Tuesday, February 17, 2009

International Design Conference

The Department Art and Design was proud to host the International Design Conference on campus this past September. The conference, coordinated by Nancy Blum-Cumming, was a celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the student exchange program between UW-Stout and Fachhochschule in Hildesheim, Germany. It brought together alumni from not only the Hildesheim program, but from other international exchange programs as well as students, faculty, and the general public for a series of presentations and activities. An exhibition of design work by alumni of UW-Stout’s international exchange programs was presented in the Furlong Gallery. Conference speakers included Stefan Hartung, Creative Director, HartungKemp Design Agency, Minneapolis; Claas Kuhnen, Assistant Professor, Digital Fabrication Technologies at Ferris State University, Grand Rapids; David Linderman, Professor, Hochchule fur Gestaltung Offenbach am Main and Creative Partner, Fork Unstable Media in Berlin; Olaf Stein, Partner at Factor Design AG, Hamburg, Germany; Byron Trotter, Advanced Strategic Industrial Designer at 3M, St. Paul; Nick Zdon, Senior Designer, Web Strategist at HartungKemp Design Agency, Minneapolis; Jill Borofka, EFI- Electronics for Imaging, interface Designer for Product Design Group, Foster City, CA; and Ross Brown, Dean of Faculty at Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.

Allison Meshnick, an Art and Design student in the Hildesheim Exchange Program, reflects upon her experiences as a student in Germany. Read more...

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