Events
  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.

     

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Opening Reception and Acoustic Event: “Tuning the Room” lead by Gregory Lenczycki and Ken Goerres. Gastronomic tuning tastings and elixirs provided by Eden Batki.
     

  • The measure and alterations of Craycroft’s “room tuning” are framed in relation to its setting within the art gallery of an art school. In the wake of the U.S. presidential election, and in anticipation of the exhibition runtime falling during the first months of the new administration, Tuning the Room is a proposal to pay attention to the role that art and art education play in how voices are heard.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

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Product Design Careers

There couldn't be a better time to be a product designer. Time Magazine reported that product design is one of the 15 hottest professions in terms of job growth and compensation. Product design has many of the same advantages as the more traditional creative professions. But the higher demand for product designers across a wider variety of industries means they are generally better compensated and have more employment opportunities. Today, there is an unprecedented demand for a new breed of product designer that has the creativity and skills to integrate technology into various types of consumer products, and to design for different industries. Never before has there been so much opportunity for the product designer to choose not only what to design or who to design for. The Product design graduate's diverse and rewarding career path is as wide as it is long. Many types of industries employ product designers, and the list is constantly growing. Moreover, nearly one-third of the Fortune 500 companies employ product designers or use their services.

 

Some of the industries that employ product designers
Home Products
Furniture Design
Medical Products
Office Products
Fashion Accessories
Sports Equipment
Consumer Electronics
Cosmetic Packaging
Transportation
Entertainment
Personal Care Products
Gift Industry
Publishing
Exhibit Design
Packaging
 
We are currently establishing relationships with the following companies:
Alessi Housewares
BMW Design
Canon
Disney
Epson
Guzzini
Herman Miller
IKEA
Intel
Nike
Nokia
Samsung
Sony
Speedo Westvaco