Designlife is an extension of the College of Design’s mission to integrate practical, ethical, and aesthetic thought and action to enhance the meaning and quality of life through the creation of knowledge informing the critical study of artifacts and places.

Designlife connects the Design community at NC State and around the world with the alumni, faculty, and students of the College of Design.

Designlife won a Platinum award in the Hermes Creative Awards. This is the highest honor to receive by the international Hermes Creative Awards. The Hermes Platinum awards had 6000 total entries and only 15% were winners.  The competitive consisted mostly corporate work from Pepsi to Total Wine, Cisco, and the Guggenheim, including categories covering social media campaigns, annual reports, documentaries, websites and interactive media.See:


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