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.

For more info, please email Eric Heiman at eheiman@cca.edu. Thanks for visiting and your interest in TBD*!

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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.
Alice Niu
Student
Alice is a huge fan of fashion, a graphic designer, and a cat lover who doesn’t have a cat.
Eric Heiman
Instructor
Eric has taught at CCA since 1999 and co-created TBD* in 2017. He is also the co-founder of the celebrated design agency Volume Inc. He buys a lot of vinyl, reads a lot, and moonlights as an occasional podcaster on classic literature.
Ileana is a designer of many stripes, who has lived in many places, and can take on as much as you can throw at her.
Jennifer is a crafty explorer and designer based in the Bay Area and Boston, whose practice is highly integrated with intricate digital and analog practices.
Karina is a graphic designer, born and raised in the Bay Area. She is a passionate world traveler, coffee enthusiast, and avid rock n roll listener.
Keston is a nerdy graphic designer, who loves playing video games and relaxing in his bed after a long day of work.
Momo Gao
Student
Momo is an active graphic designer. She likes to work with different people and also enjoys staying at home with her cute cat.
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.
Alia is a visual artist, designer, and egg from Miami. She loves dinosaur chicken nuggets.
Amanda Lee
Student
Amanda is a graphic designer and illustrator interested in everything old, free, and used. She spends her time digging through SCRAP and browsing craigslist looking for her next vintage find.
Chiao is a young and broke Taiwanese visual designer with an emphasis on culture performing and space design. Ps, he is also a coffee-gant.
Darian is a visual designer and art director currently at re—inc and Atlassian. He draws inspiration from old books, mid-century interior design and wholesale produce boxes.
Eric Heiman
Instructor
Eric has taught at CCA since 1999 and co-created TBD* in 2017. He is also the co-founder of the celebrated design agency Volume Inc. He buys a lot of vinyl, reads a lot, and moonlights as an occasional podcaster on classic literature.
Jennifer is a designer and illustrator currently working at Su Mathews Hale Design. She loves thrifting vintage ephemera, taking film photos, and going on picnics on a sunny SF day.
Kajri is a designer/creative problem solver who loves to travel, in fact, she has travelled to 5 of the 7 continents and hopes to make it to all of them!
Menaja is an artist and designer with an emphasis on analog processes. They like to throw elaborate dinner parties for close friends and chosen family.
Sony is a visual designer who is practicing mindfulness and empathy in her design methodologies. She likes connecting and reconnecting with her friends and family, and recently she discovered her new joy, gardening.
Dylan is a graphic designer with a love for unique fonts and unique people. While not in the studio, Dylan spends a lot of time picking different events from Fun Cheap SF to go to.
Eric Heiman
Instructor
Eric has taught at CCA since 1999 and co-created TBD* in 2017. He is also the co-founder of the celebrated design agency Volume Inc. He buys a lot of vinyl, reads a lot, and moonlights as an occasional podcaster on classic literature.
Henna is a visual artist, designer, and amateur baker from Seattle. They are inspired by vintage aesthetics, change-makers, and all things quirky.
Ingrid is a curious visual designer who collects magazines and creates collages out of them. She enjoys gardening, baking for her friends, and taking film photos.
Janel is an elevated Artist that wants to Change The World. She believes that Design can be a potent tool for communication‭ ‬&‭ ‬social transformation. Her intent as an artist is to penetrate people's intellectual boundaries; by creating from a place of purpose; saturate & shift viewers perspectives; by challenging normative context; and extract love & understanding of the human condition. She is also a badass mom.
Joanna is a graphic designer that loves finding new mediums to create things, destroy things, and create things again. She is inspired by people, things, and moments that are unapologetically themselves.
Linh Phan
Student
Linh is a craft maker and graphic designer from Hanoi, Vietnam who fell in love with the process of design. She enjoys the break between design projects that gives her enough time to try out her new DIY ideas.
Morgan is a graphic designer and illustrator who enjoys creating work about stigmatized topics, such as drug policy and queer theory. On the weekend you can find them riding their skateboard and drawing caricatures of people they see around SF.
Yashmi is a visual designer from Mumbai with an emphasis on minimalism and user interface designs. She loves ravioli and has recently developed an interest in ikebana.
Aashi is a graphic designer and social activist. When she’s not busy creating protest art, she helps businesses create culturally conscious identity and branding. She loves travelling and the only continents she hasn't been to are Australia and South America. Her love for books has driven her to take an interest in more sustainable methods of production and her travels give her a lot of new ideas for that.
Anah has spent the past 12 years working in some of San Francisco's most beloved indie bookstores as both an illustrator and bookseller. Her passion for print and book cover design brought her to CCA, and her love of image-making and storytelling informs much of her design work. She also moonlights as a tattoo apprentice.
Eric Heiman
Instructor
Eric has taught at CCA since 1999 and co-created TBD* in 2017. He is also the co-founder of the celebrated design agency Volume Inc. Eric buys a lot of vinyl (and also listens to it), reads for an hour every day, and moonlights as an occasional podcaster discussing classic literature.
Kyra Pease
Student
Kyra is a visual designer and artist from Boulder, Colorado, who is drawn to conceptual and thought-provoking design. If she’s not in the studio, chances are she’s reading, buying another record, surfing, tending to her plants, or admiring the clouds.
Nielsen is a Graphic Designer from Quezon City, Philippines, who enjoys a funny meme to go with his ordinary Saturday night. He considers himself as an outgoing person who can be rigidly amusing. If not designing, he often spends his time browsing all kinds of movie posters and watching jaw-dropping animations. One day, he aspires to try things he has never done, like riding a bike and owning a family of cats.
Tracy Tanner
Project Manager
Tracy is the Operations and Development Manager for The Center for Arts and Public Life at CCA. Tracy is an artist/designer and enjoys working in many mediums as well as learning about life from her daughter.
Uma is from Boston, MA. She enjoys baking for friends, collecting stickers, and afternoon naps. In the future she hopes to use her design education to improve accessibility to all kinds of resources!
Vanshika is a graphic designer and illustrator from Mumbai. She finds her inspiration from her culture and cities that she has travelled to. She spends her spare time watching movies and binge eating. She appreciates every small thing in life.
Yujin Cha
Student
Yujin is a visual designer who enjoys research and the design process. She often is inspired by South Korean graphic designers, artists, her surroundings, and her personal background. She is a complete foodie and loves to visit new restaurants or cafes.
Yuliia is originally from the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv. Her patriotism, creativity, and desire to influence the future of her country and the world around ignited her passion for design. Yuliia gets inspired by traveling around Europe and exploring every corner of a new city while experiencing new cultures, exposing herself to unfamiliar languages and sensations, and making them familiar. Good coffee is one of the many things that make her day. So if you know places to get delicious coffee, don’t hesitate to contact her.
Ayana is a visual designer and illustrator from Los Angeles and Tokyo. When she is not in the studio, she loves to play bass, collect records, curate the perfect playlist, cook Japanese food and watch films at the Roxie.
Bella Park
Student
Bella is a graphic designer focusing on concept building, branding, and UI/UX. She loves the fact that people can see graphic design everywhere and it is the strongest communication with the world. As a designer, she always wants to understand how she influences people visually and changes their emotional responses. You can find her going to the movie theater or Boba Guys when she is not at work.
Eric Heiman
Instructor
Eric has taught at CCA since 1999 and co-created TBD* in 2017. He is also the co-founder of the celebrated design agency Volume Inc. Eric buys a lot of vinyl (and also listens to it), reads for an hour every day, and moonlights as an occasional podcaster discussing classic literature.
Hyunsoo is a design researcher who loves talking to others and learning new ways to approach design. She finds inspiration from listening to others, observing how people interact with design, analyzing sources, and mindful walking around the neighborhood. Outside of design, she enjoys going to coffee/bread shops, taking long walks, embroidering, and shopping for chocolate :•)
Jennifer is a Korean-American graphic designer and illustrator who loves using and experimenting with color and texture. She enjoys and is interested in typography, publication, and poster design. Off-screen, she does embroidery, enjoys reading, and loves going on spontaneous walks!
Kermen is a graphic designer who values research and process. She enjoys experimenting with different media in pursuit to achieve the ultimate balance between form and context. Also, she loves rediscovering life with her 2 year-old son.
Metis was surrounded by innovation and creativity at a young age due to being born in Silicon Valley. She enjoys playing video games, messing around with her five cats, and walking on railroad tracks at her favorite park. Currently, she is a graphic designer inspired by fun textures and wacky color combos!
Tiya is a graphic designer that enjoys brainstorming and giving stories to design. While designing, her struggle is to balance her hidden playful personality to the context of the design itself. Being far from her home in Indonesia, she’s currently learning how to cook more Indonesian food while listening to her favorite playlist. She also finds her joy in drawing, collecting stickers, discovering new things on a walk, and watching (series, dramas, animes, you name it!).
Tracy Tanner
Project Manager
Tracy is the Operations and Development Manager for The Center for Arts and Public Life at CCA. Tracy is an artist/designer and enjoys working in many mediums as well as learning about life from her daughter.
Walker is a graphic designer who likes to use illustration and creative typography in his work. He loves designing posters, album covers, and merchandise for bands. If he isn't working on design, you can find him painting in his room, enjoying a walk through the woods, or hanging out at the skatepark.