This lively survey of senior undergraduate student talent and
creativity reflects the multi-disciplinary breadth of the
Department of Design. The design of the exhibition is led by a
student design team and themed each year.
Graduation Student Exhibition
Spring 2019 – Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of
Design Interactive, a new club
designed to promote UX design on campus, will conduct workshops
on UX and Product Design as well as Figma studio. Come to this
first session and learn more about UX Design and how to join!
Tickets are now on sale for the UC Davis Fashion and Design
Society (FADS) 2020 Picnic Day Fashion Show, Coalescence.
The event spotlights garments created and executed by
students in the UC Davis Department of Design’s Signatures
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM (doors open at 1:00)
Location: ARC Ballroom
“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.
Jenny E. Sabin, an architectural designer whose work is at the
forefront of a new direction for 21st century architectural
practice, will be the featured speaker in the third Alberini
Family Speaker Series in Design at UC Davis.
The Leonardo Art, Science, Evening Rendezvous (LASER) talks at UC
Davis are evening presentations that engage the public as
participants in conversations with artists, designers,
scientists, and technologists making significant contributions to
their fields. The evenings are designed to encourage unexpected
juxtapositions between seemingly unrelated projects, facilitating
the interdisciplinary conversations that engage the challenges of
the 21st century.
WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 2019, 7:30-9:00 pm
WHERE: Art Annex, 107 Main
Students from the Department of Design have created “Wonder
Wander,” a one-day exhibition, in support of the 2018-19 Campus
Community Project, featuring “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness
in a Changing World” by the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas
The exhibition features work by Alexa Ann Bonomo, Austin Cao,
Tracy Corado, Tara Halsted, Eldy Lazaro, Harold Linde, Elizabeth
Marley, Jean Menezes, Jonathan Parris, Aurie Stetzel from DES 225
Studio Practice in Design with Professor Glenda Drew.
Join Jennifer for the installation event of her MFA thesis
project: LUMENroute! For one night only the Walnut Park Tunnel in
South Davis will come alive as a series of motion-activated light
fixtures surround participants with color and light. Then take a
moment to enjoy a beautiful evening in the park at the LUMENroute
seating area, glowing with light, color, music, and laughs! This
project has been created with the support of the City of Davis
Arts and Culture Affairs Fund Award and the CITRIS Connected
Communities Initiative Mini-Grant.
Damon Rich, an urban designer and visual artist, and Rosten
Woo, an artist, designer, and writer, are the featured
speakers in the Alberini Family Speaker Series in Design at
UC Davis on May 30. The pair discuss “Building Power: Designing
for Democracy Involving Communities in Design.”
Presented by the UC Davis College of Letters and Science’s
Department of Design, this second lecture in the annual
series will take place in the Ann E. Pitzer Center. The free talk
will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by a
reception. Please RSVP:
Do you like sketching? Join us for a Let’s Draw Davis sketchcrawl
on the UC Davis campus! Free and open to everyone of all
ages/skill levels, it’s just an afternoon of sketching on
location around campus with other people who like to draw.
The hot weather has its benefits. It’s good for ink not freezing
in pens and watercolors drying quickly – which is ideal for
participants of “Let’s Draw Davis,” the unique sketchcrawl series
that explores the city.
On Saturday July 15th, a sketchcrawl will explore the hidden
courtyards and alleys of downtown Davis (more shade!), starting
at Orange Court (off of E Street, between 1st and 2nd), and
finishing at the little courtyard behind the Pence Gallery (D
Be a part of “Cycle-delic: Davis Bike Scavenger Hunt,” a public
bike scavenger hunt in the City of Davis that celebrates 50 years
since the installation of the first bike lane in the U.S. in
1967. The hunt was devised by students from the DES 187
Narrative Environments course in the UC Davis Department of
Design under the supervision of Professor Tim McNeil,
Teaching Assistant Jennifer Cadieux and City of Davis
Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Jennifer Donofrio.