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    The Open Studio | Underground Burchard Hall

  • industrial design student collaboration

    Collaborative Space | Kiva Group-Think

  • industrial design collabortive space

    Collaborative Space | The Studio Kiva

  • Clay Slab Construction | Platter Project | 2nd Year Studio

  • Annual Hand Drawing Workshop | 2nd Year Studio

  • Interdisciplinary Special Study Course with Engineering | Conceptual Drawings

  • Foundation Design Laboratory | Color Studies

  • Foundation Design Laboratory | Color Studies

  • Senior Independent Project | Quinn Huffstetler 2011

  • 2nd Year Form Studio | Platter Review

  • 3rd Year Studio Project | Kees Luyendijk 2011

  • 3rd Year Studio Project | Kees Luyendijk 2011

  • Senior Thesis "kid FORM" | James Connors

news archive

08

January 2017

ALUMNI

Ben Coble

Ben Coble (VTID ’09) is the recipient of the 2016 Gianninoto Graduate Scholarship awarded by the IDSA. Only one graduate scholarship is awarded each year. This fall, Ben begins his final year in the Integrated Design and Management's master's degree program at MIT. See more about Ben here.

06

January 2017

ALUMNI

Craighton Berman

Craighton Berman (VTID '02) has invented a coffee maker that is "half sculpture/half functional object". Check out the article here.

08

October 2016

ALUMNI

Erik Klemm

Erik Klemm (BSID'02) was recently profiled in a Coroflot's "Above the Fold" blog.

"Above the Fold" blog

See more of Erik's work on his Coroflot portfolio page.

here

23

September 2015

ALUMNI

Roger De Leon

Roger De Leon (VT'05) is the founder of a popular mexican food chain called Little Burro in Hong Kong. Roger started his career as a creative director of a design studio in New York. His journey to success is one that insprires many. Read GRANA's interview with Roger De Leon in the section In their element

06

September 2014

ALUMNI

Kate Rustin

A native of Richmond, Kate Rustin graduated from the Architecture school in 2011 with a degree in Industrial Design.

After two years in industry, Katie decided to pursue her love of design and art. Katie started her own design business, 3000 Yards of Thread, to design prints, artwork, and novelties. In addition, Katie is an avid blogger taking on DIY design tasks. She is currently working on a yearlong dollar-a-day challenge where she repurposes hand-me-down and second hand clothing into modern-day chic.
DUCKINYELLOW, 30000yardsofthread

06

September 2014

ALUMNI

Kelly Harrigan

Kelly graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech in 2010 with a degree in Industrial design, Minor in Psychology, and way too many Art credits. Afterwards, she worked with students in the Pamplin College of Business to develop marketing strategies for launching her patented toy, Ferra.

She then went from interning in a start-up atmosphere at Quirky's HQ in New York City to working full-time at MWV, a global packaging company based in Richmond, VA. There she's works with a small team of designers to develop new plastics packaging for the Home, Health, and Beauty markets.
MeadWextvaco

06

September 2014

ALUMNI

Nathan King

Artifacts of questions asked: from here to there and back again

Nathan King is a founding member of the Harvard GSD Design Robotics Group, where his investigation involves strategic process intervention and workflow development with a particular focus on Design Robotics and Additive Manufacturing technologies. With a background in Art and Art history, Nathan holds Masters Degrees in Architecture and Industrial Design and his primary research interests lie at the intersection of the two disciplines. Nathan holds an appointment at the Rhode Island School of Design where he is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Foundation Studies and the co-founder the Glass Robotics Lab. In addition to RISD, Nathan has taught at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design. Beyond academia, Nathan is the Director of Design Research at the Boston-based firm, MASS Design Group, where he collaborates on the development and deployment of innovative building technologies, medical devices, and evaluation methods for application in the resource-limited settings. Nathan has co-authored forthcoming books on material systems and advanced design technologies, lectured extensively on related topics, and collaborated international workshops, research activities, and design initiatives.
MASS Design Group

06

September 2014

ALUMNI

Jessie Storey

Jessie is a Senior Designer based in Germany within the Steelcase Global Design team. In this role, she leads various design projects and facilitates collaboration across globally distributed teams in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Her product design and strategy work has spanned several product categories, including work environments, furniture, technology, software, healthcare, and education. She prefers far-out thinking, and particularly specializes in setting strategic direction for new exploration initiatives and early concept development.

Jessie graduated from Virginia Tech in 2005, and in 2006 she began working for Steelcase in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2011, she moved to Munich, Germany, where she currently resides.
Steelcase

06

September 2014

ALUMNI

Stefani Bachetti

Design Research in the Mobile Age. Oh, and getting paid to draw what people say.

Stefani will discuss developing fast-paced qualitative and quantitative design research techniques within an ever-changing startup environment, as well as using visualizations as a means of communicating intangible experiences

Stefani is an industrial designer turned design researcher having worked in both corporate and consulting environments, leading numerous research endeavors around personal finance, consumer goods, healthcare, and technology. She is currently a Research Lead at dscout, a startup research platform and consulting service enabling designers and researchers to collect real-world experiences and instant feedback from their users through mobile devices.

Stefani is a practicing freelance sketchnoter, has taught visualization courses at the Institute of Design in Chicago, and visually records conferences and events for organizations such as the IDSA, TED's, and Core77.
dscout mobile research

06

September 2014

ALUMNI

Christine Manfredo

Matters (to me and it should to you)

Christine Manfredo is an alumnus of Virginia Tech's Industrial Design program (2009). Her professional experience encompasses research, strategy, and design to aid product development on mobile devices and wearables; medical products such as patient care monitors, ultrasound, and anesthesia platforms; and benchtop laboratory equipment. Today, she works as a User Experience Designer with Samsung Mobile based in New Jersey. Christine develops user interfaces for Android-based phones and tablets. Her specialties include interaction design, user research, strategy, and visual design.
Samsung Mobile

06

September 2014

ALUMNI

Lee Powell

Interaction Design: My Journey

Lee Powell is an award winning Associate Director of User Experience at FCB Health. Bringing just under a decade of advertising agency experience to the table, Lee is an enthusiastic, creative, forward thinker with a commitment to providing successful interactive experiences. He has a strong level of focus on; demographic based user experience, interface design, responsive websites, mobile apps, user flows, tracking/analytics, SEO, multiple platforms/browsers, market research, user research and brand integration. Lee has helped provide successful solutions to many major worldwide brands; Mercedes Benz, Crate and Barrel and Pfizer to name a few.
FCB Health

02

November 2012

ALUMNI

Bicycle Design

Erik Klemm (BSID ’02) and Danny Lentz (BSID ‘07 ), designers at Giant Bicycles, recently presented a lecture titled “Designing the Cycling Experience”at the Duncan Anderson Design Department Gallery at California State University, Long Beach.

02

November 2012

ALUMNI

Aubrey Altmann

Aubrey Altman (BSID ‘01) is a senior art director for ARCHITECT Magazine.
aubrey

15

October 2012

ALUMNI

Kyle McCrory

Kyle McCrory (BSID ’11) was featured in the Oct. 15, 2012 issue of Time Magazine.
See it Here
mmcrory

22

September 2012

GRADUATE

Thesis Prize

Greg Mitchell, VTID graduate 2012 and 2011, won the 2012 William Preston Society Master's Thesis Award in the category of Innovative Application of Technology in a Master's Thesis. One of the reviewers wrote, “The thesis is a critical issue of our time, reconnecting science and art, despite the restructuring of many universities across the nation….The conclusions are profound and will have immediate impact on education and discovery.” Click here to visit Mitchell's thesis website: http://www.developedidea.com.

22

September 2012

GRADUATE

Thesis Prize

Greg Mitchell, VTID graduate 2012 and 2011, won the 2012 William Preston Society Master's Thesis Award in the category of Innovative Application of Technology in a Master's Thesis. One of the reviewers wrote, “The thesis is a critical issue of our time, reconnecting science and art, despite the restructuring of many universities across the nation….The conclusions are profound and will have immediate impact on education and discovery.” Click here to visit Mitchell's thesis website: http://www.developedidea.com.