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Rodney Swink and Juanita Shearer-Swink

Nov 29, 2021

Bringing New Voices to the College of Design

The importance of differing perspectives in design was a major consideration for both Rodney and his wife, Juanita Shearer-Swink, when they established their graduate award in 2016. To design effectively for communities, both felt it was important to bring a diverse set of professionals to the table. And that process begins with bringing diverse student perspectives to the College of Design. 

Alumnus Chuck Flink in White House

Nov 22, 2021

The Path to Healing: Alumnus Chuck Flink and the 9/11 National Memorial Trail Act

Alumnus and landscape architect, Chuck Flink, recently accompanied President Biden and members of Congress for the signing of HR 2278, also known as The 9/11 National Memorial Trail Act, officially designating the trail as a part of the National Trails System. We spoke with Flink on how he became a leading advocate for greenway access and the role landscape architects can play in remembering historic events. 

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Nov 19, 2021

NC State Creatives: Meghan Tankersley

Meghan Tankersley's fascination with the natural world and how it can be pushed further began at an early age. Now, as a senior in Art + Design, she sees the world of gaming as a powerful space to explore fantastic worlds, interact with mythical creatures and share unique experiences. 

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Nov 11, 2021

Nothing is Perfect: Meditation, Virtual Reality and Juvenile Justice

Most students detained at San Francisco's Juvenile Hall have faced extreme hardships beginning at a very young age. So how can we aid the healing process through design? In Derek Ham's ADN 560 studio, students were tasked with developing virtual worlds tailored to the specific needs and issues faced by incarcerated youth. 

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Nov 5, 2021

Q&A: Helen Dear and Designing for Our Children’s Financial Futures

Helen Dear is a 2010 graduate of the College of Design’s Graphic Design program and is currently working in Atlanta as the creative director at Greenlight Financial Technology – a company that helps parents manage their children’s financial goals. Helen has spent the past year guiding the company through a complete brand overhaul. She spoke with us about her roots at the College of Design and discovering a work environment that fits her process. 

Carter Avayou with Shelton Vineyards the Brickyard wine bottle

Nov 3, 2021

Graphic Design Student Creates Winning Label for Shelton Vineyards

Junior graphic design student Carter Avayou designed the winning label for the Hallowed Places collection from local winery Shelton Vineyards. Shelton Vineyards partnered with NC State to create a series of officially licensed North Carolina wines, and a portion of all sales will support student scholarships at NC State. 

Leaders Council Fall Board Meeting Updates - Extension and Outreach

Nov 3, 2021

State of the College: Fall 2021

Dean Mark Hoversten provides updates to the Leaders Council for the fall board meeting. 

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Oct 26, 2021

Two Students Bring Home AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships

First year Art + Design student Olivia Santangelo and Art + Design sophomore Ajane "AJ" Lawrence each won awards for their bodies of work in the fields of graphic design and illustration, respectively. 

Big Data, Big Design by Helen Armstrong

Oct 25, 2021

Big Data, Big Design: Why Designers Should Care about A.I.

Professor of Graphic Design Helen Armstrong has a new book about artificial intelligence and machine learning, all through the lens of a designer. 

Green New Deal Superstudio Project

Oct 21, 2021

MLA Students Participate in Green New Deal Superstudio

Three projects from NC State students in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning were featured as part of the Green New Deal Superstudio. The Green New Deal Superstudio is a national conversation to translate the framework of the Green New Deal into actual projects by landscape architecture programs in higher education, as well as professional practices and individuals in those fields.