Design Alumna Launches Kickstarter for Morris the Reversible Fish

Rachel Ciavarella, an Industrial Design Alumna from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design, recently launched a Kickstarter for Morris, an interactive stuffed animal that encourages you to turn him inside out and explore his innards. Morris, who is made out of 7 different fabrics from fleece to chiffon, was originally conceived as part of a project in the Experimental Form class at the School of Design.

Design Alumna Serves as Designer-In-Residence in Kortrijk

Graduates of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design go on to a broad range of opportunities, applying the making and thinking skills they’ve learned here to diverse areas of work. Catherine Oldershaw, a 2016 graduate of the School of Design’s Masters of Arts in Design program, is one of three designers who were selected for a designers-in-residence program in Kortrijk, a city in West Flanders, Belgium.

Design Alumnus Curates the Interactive News

Alexander Cheek, a School of Design alumnus and an Assistant Professor of Design and Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University, is the driving force behind the Interactive News, a visionary archive of the best examples of digital and interactive journalism today. The Interactive News serves as a resource for educators, journalists, and designers to see past and current practices in visual storytelling, data presentation, long-form narratives, and event-specific coverage.

Jody Lange, Design Alumna, Passes Away

The School of Design is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jody Lange at the age of 65. Jody was a Communications Planning and Information Design Alumna and worked as the Marketing Director and Chief Creative Officer for Burston-Marstellar. Jody is remembered by the faculty that knew her as a fabulous writer with a memorable sense of humor.

School of Design Alumna Co-Authors Book on Visualizing Financial Data

Julie Rodriguez, an Alumna of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (Industrial Design ’99), has recently co-authored a new book on data visualizations with a focus on finance and business. Rodriguez’s book, Visualizing Financial Data, provides a fresh take on data visualizations with an extensive set of case studies that contrast traditional uses of charts with alternatives that provide more effective representations of the data to produce greater insights.

Capital One event “People + Money” analyzes our relationship with money

The Tartan, Carnegie Mellon University's student-run newspaper, recently covered the "People & Money" event hosted by Capital One on campus. The event focused on “rethinking our relationship with money,” and featured three talks by Capital One representatives, including Molly Johnson, a Design Alumna.