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Alumni Success
09/22/2015

Redesigning the Bra

Designers solve problems. So when Laura West (ID ‘13) and Sophia Berman (ID ‘07) started working together, they decided to solve one of the world’s... more
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Alumni Success
09/01/2015

Design Alum On Making Adidas Hip Again

School of Design Alumni, Paul Gaudio, was featured in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette for his work with Adidas and his efforts to make the brand "hip" in... more
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Alumni Articles
08/28/2015

Ahmed Ansari on Design Filling Human Needs

Ahmed Ansari, an MDES alumnus from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design, was featured in Medium on how design should fulfill current human... more
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Alumni Research
08/26/2015

Design Alumna in EPIC on Place-Based Design

Megan Neese, an alumna from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (BFA ’04, MPD ’05) recently had an article published in EPIC on her work at... 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.