Urban Discovery Academy Tour & Talk

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Eventbrite - Urban Discovery Academy Tour & Talk

Friday, February 12 at 5:30pm

There is a new kid on the block in downtown San Diego's growing East Village—the Urban Discovery Academy is a vibrant and innovative new charter school, encouraging its students to learn through discovery and engagement with the community.

Championed and designed by MaeLin Levine and SEGD member Amy Levine of Visual Asylum, the school incorporates a vibrant color palette and energetic environmental graphics and signage. Join us as we take a tour of the facility and follow along as MaeLin and Amy share with us their process in making this dream school come true.

Friday, February 12 at 5:30pm

Urban Discovery Academy
840 14th Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Refreshments provided. Street parking available.

5:30–6pm Arrive, mingle
6pm–7pm Tour & Talk
7pm–8pm Questions, mingle

Eventbrite - Urban Discovery Academy Tour & Talk

MaeLin Levine
Partner / Creative Director

MaeLin Levine is the Partner and Creative Director of Visual Asylum. Her work has been nationally recognized by multiple organizations. She was also awarded the prestigious AIGA Fellow Award in 2008. Originally from Leadville, Colorado, Levine holds a BFA in Graphic Communications Design from the University of Denver and participated in the AIGA professional program at Harvard Business School.

MaeLin served on the board of the San Diego Chapter of AIGA – the professional association of Graphic Artists – for sixteen years and was president for four years. More recently MaeLin has turned her attention toward a new passion project as President of the Board of Trustees of the Urban Discovery Academy (UDA) – a highly successful K-8 charter school. MaeLin is also a design instructor at San Diego City College, where she has served as an adjunct faculty member for nearly twenty years.

Amy Levine
Partner / Design Director

Amy Levine a Partner and Design Director of Visual Asylum. With a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri, Amy is a Colorado transplant who now considers San Diego her home.

Amy has served on the board of directors for the San Diego Chapter of AIGA –for over 15 years. She is a past president of the organization and during her tenure was appointed chair of the AIGA Y Conference in 2013 and 2014. Amy also teaches Advanced Typography at San Diego City College. Amy’s passion and natural talent for the design of the built environment are pivotal attributes for the studio, from themed restaurant design to museum exhibition graphics. Amy has a refined sense of the art of fine typographic design as well as exposure to fiber arts and product design that influence the work of the studio.

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