Alumni Profile: Wes Keely (BFA Industrial Design)

Posted November 13, 2018 in Industrial Design, Alumni, Product Design

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WES KEELY Designer Mercy Health Innovation Hub Grand Rapids, MI (’15, BFA Industrial Design)

“Prior to visiting KCAD, I had never set foot in an art and design school. As I toured the campus, I saw all the artwork, the color, the ideas, the technology, and I was excited. I thought to myself, ‘This is where I need to be.’

Walking through the design process is like solving a puzzle; you have to understand the problem, conduct research, benchmark solutions, identify gaps, and find new solutions to fill those gaps. You design products and make them look stylish and appealing, sure, but what you’re really taught at KCAD is a problem-solving process that’s valuable both in and outside of the world of design.”

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