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Sep 21, 2022

Industrial Design Graduate Wins Gold at 2022 IDEA Awards

Master of Industrial Design graduate, Abby Scheer, recently won Gold in the Student Category for the 2022 IDSA IDEA Awards. The award is considered by many to be the most prestigious product and industrial design award in the United States. 

Leaders Council New Members 2022

Sep 15, 2022

Meet our newest members: College of Design Leaders Council

The College of Design is excited to welcome four new members to its Leaders Council. Members of the Leaders Council support the college’s strategic direction, assist in securing financial resources to achieve its long-range goals and actively advocate for the college’s vision to become the leading public interdisciplinary design college in the country. 

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Jul 14, 2022

Student Brings Home 2022 IDSA Top Prize

Master of Industrial Design student Maggie Jarrett has been named the 2022 IDSA Graduate Student Merit Award winner for the South District. 

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Jun 27, 2022

2022 Designlife Magazine

Read about the people and activities featured in the 2022 issue of Designlife Magazine. 

Jennifer Peavey

Jun 2, 2022

Jennifer Peavey Plans to Back the Pack Forever

Through a special legacy gift, this NC State alumna hopes to provide professors in the College of Design with the resources to think and do ad infinitum. 

Brian Leonard

Jun 2, 2022

Brian Leonard Believes in Design That Improves Lives

Industrial designer Brian Leonard often finds himself in debates about form versus function. But rather than focusing on how something looks, he’s more concerned with how design can benefit people now and in the future. 

Mark Templeton speaking at the Fall 2021 NC State Commencement Ceremony

May 31, 2022

Mark Templeton Wants You to Think Outside the Box

College of Design alumnus Mark Templeton, NC State’s fall 2021 commencement speaker, crowned a storied career several years ago by retiring as CEO of Citrix, a multibillion-dollar software company. 

Color with the pack 2022 day of giving

May 18, 2022

Celebrating Another Successful Day of Giving

The College of Design celebrated another successful Day of Giving on March 23, 2022 thanks to the generous gifts of donors, alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends, all of whom believe in the importance of design education. Thanks to your support, the college was able to raise $474,885 from 373 gifts, exceeding last year’s 309 gifts by 21%. 

Molly Nunes

May 5, 2022

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

We asked our spring graduates for some thoughts on their time in the College of Design. Below, hear from them in their own words. 

Team Cervu

Apr 27, 2022

MID Students Abby Scheer and Arissa Wheeler win awards through NC State eGames

MID Students Abby Scheer and Arissa Wheeler won awards through NC State eGames competition, placing in third and second place, respectively. 

Industrial Design Senior Sage Cofield works on a project sponsored by Eastman.

Apr 18, 2022

Sustainability by Design

Students are gaining real-world experience while reducing waste in a new project sponsored by Eastman. The company challenged NC State industrial design seniors in the College of Design to create consumer products with sustainability top of mind.  

Dean Mark Hoversten

Apr 14, 2022

An Update on the Allred Gallery Floor

The floor of the Allred Gallery in Kamphoefner Hall was inspired by the work of well-known architect Le Corbusier. As we learn more about the history of this designer from contemporary research, we are learning more about his unfortunate ties to groups that excluded and persecuted others. The values held by Le Corbusier, particularly those of homophobia, misogyny, and fascism, are not held by the College of Design. Our mission is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for any individual who enters our space to work and learn.  

Abby Sheer at Graduate Research Symposium

Apr 12, 2022

Graduate Student Research Symposium Winners

Nearly 200 NC State graduate students presented their research projects this week at the 15th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, and 27 were recognized as the best presenters in their disciplines. Posters are judged by faculty, and students receive recognition for top posters. The goals are to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of graduate-level research… 

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Apr 9, 2022

Students design in-home mold detection device; win third place in Stanford Design Challenge

Industrial Design Senior Lindsey Dotson is part of a winning team that designed an in-home mold detection device to help people maintain healthy homes. 

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Mar 4, 2022

‘Everything Had to Have a Purpose’: Remembering Journalism Visionary Richard Curtis

NC State alumnus Richard Curtis revolutionized print journalism as the founding managing editor for design at USA Today. He died Sunday at 75. 

Jan 19, 2022

NC State Creatives: Apeksha Yadav

Apeksha Yadav is a graduate student in the Industrial Design program, and she's working to reduce the environmental impact of the digital world. 

Prasad Joshi Portrait over blueprint graphics

Dec 20, 2021

Learning Beyond the Classroom: An Alumnus Celebrates a Patent Award Milestone

Prasad Joshi is a 2018 graduate from the Master of Industrial Design program at the College of Design, and was recently awarded a patent along with fellow student Charity Kirk for their work on a bassinet design. He shared his experiences with applying an interdisciplinary approach to a new design, the importance of collaboration and how a student project became a patented product. 

Vy Hoang, Graphic Design, Belmont, NC

Dec 15, 2021

First Year Experience Paper Project is featured in Walter Magazine

NC State first-year design students study form, function, and movement through inventive garments made of paper. Republished from Walter Magazine 

NC State Creatives - Daniel Stott

Sep 23, 2021

NC State Creatives: Daniel Stott

To Daniel, industrial design can be a tool to give a new purpose to an old idea. Now, he's using his skills to design products that help us adopt healthier, more sustainable and environmentally-friendly lives. 

Department Head Tsailu Liu in the Lampe Drive space under renovation

May 4, 2021

Early Champions for the New Design Center at 111 Lampe Drive

As renovations for the Design Center at 111 Lampe Drive continue to progress, students are preparing to utilize the blank spaces for fall 2021. A key aspect of this renovation is creating collaborative studio spaces that can support the numerous studio partnerships. One of those companies, Eastman, pledged a major gift to become the first partner to name a space in the new facility. 

Tim Allen

Mar 1, 2021

Design Identities: Tim Allen

Tim Allen was named one of Fast Company's most creative people in business for 2017. He leads the global product design team at Airbnb, centered on design and inclusivity. His focus on fueling human potential is key to building products and cultures that inspire people to do their best work. 

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Dec 10, 2020

Mirrors and Mentors: Reaching Back for the Next Generation

ClayVon Lowe, Reggie Howell and Britt Davis are all graduates of the College of Design. By paying the act of mentorship forward, they have not only formed a bond that continues to shape their own lives and careers, but those of other young minds as well. 

Fall 2020 Commencement Web

Dec 3, 2020

Congratulations, Graduates!

For our 2020 graduates, this year's commencement ceremony was like no other. It began with a video of Dean Hoversten searching the campus for our students. Then, the department heads shared words of encouragement with the students, commending them for their outstanding work this year. 

Duke, NC State and Five NC Counties Partner to Fight COVID

Nov 4, 2020

Duke University, NC State College of Design, and five NC counties partner to use behavioral science and design to improve county COVID responses

The Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University has partnered with the NC State College of Design and five North Carolina counties to form a multidisciplinary collaboration aiming to use behavioral science and design to improve county COVID responses. 

Lampe Drive studio space

Oct 2, 2020

Finally, a Home: Industrial Design Program to Get Dedicated Space

The College of Design Industrial Design Program will get a new home after 40 years, moving into the first floor of 111 Lampe Drive. 

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Sep 13, 2020

NC State Creatives: Annie McDonald

Industrial design is about the user, and Annie is taking advantage of every tool at her disposal to create solutions everywhere she can. Whether it's VR training for medical staff or product development for accessible travel, Annie wants to make a huge impact wherever she goes. 

Annie McDonald working on project with seniors

Jul 2, 2020

Annie McDonald Wins IDSA Student Merit Award

“This is an extraordinary accomplishment, and I could not be prouder of Annie” said Tsailu Liu, head of the Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design, and Professor of Industrial Design. “This process was competitive, and the caliber of the students chosen to win awards reflects Annie’s place among the nation’s top industrial design students.”… 

Black Lives Matter Black Square

Jun 9, 2020

Black Lives Matter

The College of Design continues to be saddened and angered by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others who are unjustly murdered based on the color of their skin. We cannot let this continue to happen. Furthermore, we cannot let our profession, one which is predominately white, remain silent on… 

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May 11, 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

The College of Design is excited to celebrate the graduating class of 2020. 

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May 4, 2020

Julia Littleton: Balancing Cheer, Design and Graduation During COVID-19

The worlds of design and athletics are equally demanding. Both require discipline, extensive training and a never-ending learning curve. To Julia Littleton, a senior in design studies and a member of NC State’s Cheer team, combining those two worlds took some getting used to. However, they both play invaluable roles in her journey. 

Under Armour produces masks

Apr 14, 2020

Alumna Maggie Snoke Designs Masks for Under Armour

For Maggie Snoke, design thinking wasn’t just a product of her time in school. As a successful designer on the apparel innovation team for Under Armour, she and a team of designers brainstormed ways to support healthcare workers with masks, gowns, and supply kits. 

Mar 12, 2020

Ami Sueki and the Creation of a Design Language

Ami Sueki and the Creation of a Design Language Get Lost. Explore. Discover. Make this your mission when you choose to visit the website of the Atlanta-based creative studio, Zoo. You will be greeted by the absurd. Your senses will be overwhelmed. And despite all reason, you will want to dive deeper. Standing in front… 

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Feb 18, 2020

NC State Creatives: Genevieve Gholizadeh

Genevieve is pursuing her Master's in Industrial Design and is passionate about doing two things: reducing waste in the apparel industry, and making a mean pair of sneakers. 

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Jan 22, 2020

Industrial Design Program will host PENSOLE Academy for Spring 2020

PENSOLE Academy recently launched its L.E.A.D program, aimed at introducing students of color to footwear and functional apparel product-creation careers while providing the industry with a more diverse talent base. MID Alumna and Director of Education at PENSOLE Anna Smith created the program, which will host its master class at NC State this summer. Read the… 

Liora Manne

Sep 24, 2019

Designer Liora Manné To Be Honored As A Distinguished Alumnus

The NC State College of Design has selected Liora Manné ('77 MPD) as the 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. 

Students Working in Class

Aug 7, 2019

Design Thinking in Law

What can the practice of law learn from the practice of design? A lot more than you think! Learn how the NC State College of Design and Campbell University partnered to teach Design Thinking in Law. 

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Jun 27, 2019

Andrews Launch Accelerator Helps Put WAAM Founder on Track for Fall 2019 Launch

NC State alumna Karly Pavlinac is creating a community of encouragement around fitness, and enabling top trainers to monetize their fan base. 

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Jun 20, 2019

A Design Career Shaped by Human Connections

Travis Baldwin's (BID '98) career since graduating from the College of Design has been shaped by innovation -- not only in his designs, but in the way he has leveraged his relationships to pursue career opportunities that are out of this world. 

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May 9, 2019

Keep the Shiny Side Up

Associate Dean of the College of Design Sharon Joines, PhD, has always strived to improve the lives of others, and she brings that vision to her leadership role at the NC State College of Design. 

Employee Awards for Excellence 2019

Apr 25, 2019

2019 Design Employee Excellence Awards

The College of Design proudly honored faculty and staff on April 23, 2019. Congratulations to all of the winners, and thank you for all that you do to make the NC State College of Design a place of innovation and excellence. 

Chancellors Study Abroad Scholarship winners 2018-19

Apr 11, 2019

A Study Abroad Experience

Jecori Owens-Shuler, a senior in industrial design, had the opportunity to spend a semester in Prague, which was enhanced by the Chancellor’s Study Abroad Scholarship. 

Will Reuther with baby monitoring protype

Apr 10, 2019

Reaching for his Dreams

A passion for medical devices has led Will Reuther [MID '19] to a promising journey including collaborating with researchers to design and develop a cutting-edge baby monitoring system and heading to medical school to become a doctor. 

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Feb 19, 2019

IDSA Comes to NC State

NC State Design hosted the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) south regional District Design Conferences, LISTEN + EMPOWER (March 2018). 

Ben Markoch [GD ’16] and Sunny Su [ID ’16]

Feb 14, 2019

Alumni Think Outside Traditional Design Firm Model

Alumni, Ben Markoch [GD ’16] and Sunny Su [ID ’16] use what they learned at NC State Design to build an innovative design studio that has a unique way of solving problems. 

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Feb 1, 2019

Enterprise Design Thinking For Community Good

Design it Forward is an interdisciplinary studio that exposes NC State students to enterprise design thinking use by IBM to solve problems for deserving nonprofits. 

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Dec 17, 2018

A Winning Start

Chris Williams [BID ’17] recently won a footwear design apprenticeship with Adidas by competing and being one of the winners in the international Adidas Design Academy competition. 

Distinguished Alumna NC State Design Katherine Kincaid

Dec 5, 2018

Kathleen Kincaid Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

Kathleen Kincaid [MPD '92] was honored as the NC State Design Distinguished Alumnus for 2018 and was among an elite group of alumni across NC State University at the annual Evening of the Stars gala. 

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Nov 15, 2018

Wrapping Lives in Design

Peg Gignoux [MID ’04] uses her textile designs to teach and inspire students and communities. 

Mary Hauser

Nov 12, 2018

Influenced by Design

Industrial Design alumna Mary Hauser is the Associate Director & Registrar at the Gregg Museum of Art and Design. Her education at the NC State College of Design influenced her career path. 

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Nov 2, 2018

Designing for Others

A graduate industrial design studio collaborates with partners including hospital staff, specialists, and patients to reimagine side-car bassinets for healthier beginings with mother and child.