything.

PLEASE NOTE:
We are also NOT a typical design studio. Our mission is as much about student education and engagement as it is providing design services. The students are not just a pair of hands always on call. They are creative partners who will perform their due diligence—research, site, visits, interviews—if they’re given the creative latitude to make great design in return.

Lastly, projects MUST be able to be completed in the course of an semester: typically September through mid-December in the fall, mid-January to the end of April in the spring.

Thanks for your interest in TBD*!

FALL 2017
SPRING 2018
Fall 2018
spring 2019
Fall 2019
Anisha is a cheeky graphic designer from Hong Kong. She loves hot sauce and fostering dogs.
Bill Chien
Student
Bill is an unbelievably serious graphic designer from Hainan, China. He promises great work by working hard, and he makes everybody else work hard too.
Eing finds it very difficult to come up with a bio, but she enjoys it when people have a hard time pronouncing her name.
Emily is constantly curious and loves to explore new places. She enjoys making baked goods and sewing her own clothes.
Eric Heiman
Instructor
Eric has taught at CCA since 1999. He is also the principal and co-founder of the celebrated design agency Volume Inc. He spends way too much money on vinyl records, but do know that he does actually listen to them, too.
Kirk is a plant lover, visual artist, and graphic designer who lives and works in San Francisco. He loves sound design, experimental typography, and vinyl records.
Lucy Wang
Student
Lucy is a relaxed graphic designer who watches more Trailer Park Boys than she cares to admit.
Taylor is a playful graphic designer and illustrator from the Northwest. She is a lover of all things colorful as well as the queen of craft.
Denise Kan
Student
Denise is a curious graphic designer and illustrator who loves to spend time climbing rocks when not creating. She loves reading, baking, and the city of Oakland where she currently resides.
Eric Heiman
Instructor
Eric has taught at CCA since 1999. He is also the principal and co-founder of the celebrated design agency Volume Inc. He spends way too much money on vinyl records, but do know that he does actually listen to them, too.
Ivan Lou
Student
Ivan is a designer from Hangzhou, China, who is always tired and working in the studio. He loves watching dramas with a cup of soy milk and making oversized T-shirts.
Jacqueline is a graphic designer who is always hungry for both food and cool design books. You can usually spot her from a block away by her pink hair and coffee cup in hand.
Janice is a graphic designer from the tropical archipelago of Indonesia. She is a huge of fan of plain sweaters and sneakers, and is always up for a spicy noodle challenge.
Mark is a visual artist and graphic designer from Honolulu and Muscat. He is a proud plant father and an avid collector of artist books, print ephemera and feline related objects.
Sally is a first-generation Russian American and a San Francisco native. She is a Salsa dance enthusiast, enjoys tea at any time and loves her Cocker Spaniel, Sonya.
Vince is a hard working multimedia designer. He grew up right here in San Francisco. His visual approach changes depending on the project at hand, and is unafraid to try new things.
Zoey is a designer who loves this work—every bit of it. She is a collector of many things and, every so often, a writer too. She loves music, mornings, and laughter.
Alexis is a graphic designer and illustrator from the Bay-Area. Everyday she looks forward to high intensity interval training and sometimes, one or two cookies. If the music is right, you might find her doing a mean two-step to a song she can’t help but dance to.
Cooper Kao
Student
Cooper Kao is a graphic designer from Taiwan specializing in branding and visual identity design. The only thing he loves more than design is cats, and he believes that a world without cats shouldn't exist.
Eric Heiman
Instructor
Eric has taught at CCA since 1999. He is also the principal and co-founder of the celebrated design agency Volume Inc. He spends way too much money on vinyl records, but do know that he does actually listen to them, too.
Ian Moeser
Student
Ian is a comical, proud, and loud designer/artist from Delaware. He loves pop culture, pop music, vintage clothes, and tiny sunglasses. One day Ian hopes to work in the entertainment industry, making things for musicians, movies, or television.
Jane Lu
Student
Jane is a graphic designer and illustrator from Yunnan, China, and found Haight Ashbury her second hometown. She loves good Shoujo Mangas and all the kinds of marine biology documentaries. She’s also looking forward to using her design to help more people , and petting all the puppies in the world!
Lucy is a designer from the Bay Area. She has a particular interest in adding physicality to her graphic design practice and is down to get her hands dirty producing and curating art shows. Catch her upside down in dance class or bird watching in Dolores Park with a bottle of kombucha.
Tom Lim
Student
“The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring.”
Tracy Tanner
Project Manager
Tracy is the Operations and Development Manager for The Center for IMPACT at CCA. Tracy is an artist/maker and enjoys tinkering in many mediums as well as learning about life from her 5 year old daughter.
Triet Dang
Student
Triet is a visual communication designer based in San Francisco. His secret powers are the heat and positive energy he brought with him from his childhood in Vietnam. He always says YES to adventures, especially wild ones.
Annie Lee
Student
Annie is a graphic designer and illustrator from South Korea. She loves to travel the world and collect museum tickets. One day Annie hopes to work in the entertainment industry, making travel videos and books.
Batul is a graphic designer and illustrator from Scotland and India, who loves donuts more than is necessarily healthy. Fortunately her second love, hiking, helps her burn all those calories. In the future she hopes to keep designing and traveling the world.
From the warm lands of Guayaquil, Ecuador, Daniella looks for that perfect blend of graphic design and illustration. Catch her spending way too much time at Trader Joe’s or teaching herself Japanese…again.
An avid tea drinker, Ellie See is a visual designer from Singapore who loves a cozy night in rewatching Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Parks and Recreation. She loves browsing the shelves of bookstores and stationary shops and in the future aspires to adopt several cats.
Eric Heiman
Instructor
Eric has taught at CCA since 1999. He is also the principal and co-founder of the celebrated design agency Volume Inc. He spends way too much money on vinyl records, but do know that he does actually listen to them, too.
Jono Jun
Student
Jono Jun is a graphic designer from Fiji, New Zealand and South Korea who hides all his creative design’s under his hat or beanie. His Graphic expression spans from his interest which is street art, music, to video art, sculpture, land art and installations.
Mariana, otherwise known under the alias “M”, is a graphic designer from Monterrey, Mexico. Fun fact about her? she enjoys thrifting, exploring the city, speaking in third person and providing unsolicited facts.
Ryan is a graphic designer from Los Angeles. He focuses on creating memorable designs with expressive typography and engaging imagery. You can find him risographing at the flat lab on campus or hanging out at Ocean Beach with a cold brew.
Tracy Tanner
Project Manager
Tracy is the Operations and Development Manager for The Center for IMPACT at CCA. Tracy is an artist/maker and enjoys tinkering in many mediums as well as learning about life from her 5 year old daughter.
Dionne, known online as ItsYukiMe, is a graphic designer from Lompoc, California whose dangerous sweet tooth once led her to eat a dozen donuts in one sitting. If she weren’t pursuing graphic design she would definitely be on an Esports stage as a pro gamer.
Eric Heiman
Instructor
Eric has taught at CCA since 1999 and is also the principal and co-founder of the celebrated design agency Volume Inc. If he wasn’t working in the creative world, he’d probably be a therapist. (But he’d definitely need to learn how to be a better listener.)
Henry Rivera is a graphic designer from San Bernardino, California. He aims to explore hybridity within multiple creative processes. If Henry was not a designer, he would have refined his music mixing ability and become a professional DJ.
Janga Militello is a graphic designer from Santa Cruz Ca. He enjoys taking care of plants, hanging out in the sun, and taking inspiration from the natural world. He enjoys working with fine typesetting and digital collaging. If he wasn’t studying design, he would be a retired race car driver or mediocre dog whisperer.
Kei Fu
Student
Kei is a graphic designer from LA who has a mostly-healthy love for spicy food and 90s Cantonese pop music. If they hadn’t become a graphic designer, they would have aspired to become the world’s most monotonous high school history teacher.
Manasvi is a Visual Designer from Bombay, India. Since she was a little girl, she has loved spending her time watching the National Geographic with her grandfather. If she wasn’t pursuing designing, she would definitely be a scuba diver exploring with her ocean friends.
Matt is a graphic designer from LA. He enjoys making posters and album art as well as listening to SOPHIE. If he wasn't a designer, he would definitely be a pop star.
Tracy Tanner
Project Manager
Tracy is the Operations and Development Manager for The Center for IMPACT at CCA. Tracy is an artist/designer and enjoys working in many mediums as well as learning about life from her 6-year-old daughter. If Tracy weren’t an artist/designer she would have likely become an activist and would currently be seeking political asylum elsewhere.
Vrinda is a visual designer from Mumbai, India. She appreciates human values in design and hopes to help others tell their stories through her work. When not in front of her computer, she can be found drinking copious amounts of coffee, watching The Office on loop, or searching out the best vegan restaurants in San Francisco. If she wasn’t a designer, she could see herself as an art therapist or a dance performer at a traveling dance studio.