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Alumni Success
10/26/2015

Chris Ioffreda on the Pebble Watch and the School of Design

When a Kickstarter exceeds it’s goal by a factor of 19 million dollars, you know you have an idea that means something to people.Chris Ioffreda, a... more
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Alumni Success
10/12/2015

Alex Hines Fischer on Human Context in Furniture Design

For Alex Hines Fischer, dedication is at the center of design. As an Industrial Designer for Yabu Pushelberg’s studio in New York City, he has free... more
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Entertainment Design
10/06/2015

Chris Chien on Theme Park Design and Getting a Job in the Art Industry

Chris Chien (ID ’10), a concept illustrator who works at Rhetroactive, a global leader in theme parks, museums, retail, food & beverage,... more
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Alumni Success
09/30/2015

Man of the Cloth

“Just as a side note,” Joseph Genuardi says midway through his interview with the School of Design past Sunday, “there is an element to custom... more

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Design alumni have been very generous in arranging for their companies to host alumni gatherings. We’re grateful for their generosity in hosting and providing comfortable spaces to mix and mingle, and letting us provide an update on the School of Design. Over the past year, we’ve held gatherings at:

New York City, Siegel+Gale, April 2013: 
Mary Quandt (MDes ’99), host

San Francisco, PinterestMarch 2013: 
Justin Edmund (BFA, CD ’11), host

Silicon Valley, Bould Design, July 2012: 
Fred Bould & Sushma Patel (BFA, ID ’87 & GD ’88), hosts

Some of you may have missed the listing of the 75 Best Designers in Technology, which included six of our recent undergrad alumni. Was 2011 a magical year or what?

Albert Yi (CD ’11), Vivian Wang (CD ’11), Justin Edmund (CD ’11), Julius Tarng (ID ’11), David Yen (ID ’11), Sabrina Majeed (CD ’10)

Also published last spring was “Dialogues With Creative Legends: Aha Moments in a Designer’s Career” by David Calvin Laufer (BFA Graphic Design, ’72).

Kelly Nash (MDes, 2012) and James Liu (MDes, 2011) were married in April 2013, with Kristin Hughes officiating. Kelly is at Citrix, while James is at Mercedes Benz R&D.

Lauren Chapman (MDes, 2011) and Miguel Ruiz were married in early August 2013. Lauren is a designer at Maya Design in Pittsburgh.