Bright Design

Bright Design Challenge complete: Winners make a statement in surface finishing

NASF, MFASC & MFANC have completed their seventh year of sponsoring the 2016 Bright Design Challenge with The Pasadena Art School of Design. Fourteen students competed in the final presentation on Dec. 14, 2016, for $15,000 in scholarship awards granted by the three associations.   Sunny Innsun Park was awarded a first place prize with her design of UNION Key. Anthony Fernandez received an award for his project of Ascender. Rosalia Hosseinzadeh received an award for her project of Iridess.   A special thank you

Bright Design Challenge Winners Announced

The National Association for Surface Finishing California Chapters, in conjunction with the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, has just completed the 6th annual Bright Design Challenge. This year’s competition introduced students to the impact of decorative finishes in our everyday lives and challenged design students to create unique, one-of-a-kind consumer items utilizing an element of surface finishing.   The winning projects focused on innovative products such as interactive sculpture lighting fixtures, decorative metal briefcases, environmentally efficient pavers, kitchen utensil

Bright Design Challenge: Fall Midterm Presentations

On October 27, eighteen talented students from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, presented midterm presentations for the Bright Design Challenge. This year boasts the most students by far participating in the Fall Challenge. Each project presented showed the ingenuity and talent of this year’s participants. Judging, though never easy, will be exceptionally difficult as all projects are extremely marketable and creative.   We are looking forward to the Final Presentations on December 8. Winners will be announced mid

Bright Design Challenge Begins

From understanding the key performance drivers of quality, cost, and environmental compliance in automotive finishes to experiencing the dramatic impact of decorative finishes in jewelry, The Bright Design Challenge empowers our youth with resources to become a part of the next generation of surface finishers.   To date, hundreds of students have taken part in this annual program that invites students to think beyond traditional design theory to showcase “next generation” creative and engineering solutions. This vital program is produced as part

West Coast Bright Design Challenge Awards Winners

The Metal Finishers of Southern California have officially concluded the 2014 West Coast Bright Design Challenge. Since September, students from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena have been working diligently to complete their creative projects.   Now in its fifth consecutive year, the 2014 program challenged students to design marketable products that incorporate surface finishing. Students received hands-on experience related to finishing theory, technology and physical processes through classroom instruction and tours at facilities focused on plating, anodizing and other

The 2014 Bright Design Challenge is Under Way

To kick off this year’s program, students enrolled in the 2014 West Coast Bright Design Challenge got a behind-the-scenes look at surface finishing and plating in action. During the first 2 weeks of the program, K&L Anodizing and MFASC Chapter President, Bryan Leiker and General Brite Plating President, Alan Olick walked students through each of their facilities, providing the opportunity to ask questions and inspire their projects. As Bright Design students fully immerse themselves in the program, both K&L and General

Bright Design Winners Announced

Officials from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California along with members of the NASF West Coast Chapters: the Metal Finishers of Southern, Northern and San Diego, California have announced the winners of the West Coast Bright Design Challenge.