An “Aggie for life,” alumnus Bill Hollingshead (B.A.,
political science, ’60) died in early February. He and his wife
Dianne were longtime patrons of the Departments of Design and
Music. He worked with Professor Susan Taber Avila and Professor
Emeritus Jo Ann C. Stabb on the 2016 Design Museum exhibition
of Fashion: A Photographer’s Legacy, which was a
retrospective of the fashion photography of Paul W. Hollingshead,
Project: Hope and Black Lives
Matter, two books of drawings by a collaboration of
students in the Department of Design at UC Davis are included in
the exhibition “Art. In. Action.,” at the Barn Gallery in
Over ten years ago, Adele Zhang, lecturer in design and
curator/manager of the Jo Ann C. Stabb Design Collection, began a
unique collaboration with UC Davis Health’s Cardiovascular
Medicine Program in which the power of design brought focus on
health education and social consciousness.
Professor Beth Ferguson recently received a
VentureWell Faculty Grant in recognition of their commitment
to inclusive support of students who are creating innovations for
positive social and environmental impact.
Design alum Adam Flint Taylor (M.F.A., design, ‘19) has worked
featured in a current exhibition at the Southern Utah Museum of Art
(SUMA) now through March 13. The museum is located on the campus
of Southern Utah University (SUU) in Cedar City.
Alumna Milan Finnie just completed a mural project
commemorating George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter
movement. Commissioned by the Imperial Beach People’s Alliance,
her creation is a six-wall mural on Palm Avenue that the
Alliance believes will represent anti-racism in Imperial Beach.
Alumnus J.R. Campbell (B.S., environmental design, ‘94; M.F.A,
textile arts and costume design, ‘96) is the executive director
of the Design Innovation Initiative at Kent State University
in Ohio. In his role, Campbell will oversee the online launch of
the university’s new Design Innovation Hub on Nov. 12 at 11 a.m.
Alumna Jenna Nelson (Pyörälä) (MFA, design, ‘19) has created
Luova Flow with a mission to inspire people worldwide with
ornamental prints, beautiful illustrations and quality products.
The brand’s visual style is influenced by delicate natural
elements and colorful urban and rural landscapes.
Design Interactive is a student-run UI/UX organization here
at UC Davis. Our teams tackle human-centered design projects
every quarter, and we also run studios and workshops for students
getting into UX.
Professors Glenda Drew, Department of Design, and Jesse Drew,
Department of Cinema and Digital Media, have created new works
using innovative technology that are featured in
“Memories of a New Future,” an exhibition at the Barn Gallery
in Woodland. The installation also includes work by Melissa
Chandon, lecturer in Design, and Chris Daubert, MFA Art Studio
The De3ign Girls, a team consisting of Fiona Micoleau (B.A.
communications ’20), Alexandria Reyes (B.A. communications and
design ’20), and Isabella Shmelev (B.A. design ’20), took first
place in the Brand X Challenge, a
national experience design competition for undergraduate design,
architecture and marketing students. The trio was awarded $5,000
and internships for their submission, (em)POWERED by Beauty, a