Virtual Paul’s Cross

Virtual Paul’s Cross

Associate Professor of Architecture David Hill and his students couldn’t be happier. The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project they helped develop with Professor John Wall in the department of English has evolved far beyond the team ever imagined – generating local...
Meet Christian Holljes

Meet Christian Holljes

Ask Christian Hölljes,“who is the fastest man in the world?” and he replies, “We don’t know…he never ran.” Hölljes attests that the fastest man never ran because he never had the opportunity, permission, mentorship or the inclination to try. This same sentiment holds...
Changes in the Veterinary Industry Bring Design Challenges

Changes in the Veterinary Industry Bring Design Challenges

The role of today’s veterinarian is much broader than what the public most commonly perceives. Veterinarians are involved in far more than examining Fido’s hurt paw or Fluffy’s lethargy. Today, more and more veterinarians are needed to treat a wide range of species,...
And…make it FLOAT

And…make it FLOAT

DesignBuild architecture students develop a floating lab as an addition to a 30-acre plus piece of land called the “hub farm,” owned by Durham Public Schools, where students, teachers and the community can study agriculture and the environment. As a group of eager...
Sustainability Redesigned

Sustainability Redesigned

In the fall of 2013, Carla Davis, NC State’s Sustainability Office communications coordinator, approached the Department of Industrial Design with a request. The group had dozens of large vinyl streetlight banners, which were used in 2012 to promote the university’s...
Blazing NEW Trails

Blazing NEW Trails

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Kofi Boone helps Raleigh-Durham residents reclaim the American Tobacco Trail as a safe and beautiful retreat.  Kofi Boone loves unwinding at the American Tobacco Trail [ATT]. If you’ve ever visited, you’ll know why he...
Justin LaRosa Designs for a Competitive Edge

Justin LaRosa Designs for a Competitive Edge

Design innovation for a mobile phone or laptop isn’t hard to spot. But what about for an athlete’s jersey? Can the graphics on players’ uniforms make them feel stronger? Can the font selection for a uniform number on a football player’s jersey...
TypeCamp: A Different Type of Innovation

TypeCamp: A Different Type of Innovation

Dr. Shelley Gruendler’s [’94 GD] path since her years at the College of Design has been anything but typical. Apart from a short stint as a book designer in Chapel Hill, the North Carolina native hit the road and hasn’t stopped since. Her first stop was across the...
Design Dialogue: Danny Stillion & Emmanuel Thompson

Design Dialogue: Danny Stillion & Emmanuel Thompson

Alumni Danny Stillion [‘92 MS] and Emmanuel Thompson [‘03 ADN] discuss their early starts, the role the College of Design had in their success, and why art and design must become a larger focus in pre-college education. Danny: Let’s start out by sharing our...
A Star by DESIGN

A Star by DESIGN

After her band broke up, graphic designer Kat Robichaud got the invitation of a lifetime.  Through a connection with a casting agency, Kat Robichaud [‘06 GD] was asked to audition for NBC’s hit reality show, The Voice, where singers compete for a place on teams led by...
Logging On: Cabin Design Takes on New Meaning

Logging On: Cabin Design Takes on New Meaning

Professor of Architecture, Georgia Bizios, gave her students a different kind of assignment this semester: designing cabins for real clients and specific sites. The studio’s focus was designing small structures which allowed students to develop their ideas in greater...
DesignLife: Innovation

DesignLife: Innovation

Innovation Begins With Design This issue of DesignLife is dedicated to those who think differently. To the ones who, when asked the proverbial question: “How many designers does it take to change a light bulb?” inevitably answer: “Does it have to be a light bulb?”...

Graphic Designer Position with R+M Branding Agency

As a brand experience agency, we’re into emotionally pulling customers to companies by grounding our creative ideas in customer-centric truths. To get to your brand’s emotional marrow, and making sure your employees live and breathe it, takes moxie. But it’s that...

Full-time Design Opportunity with Homes by Dickerson

About Homes by Dickerson Homes By Dickerson is the Triangle area’s premier custom home builder, building quality high performance green certified new homes in some of the most prestigious and centrally located neighborhoods in Raleigh, Durham, Wake Forest,...