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The Art Institute of Seattle

2323 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121-1642   |    1.206.448.6600

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Our degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about. In our collaborative environment, our instructors will guide and mentor you as we help you build the skills you need to start your creative career.

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The Art Institute of Seattle is located on Seattle's waterfront, close to mountains and the ocean. Students enjoy easy access to the technology and creative companies that define the region—providing the opportunity to learn and grow through internships.

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Portfolio Restaurant

Portfolio restaurant is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle, Portfolio Restaurant serves as the dining lab for students in the culinary program, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

At our full service restaurant, students prepare meals and serve patrons under the supervision of Chef Instructor David Wynne and Restaurant Manager Paul Charbonnier. Portfolio Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers an exciting dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact Portfolio Restaurant at 206.239.2363.

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News and events

Students are Finalists in American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Logo Design Competition Students are Finalists in American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Logo Design Competition

Ian Hyde and Rachel Wilker, students pursing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Graphic & Web Design at The Art Institute of Seattle, have been named as finalists in the AAFCS (American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences) logo competition. The competition takes place in association with the 107th annual conference and expo being held in Bellevue, Washington, in June 2016.

The Art Institute of Seattle is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Seattle, 2323 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121-1642. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/3874 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Industrial Design Students Among 20 Winning Teams in NASA Design Challenge Industrial Design Students Among 20 Winning Teams in NASA Design Challenge

A group of Industrial Design students from The Art Institute of Seattle recently won a design competition for NASA’s Asteroid Re-Direct Mission. The mission has an exciting goal—in 2020, NASA wants to capture an asteroid and bring it into an orbit around the moon. NASA held a national design competition, sourcing designs for three different components to be used in its upcoming Asteroid Redirect Mission. Twenty schools’ submissions were selected as winners in the design phase. 

Now, the Industrial Design students are tasked with building their prototypes. NASA provided financial assistance for material cost and each team has been assigned a NASA engineer to work with. 

After the prototype is built and tested Seattle, the students will fly to Houston the week of April 25 for prototype testing in NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab. This is the same underwater tank where astronauts train for their missions.

The students are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from The Art Institute of Seattle. Their faculty advisor is Zanetka Gawronski.

  • Maddy Balmer
  • Adrian Galvan
  • Blake Maurer

Follow their progress on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AiSeattleMicrogNext/

The Art Institute of Seattle is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Seattle, 2323 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121-1642. © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1817 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Seattle is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Seattle does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Seattle’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Seattle makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature.

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Digital Photography Grad McLaren Featured in “Seattle Metropolitan Magazine” Digital Photography Grad McLaren Featured in “Seattle Metropolitan Magazine”

(SEATTLE, WA January 2016) – Chance McLaren, who in 2015 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Photography from The Art Institute of Seattle, was recently featured in “Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.” The article focused on his creative inspiration and how he initially discovered his love for photography.

Growing up in Montana, McLaren used his father’s camera to capture scenic images. But it wasn’t until he moved to the Pacific Northwest to begin his studies at The Art Institute of Seattle that he discovered his interest in fashion photography. Now, he blends both passions in “minimalistic, clean, and edgy” images.

According to the profile in the magazine, his subject-centered images subtly play up movement and garments, while his landscape photography showcases an eye for the grandiose.

Read the full article about McLaren, featuring his work: http://www.seattlemet.com/articles/2016/2/10/chance-mclaren

The Art Institute of Seattle is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Seattle, 2323 Elliott Ave., Seattle, WA 98121-1642. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/4445 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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The Art Institute of Seattle Graduate in The Seattle Times The Art Institute of Seattle Graduate in The Seattle Times

(Seattle, December 2015) Mutsuko Soma, a 2003 graduate from The Art Institute of Seattle with a Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Arts degree, was featured in The Seattle Times regarding her handmade buckwheat soba noodles.

Mutsuko grew up in Japan, where her grandmother always made soba for the family. However, she soon realized that the high-quality soba flour in Japan often came from buckwheat grown in Washington. Mutsuko believes she is the only one on the West Coast serving the buckwheat noodles regularly at a restaurant.  Included below a link to the article that includes a video of Mutsuko making the fresh soba noodles at her Wallingford restaurant, Miyabi45th.

To read more:  http://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/seattle-chef-specializes-in-a-rarity-handmade-buckwheat-soba-noodles/ 


The Art Institute of Seattle is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Seattle, 2323 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, WA  98121-1642 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Creativity for Life means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.

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Callahan Carlin

Callahan Carlin

Junior Designer, Dawson Design Associates

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Gwynne Bevan Tuttle

Gwynne Bevan Tuttle

Merchandise Coordinator, Saks 5th Avenue

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Brian Brooks

Brian Brooks

Chef and Owner, Seattle’s Hunger Restaurant

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Jonathan Barta

Jonathan Barta

Photographer

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Jeffrey Veregge

Jeffrey Veregge

Senior Designer, Masterworks

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