Design Alumni Pioneering Business Automation Through AI Innovation

In a world where businesses are constantly seeking ways to streamline their operations and boost productivity, Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design Alumni Lucas Ochoa and Gautam Bose (BDes '19) might have found the answer with their company, Automat. Automat, which just successfully raised $3.75 million, is a tool that makes building automations as easy as describing or demonstrating them.

School of Design Alumna Presents Research on Decolonizing Design

School of Design alumna Annalisa Pao (BDes '22) was recently selected to present her research on decolonizing design at the 2023 Conference on Design Principles and Practices. Pao began her research during her senior year at CMU, as part of her capstone paper, "Decolonization, Design, and Despair: a Deep Dive into Existential Dread," for her second major in Social and Political History.

Alumnus Burton Morris Invited to Create Art for Legendary Chanel Fragrance

It's a classic brand and fragrance known the world over and represented by some of the most celebrated models and actors of our time, among them Marilyn Monroe and Catherine Deneuve. Now, Chanel No. 5 can boast two Carnegie Mellon University alumni associated with this iconic brand: School of Art pop artist Andy Warhol and School of Design pop artist Burton Morris. Their work appeared side-by-side in Paris recently at the Grand Palais Ephemere.

Remembering John Little

Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design was truly saddened to hear of the passing of alumnus John Little (1956) this past November. John was an incredibly accomplished product designer who was hired by the Ford Motor Company right out of his senior year at CMU.  John’s work could be seen all throughout the automotive industry and his presence and expertise will truly be missed.


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