Industrial Design undergraduate student work

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Our mission is to advance the field of design through research, practice, and education. We enable the creation of innovative products, services, and communications that address society’s most pressing issues, including environmental sustainability, access to education, access to effective and affordable healthcare, and economic and social justice. Our programs promote a collaborative, diverse, and pragmatic approach to design that prepares our students to thrive and lead in a world of rapid technological and cultural change and imagine the world from the perspective of others.

We offer a Bachelor of Design (BDes) degree in the following majors: Industrial DesignInteraction Design, and Visual Communication Design. At the graduate level, a Masters of Design (MDes) degree is available.

View examples of work by our recent graduates:

Student Work

  • Poster for font adjacent to sign that inspired it
    Breuer Sans Typeface. Designed by Ashten Alexander, Sakura Chino, Vera Drapers, and Alan Enriquez. Based on a sign at the Seattle Waterfront Park.
  • Wall graphic with images and text representing National Gallery Singapore
    National Gallery Singapore Rebrand. Designed by Evita Wijaya.
  • Table and three stools
    Variable Objects. Designed by Eric Nakassa. A modular furniture system catering to environmentally conscious apartment dwellers with limited space and an interest in maker culture.
  • Card deck case and a few cards
    Disability Justice for Urban Planners and Designers card deck. Created by Olivia Quesada. This card deck educates professionals on creating accessible spaces for disabled folk.
  • NED (Not Entirely Dead) thesis installation at Henry Art Gallery
    NED — Not Entirely Dead. Created by MDes student Eason Yang. NED is a social enterprise championing young adult cancer survivors in the workplace.

Recent Design News

Graduation Celebration 2023
Congratulations graduating students from the UW School of Art + Art History + Design! Families are invited to join us to celebrate our graduates on Saturday, June 8, 9-11am.  Read more
2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition. Background image by Anna Hagadorn (BDes 2020)
The 2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition: Another Day at The Orifice runs from May 28 through June 9 at Railspur (Top Floor).  Read more
Jamie Walker, 2023
In this April 2024 Newsletter, our students, staff, faculty, and alumni continue to be fully involved in their passions and actively making a difference for themselves and others.  Read more