CalArts Alumni Magazine

About the Pool

The Pool is the alumni magazine of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), a nationally recognized visual and performing arts college located in Valencia, Calif. The magazine is published online (thepool.calarts.edu) and printed twice a year at the end of each semester by the CalArts Office of Marketing and Communications. The Pool is delivered to alumni, parents of current students, friends of CalArts, and distributed on campus to faculty, students and interested applicants. 

The mission of the publication is to inform and entertain readers; to engage alumni and friends with feature stories and short items that profile CalArtians recognized for excellence in their fields and métiers. A robust section of ClassNotes includes all written submissions and selected images of alumni and their work. Letters from the president, editor, and readers round out the editorial content. Web extras — stories, videos, sound — complement what’s found in the printed magazine.

We hope The Pool and thepool.calarts.edu help all CalArts alumni to connect, reconnect and network professionally with their peers, classmates, faculty and friends, as well as to foster pride in the Institute among all of its 20,000+ graduates worldwide.

 

PRESIDENT 
Ravi S. Rajan 

CHIEF OF STAFF & ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR GOVERNMENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
Chebon Marshall

VICE PRESIDENTS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND ADVANCEMENT
Eric Greeny and Meredith Robbins

INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
Marylou Ferry 

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 
Stuart I. Frolick 

ART DIRECTION AND DESIGN (PRINT)
Roman Jaster (Graphic Design BFA 07) of Yay Brigade And Kat Catmur (Graphic Design MFA 14) 

WEBSITE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Melissanthi Saliba

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS
Roman Jaster and Kat Catmur 

PHOTOGRAPHY
Rafael Hernandez (Photography and Media BFA 11) 

VIDEOGRAPHY 
Nicolas Savignano (Film Directing MFA 18)

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Debbie Stears

PROJECT MANAGER 
N.E. Jaster 

PROOFREADING
Esther Gwynne

 


Contributing writers, photographers, and graphic designers for The Pool and thepool.calarts.edu are often CalArts alumni and/or Institute faculty and staff. Additional contributors are drawn from a community of talented freelance creative professionals conversant in specific areas of content.

To contact The Pool editorial team or submit story ideas, please email thepool@calarts.edu.