Education: B.A., M.F.A., UCLA’s Design Media Arts (D|MA)

Projects I’m involved in (some starting, some in-process, some wrapping up)

  • Master Cover Series Art Direction/curation for UCLA Extension
  • Design your Brilliant Career – quarterly class taught at UCLA Extension
  • Alumni TED style talks and travel  in Asia with our Chancellor
  • Virtual Reality Institute Task Force for UCLA’s Chancellor’s office
  • See Yes Corporation (Startup in 3rd year) – Self Efficacy company that works with universities to retain students and help students make informed academic choices.
  • UCLA Centennial Celebration, May 18th, 2019
  • UCLA TEDxUCLA, 2011-present (ongoing)
  • TED Circles build and Launch, Edinburgh, Scotland 
  • UCLA Alumni Day Cover Series Designer talks. (Talks by cover series designers including hands-on design experiences, curating the speaker and workshops)
  • UCLA International Center and Alumni Association ‘Experience’ planning for chancellors 2019 international alumni events.
  • The launch of Immersive media (AR VR XR) Certificate at UCLA Extension
  • AIGA LA interview series — filming March 3rd and 10th, 2019. (Interviews of designers, including me.)
  • Pre-launch of Design Disrupt Series, design participants and advisors include faculty at UCLA, CSUN, USC — dev site at
  • User Experience and Design Thinking post-graduate certificate and module for UCLA Extension
  • Interactive Raffle system for D.A.R.E. (using an arduino and DIY maker project by Michael Newman)
  • Online class migrations to Canvas
  • Sensing and wearables workshops
  • AIGA Los Angeles, Advisory Board (rolled off in 2017)
  • CSUN Design, Advisor for Radius
  • Startup — inRecovery, advisory board
  • Startup — branding and web development, Behavioral Health Innovations — UCLA faculty part of.
  • Startups– Soapologist
  • Self Efficacy research and software development, Dan Cervone, Laura Ritchie, Kenn Heller


Continuing Higher Education Review, Vol 74, 2010
Cathy A. Sandeen and Scott Hutchison
Art Department Instructor of the Year 1995
Art Department Employee of the Year 2013
UCLA Extension
Potlatch Award: Capitol Press Collateral
Chancellors Award: Volunteer Service for the Volunteer Center
Talk and Workshops:
  • Think Like a Designer (Quarterly)
  • Design Disrupt (Launching in Spring)
  • TEDxUCLA and TEDxUCLA Salons: Stage co-host
  • Core team to ideate and alpha launch TED Circles
Cal State Northridge:
  • Design Thinking,  Spring
  • Boot camp reframing co-instruction with Dave Moon, Winter
  • Interactive Art and Electronics
Cal Poly San Louis Obispo (Video of installation)
DIY: Physical Computing at Play and was featured on Boing Boing. In short, they turned our giant, 72-step grand staircase into a large-scale, physical computing video game.
  • CultureHub ARTALK presents Scott Hutchinson and Richard Whitney: a two-part series ‘Seeing by Building Simple Electronics’ & ‘Capturing a Story’
  • CultureHub Presents Control-Alt-Pixel: Reboot Your Approach to Design: Scott Hutchinson and Pete Hawks
  • AIGA LA: Winter 2017 series on ‘Fail’ (Speaker)
  • AIGA Schools of Thoughts – Curation
  • AIGA Merged: Dave Moon and Scott Hutchinson
  • AIGA Portfolio review: Host and planner
United Designs: Co-director:
LA Chamber of Commerce:
Talk, Scott Hutchinson
Using Social Media |  Using Social Media Well
Talks at the UCLA Faculty Center:
Global Transformative Learning: Building Institutions and Changing Minds: May 23, 2013
Comprehensive Branding/Design/Web and Interactive projects, and clients:
  • Hathaway-Sycamores
  • Vista Del Mar
  • Hirshberg Foundation of Pancreatic Cancer
  • Moulton Niguel Water District
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • UCLA
  • UCLA Extension
  • VASA Studios