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ID Lecturer Position Open

The Industrial Design Program in the Division of Design has a nine-month full-time lecturer position open for the 2014-2015 academic year. See details in this PDF.


2014 Microsoft Research Design Expo

Professor Axel Roesler (center) with Vive creators and others at 2014 Microsoft Research Design ExpoInteraction Design Professor Axel Roesler and his students continue to be invited to the annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit and Design Expo. Held on July 14th and 15th this year, the event brought together faculty and students from nine institutions in the United States, Brazil, Israel, Read more…


Bellwether 2014

Tower of Power by Alan Fulle (BFA 1990) in Bellwether 2014; from the artist's Facebook pageThe City of Bellevue hosts public art exhibitions every two years. Two School of Art + Art History + Design alumni have work in this year’s exhibition: Kate Clark (MFA 2011) and Alan Fulle (BFA 1990). Bellwether 2014 opened on 27 June 2014 and runs through October 12th. More information, including a printable brochure, is available on the city’s website.


Tacoma Art Museum Exhibitions

Professors Curt Labitzke and Shirley Scheier plus staff member Kim Van Someren (MFA 2004) each have work in a show titled Ink This! Contemporary Print Arts in the Northwest. Read more…


2014 Graduation Awards

Below is a list of the awards that were given at this year’s Graduation Celebration on 12 June 2014. Congratulations to all! Read more…


Stefani Bartz Wins SDF Grant

& A LADY poster designed by Stefani Bartz, 2014A graduating BDes student in Visual Communication Design, Stefani Bartz, won the inaugural annual grant from the Seattle Design Foundation in June 2014. She describes her project, titled “& A LADY,” as “a campaign for the women of the creative industry to redefine femininity in order to raise the 3% (currently only 3% of creative directors are women). It is an online social networking site that provides a way for the women of the creative industry to connect, gather inspiration and learn from the experience of successful women in the industry. The concept is based around the potential for forming mentoring relationships.” Read more…


2014 4Culture Art Projects Grants

At the beginning of June, 4Culture announced the winners of this year’s Art Projects grants. Five of the recipients are alumni: Read more…


Mad Campus: discover art in unexpected places

Mad Campus is MadArt’s newest public art exhibit, consisting of 12 large-scale, temporary, site-specific works to be displayed in various outdoor locations on the UW campus, September 13 – October 25, 2014. Inspired by their location, the selected artists’ new sculptures will be interactive, innovative, and surprising installations. Mad Campus is presented by MadArt, in association with ArtsUW.


Alumni Interviews Online

In the second half of May 2014, two Division of Design alumni—Melanie Wang and Maurice Woods—had interviews published. Wang received her MDes in 2013, and Visualizing.org spoke with her about her thesis project. The interview was posted on their blog. Woods received his bachelor’s degree in 1995 and his master’s degree in 2005. He worked at Pentagram Design for several years and is now working at Yahoo. His interview was posted in the Industry Voice section of the Design Week website.

Joey Flynn, who holds a Design bachelor’s degree from 2010, has worked for Facebook since graduation. He was interviewed by the Tech section of Business Insider, and the result was published in mid-June.


Rasmuson Foundation Awards

Two Division of Art alumnae—Joan Hornig (MFA 1985) and Amy Johnson (MFA 2007)—were selected in May 2014 for Alaskan artist awards from this Anchorage-based foundation. Read more…


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