Bending the Rules

Summer internships for Product Designers are in progress. You can find our students at Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Agron/ Adidas, United Cerebral Palsy and IBM — From San Francisco to Austin to Barcelona, the next generation of product designers are having some serious summer fun. Josh Liam Wallace at Bend Goods in LA.    

Melanie Abrantes: Transforming Wood and Cork into a One-Woman Business

After graduating from the Product Design program, alumna Melanie Abrantes (‘12) worked as a graphic designer, but she says she would dream about lathing, a form of woodturning that creates an object on an axis. So when a woodshop opened near her home in Atwater Village, she took that opportunity to explore the technique further. [more]

Creative Economy: Otis Internship Fair

SUCCESS. Product Design students shouldn’t be surprised that attendees at the 2014 Internship Fair are making them offers. Rigorous New Economy Preparation includes: Cloud Based Professional “trackers,” iPad Portfolios filled with Product Narrative and Non-cognitive skill training in areas like: Listening, Gratitude and Heartiness.

Packaging Visioneer

  “Technology is playing an increasingly important role in packaging. We have created packaging that emits smells when touched and that has membrane switches for initiating sounds to articulate brand message.” Steve McAdam, Chair, Product Design and Vice President Creative Services, Leo Luxe, speaks out about brands, sustainability and future trends, in an article in [more]

Literally My Dream Job

Vensy March:  Guess what! I got the job at Legacy Effects! This has been my first week and I absolutely love it there. It’s quite literally my dream job! So amazing there, doesn’t even feel like it’s work because it’s so fun! And my boss is awesome. Thought you’d be happy to hear about it! [more]

How do we Move Through Cities?

How do we move through cities? How are connections made? What are the objects and systems that enable people to freely come and go? — Matt Gagnon, Lecturer, Urban Mobility: The Future of Moving in Cities

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