Alumnus Burton Morris Invited to Create Art for Legendary Chanel Fragrance

It's a classic brand and fragrance known the world over and represented by some of the most celebrated models and actors of our time, among them Marilyn Monroe and Catherine Deneuve. Now, Chanel No. 5 can boast two Carnegie Mellon University alumni associated with this iconic brand: School of Art pop artist Andy Warhol and School of Design pop artist Burton Morris. Their work appeared side-by-side in Paris recently at the Grand Palais Ephemere.

Remembering John Little

Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design was truly saddened to hear of the passing of alumnus John Little (1956) this past November. John was an incredibly accomplished product designer who was hired by the Ford Motor Company right out of his senior year at CMU.  John’s work could be seen all throughout the automotive industry and his presence and expertise will truly be missed.

Remembering Andrew Cramer

After a few years of battling cancer, Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design alumnus, Andrew Cramer (Andy), passed away on New Year’s Eve. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

Alumni Profile: Lee-Anne Stossell

Industrial Designer Lee-Anne Stossell graduated from the Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design in 2000. Throughout her successful career in Industrial Design, she has won multiple design awards and is listed on multiple utility and design patents.

Alumni Profile: Uriel Eisen

Uriel Eisen is an entrepreneur and designer with a focus on manufacturability. Uriel obtained BDes from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design in 2015, and is currently the founder of Austere Manufacturing, a company that specializes in high performance buckles.

Alumna Elizabeth McDonough on Creating in Rural Greece

Elizabeth McDonough, an alumna of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design Master of Arts program (MA ‘22), spent a week this summer participating in a creative residency in the southern Peloponeese region of Greece. The residency was put on by the Periplus Project, an organization which aims to enable “the infiltration of design-thinking into all key sectors of society.” By tapping into and innovating around pre-existing potential, and motivating local communities, Periplus’ objective is to encourage individuals to harness creativity as a tool to effect positive, intentional change.