We Congratulate Jimmy Liu on his acceptance to the Product Design field at Art Center College of Design with a scholarship of $10,500 per year $42,000 four years!
Additional colleges include: Product Design
(Otis College of Art and Design - scholarship $9,000 per year $36,000 four years)
Jimmy Liu’s overall work comes from a sincere desire to improve humanity.
Early on Jimmy demonstrated promise at a young age where he watched his father paint. Paper being scarce, Jimmy took to the wall and began doodling and leading to analyses of deconstructing Spider-man’s web shooters. Eventually motivating him to pursue a serious practice in Product Design.
During his time here he was very interested in materiality and how it could be a factor on global preservation and how new inventions like aerogel, which is a material that is mostly filled with air resists heat and many other properties efficiently.
In his projects, researching Graphene, he realized this would completely change the way electronics work and easy for mass production and for conductive properties with allowance for easy transportation and maintenance. Polymers for recyclable and reusable and efficient materials have sparked his continuing pursuit of environmental activism to advance civilization. This has inspired traits and personal practice in Art and Design, evolving into the catalyst for Jimmy’s passion in product design “futurism”.
Closely following careers of Dieter rams, James Dyson, Richard Sapper other influence from his high school contributed to his drive.
One of his influential experiences was joining JROTC for a summer in camp Pendleton despite his asthma. Despite disadvantages and the never give up attitude carried on into his life and studies. I have seen Jimmy very enthusiastic and despite being the weakest student in life drawing at first. His resilience paid off.
He worked very hard to catch up technically to other students and eventually became quite a skill full painter.
In his future school he hopes to take on classes like:3D design and much more classes on Anatomy and Ergonomics: Human Factors Connections through Color and Design, Woodworking, Metal, Digital and other related Design courses with entrepreneurial aspects.
“My interest grew even more when I got an opportunity to take classes with Roman S. Iniguez and Omar Gallegos in the West California Academy of Art and Design because I believe I improved my art after I got to study under them. My product designs try to reflect ingenuity as much as I could and want to make and improve better functioning products that may improve the world. I believe my art reflects the ability to improve the quality of life for people and could be used to show environmental responsibility.” Jimmy said.
Jimmy also participated in projects in dt008 at PCC; and learned ACAD and physics in Temple City High School. He integrated ideas of mechanisms and physics into my work to try and get better designs.
(Author: Omar Gallegos, Vice Principal and Director of Education)