2016 Master of Design installations at Henry Art Gallery

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Operations and teaching are online. Current and prospective students: please visit our COVID-19 Updates pages. Faculty and staff are available via email.

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

  • Design Show 2016
    Design Show 2016 in Jacob Lawrence Gallery
  • Industrial Design student work
    Industrial Design student work
  • Zephyr Search and Rescue app + vest by Curry and Hendrickson
    Christian Curry + Cadence Hendrickson, Zephyr search and rescue app + vest
  • ROAM by Julia Manchek
    Julia Manchek, ROAM, a digital publication about travel
  • Infographic by Khaito Gengo
    Khaito Gengo, Infographic: Too Good to Waste

Recent Design News

Sangram Majumdar
The School is pleased to announce the hiring of one new faculty member for each of our divisions. All begin teaching as assistant professors during the 2021–2022 academic year. Read more
Ron Chew
The recipient of this year's award is Ron Chew, a lifelong Seattleite who has made significant cultural contributions to the city. An online event to celebrate him takes place on Friday, May 14, starting at 6pm. Read more
Graduation Exhibition 1 in 2019
Each year the School proudly celebrates graduating Art and Design students — both undergraduate and graduate — with a series of exhibitions at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery and the Henry Art Gallery. We have a combination of online and in-person exhibitions this year. Read more

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