Meredith Honkanen - Product Design
Hayden Westers - Product Design
Ainslee McMaster - Product Design
Timothy Starook - Product Design
Angelo Fuscoa - Product Design
Lanxin Zhang - Product Design
Meng Weng - Product Design
Sidnee Tyree - Product Design
Lindsey Maner - Product Design
Kiernan McKay - Product Design
Travis Dusendang - Product Design
Kloey Bowden - Product Design
Adam Podboy - Product Design
Caitlin Skelcey - Product Design
Bo Stuck - Product Design
Furniture Design, Industrial Design, and Metals and Jewelry Design—three KCAD programs with a shared history of leading graduates to professional success—have merged into Product Design, a forward-thinking BFA program driven by where design is now and where it’s headed next.
Industries around the globe are looking for individuals with a broad understanding of design and how to apply it in the world. So, we took the natural step of converging three programs with a common foundation of skills and processes and evolved them into a learning environment that prepares graduates to be big picture thinkers and makers, while still enabling them to specialize in a single discipline. The result for our students: stronger, broader portfolios of work and a highly marketable set of skills and experiences.
Industrial designers, furniture designers, and jewelry designers all create objects that respond to human need, challenge convention, and elevate the lived experience. In the Product Design program, the distinct perspectives and skill sets of these three disciplines converge to build on one another, growing designers who have a uniquely broad understanding of the design process coupled with deep expertise in the concentration of their choosing.
From a solid foundation of critical research, ideation, making, and experimentation, you’ll advance to solving real-world design problems in a collaborative and interdisciplinary learning environment that reflects the working reality of 21st-century creative professionals.
Gayle DeBruyn M.M.
PROFESSOR, COLLABORATIVE DESIGN PROGRAM CHAIR
Jonathan Moroney M.B.A.
PROFESSOR, PRODUCT DESIGN PROGRAM CHAIR
Phillip Renato M.F.A.
Kenneth Krayer, Jr., M.F.A
Ryan Lafferty M.S.
Joe Parr, M.F.A
Thanks to a unique blend of classic industry training and an interdisciplinary approach to design, you’ll emerge from the Product Design program prepared to adapt to and thrive within a wide variety of professional settings.
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