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Alumni Success
08/10/2015

Design Alumna Takes Startup App to Reality TV

On Tuesday, Sharon Winter enrolls in Startup U.Winter, an alumna from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design (BFA, ’14), will be featured on... more
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Alumni
10/15/2014

Masters of Design Program Celebrates 20 Years: 1994 - 2014

This Fall marks twenty years since the launch of the MDes programs. The occasion was celebrated by a gathering of grad alumni from these two programs... more
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Alumni Feature
01/14/2014

Reflections on Doha: Four Years of Design at CMU Qatar

I stepped off the Qatar Airways flight and into the middle of the desert. Although it was only 5 pm in Doha, the sun was just setting in a sandy haze... more
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Service Design
08/30/2013

Pittsburgh to Seattle by Way of Bangalore

SL Rao received a Master of Design degree in Interaction Design in May 2013. Prior to starting a new job at Microsoft, she spent the summer in India... more

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Fred Bould's (ID '87) company, Bould Design, performed extremely well at the 2018 Red Dot Product Design Awards. Bould Design was been recognized with eight awards for designs including the Light L16 computational camera, Eero Home WiFi System, Rylo 360 camera, Roku Ultra, Roku Express+, and Roku Streaming Stick+ streaming devices, Hunter Douglas PowerView Hub Kit, and Poynt 5 payment terminal.

Kelly Caranchini Gross (ID 2002) recently completed her PhD in Art and Design Education with a focus on students with disabilities and is now serving as faculty chair of Graduate Studies of Art and Design Education at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Design alumni have been very generous in arranging for their companies to host alumni gatherings. We’re grateful for their generosity in hosting and providing comfortable spaces to mix and mingle, and letting us provide an update on the School of Design. Over the past year, we’ve held gatherings at:

Silicon Valley, Bould Design, March 2017: 
Fred Bould & Sushma Patel (BFA ’87 & ’88), hosts 

New York City, Work&Co, May 2017: 
Steve Kuhn & Aliya Baptista (MDes ’97 & ‘11), hosts

Boston, Isobar, June 2017:
Christa Houlahan (MDes ’99), host 

Seattle, Amazon, August 2017
Ko Nakatsu & Agata Adamowicz (BFA ’04 & ’05), hosts