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Christine Klocke

Jan 4, 2016

A Master Plan

After working in the design field for several years, Byungsoo Kim’s decision to continue his education opened the door to new opportunities for him at NC State Design.

Dec 21, 2015

“E” for Experience

Graphic Design major and University Honors student Emma Eble takes all of life's challenges in stride with optimism, confidence, and a passionate spirit.

Dec 14, 2015

Why Should Designers Care About Empathy?

Empathy is instrumental in achieving our goal as designers, which is to improve people’s quality of life. This is achieved through responding to their situation by creating solutions that resonate with their unique realities.

Dec 8, 2015

GD Professor Helen Armstrong speaks at AIGA

NC State Design welcomes Associate Professor of Graphic Design Helen Armstrong to its faculty. Helen brings with her an interest in design education and participatory design systems.

Dec 2, 2015

Taking a Chance

Taking a Chance - a blessing for Macklin Frazier (College of Design senior) and opened the door to many opportunities, now a UX Designer at SAS

Nov 20, 2015

Press for Change

Allison Press, a junior in Graphic Design, has a clear plan for her future. Her drive to make a difference is evident in many of her endeavors.

Nov 17, 2015

A Passion for Dance, A Passion for Design

Emily Sikkel is a freshman design student at NC State College of Design; a member of the Panoramic Dance Project; Passionate about design and dance.

Oct 29, 2015

A Sketch-Monkey

Industrial Design alumni David McCall advises current students that experience is key to being a successful designer. “Whether it’s an internship, freelance, doing something for free -- it will always make a difference”.

Jul 21, 2015

A Designer Caught

Graphic Design student Allison Press has been working on a project devoted to challenging the fundamentals of her profession. Her blog "A Designer Caught" is a visual call-to-action for fellow designers to think and solve the world’s most challenging problems. 

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.