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We're so proud of our #NCState24 designers! Are you ready to turn those tassels Friday? 🐺🎓

We`re so proud of our #NCState24 designers! Are you ready to turn those tassels Friday? 🐺🎓 ...

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Meet Rheanna Murray, a talented Graphic and Experience Design senior from Boxford, Massachusetts, who spent her spring semester in her junior year in Prague.
Rheanna’s passion for design and eagerness to study abroad to keep up with the family tradition has taken her to Prague for her whole semester, where she studied European Design History, Illustration, and Graphic Design studio.
Fun fact – Rheanna also designed @ncstateprague's super cute stickers that encapsulate her unique humor and make her study abroad experience unforgettable. Rheanna’s spotlight shines with brilliant insights and invaluable tips on how to make the most of your study abroad experience. Read her Q&A in our bio!

Meet Rheanna Murray, a talented Graphic and Experience Design senior from Boxford, Massachusetts, who spent her spring semester in her junior year in Prague.
Rheanna’s passion for design and eagerness to study abroad to keep up with the family tradition has taken her to Prague for her whole semester, where she studied European Design History, Illustration, and Graphic Design studio.
Fun fact – Rheanna also designed @ncstateprague`s super cute stickers that encapsulate her unique humor and make her study abroad experience unforgettable. Rheanna’s spotlight shines with brilliant insights and invaluable tips on how to make the most of your study abroad experience. Read her Q&A in our bio!
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Today we are taking you guys behind the scenes for the Art2Wear 2024! Join us for the show at Stewart Theater in Talley Student Union at 7 pm. 

Meet us….
I’m Sophie Mcree, a sophomore studying architecture. I am a part of the production team and will be working backstage tonight! 

I’m Julia Smith, a sophomore studying MADTech. I am modeling for the Aurora Henderson’s Psilocybin Collection tonight! 

I’m Kevin Foster, a sophomore studying Graphic & Experience Design. I am part of the production team and will be working backstage tonight!

Today we are taking you guys behind the scenes for the Art2Wear 2024! Join us for the show at Stewart Theater in Talley Student Union at 7 pm.

Meet us….
I’m Sophie Mcree, a sophomore studying architecture. I am a part of the production team and will be working backstage tonight!

I’m Julia Smith, a sophomore studying MADTech. I am modeling for the Aurora Henderson’s Psilocybin Collection tonight!

I’m Kevin Foster, a sophomore studying Graphic & Experience Design. I am part of the production team and will be working backstage tonight!
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Get your popcorn - MADTech’s Animation Fest is 🍿TONIGHT🥤

Get your popcorn - MADTech’s Animation Fest is 🍿TONIGHT🥤 ...

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To first-year architecture student Ashtyn Thomas, design represents possibility and opportunity.

Inspired by her father who works in construction, she chose to pursue architecture in 11th grade. Now, she’s building her community at NC State with the help of the Native American Student Association (@ncsu_nasa) and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (@ncstatemsa).

“My Lumbee identity impacts every aspect of who I am,” states Thomas. “Not just when I speak about it to others, but it also impacts my abilities as a designer.”

Right now, she’s designing a structure meant for the North Carolina Museum of Art that embraces native culture using the four directions – a significant symbol in many native cultures. “I want to use my culture to show that we’re still here, we’re prominent in the world, and we’re thriving.”

Thomas is also exploring how casino design can have a positive effect on indigenous communities, using the Catawba tribe’s casino as a case study for her aspirations. “I’ve seen how casinos can directly impact native communities, especially ones in very remote locations,” she says. “For the Catawba, they can provide housing, they can provide funding for schools and healthcare. They’re much better off.”

Thomas also stated she would love to design a casino for her tribe since the Lumbee don’t have one yet.

In 2023, Thomas was crowned Miss Lumbee – an honor that asks nominees to develop a platform for cultural advocacy. Ashtyn developed R.I.S.E., which stands for Resilient and Intelligent Young Women Supporting Empowerment. The initiative is designed to help advance the pursuit of STEM careers by young Indigenous women.

At the College of Design, she plans to continue her advocacy to create spaces that provide economic stability, cultural enrichment and resilience for indigenous communities throughout North Carolina.

To first-year architecture student Ashtyn Thomas, design represents possibility and opportunity.

Inspired by her father who works in construction, she chose to pursue architecture in 11th grade. Now, she’s building her community at NC State with the help of the Native American Student Association (@ncsu_nasa) and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (@ncstatemsa).

“My Lumbee identity impacts every aspect of who I am,” states Thomas. “Not just when I speak about it to others, but it also impacts my abilities as a designer.”

Right now, she’s designing a structure meant for the North Carolina Museum of Art that embraces native culture using the four directions – a significant symbol in many native cultures. “I want to use my culture to show that we’re still here, we’re prominent in the world, and we’re thriving.”

Thomas is also exploring how casino design can have a positive effect on indigenous communities, using the Catawba tribe’s casino as a case study for her aspirations. “I’ve seen how casinos can directly impact native communities, especially ones in very remote locations,” she says. “For the Catawba, they can provide housing, they can provide funding for schools and healthcare. They’re much better off.”

Thomas also stated she would love to design a casino for her tribe since the Lumbee don’t have one yet.

In 2023, Thomas was crowned Miss Lumbee – an honor that asks nominees to develop a platform for cultural advocacy. Ashtyn developed R.I.S.E., which stands for Resilient and Intelligent Young Women Supporting Empowerment. The initiative is designed to help advance the pursuit of STEM careers by young Indigenous women.

At the College of Design, she plans to continue her advocacy to create spaces that provide economic stability, cultural enrichment and resilience for indigenous communities throughout North Carolina.
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“I would not be who I am and where I am today, if not for the culture fostered by the College of Design."

When Demarcus Williams (’03) thought about the ways in which he could support NC State University’s College of Design following graduation, he thought back to his own experience.

When he enrolled, he was one of seven Black students in a class of 120 that year. He was the only Black student to graduate in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design.

The experience came with some challenges, but the college was there as an extended, supportive family for him.

For Williams, giving back is about helping current and future students have the same experience or one that’s even better. He’s kept up with the college since graduation, returning as a guest speaker and for alumni events. Williams also currently serves on the board of directors for NC State’s Alumni Association.

He’s seen the college work to enroll and support students from all races, ethnicities and life experiences.

Read the full story of how Williams is designing an inclusive college experience through philanthropy in our bio.

“I would not be who I am and where I am today, if not for the culture fostered by the College of Design."

When Demarcus Williams (’03) thought about the ways in which he could support NC State University’s College of Design following graduation, he thought back to his own experience.

When he enrolled, he was one of seven Black students in a class of 120 that year. He was the only Black student to graduate in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design.

The experience came with some challenges, but the college was there as an extended, supportive family for him.

For Williams, giving back is about helping current and future students have the same experience or one that’s even better. He’s kept up with the college since graduation, returning as a guest speaker and for alumni events. Williams also currently serves on the board of directors for NC State’s Alumni Association.

He’s seen the college work to enroll and support students from all races, ethnicities and life experiences.

Read the full story of how Williams is designing an inclusive college experience through philanthropy in our bio.
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It's the last week of class and it is *crunch* time. ✍📐🏗

What lifted your spirits as a student when faced with a looming deadline?

It`s the last week of class and it is *crunch* time. ✍📐🏗

What lifted your spirits as a student when faced with a looming deadline?
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