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  • Figure One Opening Exhibition Video

    Thank you to everyone coming out to the Layers! Exhibition opening on Saturday, February 27, 2016 and to Graphic Design Major, Robert Marohn for putting together this video of the event.




  • 50 Notable IDSA Members

    Current members of the Industrial Designers of America were given the opportunity to vote on the most notable members of the Society from the past 50 years.

    Congratulations to our current faculty, past faculty and alumni for being honored as the 50 most notable members.
    . William Bullock, Professor and Current Program Chair of Industrial Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    . Nancy J. Perkins, BFA Industrial Design, Founder, Perkins Design, Ltd.
    . Arthur J. Pulos, former Associate Professor of Industrial Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    . Bryce G. Rutter, MFA in Industrial Design, Founder, Metaphase Design Group, Inc.
    . William Stumpf, BFA in Industrial Design, Founder, Stumpf, Weber & Associates; Co-founder, Chadwick Stumpt and Associates.
    . Edward Zagorski, BFA in Industrial Design and Professor Emeritus in Industrial Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Art + Design Alumni Marvin Lipofsky dies at the age of 77


    Renowned San Francisco Bay Area teacher and sculptor who worked with glass, died on Friday, January 15, 2016. He was 77.

    Lipofsky earned his BFA in Industrial Design, 1962 at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, followed by an MS and MFA in Sculpture, 1964, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

    Lipofsky was among the first students to work with Harvey Littleton, the celebrated founder of the American Studio Glass movement, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Immediately upon graduation, he was hired by the University of California, Berkeley to build and direct its glass program, where he taught until 1972. Teaching full-time, he concurrrently developed the glass program at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland where he remained until 1987, when he left to work full time in his studio in Berkeley.

    Lipofsky’s work was prized for its rhythmic forms and complex concave and convex shapes, which suggested both abstract and organic sources. A consummate colorist, and fine artist, Lipofsky took great advantage of the chromatic possibilities of working with hot glass. He was dedicated to honoring the artists who worked with him and the places where he made his work.

    Celebrated for his working method, Mr. Lipofsky regularly traveled to glass workshops around the USA and the world (he visited 30 foreign countries, including Bulgaria, China, Israel, New Zealand, the Soviet Union, and from coast to coast in the USA; he taught over 300 workshops around the world), where he gathered the raw material for his pieces, worked with local sculptors and their students in their hot shops, observed local communities and traditions, and then returned to Berkeley to assemble his final objects. Marvin Lipofsky functioned as an ambassador for sculpture in glass.

    Lipofsky’s work was widely exhibited and collected. It is included in the permanent collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Oakland Museum of California, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the St. Louis Museum of Art, the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Renwick Gallery (National Museum of American Art) Smithsonian Institution at Washington, D.C., and the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, among many others.

    Among the numerous awards earned are two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, The Living Treasures of California Award, Lifetime Acheivement Award from the Glass Art Society, The American Craft Council College of Fellows (New York), and Master of the Medium Award,from the James Renwick Alliance, Washington, D.C.

    from artdaily.org

    photo: Marvin Lipofsky Berkeley, CA Studio, 2003 Photo credit: M. Lee Fatherree.





  • School of Art + Design Industrial Design Students Honored


    Joonyong (Jason) Park and Rachel Fox were selected as an Honorable Mention in the 23nd annual student design competition and will receive $250 and their projects will be included in the student display at the ID Show in March. There were 6 top winners and 10 honorable mentions chosen from 325 entries. Joonyong (Jason) Park was chosen for his Incair Air Filtration and Motion Safety Sensor and Rachel Fox for her Allbright Mold Detector. Their Studio Professor is Cliff Shin.

    International Houseware Students Design competition

    IHA's Student Design Competition began in 1993 and is recognized by design practitioners and professors as a valuable contribution to industrial design education. The annual competition recognizes and rewards young design talent and encourages career opportunities in the housewares industry. Over the program's 22 years, more than 4,600 entries have been submitted, 175 professionals have served as judges and 135 students have kickstarted their careers by appearing at the Show.

    Industrial design students submit projects that demonstrate user and market research, design thinking, engineering drawings and tested prototypes. Entries are reviewed by professors, consultant designers, retailers and new product development managers at IHA-member companies. The rigorous program's requirements and judging process reflect real-world employer expectations. Top winners come to Chicago to exhibit their product concepts at the International Home + Housewares Show. Winners meet industry leaders and media and get unique exposure the business of new product introduction.

    For more info: http://www.housewares.org/show/sdc#1.


  • Positions Announcement: Two Senior Positions in Design

    The School of Art and Design is currently searching for two new designers to join the faculty - one in Graphic Design, and the other in Industrial Design. The School welcomes experienced applicants from all corners of industry, academia, and practice. Please see the following links for full descriptions, or contact Search Chair Kevin Hamilton, Professor and Associate Director, with any questions.

    Petullo Professor, Graphic Design: http://go.illinois.edu/GDSearch

    Associate Professor/Full Professor and Avery Chair, Industrial Design: http://go.illinois.edu/IDSearch