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Alumni Success
08/10/2015

Design Alumna Takes Startup App to Reality TV

On Tuesday, Sharon Winter enrolls in Startup U.Winter, an alumna from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (BFA, ’14), will be featured on... more
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Alumni
10/15/2014

Masters of Design Program Celebrates 20 Years: 1994 - 2014

This Fall marks twenty years since the launch of the MDes programs. The occasion was celebrated by a gathering of grad alumni from these two programs... more
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Alumni Feature
01/14/2014

Reflections on Doha: Four Years of Design at CMU Qatar

I stepped off the Qatar Airways flight and into the middle of the desert. Although it was only 5 pm in Doha, the sun was just setting in a sandy haze... more
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Service Design
08/30/2013

Pittsburgh to Seattle by Way of Bangalore

SL Rao received a Master of Design degree in Interaction Design in May 2013. Prior to starting a new job at Microsoft, she spent the summer in India... 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.