Exhibition by Alumnus Hiroki Asai
Our alumni have generously given their time and expertise throughout the years by hosting field trips for our students to experience the creative inner workings of various art and design studios and industries, and many have returned to Cal Poly to deliver lectures and conduct workshops. Hiroki Asai (Art and Design, ’92), the 2010 Cal Poly honored alumnus, came to campus on October 6 to give a lecture in support of his fascinating exhibition, titled “Hiroki Asai,” in the University Art Gallery, which ran from October 6 to November 4.
Asai recently retired as vice-president of worldwide marketing communications at Apple, where he oversaw the work of more than 200 art directors, writers, motion-graphic designers, developers and graphic designers. His teams were responsible for every piece of marketing communication for Apple outside of advertising, and they produced and engineered everything completely in-house. At Cal Poly, Asai addressed an audience of well over 200 students, faculty and staff, who came to hear him share his career trajectory, experiences and principles for successful collaboration. The department greatly appreciates Asai’s generosity in returning to Cal Poly to share his thoughts and advice with our students and future designers.
The remaining University Art Gallery exhibitions for the 2016-17 academic year can be found on artgallery.calpoly.edu.