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
Focusing on togetherness in this time of self-isolation, the
installation features current and past members of the gallery who
share their experiences of being a member and part of a
collective. Young is paired with artist Benjamin Hunt.
Professors Glenda Drew, design, and Jesse Drew, cinema and
digital media, are members of Class Conscious Photographers, who
recently installed “A WORKING LENS (A.W.L.)” in front of the John
Natsoulas Gallery in Davis. The installation examines the lives
of “essential” workers during the pandemic.
Over 40 students and Department of Design lecturers Rose Kelly
and Christine Knobel from DES70: Introduction to Textile
Structures are participating in The 25
Million Stitches Project, a response to the global
DES 40B in its coverage of how design and architectural education
is being delivered during the COVID-19 crisis. In “Field
Notes on Pandemic Teaching: 2″, Professor Simon Sadler
discusses how he addresses the challenge of remote teaching,
applying ”shock doctrine” to his pedagogy, in his
course DES 40B.
An exhibition that turns garments inside out to show their
structure, “Shape Up: Case Studies in Fashion Making” opens
the UC Davis Design Museum’s 2019-2020 season on Sept. 23.
Showcasing clothing from Africa, Asia and Central America as well
as western garments from the UC Davis Jo Ann C. Stabb Design
Collection, this exhibition reveals the hidden structures,
patterns and shaping methods that underlie fashion creation.
Adam Flint Taylor has been awarded the first Savageau Award for a
M.F.A. design student. The award was presented May 30 at the
annual graduate student exhibition, on display at the Jan Shrem
and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art through June 16.
“Gratitude, Design-by-Design” Undergraduate Senior
Showcase” is the annual juried student competition
highlighting the breadth, talent, and diversity of the Department
of Design, as shown through the outstanding course work produced
over the past year.