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Christine Klocke

Jan 18, 2015

MAKE, BELIEVE: The Work of Alexander Isley

Alexander Isley, a former student in the College of Design, was invited back to NC State to speak on behalf of the Amazing Alumni series and the Designlife series. His presentation “Make, Believe: The Work of Alexander Isley,” kicked off the inaugural Designlife Alumni Lecture Series. 

Dec 15, 2014

Power to the Storytellers

A multidisciplinary team, including faculty from NC State Design, co-created with South Park East Raleigh Neighborhood Association diverse strategies for documenting and sharing community history in effort to inform how Raleigh interprets its past and shapes its future. 

Dec 15, 2014

A Chat with Valen Lin

Valen Lin describes the culture of design at NC State as "research and investigation oriented design practice", which is part of why he chose to attend NC State Design 

Aug 28, 2014

The Natural Learning Initiative Celebrates 15-Years of Action Research

Designing life into the spaces used by children and families is the goal of the Natural Learning Initiative, which is celebrating its 15th year of action research. 

Aug 20, 2014

Art: At the Speed of Change

North Carolina Museum of Art recently ventured into new territory with the Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed show. Intended to attract new audiences its their first large-scale exhibition focused solely on automotive design. 

Aug 20, 2014

Barry Williams, Building Characters: One Pixel [and Person] at a Time

Industrial Design and Art+Design double major Barry Williams reflects on discovering who he is as a designer, and how to be versatile with his talents. 

Aug 19, 2014


Global design consultancy firm IDEO utilizes three lenses of design thinking: business viability, technical feasibility and, of course, what’s desirable from a human centered perspective. 

Aug 18, 2014

Mia Blume Gets Everyone On Board

An interdisciplinary approach to design allowed Mia Blume, an NC State Design alumna, to fuse her passions for art and technology together into a career. 

Aug 17, 2014

Frank Harmon: Architecture As a Way of Life

Architecture Professor of practice Frank Harmon cares deeply about how his buildings enhance the lives of those who use them, how they are crafted and detailed, and the contribution his buildings make to the architectural legacy of North Carolina. 

Aug 16, 2014

A Man with a Vision

NC State College of Design alumnus Chris Downey has reinvented himself as a unique type of architect. The loss of his vision makes him one of the few visually impaired architects across the globe. Learn about his journey and passion for the practice of architecture. 

Aug 15, 2014

Design on Demand

Aly Khalifa points out how his time at the College of Design still broadly influences his work as a product designer, due mostly to his the interdisciplinary path as a student. 

Aug 14, 2014

A New Social App That Takes the Cake

Two NC State Design alumni have reinvented the Wedding industry by bringing social media elements into the wedding experience. 

Jul 23, 2014

Justin LaRosa Designs for a Competitive Edge

Can the graphics on players’ uniforms make them feel stronger? Justin LaRosa, a Graphic Design alumni and apparel designer for Nike, thinks so.  

Jul 22, 2014

A Star by DESIGN

After her band broke up, graphic designer and NCSU alumna Kat Robichaud was asked to audition for NBC’s hit reality show, The Voice. 

Jul 21, 2014

Art2Wear: Hypernatural

Art2Wear 2013 focused on amplifying and manipulating elements of nature in conceiving their collections. The results included collections based on celestial objects, camouflage and concealment, fractals and naturally occurring patterns, and even materials found in dumpsters. 

Jul 21, 2014

Meet Christian Hölljes

Christian Hölljes joins the College of Design to help achieve multidisciplinary goals in effort to link students to business and real-world applications, and to identify joint endeavors combining innovation, design, thinking, and sustainable business management practices. 

Jul 21, 2014

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. Using public interest design and sustainable practices, Boone is looking at ways to improve the life qualities of the area and beyond. NC State College of Design