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Dean Lorraine Justice Featured at Designers & Books Fair

College of Imaging Arts and Sciences Dean, Lorraine Justice was recently featured in an advertisement in the New York Times on Friday, October 12th. Lorraine was selected as one of the World’s Leading Designers & Design Book Authors that will … Continue reading
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Scott Wilson receives a National Design Award

Scott Wilson, class of ’91, the founder and principal of Chicago-based design firm MNML, has a portfolio that reflects the zenith of American design. This is confirmed by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, which recently bestowed upon Wilson a … Continue reading
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In Memoriam: Toby Thompson

It saddens RIT and the Industrial Design Department to note the passing of former ID Chair, Toby Thompson. In 1968, Toby was asked along side Craig McArt to start the RIT Industrial Design Department and was later appointed as one … Continue reading
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PureCap Eco-Detergent

Recent RIT-ID grads Katherine Sears and Dom Colaprete along with entrepreneur Laura Weller-Brophy are developing an exciting new system for a sustainable laundry detergent. The project, named PureCap, started as an independent study led by Professor Alex Lobos. The team … Continue reading
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Design Autopsy

Design Autopsy is an exhibition of Alumni work from the RIT Industrial Design department. The exhibit reveals the diversity and process behind the profession of industrial design. Ten Alumni are featured, who have submitted their professional concepts, process, and final … Continue reading
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RIT Alumni Archive: Francesca Pezze

The main floor of the RIT library currently has an excellent exhibit of Industrial Design Alumni, Francesca Pezze (class of ’11) on display from metaproject 01. Her original work titled “The Nodule” includes sketches, models, and the final prototype, which … Continue reading
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RIT Alumni Archive: Andrew Miller

RIT Industrial Design Alumni, Andrew Miller (class of ’12) will graciously donate one of his projects and process to the RIT Archives. In doing so, Andrew will be sharing his design story, ensuring that future generations of students can learn … Continue reading
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GlassLab: Dan Ipp & Tom Zogas

RIT students Dan Ipp and Tom Zogas, winners of this years Metaproject, had the opportunity to prototype their designs at the CMOG’s GlassLab earlier this month. Their designs focused on redefining the kick of a glass vessel. The process was … Continue reading
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Students Participate in GlassLab

RIT Metaproject students Dan Ipp and Tom Zogas recently participated in GlassLab, at The Corning Museum of Glass. Dan and Tom are the first ever students to be invited to work with Museum glassmakers to explore and prototype their design … Continue reading
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Vote for Design Museum Boston on MassChallenge

Learn how to vote for Design Museum Boston, on MassChallenge 2012. MassChallenge is the world’s largest accelerator program and startup competition. They strengthen finalist organizations by providing high-quality, personalized mentorship, free office space, and $1 million in cash awards. Design … Continue reading
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IBM’s Think Exhibit

ID alums and professor Owen visit IBM’s Think Exhibit opening party and meet event producer Lee Green. Green is an RIT alum who also designed the Rochester City logo, seen below tattooed onto forearm of ID alum Steve Caruso who … Continue reading
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Don Lehman Lecture: MORE/REAL

On Friday evening, April 22, Don Lehman, RIT ID ‘04, spoke to about 60 ID students (in the Lib Arts auditorium) about his career and his newest venture, MORE/REAL, and his first product, a stylus cap for touchscreen digital devices, … Continue reading
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Sam Aquillano ’04, establishes Design Museum Boston

By design, two visionaries amass city’s ‘Creative Capital’ By Christopher Muther Globe Staff / December 1, 2010 A year ago, Design Museum Boston was a drooling, colicky infant of an idea that had been recently birthed by a pair of … Continue reading
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Scott Wilson ’91 designs iPod Watch

From article written by Debra Black (thestar.com): “It didn’t take Scott Wilson long to come up with the idea: an iPod nano wristwatch.  He started working on it almost as soon as Steve Jobs announced the new iPod nano, which … Continue reading
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Chuck Cerankosky ’03, owner of Good Luck Restaurant in Rochester

“Chuck Cerankosky is an Old-Fashioned guy. The bourbon-based libation is his drink of choice. But the 29-year-old, who is one of the owners of Good Luck, wants it to be yours, too. Even before the bar and restaurant on Anderson … Continue reading
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Wendell Castle, Josh Owen, John Eades & Rob Englert to speak on panel session at the RIT Entrepreneur Conference

[slideshow] Friday, October 15, 2010 Hosted by the E. Philip Saunders College of Business, this conference is designed to promote entrepreneurial knowledge and activities within the RIT community and the Greater Rochester Region.  This year’s conference focuses on sustainability and … Continue reading
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Xanthe Matychak's (MFA Industrial Design '07) "Clean Dish Soap" published in Exploring Materials

Xanthe Matychak’s sustainable design “Clean Dish Soap” is featured in Exploring Materials, a recent publication from Princeton Architectural Press. The book is co-edited by Ellen Lupton, curator of contemporary design at Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City.  … Continue reading
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Xanthe Matychak, featured in new Ellen Upton Book

Xanthe Matychak’s sustainable design “Clean Dish Soap” is featured in Exploring Materials, a recent publication from Princeton Architectural Press. The book is co-edited by Ellen Lupton, curator of contemporary design at Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City. Matychak … Continue reading
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