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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.


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.

Travis Baldwin teaching

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.

Steve Kim-IBM Design Lead opening remarks

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.


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.

Bryan Lafittee

Oct 31, 2018

Associate Professor of Industrial Design Bryan Laffitte

Professor of Industrial Design Bryan Laffitte has mentored and inspired countless students. Learn about his journey to design.

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Oct 30, 2018

Targeting a Dream Job

Rebecca Pezdek [BID '04] shares her designlife journey and ultimate dream job she has with Target as a lead industrial designer.

Maggie Snokes at Burts Bees

Sep 16, 2018

An Internship with Burt’s Bees

Maggie Snoke, a senior in Industrial Design, started interning with Burt’s Bees in Durham, North Carolina, this summer. A Q & A with Snokes on some insight into her experiences as a Research & Design Intern with the beauty and skincare company.

ClayVon Lowe NCSU Design alumnus

Jul 3, 2018

You Get Out What You Put In

NC State Design alumnus ClayVon Lowe shares his passion and path to becoming an industrial designer and the value of a positive attitude.

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Jul 1, 2018

Sharon Joines named Associate Dean of the College of Design

Sharon Joines, PhD has been named as the Associate Dean of the NC State College of Design, announced by Dean Mark Hoversten.

Emily Wise at Hasbro Headquarters

Jun 4, 2018

A Designer’s Experience: Q&A with Emily Wise

Though she only graduated a year ago, Emily Wise's [BID '17] professional career is already taking shape! We recently reached out to get some of Wise's reflections on her recent experiences and her time at the College of Design.

Christian Fuda, student designer in Art2Wear 2018

May 1, 2018

Designing with Perspective

Industrial Design senior Christian Fuda runs his own shoe business, designed for the 2017 Art2Wear, and is also a Park Scholar at NC State. His drive, creativity, and design-focused thinking have played a significant role in his success.

Kane Family photo

Apr 4, 2018

Giving to the College and Coastal Communities

Kevin Kane and Myra Kane, both alumni, have generously donated to NC State College of Design to further support the work of the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab (CDDL). The College has been an enabling factor in their lives and they feel good to give back in a way that will assist coastal communities in NC.

Winners of Graduate Research Student Poster Symposium 2018 NC State

Mar 22, 2018

The 13th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium

NC State Design was represented by thirteen Graduate students at this year's Graduate Student Research Symposium. The event includes more than 200 graduate students from across the University. Each poster submission is judged by a team of faculty and showcases outstanding quality and diversity of graduate research.

Multicultural Design Student Association

Mar 12, 2018

Diversity in Design

The Multicultural Design Student Association (MDSA) works to bring an understanding of different cultures to all, and encourages comradery and listening to someone with a different world view than your own.

Katie Gray Altman student at NC State Design

Feb 19, 2018

Leaving her Mark

Industrial design major Katie-Gray Altmann has exemplified “think and do” throughout her time at NC State, and there is no doubt that she will have left her mark on the University.


Jan 30, 2018

Designing the Car of the Future

NC State students from across disciplines have partnered up by way of SolarPack, a multidisciplinary student club developed to design and build a solar car. SolarPack is made of five subteams including: design, powertrain, electrical, chassis, and business.

IBM presentations

Dec 20, 2017

Design for Good

Design It Forward, taking design thinking to make social change. A unique course by College of Design, IBM, Institute for Nonprofits and deserving clients.

Brian Leonard

Nov 3, 2017

Always a Designer

Few people can attest that they knew the career path they would take before they entered elementary school. Brian Leonard knew at an early age that he would be a…

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Oct 20, 2017

Design Team Participates in LexisNexis Hackathon

Students from NC State Design recently participated in the annual LexisNexis Hackathon. Teams work around 5 problem statements to improve or extend the functionality of existing LexisNexis software products

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Sep 27, 2017

Building Community

Carlos Torres-Cervantes [BID '12] received a degree in industrial design, explored graphic and UX design and realized he wanted to be an architect.


May 11, 2017

Promising Future

Dipali Aphale, a senior in Industrial Design, will be heading to the Royal College of Art in London to continue her studies in Global Innovation Design.

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May 9, 2017

Lulu eGames winfall for Ataristicians

The Lulu eGames start-up competition hosted three finalists from NC State Design this year including Atariasticians, a game-based program based on several modules that encourage students to learn more about statistics.

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May 3, 2017

Design Faculty Members Receive Promotion or Tenure

Congratulations to seven of our NC State Design faculty who have advanced their careers through tenure and/or promotion, marking an important milestone in their academic careers!

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Apr 25, 2017

Awards of Excellence Luncheon

Each year NC State Design hosts an Awards of Excellence Luncheon to recognize staff and faculty members that go above and beyond in their service to the College.

Andrew Keel

Apr 24, 2017

Priceless Design

NC State Design's Materials Lab is one of many resources available to students expand their ability to design, build, make, and collaborate at the College.

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Apr 20, 2017

Industrial Design Student Receives Coveted Celia Moh Scholarship

An NC State industrial design undergraduate student has been awarded the Celia Moh Scholarship, an honor awarded to students enrolled full-time in home furnishings programs. Congratulations, Olivia Koval!

DesignIntelligence Survey2017

Apr 18, 2017

Design Intelligence Annual Survey of the Best Architecture + Design Schools

DesignIntelligence requests your feedback in their annual survey Your input in will enhance NC State College of Design as a program that is best preparing students for success in Architecture + Design.


Apr 17, 2017

Designing an Entrepreneurship

Discover how Alumnus Michael Laut, founder of LAUT Design, discovered his passion for industrial design through his early coursework at NC State Design.

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Apr 4, 2017

University’s Research Leadership Academy Recipients

NC State Design is pleased to announce that Dr Sharon Joines, Professor of Industrial Design, and Dr Wayne Place, Professor of Architecture, are the recipients of NC State University’s Research Leadership Academy and 2016-2017 Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award.

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Mar 31, 2017

Fusing Design and Engineering

NCSU Alumni Mike Scully founded his company Lever Gear to satisfy a desire to design products with all the right aspects of design and engineering with both functionality and durability to last.

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Mar 10, 2017

ID Students Finish with Top Honors

Students in ID 300 recently entered a sustainability-focused design challenge sponsored by Cradle to Cradle, where students learned the importance of considering the environmental implications of bringing products into production throughout the design process.

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Dec 5, 2016

Collaborative Studio Project to a Product on the Shelves of Lowe’s

NC State Design supports and encourages efforts that provide students opportunities that go beyond the classroom. As part of a collaborative studio, Laura Ott [BID, '16] partnered with Lowe's to design a storage solution that is now being sold in their stores.


Oct 31, 2016

A Stroke of Balance

Maggie Snoke, an Industrial Design sophomore, has always believed that there is a balance in the art of painting and the process of design. She has pushed herself, learned to find that unique balance, and to experiment.


Oct 24, 2016

Discovering Opportunities

Amanda Crawford discovered her passion for industrial design through her experience with Design Camp. She is now pursuing her dreams with support from the Caldwell Fellowship and the Stephen H. Robertson Endowed Scholarship.


Aug 24, 2016

The Fate of the Cards

A collection of College of Design students and alumni have banded together to create a unique card game and are betting their odds on a Kickstarter campaign to help them launch.


Aug 17, 2016

A Solution by Design

Jennifer Peavey [MID ’16], has worked for Eastman Chemical Company for more than six years and possesses a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Clemson University and recently added another…

Trig Innovations IDEA Award product

Jul 1, 2016

ID Alumni Receive 2016 IDEA Awards

Two industrial design alum, now employed by Trig Innovations, were the recipients of two IDEA Awards for their collaborative work with Greensboro-based company ALTR ERGO and Raleigh-based company 410 Medical.

Design Camp

Jun 22, 2016

The Design Camp Experience

NC State College of Design's Design Lab offers immersive hands-on learning for middle and high school students during the summer, who want to be exposed to design.

Bong-il + Graham

Jun 20, 2016

Design for Versatility

Industrial Design Alumnus Graham Schaafsma designs for versatility; his humidifier product is developed into appearance model prototype and displayed at 2016 IDSA conference.