Skip to main content

All News


Aug 8, 2016

Goldwork – Week Two

Study Abroad in London: Week two of Goldwork by Giovanna Veltre.  Our second week of Goldwork, we learned how to pad with soft cotton. We also learned a technique called cut-work. Padding with the soft cotton versus felt allowed us to manipulate the cotton threads into the exact shape we needed to stitch over. After… 

Discovering Goldword

Aug 8, 2016

Discovering Goldwork – Week One

This is a blog by Katelynn McCorquodale and what she discovered by end of the first week of goldwork lessons. McCorquodale had the opportunity to participate in the Study Abroad in London, that included tours, classes, and learning the history and influence of fashion, embroidery, and clothing from the UK. After the first two weeks of… 


Aug 8, 2016

Crafted by Hand: The Hand & Lock Studio Tour

Students studying abroad in London got an in-depth look at the famous line of embroidery during a tour of Hand & Lock Studio. 


Aug 4, 2016

The House of Anderson & Sheppard

NC State Design's Summer in London participants recently toured Anderson & Sheppard, a Savile Row Bespoke Tailor since 1906.  

queen wardrobejpg

Jul 29, 2016

The State Rooms at Buckingham Palace

Ashley Outhouse, studying abroad in London at the Royal School of Needlework, discovered an exhibition on the Queen's wardrobe at Buckingham Palace. 

eli simman

Jul 27, 2016

500-Mile Pilgrimage

El Camino de Santiago, a student’s 500-mile pilgrimage to the acclaimed cathedral and resting place of St. James made possible through the Noble McDuffie Study Abroad Scholarship; reflections of architecture, culture, personal insight and what scholarship has meant to him. Eli Simaan [’15 M.Arch]: has always had a keen interest in history and adventure. In… 


Jul 25, 2016

Walking Tour of Savile Row

Ashley Outhouse reflects on her experience of the Savile Row walking tour and other shopping excursions while studying abroad in London. 


Jul 22, 2016

The Embroiderer’s Dream

Rising senior in Art + Design Carly Owen shares her visit to the Benton & Johnson Factory in London and the art of making metal threads.  


Jul 21, 2016

St. Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral is one of the many excursions included in the Summer in London tour, part of Study Abroad here at NC State College of Design. 

New Designers Showcase

Jul 18, 2016

Emerging Designers Exhibition

Katelynn McCorquodale, a rising junior in Art + Design, highlights her experience of the New Designers showcase, an excursion that was part of the Summer in London study abroad program. 

kensington palace

Jul 10, 2016

Kensington Palace

During her Summer in London experience, Art+Design major Robin Coates saw a change in perspective. A trip to Kensington Palace helped to redefine her view of royalty, and gave her a new understanding of the thought behind period-piece designs. 

Design Camp

Jul 8, 2016

Beyond their Wildest Dreams

NC State College of Design's Design Lab offers immersive summer programs for middle and high school students who want to experience the many facets of design. 


Jul 8, 2016

Tate Britain: Home of British art from 1500 to the present day

During her Summer in London experience NC State Design student Giovanna Veltre had the opportunity to visit the Tate Britain, which showcases one of the largest collections of British art. 

Mr X Stitch

Jul 8, 2016

Hanging out with Mr. X Stitch in London

During her Summer in London experience NC State Design student Angela Perez took a glimpse into the past at embroidery art when she attended a meet, greet, and stitch with Mr. X Stitch. 

Blythe house london

Jul 6, 2016

Clothesworkers’ Centre at the V&A Museum

During her Summer in London experience NC State Design student Giovanna Veltre visited the Clothesworkers’ Centre at Blythe House, which contains one of the world's most important collections of textiles and fashion. 

royal school of needlework

Jul 6, 2016

Royal School of Needlework

NC State Design’s Summer in London study abroad program partners with the Royal School of Needlework of London. The five-week trip provides students with insight to the history, culture, and techniques of embroidery through personal experiences. 

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. 


Jun 17, 2016

Sonika Rawal: The Impact of Urban Park Design on Recovery from Stress

Sonika Rawal, a PhD in Design student, successfully defended her dissertation which took an interdisciplinary focus through Design and Natural Resources. Click the article link to read her dissertation abstract. 

Ozlem Demir_1

Jun 16, 2016

Presentations by PhD Candidates from College of Design at the EAAE-ARCC

Ozlem Demir, a PhD in Design candidate, co-authored two papers with NC State Design faculty which she presented at the EAAE/ARCC International Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. The EAAE/ARCC Conferences began at the NC State Design in 1998, and is now held every two years in a different location around the world. 


Jun 10, 2016

The Art of Coding

Graphic Designers are learning more about coding and programming languages. As designers, it is important for them to understand the basic coding principals in order to lead the design process. 

elenor hoffman

May 25, 2016

A Designer’s Dream Job in NYC

NC State Design alumna Eleanor Hoffman encourages current students to take on new challenges and opportunities, to be fearless, and to intern as much as possible. The invaluable experience gained from taking a chance could lead to a dream career. 


May 20, 2016

Interning with Design Lab for K-12 Education

Alex Kenneke shares how his time interning with Design Lab K-12 helped him to develop skills that he can carry forward into the future. 

gene bressler

May 13, 2016

Gene Bressler, FASLA Receives President’s Council Award

Congratulations to NC State Design’s own Professor Gene Bressler, Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture, for his recognition by NCASLA with the prestigious 2016 President’s Council Award. 

Azaleas in full bloom in front of the College of Design’s Kamphoefner Hall.

May 12, 2016

2016 Kamphoefner Honor Fellowship Awarded

Congratulations to Masters of Architecture students Joseph Burkett and Rhian Lord on receiving the Kamphoefner Honor Fellowship. Jury members found both their exhibit submissions engaging and impactful to the practice of architecture. 

new dean_Mark Elison Hoversten

May 6, 2016

Dr. Mark Hoversten Named Dean of NC State’s College of Design

NC State Design is in the hands of a new dean. Provost Warwick Arden announced that Dr. Mark Hoversten will assume the leadership position for the College of Design. 

dylan impink

May 2, 2016

The Cultural Influence of Architecture

Dylan Impink, a fifth year Architecture student, was awarded the 2016 Linda and Turan Duda Traveling Fellowship. It has the transparent goal of part of the long-term ambition to work or live in Mexico City. 


Apr 29, 2016

2nd Annual Multimedia Research Contest

The Multimedia Research Contest, presented annually by the NC State Libraries, provides students the opportunity to use their digital multimedia talents to create a new asset that focuses on the theme of food, shelter, or clothing. 

nikki knapp

Apr 25, 2016

Class of 2019 Caldwell Fellow

Nikki Knapp, a freshman in Art + Design, was selected as one of the NCSU Caldwell Fellows Class of 2019. This is a prestigious award for students who excel in the areas of outstanding character, leadership potential, scholarship, and dedication to service. 

Bark_eLulu games

Apr 18, 2016

Design Students at Lulu eGames

Lulu eGames is the annual startup competition sponsored by, the online print-on-demand, self-publishing and distribution platform. Three College of Design students were finalists with four unique entries in three different categories. 

Alabama Channin_Alumnus

Apr 5, 2016

Natalie Chanin [BED ’87], Alabama Chanin

Founder of Alabama Chanin and NC State Design alumna Natalie Chanin [BED ‘87] recently expanded her company offerings to include housewares, a café, and a maker’s school, which will provide educational and community sharing ideas for the making wares that the company is known for. 

Robin Moore_NLI

Mar 31, 2016

Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Robin Moore

NC State Design is pleased to announce that the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Robin Moore, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Natural Learning Initiative. 

Allison K_MGD

Mar 30, 2016

The Importance of Design

Allison McCulloh Karas understands how to approach a design problem, which is one of the reasons she is pursuing her master’s in graphic design at the College of Design 

Andy Fox

Mar 28, 2016

2016 CELA Excellence in Teaching Award

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Andy Fox, ASLA, PLA has been recognized by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) for the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award, Junior Level. The CELA awards program honors educators who dedicate themselves to higher education in the field of landscape architecture. 

Grad Research Symposium

Mar 25, 2016

Graduate Student Research Symposium

Thirteen students from the College of Design took part in the Eleventh Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, where they showcased their thesis projects for the competition. 

Eric Flood_BID

Mar 22, 2016

The Context of Design

Combine the influence of design with business and you've got an innovative perspective on solving problems. Meet alumnus Eric Flood, entrepreneur by design. 

Kat_Summer in London

Mar 17, 2016

The Art of Inspiration

Learn about the amazing journey of Katherine Diuguid and how true she is to follow her passions and sharing these with others. 


Mar 14, 2016

Fall 2015 Commencement Address

The Fall Commencement Address by Professor of Industrial Design Haig Khachatoorian. A creative reflection on the life of a designer and the opportunities to make an impact. Congratulations to all College of Design graduates and may you live your Designlife. 


Mar 2, 2016

It’s All Fun and Games

Intro to Game Creation, a hands-on course with the goal to encourage an innovative, game-related design process, critical thinking, research and analysis in a collaborative environment without forcing any kind of specific technical know-how or step-by-step blueprint.  

Mar 1, 2016

TEDx Taps 2 Visionary Faculty

TEDxRaleigh 2016 features two NC State faculty members at its annual conference in March. Learn more about these revolutionary visionaries and their “ideas worth sharing.” 

Shaun the rock star

Feb 29, 2016

Storytelling with Historical Influence

Shaun Kurian is a masters candidate at the College of Design working towards a degree in Art + Design with a concentration in Animation. He is focusing in on the evolution of VR technology. 

Robbie Fuller_ID Alumn

Feb 22, 2016

Achieving the Dream

Robbie Fuller, and Industrial Design alumni and Lead Design Director at ANTA, reflects on the valuable lessons he learned during his time at NC State Design, and tools for students to hone their expertise in specific skills. 


Feb 18, 2016

Expanding Designlife Horizons

NC State Design recently held their 5th Annual Career Expo with local design organizations in attendance. Students from all design disciplines prepare for the event by researching firms, updating their resumes and portfolios, and exploring other interview best practices. 

Tereza_Prague student

Feb 16, 2016

Exchange of Ideas

Tereza Faltysova, an exchange student from Prague, has been fascinated by the interdisciplinary aspect of learning provided by the College of Design. 

Derek Ham

Feb 15, 2016

Design with a Capital “D”

NC State Design welcomes a new faculty member Dr. Derek Ham, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, to the Wolfpack family. 

Mark Evans

Feb 4, 2016

Telling a Story: The Experience of Design

Mark Evans is always seeking out opportunities to learn and explore his passions. With years of professional experience behind him, he has returned to academia to pursue his Masters in Art+Design. 

Disney Imagineering

Feb 3, 2016

College of Design Students Honored at Disney Imagineering

Four students from NC State took third place in the Walt Disney Imagineering’s 25th Imaginations design competition. Their design utilized interactive media and real world character greeting experiences in a expandable, portable concept that allows guests to step into their favorite worlds. 


Feb 2, 2016

Repeat Pattern

Art+ Design Alumna Chrissie Van Hoever wanted to share real stories and be a part of an experience that allows people to learn, which led her to work in the development of interactive designs for exhibit spaces and museums. 

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 8.47.35 AM

Jan 27, 2016

An Interruption with Purpose

Graphic Design Alumna Katelyn Applegate has shifted her perspective to view graphic design through a new scope, using her talents to look at the world and solve existing problems.