City College graphic design awarded as best in the world

City moves to first in WBDS Design Education Ranking, amassing 17 awards


Ksenia LaRusse, left, and Skyler Lingo discuss their work during Advanced Typography class at San Diego City College, March 16, 2022. Students combed through and referenced design albums as they progressed in their projects. Photo by Philip Salata/City Times Media

Sean Monney, Multimedia Journalist

Graphic design projects produced by students in the San Diego City College graphic design program gained City College the first place spot in the Best Design Education Ranking of 2022-23 by the World Brand Design Society.

WBDS is a nonprofit group that aims to recognize outstanding graphic design programs in colleges worldwide and offers scholarship opportunities. 

City College received 17 awards, eight more than the runner-up, the HSE Art & Design School in Russia.

The haul included second and third-place awards, as well as multiple gold, silver, bronze, and individual awards, according to WBDS. 

City College’s Global Design Education Ranking shot up from 10th to 2nd after this year’s awards. 

The City College Graphic Design site can be viewed here and the World Brand Design Society site can be viewed here.